Saturday, January 28, 2012

More Damned Fundies and the Damned Things They Say

I just can't make this shit up.


Amusingly enough, the article linked is about a possible link between conservatives, racists, prejudice, and low IQ's. 

I think it's pretty safe to say that Nick provided a fine example of what they were talking about.

Another update on my father.

I got a call earlier this evening from my mother. I don't know what changed his mind, but he decided to go on the IV. Maybe it was the effects of dehydration. Maybe it was that he was not getting the results or reaction he was looking for. I don't know. I have heard from several rather reliable sources that growing up he was one of those kids that would hold his breath until he got his way or passed out.

Well at least he is on his way to getting better.

Friday, January 27, 2012

An update on my father's condition.

He went from getting better in the hospital to going back to the nursing home and getting worse. Part of it I believe may be the nursing home's fault. They have him on a lot of medications and I'm not sure if what they have him on is right. The last time he was in the hospital, the doctors took him off everything the nursing home had him on because according to them the nursing home was pretty much killing him. Hard to say if that is the case this time. His lab work is getting worse, his kidneys are back to failing and he is refusing food and drink. They want to put an IV in him to give him fluids. He is refusing. He is refusing because my mother wants him to have it. That's what he said. I visited him today. Part to be supportive to my mom. Part to talk some sense in to him. Part to make some level of peace with him. He didn't want to see me. He didn't want to talk to me.

We can't get him out of the nursing home that he is in because he refuses to go anywhere else. We can't get him to go to a hospital because he refuses that. About all we can do is wait. Wait for him to die or become delirious to the point where he can no longer be considered to have sound mind. That is how we got him to the hospital last time. Actually, that has happened a few times with him.

I don't get how someone can be so stubborn, spiteful and mentally abusive all the way up to the end. I can understand his attitude toward me. I'm not the "Mini-Me" that he wanted, I'm my own individual. But the attitude he takes up with my mom is completely out of line.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Those Damned Fundies and the Damned Things They Say

I wasn't quite sure how to submit this one to FSTDT as it is more graphical than text, but that doesn't stop me from posting it here.

This comes courtesy of TheologyOnline, you can view the thread here. I think the old tree fort, aside from lacking in anything that comes close resembling a sense of humour, is reading way too much in to this. I just can't see how someone could get grossed out about that. I can see a radical feminist getting offended by it, but not grossed out. I just don't get it. Of course I also don't get why an individual that is so offended by homosexuals even bothers to so much as peep in a thread about them. I just don't get fundies.

BTW, if you ever wanted to know the answer to the question, here is a good one -