If only she had been the caterer…
These WWII reenactment people see absolutely nothing wrong with having a Nazi dinner party and apparently have all kinds of justifications for why it’s harmless and even necessary. Yeah, sure…whatever helps you sleep at night. My biggest question is: why in the world would ANY German restaurant host an event like this? Seriously.
Fancy Midwestern Restaurant Hosts Nazi-Themed Dinner Party
When you head out to Minneapolis’ premier German restaurant, Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit, you expect brats and bier and kraut. You might not expect the Third Reich. But then, Christmas is a time for special celebrations.
City Pages got an anonymous tip last week in the form of a photo that appeared to show a Nazi hootenanny at the convivial Teutonic eatery. This week, they heard from a reader who was at the Sieg Heil hoedown—and there’s a perfectly good explanation!
“All of the German [re-enactment] groups in Minnesota have a Christmas party because we don’t typically have events going on in the winter,” Boorom says. “It’s just like any club that has a party. Because they dress up like Germans from World War II, it’s cool to go to a German restaurant, eat German food, and drink German beer.”
A recent study shows that conservatives have increasingly lost faith in science since the 70’s. Ha! No shit, right? But how can you “lose faith” in science when it doesn’t even require faith in order to see it in action? Science simply is, whether you believe in it or not, and it evolves along with our understanding of how the universe works.
And that’s the beauty of science. We’re all trying to make sense of ourselves and this world we’re in — some choose to believe in myths and mystical tales of invisible beings who created the world and control everything in it, and others would rather find answers through testing and experimentation, facts and evidence.
If it weren’t for science, we’d all think the world rides through space on the back of a giant turtle or something. I’m not kidding — these science deniers would trap our civilization’s intellectual progress in the stone age if they could get away with it. Fucking morons.
Believe in whatever otherworldly beings you want, but don’t deny testable, verifiable evidence when it’s presented to you. I’m not just talking about global warming — I mean anything that may threaten your mystical “explanations” of how things work.
A study released Thursday in the American Sociological Review concludes that trust in science among conservatives and frequent churchgoers has declined precipitously since 1974, when a national survey first asked people how much confidence they had in the scientific community. At that time, conservatives had the highest level of trust in scientists.
Confidence in scientists has declined the most among the most educated conservatives, the peer-reviewed research paper found, concluding: “These results are quite profound because they imply that conservative discontent with science was not attributable to the uneducated but to rising distrust among educated conservatives.”
Arizona’s batshit-crazy sheriff, a megalomaniacal master of racial, political, and sexist asshattery, is still suckling desperately at the withered teats of the “OMG OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS LIKE FAKE AND STUFF OMG!” cow. Jesus effing Christ on a cracker — somebody commit this asshole to an institution before he hurts himself!
America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff finds himself entangled these days in his own thorny legal troubles: a federal grand jury probe over alleged abuse of power, Justice Department accusations of racial profiling and revelations that his department didn’t adequately investigate hundreds of Arizona sex-crime cases.
Rather than seek cover, though, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is seeking to grab the spotlight in the same unorthodox fashion that has helped boost his career as a nationally known lawman.
Arpaio on Thursday unveiled preliminary results of an investigation, conducted by members of his volunteer cold-case posse, into the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, a controversy that has been widely debunked but which remains alive in the eyes of some conservatives.
And, of course, the right wing loooooves him. They can’t get enough of him…that’s why they keep electing him sheriff in Arizona so he can continue his rampaging abuse of power and wastes of tax money like these “special projects.”
GOP presidential candidates have courted him for his endorsement throughout the primary season. At last week’s GOP presidential debate in Arizona, Arpaio won loud cheers. During a question about Arizona’s border woes, Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said the government ought to give local police agencies the chance to enforce immigration law as Arpaio has.
Wow. This guy rrreeeaaaallllyyy needs to pull that corn cob out of his ass and get a sense of humor. I never feel that this show encourages us to hate the stereotypes they poke fun of…they’re just taking it to a new level of absurdity. Does he also think the hundreds of mindless sitcoms about fat, stupid husbands with smart, hot wives are also “minstrel shows?”
Oh, not to mention that comparing hipster humor to racism is beyond idiotic. What a tool this guy is.
