A Fast Threesome

Wild, animalistic sex

I have three quick notes worth mentioning this morning.

Note 1: Oops!

I found this amusing inconsistency over at Futility Closet:

In The City of God, Augustine raises a curious question: How did Methuselah survive the flood? According to the Septuagint, the patriarch was 355 years old when Noah was born, and the deluge occurred 600 years later. Thus Methuselah was 955 at the flood–yet he lived to be 969. He was not aboard the ark, and the deluge destroyed the rest of humanity. How did Methuselah survive?

“This is a celebrated question,” wrote Jerome, “and one which has been publicly aired in argument by all the churches.” It’s largely obviated today: Most modern editions of Genesis are translated from the Masoretic text, which has Methuselah dying in the year of the flood.

I see. It’s nothing that a fast rewrite can’t fix!

Cats enjoying the rain are as unlikely as Noah's Ark

Note 2: SkeptiCal

If you’re going to be anywhere near Berkeley on April 24th, you should get yourself over to SkeptiCal, a mini skeptics’ convention.

SkeptiCal

Note 3: Who?

I recently discovered a fundie “news” and opinion site called The Reality Check. That’s right. They actually use the word “reality” to describe their perception of the world!

Anyway, they tell us that some nobody named Orly Taitz is running for California Secretary of State:

Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ, who has championed the eligibility issue of Barack Hussein Obama, has thrown her hat in the ring and entered Republican party primary for the Secretary of State of CA.

OK. We’ve seen Birthers before.

If and when elected Dr. Taitz will be able to make sure all the candidates are providing genuine vital records, before they appear on the ballot.

Her opponent in the Republican primary is a former football player Damon Dunn.… First time he reportedly registered as Republican, was 10 months ago in the special election in May of 2009. Since one has to be registered with the certain party for at least a year before running as a candidate for that party, Mr. Dunn does not appear to be eligible to run. Dr. Taitz supporters are asked to contact the office of the Secretary of State, Registrar of Voters and Attorney General and ask to investigate this matter.

Orly Taitz seems to be obsessed with other people’s eligibility for office. I guess that’s all the Republicans have got left.

This makes Orly eminently qualified herself.

Yes, really!

16 Responses to “A Fast Threesome”

  1. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Oily Taints is the one who filed the lawsuit against President Hussein Blacky X. She’s one of the leading birthers in the cause! Not so much a nobody as much as a complete waste of human flesh and this world’s oxygen supply.

  2. Ron Britton Says:

    I pay a lot less attention to the Birthers than I do fundies. There are just too many nut jobs to keep track of! I see that the Taint has a longer Wikipedia entry than a lot of the fundies I cover.

    That’s the problem with wingnutville. It’s not a town or even a city. It’s a metropolis.

  3. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Orly is just all kinds of crazy. Ron, for the record – she’s a dentist with a law degree who’s spent the past year and a half tying up courts with frivolous lawsuits pertaining to Obama’s eligibility to serve, yadda yadda. Ed Brayton blogs about her frequently. Stark, raving mad.

    There are just too many nut jobs to keep track of!

    There does seem to be an awful lot of them now. Roger Tory Peterson couldn’t keep track of ‘em all.

  4. J.R. "Bob" Dobbs Says:

    Orly Taitz more like Oily Tits.

  5. Ron Britton Says:

    Oily Tits

    Don’t knock ’til you’ve tried ‘em!

  6. Pete Moulton Says:

    “Roger Tory Peterson couldn’t keep track of ‘em all.” Now you’ve done it, Jeff! I’m gonna have ‘A Field Guide to Nutjobs’ running through my head all day.

  7. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I’m gonna have ‘A Field Guide to Nutjobs’ running through my head all day.

    Perhaps Orly qualifies as a species of nuthatch! ;)

  8. Pete Moulton Says:

    I’m pretty fond of nuthatches. Perhaps something in the genus Sula?

  9. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Perhaps something in the genus Sula?

    Heh!

    (For the ornithologically challenged
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby )

  10. Jeff Eyges Says:

    How ’bout the Gaviidae?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon

  11. Pete Moulton Says:

    I’d be willing to go with Gaviidae, but weren’t we reserving that family for Michele Bachmann?

    BTW, are you a birder too, Jeff?

  12. Jeff Eyges Says:

    No, that would entail leaving the apartment.

    I used to have an interest, when I was younger.

  13. Pete Moulton Says:

    You have a good handle on the terminology, which is why I asked.

  14. sue blue Says:

    How did someone like Titz who obviously so mentally challenged ever get a law degree or an MD, and what does this say about our secondary education? Unless she got them at Liberty University or one of those fine institutions of idiocy. By the way, that Methuselah thing? Biblical authors were notoriously bad at math…the number of generations leading up to Jesus that don’t jibe, Pi being equal to 3, and many more. That’s religious education for ya.

  15. Parrotlover77 Says:

    We discussed this at great length in other threads, but the more intelligent (from a memorizing and applying memorized rules standpoint) fundies are going through all the motions, holding their noses and not making waves, so they can get a couple letters behind their name and lend credence to their fantastic tales of wise bearded cloud daddy figures.

    Jeff Eyges has some interesting words on this, if I remember correctly. :-) Without stirring up old arguments, I’ll just say that it’s a problem and it really needs to be solved!

  16. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I probably said they shouldn’t be in graduate science programs in real universities (still think that, btw).