Friday, February 18, 2011

H. RES. 81

H. RES. 81 is the best bill ever! If passed it would make Darwin Day an official holiday.

Refuting arguments that could be made against it
What about the part in the constitution about religion? Doesn't it say religion can not influence government, thus it would persecute creationists. Well, what about if someone made a "Galileo Day". Won't it be persecuting the people who, based on religion, believe geocentricism?

In fact it says in the bill it says:
Whereas the teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States' education systems;
--- H. RES. 81

I think not just America, but every country should adopt this bill. However, not all countries will accept.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Tanner Party

WE HAVE MOVED TO ANOTHER WEBSITE, CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT!

I know I promised to quickly make a blog post criticizing religion, and I am working on it. It is going to be a big(not literally) anti-religion post. However, in this blog post I am going to make "The Tanner Party". A political party that promotes, among other things, Cascadian Independence.

This blog-post is also the OFFICIAL Tanner Party website.

LOGO AND COLORS AND STUFF LIKES THAT :













The official colors of the Tanner Party is black(because it is the color on our logo) and green(the color of hope).

The 1-letter abbreviation for the Tanner Party(like a Democratic senator in DC would be D-DC or for Greens G-DC or Republicans R-DC etc.) is (drumroll please?) T. The 3-letter abbreviation for the Tanner Party is TAN.

HOW TO JOIN THIS PARTY:
If you want to join this party, you are member. We have no problem with Tanners joining other parties as long they don't contradict a whole lot(Tanners can disagree with some of the Tanner Party's views as long as they agree with a lot of the Tanner Party's views) with the Tanner Party(I am sure there are such parties).

STATEMENTS:
1. We all have heard right now about the terrible conflict in Libya. The Tanner Party fully supports the anti-Gaddafi people, and we[1] hope that Gaddafi is brought to justice! We, honestly, think that Gaddafi and his soldiers(aka troops) will lose. (2/27/2011)
2. It is the end of the month in which this party was founded, so far it doesn't have a Wikipedia page, yet[2]. We would like to have hope for the next month for Tanner Party(and the world in general).

UPDATES:
6. Made a statement about the end of the month. Changed the logo section.
5. Added a 'Statements' section, the Tanner Party gave it's statement about the protests(if you can call it that) in Libya. (2/27/2011)
4. Added a 'Q&A' section. (2/22/2011)
3. I have made a guide to say how to join the Tanner Party. (2/21/2011)
2. We have made the OFFICIAL Tanner Party logo! (2/18/2011)
1. This is the OFFICIAL site of the Tanner Party, but it has a long URL address. Thanks to TinyURL we can give you a shorter link. The URL is http://tinyurl.com/tannerparty.(2/17/2011)

Questions that people might ask or Q&A:
1. If you are a libertarian than why do you have your own party? Answer: Not all libertarians agree with the Libertarian Party, just like not all Conservatives agree with the Conservative Party.

2. Is this party officially registered? No, mainly because of my age(I wish I was a lot older).

3. Can Non-Cascadians be Tanners? Yes, as long they agree with Cascadian independence or it is one the few things the Tanner in question disagrees with the Tanner Party about. It is, practically an international party.

4. You are 11-years old, why did you found a political party knowing that your enemies(people who disagree with me, not enemies like people who hate me) could use it against you? First, I founded a political party because I disagreed with all other parties over one thing or another and I am political active. Second, people who disagree with me use anything they can find against me. So what? Also, I no problem with people who disagree with me, I think it is a good thing.

OUR VIEWS:
Cascadia:
Summary
Cascadia, among other areas, should be independent.

1. Cascadia is defined by this party as the area of British Columbia, Washington(State) and Oregon.
2. Hawaii and Alaska should also be independent.
3. An area, that isn't Cascadia, is ruled by the Cascadian government must demand independence!

Defence and Police:
Summary
Cascadia should have a good defence and police.

