Rosanne Barr takes Marie Osmond outside and punches her into another timezone

From Rosanne Barr’s blog (grammar and punctuation hers), she responds to the tragedy of Marie Osmond’s son’s recent suicide:

marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself

because he had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that “depression” is a lie!
Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter! Hey, I want her and all the gay kids in the world to know that they are just fine being gay and that they deserve love and respect instead of insults and rebuke! I have gay people in my family and my circle of friends and I am kicking bigot ass and taking names!

That is how its done in my religion—(I have my own religion that I made up for myself and it is a great religion that actually works and respects facts and not fantasy!)

Gerald Lund one of the ex church apostles has three gay kids himself.

Yet, even though the people they say they love the most in all of their public displays and speeches (THEIR KIDS AND FAMILY!!) are gay,– their own children,for crying out loud- these people cannot find the christian decency and compassion within themselves to stop their hypocritical gay bashing!!
How sickening. I know so many mormon kids who were gay and committed suicide, and I just cannot and will not stay quiet in order to not offend bigots anymore. It is all so terribly depressing.

Marie please don’t talk about how your faith in your church has helped you get through this one! Please get some integrity and tell that church of yours that you will leave it and stop giving it ten percent of your money if they don’t stop trying to destroy your kids’ and all gay people’s civil rights and dreams and hopes!!

G-d is trying to use you for something good and this is your opportunity! Your church is wrong and on the wrong wrong wrong side of things! Get as vocal about that as you are about your diet. G-d bless you too, Marie.

Take a hard look at the facts now as you use this very sad time for introspection, healing growth and prayer, and become a strong symbol for loving mothers who make no apologies for hatred against their own kids!

Rosanne’s blog is pretty interesting. You should go read it.

Move over Jesus, there’s a new JC in town

I haven’t seen Avatar yet. I’ve heard great things. For all I care, it can go to hell.

But I thought this web site, called JC is JC, was funny.

There are three reasons why James Cameron is Jesus Christ:

Exhibit A: He creates things.

Piranha II: The Spawning: mutant Piranhas. THAT COULD FLY.
The Terminator: Time travelling robots.
Aliens (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition): The idea of having things in “plural.”
The Abyss: That liquid you used whenever you played with Magic Rocks.
Terminator 2: Edward Furlong’s film career.
True Lies: My one-time arousal over Jamie Lee Curtis.
Titanic: An Academy Awards shutout.
Ghosts of the Abyss: People now went to museums.
Aliens of the Deep: People went to museums for a second time.
Avatar: The “Fusion Camera System.”

Exhibit B: His semen.

This one is a bit of a stretch. “Nooooooooooooooo,” you say disbelievingly. The correlation here is that JC wanted you to eat a wafer and a little wine to represent him. In the church of the second coming of JC, he wants you to eat popcorn and drink his man juice. Look at his ex-wife. She was once a believer and now she’s gone on to direct the smash-hit movie “The Hurt Locker.”

Exhibit C: The cover up

I’ll let the site explain.

On March 4, 2007, the Discovery Channel premiered J.C.’s The Lost Tomb of Jesus. J.C. and crew made a documentary showing “scientific proof” that Jesus Christ never resurrected. Archeologists in Jerusalem apparently found a hidden tomb with 10 stone caskets. One of them was for Jesus.

But wouldn’t that TV special be the antithesis to this entire website? Bullshit. Like the moon landing, the whole thing was just a cover-up. You see, during the 70th annual Oscar Awards, J.C. announced that he was “The King of the World.” The proverbial cat was out of the fucking bag. Only he wasn’t ready for everyone to know yet.

Here was his solution:

Back to the future. With robots and old ladies.

He sent time-traveling robots and life-reliving old ladies into the past. Together, they took random cadavers and placed them in said caskets. Forget Titanic; forget the Terminator series; this shit is real.

I don’t think the site is as fully realized as it could be, but it’s pretty good. I leave you with this prayer.

“Evolution, the Grand Experiment” Chapter 10: The fossil record of Pinnipeds: Seals and Sea Lions

I’m reviewing the whole of Dr. Carl Werner’s “Evolution, the Grand Experiment” vol 1 on this blog. See this link for past chapter reviews.

