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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.



Friday, December 22, 2006

Ahmadinejad Loses Big Time

The rivals of Iran's loopy president, including reformers intimidated out of politics over the last 5 years, win big in Iranian local elections. If anyone deserves a fart animation, it's Ahmadinejad the Holocaust-denier.

(Oh, and by the way, I deny Allah. I deny Shiva. I'd deny Buddha, but he was just a dude and Buddhists aren't supposed to be worshipping him, anyway.)

(And naturally I deny the prophets of Ba'al. But Bill, dear, you're frightening me again.)

I have yielded to their pleas to send shimmies to Uncommon Descent. (You guys know what a shimmy is, right?)

12 Comments:

Blogger Crandaddy said...

Hi Kristine,

I see that you enjoyed my latest post enough to show it to the good folks over at ATBC along with Larry Moran's criticim of it. If you scroll down a little further on that same thread, you'll see that I've offerd a response. Just a little FYI.

BTW, What the hell ever made you think we don't like your shimmies? YOU GO, GIRL!!! :-)

December 22, 2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well, hello Crandaddy.

If you were indeed reading AtBC, then you read that I said the one thing I could get behind was the concept of the Holy Spirit (as the sustainer of the world). I also said at Pharyngula that this project was silly. I do think it's pretty stupid, calculated to cause alarm and it is doing so. It seems that Dawkins is not behind this and I should not have said so (for which I was corrected).

But anyway, I'm glad not everyone at UD is against dancing so shimmies to you.

I don't get Bill quoting Old Testy though. Most people skip over those parts of the Bible.

December 23, 2006 1:00 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Wow, nice avatar BTW. Peace on earth and Merry Christmas.

December 23, 2006 1:03 AM  
Blogger Crandaddy said...

Had to look a bit, but I found the comment you're referring to. The way I discovered your other comment was via a link on the UD dashboard. It's good to see we're on the same page (more or less). A savage beast like Myers could stand to learn a lesson or two from you. I would ask you to tame him, but unfortunately, I believe he is absolutely incorrigible.

Glad you like my avatar, BTW. That's actually me, in case you were wondering. But don't get any ideas you naughty, naughty girl! I'm afraid that at 250 you're just a wee bit too old for me. It's simply incredible, however, that you manage to maintain such a youthful appearance. Whatever your secret is, you could sell it for a king's ransom!

Merry Christmas! (And PLEASE don't deny us your shimmies!!!)

December 23, 2006 2:16 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I'm actually 300. My secret is in my genes, so even I don't know it. ("Where's this 'naughty girl' thing coming from? Because I tease the WmADude? A friend of mine said tonight, "You're a good girl--just with an edge.")

I can't see you in your avatar because I'm petrified by the muzzle of the gun.

December 23, 2006 3:50 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

And PZ is not a beast.

December 23, 2006 3:53 AM  
Anonymous JanieBelle said...

Funny you should mention that, Kristine.

My secret is in my jeans!

December 23, 2006 8:06 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Yeah, I thought of that. I was awake at 4 a.m., what can I say. (They gotta stop showing cult horror films on Friday nights when I'm, er, crampin' and stuff. Horror films are my chocolate.)

December 23, 2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Crandaddy said...

"Where's this 'naughty girl' thing coming from? Because I tease the WmADude?"

It has nothing to do with Bill. I wanted to have a little fun with your stated age and needed something to bounce it off of, so I played your complement of my avatar as a flirt. Basically, I was just being a smartass. If I offended you, I'm sorry.

"I can't see you in your avatar because I'm petrified by the muzzle of the gun."

Go here for your viewing pleasure.

December 23, 2006 6:42 PM  
Blogger AlisonM said...

Just to put in my two cents - I saw The Blasphemy Challenge as something juvenile, but nonetheless amusing. If you think about it, there are so many religions out there, that each and every one of us is undoubtedly guilty of blaspheming against at least one of them every day of our lives. However, the challenge is a bit juvenile because the initiators are young people - it's just the type of thing that I would have thought hilarious at that age. For Dembski to make the Judge Jones video (with or without farts) and now follow up with solicitations for an anti-Dawkins video (with farts, if possible) is asinine. He doesn't have the excuse of being a callow youth, so he just comes off looking like an immature idiot.

December 23, 2006 8:25 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Don't worry, Crandaddy, I was razzing you a bit. (I get called a bad girl a lot--it's all over the Net. Lil' ole me?)

At least don't apologize until you guys see the Christmas card you may be getting later.

December 24, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

However, the challenge is a bit juvenile because the initiators are young people - it's just the type of thing that I would have thought hilarious at that age.

Well, I can imagine what my mother, for one, would think of the challenge. She's a devout Christian and would be horrified. I can understand how this is pushing buttons for those who are religious and who aren't going to get the idea that we are all blaspheming some religion--I agree with you about that, BTW.

For Dembski to make the Judge Jones video (with or without farts) and now follow up with solicitations for an anti-Dawkins video (with farts, if possible) is asinine. He doesn't have the excuse of being a callow youth, so he just comes off looking like an immature idiot.

The only thing I halfway liked about the animation was the farts! What wigged me about the animation was that it was so obviously angry, and at a ruling that's now a year old--so where's the "let's go back to the lab" attitude that Dembski was showing in early 2006? He seems bitter, and considering he has claimed not to be an "anti-evolutionist," I don't get what his game is anymore. He's sounding more and more like a YEC.

I wonder if he has started to believe his own publicity, and I wonder if he is on a slide downhill mentally. It isn't pleasant to see. Someone close to him needs to stop enabling his behavior, because I think that this is what's going to cause mental/emotional harm in the future, much more than the "blasphemy challenge."

December 26, 2006 4:41 PM  

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