SUBSECTION I(Defence):
1. IF the defence(military) can defend Cascadia without killing people(war) than it should!
2. The defence can't offend other countries, only defend.
SUBSECTION II(Police):
1. The police shouldn't arrest people for stuff that doesn't harm anyone in any way, shape or form.
2. The death penalty should be used if it's FULLY provable that the person did crime and if it absolutely necessary. If it can be avoided than it should.

LGBT Matters:
Summary
People should have the same rights as everyone else, regardless of Sexual Orientation.

1. If you believe your God that you worship doesn't like homosexuals than you should not be one, but you shouldn't force people to not be gay.
2. Gay marriage should be legal.

Plural Marriage:
1. People can be in a Plural Marriage, the most common form is polygamy.

Religion:
1. You be free to have the freedom to believe anything, but the government shouldn't forcefully make you invoke a belief without your permission.

Capital City of Cascadia:
1. The capital city of Cascadia should be made after Cascadia gets independent, it should be called Cascad.

Sales Tax:
1. People shouldn't be 'sales taxed'.

Nolan Chart and Left-Right spectrum:
Introduction
There has been a debate between whether the Nolan Chart or Left-Right spectrum is true. Due to that debate thought we would share our position on both of those charts.
1. On the Left-Right we are on the left(we are open to change).
2. On the Nolan Chart we are libertarian.

Name of members:
1. Members are called Tanners.

Open Borders:
1. The Tanner Party wants open borders.

Socialism, Communism and Capitalism:
The Tanner Party doesn't have an official view on this matter. However, the founder, Steve T. R., is a capitalist considering socialism. Because of this the Tanner Party may suggest to elect for president, mayor and/or governor(in any country, see Q&A #3) a capitalist, socialist, communist or other.

FOOTNOTES:
Number #1: Okay, there is only one guy in the Tanner Party administration, currently. However, I(or we) refer to the Tanner Party as 'we' because parties usually refer to themselves as 'we' and other people refer to them as 'they'.
Number #2: Some very, very minor parties(like the Jefferson Republican Party, or the 51st State Party) have Wikipedia pages, in fact some parties that where founded this year(2011) that are minor have Wikipedia pages. So why can't we?

END OF WEBSITE

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Independence for Cascadia!

I as a man of Cascadia(British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon area) demand independence from the America-Canadian government! Thomas Jefferson never intended(or wanted) for the U.S. to expand here, in fact he wanted it to be independent.

Why should we be independent? There are many reasons but I will just list a few! The DC and the Canadian government is NOT near us and doesn't care about our needs and wants. In popular culture people assume that America and Canada is the East. We should demand independence.

I do NOT want a war or blood of any kind to come out of someone because of this(unless the person was donating blood to the needy)! America-Canada, please understand us and give us independence.

THE END

P.S. I will be getting back to criticizing religion quickly.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Polygamophobia (and why you should not buy into it)

Polygamy is a very well debated subject, but the Western world has the false view that it is a bad thing. That is what I call Polygamophobia. Let us add that to the long list shall we.
  • Racism
  • Religious discrimination
  • Sexism
  • Polygamophobia
  • Xenophobia
  • Homophobia
  • Et cetera

You get it? So does this form of discrimination add up? NO!

Polygamophobes often claim that if people can be polygamous than the rich will get all the women and the average Joe will get about 1, if that, wife/wives. I do think that there should be a limit, just not one wife.

Polygamophobes might now be claiming that Polygamy will make things confusing and hard to follow. However, based on that "logic" than we can do HTML code because it is confusing and hard to follow.

I am not just rooting for Polygamy rights for the Polygamists sake, but also for the homosexuals sake. Polygamophobes promote homophobia by saying that gay rights will bring on polygamy rights. That it is good, Polygamophobic homophobes.

THE END

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Who Am I? A look into myself and some of my views


A Self-Portrait by Steve T. R.

Hello, my name is Steve T. R.(that is my informal name, e.g. Carl Sagan's friends would have called him a different name than Carl Sagan. But people who don't know him often call him Carl Sagan). I live in Oregon and I am 11-years old at the time of posting.