This review is for chapter 10: The fossil record of Pinnipeds: Seals and Sea Lions.

Sea lions are up first. Dr. Werner gives some information about them. First line, first paragraph.

Sea lions can be distinguished from seals by the presence of a visible ear. There are various forms of sea lions living today, such as the California sea lion, the Australian sea lion and the Stellar sea lion.

Sea lions are highly streamlined and can swim at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. They can hold their breath for up to 15 minutes. Their front extremities are fin-like an are used during the swimming power stroke.

Dr. Werner describes sea lions’ webbed feet and the ability and strength it needs to dive as deeply as it can. Its body must withstand high pressures to dive as deeply as it does.

Dr. Werner describes some confusion over whether a sea lion evolved from a dog-like creature or a bear-like creature. Scientists can’t agree, because no fossils have been found for a sea lion ancestor. Dr. W also points out that scientists who oppose evolution ask, “Where is the evidence?” He points out again that no fossils have been found.

The next page shows three photos of sea lions. One photo shows a circle around an ear and says, “Sea lions can be distinguished from seals by the presence of external ears.”

The next page says, “What animal evolved into a sea lion?” Then it shows two pictures of a modern golden retriever. And another photo of a modern bear with lines pointing from the dog and bear to a sea lion. There are question marks between them. The bottom text on the page says, “A dog? A bear? Or Neither?”

The next page reinforces that no fossils have been found  by quoting a Dr. Irina Koretsky from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and Dr. Annalisa Berta from San Diego State University.

Dr. Berta quote says, “And the earliest animal that we’ve recognized has the name Pithanotaria. It’s very similar in terms of its body size and morphology to the modern sea lions.”

I googled Pithanotaria (link), and I couldn’t quickly discover what it was. I must interject that I find it odd that this quote includes a possible ancestor of sea lions, but Dr. W makes no effort to describe what it is.

I must also point out that the reason evolution believes that sea lions came from a sort of bear or dog is because bears and dogs are found to be closely related in evolutionary terms.

Dr. W says,

Despite this peculiar imbalance in the fossil record, scientists continue to hold out hope.

There’s a quote from a Harvard professor saying that he’s expecting a fossil discovery to emerge quietly soon.

The next section is about Seals. In a bout of redundancy, Dr. W says, “Seals are highly streamlined. They can dive to extreme depths, sometimes diving nearly a mile deep, and can hold their breath for an amazing two hours at a time.”

Dr. W says that similarities in seals, skunks, and otters mean that it’s where scientists think they evolved.

“Scientists who oppose evolution do not believe seals evolved,” says Dr. W. “Animals having similar features is not a justifiable proof of evolution. They suggest the fossil record does not correlate with the idea of a skunk or otter evolving into a seal. They ask: If evolution occurred, where are the fossils of a skunk or otter slowly changing into a seal.”

There is another question and answer series with Dr. Koretsky followed by a large-type statement:

5,000 fossil seals have been found, but the proposed evolutionary ancestors of seals have not been found.

After having responded to all the chapters previous to this one, I will forgo another response similar to my previous chapters. I’m not convinced that Dr. Werner is up front with his readers about evolution. He continues to refer to scientists that do not believe in evolution, but he does not name these scientists. Do they exist?

Despite all the google-able evidence for evolution of these animals, he continues to propose that evolution is untrue … notwithstanding the proposition that the claim that this is a balanced book, neither for or against evolution. The only argument against evolution Dr. Werner makes is that ancestral fossils can’t be found. But we continue to show how that’s not true.

Let me remind you that Dr. Werner isn’t trained in evolution. Neither am I. But I’m not claiming to debunk evolution. He’s a physician, and his and his wife’s hobby is traveling around the world interviewing scientists and taking photos of photos at museums. Dr. Werner continues to show a lackluster knowledge of evolution, and seems to be writing this book at a child’s level of intellect.

Again, I ask, how, then, should we take this book or Dr. Carl Werner seriously?


Crap, I forgot to post the pictures I took. Here they are so you can verify my work against Werners. It’s great that Werner wrote this as a child’s textbook. It makes it easy to allow you to do such a thing.