Well, it does make sense

PZ doesn’t find it funny, but I sure do:

The one that sticks out was when Randy took me behind closed doors and said he had just learned of a situation where he just found out why Lindy was such a bitch. That he just learned she not only was a lesbian. She was an atheist.

As we’ve learned from Wired Magazine and the copious evidence presented around the Internet, most atheists are socially autistic. This isn’t the result of believing there is no God, that’s backwards, they believe there is no God because they’re assholes. Or in the case of the female variety, bitches. It’s a causal relationship, and yes, there are certainly exceptions, but the atheist=social autiste equation is almost mathematically reliable.

You see, there’s a word to describe pleasant and likeable people who don’t believe there is sufficient evidence to allow them to believe in God, and that word is “agnostic”.

What’s tremendously amusing about all of this is that atheists are very excited about Sam Harris, whose primary recommendation for them is intolerance. (We’re supposed to believe that he doesn’t mean that evil, kill-you-all intolerance, but merely conversational intolerance.)

So, in other words, atheists have chosen as a champion a man who recommends that they attempt to behave as even bigger assholes (and bitches) than they are already. But at the same time, they’re deeply offended that no one likes them….

And that’s just one of the many reasons the book is entitled “The Irrational Atheist”.

The wisdom of Wenger

It’s hard to see Henry go, but I have absolutely no doubt that this is the right time, in fact, last year would have arguably been even better. Arsene Wenger is a master at buying low and selling high; Henry had his opportunity to lead the team to a European title and he demonstrated that for all his brilliance, he couldn’t quite get it done. If he finishes better two years ago, Arsenal are European champs….

But he’s had a phenomenal run at Arsenal, he’s given the club his best years and I’m sure every Gunners’ fan wishes him well at Barca. In any event, it was really in the best interests of Arsenal FC that he go now, while he still commanded a high transfer fee.

They’ve got the new stadium, the Henry issue is resolved, now if they can just get Arsene signed to a long-term contract….

The Eurofascists tighten their grip

And this time there will be no voting, because it’s just a treaty, you see, NOT a Constitution:

An analysis of the deal suggests that almost all of the key elements of the EU Constitution are to be reintroduced including an EU diplomatic service and EU foreign minister.

I wonder what the hurry is. Usually, they just keep making the people vote until they get it right. And yet strangely, no votes to reduce central power ever seem to take place.

Pay attention, folks. This is the process currently at work in the North American SPP.

Bravissimo, caro Giorgio

Spacebunny’s admirer puts his celebrity to good use:

In an unusual move Clooney, who lives almost as a recluse at the villa, hosted a meeting this week of the Laglio protest committee, which has so far gathered 400 signatures. Even more unusually he invited a local journalist, who duly recorded not only the meeting but also the actor’s clothes – beige linen slacks with a blue-and-white shirt – and the “heady smell of jasmine” from the lakeside terrace. Manuela Nuti, head of the residents’ committee, confirmed that Clooney had added his name to the appeal.

She said that the actor’s signature was “worth a hundred other signatures”, and the committee hoped that his support would sabotage a plan that was “invasive for our town and our lives”.

This is being portrayed as a hypocritical celebrity “not in my backyard” thing, but that’s completely unfair as this is not at all the case. The locals don’t want the development, only the business interests who want to increase tourism do. There’s plenty of parking by the lake near the city; I’ve never seen the ramp there completely filled, so creating a new parking location is only going to create a bigger problem then they’ve already got. Where Lake Como could actually use more parking is on the mountain side of Cernobbio, as people are forced to park their cars all the way up the mountain; the last time we had dinner at Il Gatto Nero, it took me fifteen minutes to walk down from the first parking place I found.

Il Giorgio is well-regarded by nearly everyone and he deserves to be, as unlike many celeb and non-celeb expats, he has made every effort to accomodate himself to the local life. A little effort goes a long way in Italy, and he’s put in a lot more than the average individual.