Wednesday, December 23, 2009

After the holidays, a re-purposed and re-pureed blog.

Not that much will change, but since Snark is now at the Snarkernacle, I have found a new purpose. But after the New Year.

Enjoy your holidays, you vile, evil sinners! :-)

(see, I put a smiley face after it so that makes it all right.)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm sorta kinda not really but yes in a way moving

I will not abandon this blog, but I am going to re-purpose it.

But otherwise, I have sold out. Snarking will continue over at Snarkernacle. Feel free to join us over there.

However, this blog isn't going away. I'm working on a different tack (or is it tact? or take? or torque?) for it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh, Snappity snappy snap!

So, the new rage in the Bloggernacle is FALSE (or at least, greatly misunderstood).

Of course, that didn't stop lots of idiots proclaiming this meant President Monson was Democrat (because Republicans kick poor people for fun).

Ardis, though
, said the wackiest thing. She dumped on those who say: "If charity is forced — whether extracted from us by a government or by the Church — it isn’t charity, it’s socialism."

Except no one says that. The Church cannot "extract" or "force" charity from us. It doesn't have the power to jail or shoot you if you fail to comply - the government does. Those who complain about socialism usually limit their complaints to the government. But Ardis is apparently a theocrat, believing that the Church is (or should) have the same power as the government. Either that, or she is more intellectually vapid than I thought (I used to think she was actually smart), she can't see the difference between the two, whereas her opponents can.

Next, she'll argue that people opposed to illegal immigration are opposed to all immigration or something.

UPDATE: At T&S they basically put their hands over their ears and scream "LA LA LA LA WE'RE NOT LISTENING! THERE IS SO A FOURFOLD PURPOSE." Amazingly, Kaimi is the voice of reason, pointing out that it just ain't so. But no one cares to listne. Dan and queuno are way too interested in trying to show that this shows the Church has suddenly lurched left (good luck with that and remember to dry yourselves off when you wake up) and everyone else is just plain weird in their insistence that it's a fourfould mission when the article linked to explicitly says the threefold remains the threefold and the rest are just additional "purposes" being emphasized.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

An Open Letter to Times and Seasons

Given the recent press release and your own statement that "Times and Seasons is a place to gather and discuss ideas of interest to faithful Latter-day Saints", I'm requesting that you remove Kaimi and Julie from your list of permabloggers and ban them from the site, particularly in light of Kaimi's constant attacks on official church policy and his clearly stated non-belief in core Mormon doctrines and Julie's clear antagonism towards everyone who disagrees with her. Kaimi is neither faithful nor civil, and Julie is clearly not civil, though she can pass for faithful.

I question the propriety of T&S to continue to feature the writings of these two people. Actually, I don't, since it's clear the T&Sers are more interested in hating Glen Beck then doing actual church service.