The sketch-comedy series from SNL alum Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, former guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, chronicles the misadventures of artistic oddballs and the uber-politically correct as they play adult hide and seek, go dumpster diving and “put a bird on it.” Sketches feature characters like angry bikers and ultra-sensitive couples as they insist on ordering only local food from menus.
The problem is that much of the humor functions with a structure similar to racist jokes, in which viewers are encouraged to despise the characters. But unlike the sorts of characters written for SNL, Portlandia’s are not based off personal quirks like attaching the suffix “idge” to everything but off of cultural stereotypes. These sketches are the white subcultural equivalent of a minstrel show, that while perhaps intended as a charming homage to oddballs, has in fact drummed up a sentiment best summarized as “it’s about damned time someone put those weirdos in their place.”
via Boise Weekly
Here we go again. Not being content with being proven OH SO FUCKING EMBARRASSINGLY WRONG last May 21 when his Rapture prediction went completely limp, this crazy old coot is back once again saying the new Rapture is…tomorrow. (If you’re reading this, you weren’t taken up to Heaven. Sorry. And congratulations.)
Have you noticed a slight crispness in the atmosphere recently? A chilling edge to the breeze, a dry clarity to the air, a new rattle in the trees? It’s fall, right? No! It’s actually the looming apocalypse, which comes tomorrow, according to professional rapture-predictor Harold Camping.
Well, “probably” comes tomorrow. Camping, who could not possibly look any more like you expect him to, predicted that the world would end on May 21—and launched a media blitz announcing the date—only to find, as you have likely noticed, that the world kept on turning. Undaunted, the host of Family Radio, now residing in a nursing home, announced that, actually, October 21 is the Rapture.
Holy shit. Is Brazil about to have a Straight Pride Day? They’ve got to be fucking kidding. And check out the below quote from the idiot trying to get this thing put into law, he sounds like a real piece of work. “A protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys”, eh? Oh! Do you mean, as Gawker points out, the 250+ people killed in Brazil last year for being gay? This fucktard is right up there with the ones who like to wear “Proud to be straight!” t-shirts and then wonder why people start heckling them. They simply don’t get it.
I’d like to see some large city pass this law here in America, as it would be vastly entertaining to see their lame-o parade slinking down the street: a sea of popped-collar douchebags with their skanky girlfriends, stuffy old farts who have never even met a gay person, repressed whitebread families carrying Bibles and signs quoting scripture, and a few high profile anti-gay politicians who picked up young boys on Craigslist only the night before. Yep, sounds like a perfect hetero parade to me!
Sao Paulo’s mayor is reviewing the legislation, but hasn’t signed it into law. If passed, Heterosexual Pride Day will take place on a Sunday each December. The man behind the bill, Carlos Apolinario, told the AP that he doesn’t hate anyone, he just wants this day to be held as “a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys,” of which there are many. Just ask the 260 gays who were murdered in Brazil last year for being gay.
“I have no trouble coexisting with gays as long as their behavior is normal,” Apolinario added.
Not only does this bitch want to see all gays roasting in ovens, she’s one of those batshit-crazy Christians who thinks Jesus is in his car and driving over here this very minute. Surprising? Hardly.
You know what? We’ve been in the “last days” for centuries now. And it really means nothing, folks…not a goddamned thing. Stop making fools of yourselves and wasting your lives expecting the world to end tomorrow. It’s getting embarrassing. (Though I must admit it’s often entertaining…)
As GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann R-MN surges in the polls, more information is coming to light about her past that reveal the depths of her political and religious extremism. The Bachmanns’ counseling clinic practices discredited and damaging ex-gay therapy to “cure” homosexuality.
Slate’s Dave Weigel has reported an audio recording of Bachmann praying for the notoriously anti-gay ministry You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, run by the radical preacher Bradlee Dean. Bachmann offered the prayer in 2006 though the recording was uploaded in 2008. In it, Bachmann predicts, “We are in the last days,” and says, “The harvest is at hand” — a Biblical allusion to the Rapture when some believe God will take saved Christians from the earth and leave the non-believers to face several years of torment and tribulation before the second coming of Christ