I do not like what America has become since it was founded, sure it some improvements, but I think we need more. I do not like the Pro-American propaganda in this country of mine.

I am a libertarian Independent, but I plan to make a political party(that is if I don't give to angry with America that I make Oregon an independent nation). I think the Democrats are the lesser of two evils.

I know some HTML, because of that I have edited some of the code on my blog(the one you are reading). I want to have a website(lets say it will be called OfficialSteveTR.com) and this blog will be at OfficialSteveTR.com/blog or blog.OfficialSteveTR.com. However, I am perfectly fine with just a blog.

If you have read this blog you know that I am an atheist. I think, at least, fundamentalism/evangelicalism should be destroyed. There are really people who believe that evolution is evilution and the Earth is 6000 years old, people who believe ridiculous stuff like fundamentalism/evangelicalism can't be much good.

I am weird. I love sour cream, by itself! I also beat myself every single day. I am weird in so many ways, just ask my parents.

What is my gender, is it Male, Female, Intersex(both Male and Female) or Other? I am a male Caucasian(white-person).

THE END

Friday, February 11, 2011

On Objectivism: An Essay

This is an essay criticizes Objectivism(Ayn Rand), this essay is MAINLY for my teacher to read. However, anyone can read this essay.
Feb. 11, 2011

In 1943 a person by the name of Ayn Rand published a book called The Fountainhead. The Fountainhead(and the Objectivist movement as a whole) says that we shouldn't care about others. It is also a capitalistic movement. Read on to find out why it is doesn't only sound wrong, but is very wrong.

Objectivists not only believe that altruism is unnecessary but immoral. However, it is the other way around. Why should we tell poor people "We don't care about you and it would be IMMORAL to help you"?

Objectivists claim that Objectivism is rational and moral, because the human mind is selfish. However, by that "logic" than Xenophobia is rational and moral. Objectivists, is it Xenophobia rational and moral?

Ayn Rand criticizes religion in his philosophy. I agree that people should criticize religion but I don't agree in the way he does it. He claims that religion is based on altruism, thus it is bad. The majority of religions do promote altruism. However, it is not needed, to be a religion, to promote altruism. And there are lots of religion, so it probable that there is more than one religion that doesn't promote selfishness.

Objectivism by definition is cruel. Merriam-Webster defines cruel as (definition 2a) causing or conducive to injury, grief, or pain.

Why does Objectivism worry me? Because an altruist parent would teach his child altruism because he/she would believe(and would be correct) that altruism is moral. An Objectivist parent would do the same thing.

To sum it all up, Objectivism is morally and factually wrong. No one, if they have enough money, should not give to the poor.

THE END

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Comedic News 2/10/2011 "Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood"

THE COMEDIC NEWS:
The news that people are afraid to hear!

Inspired by The Colbert Report and the Daily Show(All rights reserved).

Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood
How to cite this article(citing this newspaper will make know it is truthy and you will get an A++)TCN(The Comedic News) Style:
The Comedic News 2/10/2011 "Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood"

We all know that the anti-Mubark Egyptian protesters all just Muslim Brotherhood members. However, some anti-American Atheists are willing to question that truthiness. Atheists always question truthiness.

The atheists claim that there are Christians in the group, but my gut tells me that those Christians are secret Muslims or they want to be enslaved by Muslims.

Why would Christians want to be enslaved by Muslims? My gut has an answer! It is human nature to want to be enslaved by people you majorly disagree with. How else do you explain religion?

Atheists will ask where we got the information. Of course you what it is.... my gut! You can't question guts and be truthy.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Biblical Literalism VERSUS Conservative Christianity

We all know about the Conservative Bible Project. Right? Well, why did they make it? They made it(The Conservative Bible Project) to make the Bible conform to their own political biases.
Is there liberalism in the Bible? Yes, if you exclude the Old Testament, like most Christians do.
  • Jesus, himself, was angry at using the holy temple as way to get money.
  • He said the rich can't get into heaven.
  • He said to sell your possessions and give them to the poor.
  • He said to love your enemies(take that Yahweh!) and neighbours.
  • He forgive people for nothing(he gave people forgiveness for stuff they did, I meant that he got nothing out forgiving them).
  • He cared about the poor and hated the rich.
Noticed how I used a lot of italics.
Conservative Christianity teaches us the opposite of the Gospels. Right-wing(Conservative) and down-wing(Authoritarian) Christians, explain please how the Bible contradicts your political views.

--- Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bing copies Google. How Bing can 'copy' Google.(READ THE POST BEFORE JUDGING)

If you have read my blog you know I'm a Stephen Colbert fan. So I was watching it yesterday and I heard Colbert poke fun at Bing for being a Google-copy.

Here is how Bing can be a Google-copy and get way with it.

First, go to your URL bar. Good, Bing! Then type in
http://www.goglogo.com/s.asp?lo=(insert search engine name)*


Done!
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*Don't type in Bing because it has a bad view(the name does). Also, you must type it in exactly as you want to come out(even capitals and lower cases)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Oregon Citizens Alliance

I'm an Oregonian and an anti-homophobia 'activist'(I'm not really active, per se). Thus, I'm not really happy with the Oregon Citizens Alliance.
They sponsored Measure 8. Measure 8, as Wikipedia describes it, is
The group sponsored Measure 8, an initiative measure that repealed Governor Neil Goldschmidt's executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in the executive branch of state government.
--- "Oregon Citizens Alliance." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 26 Oct. 2010. Web. 3 Feb. 2011.

It gets worse!

In the same Wikipedia article they also say that they supported 'Measure 9'.
The organized opposition to 1992's Measure 9 formed the basis of much of the current LGBT rights movement in Oregon, including the organization Basic Rights Oregon.
--- "Oregon Citizens Alliance." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 26 Oct. 2010. Web. 3 Feb. 2011.

It seems like they want them to be treated like super-super-super 2nd class-citizens. Any group that supports making a group of people as 2nd class-citizens shouldn't get support, or be based in my state.

It doesn't make me happy to think that there are homophobic Oregonians. A message from one Oregonian to others(aka EVERY homophobic Oregonian). Homosexuals are people too, you don't have to like them. But you must get them the same rights as other people. What if straights were persecuted?

--- Thanks for reading!(esp. if you are an Oregonian)

Blogging the Bible Genesis 1 PART 7 'The Conclusion'

I bet a Moderate Christian is going to comment on one of my episodes and say 'No one takes Genesis literally'. However, this only aimed at fundamentalists.

I will give my take about moderates later.

Blogging the Bible Genesis 1 PART 6 'The 6th Day'

It's been a while since I wrote a 'Blogging the Bible'. So I'm going to start now.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
--- Genesis 1:24-25, KJV

I bet that Evolutionist Biblical-literalists will love this verse. However, it's just an interpretation.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
--- Genesis 1:26-27, KJV

What! This doesn't make sense. Why make humans the master species? Why make a master species in the first place? Why make more than one species in the first place? How can man and woman BOTH be from God's image? They look similar in some respects, different in others.

God must work in mysterious ways.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
--- Genesis 1:28-30, KJV

God! You shouldn't give my species domain over all animals. We do a bad (and selfish) job of it. Get another species to it!

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
--- Genesis 1:31

God sees his creation good, however, what about the bad things in the world? God created germs and called them good.

Well I'm done.

--- Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LDS

Mormons are must like other Conservative Christians. Ignoring their own Bible, while claiming to believe in it.

The official LDS church now has 2 official policies
  • African-Americans should have the same rights are everyone else(which is good).
  • Polygamy is bad(Polygamophobia, as I call it, is just as bad as homophobia).
Mormons, I have news for you. This contradicts either the Bible or the BoM.

And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.

--- 2 Nephi 5:21

Okay, the BoM supports the view of Polygamophobia.
Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.
--- Jacob 2:24

Wait! Doesn't that contradict the Bible?
Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
--- 1 Kings 15:5

That includes David's Polygamy.


--- Thanks for reading.