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People I have difficulty taking seriously

Posted by That Other Mike on 03/02/2008

I have difficulty taking any subsequent opinions seriously if I see any of the following; it just taints whatever else that person has to say, no matter how sensible it might be in isolation. To put it another way, if your brain can accommodate any of this stuff, it’s probably not firing on all cylinders to start with.

Anyone who uses wimmin, womon, womyn etc.. You’re not making a feminist statement, you’re showcasing your ignorance about the English language.

Anyone advocating homeopathy. At all. It’s water, you dumbass.

Most RadFems. It didn’t seem that impressive when Marxists used your theory first, and recycling it through a puritan and misandric filter doesn’t make it any better. See also using “The Patriarchy”. If you use this in any seriousness, rhetoric is not your friend.

Wiccans. No need to explain, but what the hell – someone made it up less than a hundred years ago. You are not the last vestiges of a pan-European nature worship religion.

Creationists, just because anyone in the West who isn’t a little educated in science in this day and age has to be actively trying to be ignorant.

16th Amendment conspiracy theorists. Just pay your taxes already, you whiny little brats.

Rabid supporters of certain politicians: Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul (yes, we know, the evol in revolution spells love backwards; we didn’t think it was impressive enough a fact to mention it), Tom Tancredo and Zell Miller.

That’s all for now. There will be more.

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8 Responses to “People I have difficulty taking seriously”

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  2. Mike's Girl said

    I’d like to add to the list:

    Anyone who says she has a prescription for medical marijuana in Texas. LOL

    But, yeah… all the ones you said too.

  3. I was of the Wiccan variety, for a while. It was fun! Within two months, I’d taken over ownership of a large yahoo group and was considered an authority 🙂 Membership was about 99% female… be careful what you wish for and all that.

    I found it to be a watered down mass of inconsistency. I could relate to aspects of non-Wiccan ritual magick from a purely mind-based interpretation (visualisation, for example, is a powerful tool I still occasionally use today), but even with atheistc and eclectic stuck in front of it, Wiccan was still something I could never really take seriously.

    And, no, I didn’t get my leg over. Not that that affected my assesssment of Wicca in any way 😉

  4. Mike's Girl said

    OK… this definitely belongs here:

    World’s First Spiritual Perfume Introduced;
    Virtue® Reminds Wearer of God

    ORANGE, CA (April 3, 2007) – The world’s first spiritual perfume – Virtue® – was Premiered this week by IBI, a niche fragrance company in Orange, CA. Based upon an inspired Biblical formula, the perfume is designed to be a reminder of God, Christ, spiritual self and soul.

    “We turned to the Bible to seek inspiration about which items to include and became convinced that a formulation would reveal itself,” explains Rick Larimore, IBI’s chief executive officer. “Creating Virtue® has been a journey and adventure through fragrance and scripture, with remarkable miracles confirming our choices.”

    […]

    “Because Virtue® was created to remind the wearer to feel God’s spiritual presence throughout the day, it is especially fitting that the ‘forbidden fruit’ is now the prime top note for reconnecting to His spirit,” says Larimore. “In a subtle turning of the tables, apricot now assists as a simple reminder of our Divine associations and spiritual intent.”

    http://www.virtueperfume.com/pressreleases_1.htm

    Where’s the rolling-on-the-floor-laughing-my-arse-off emoticon when I need it?

  5. Mike said

    Heheheheh @ Gary.
    “It’s an athame!”
    “It’s a breadknife! Stop this silliness immediately!”

    And Virtue? I always thought the odour of sanctity was violets, not apricots.

  6. Nectarfizz said

    (grin) I am sooo glad I am not on your list in any way. 🙂

  7. “Is that an athame in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?” 😉

    Seriously, it was a real eye-opener. It got really crazy towards the end… so crazy I nuked the group and ran! 🙂 The biggest nuts always come to the top of the tub when shaken, right?

  8. J W Kraft said

    Wow, “holy perfume, Batman!”

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