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Is Google Free To Refuse an Ad? Ask Hambo!

This one is strange — especially because it comes from a source that has a somewhat controversial message. We’re talking about what we just found at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham, (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.

Hambo’s new post is titled YouTube and Google to Stop Monetizing “Climate Change Deniers”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

You’re likely very aware of the censorship increasingly taking place by “Big Tech” (companies such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). From [examples of anti-abortion ads], these massive corporations are doing everything they can to impose their anti-God worldview, their religion, on the culture. [Gasp!] And there’s another recent example [Link omitted!] of their militancy in blocking those they disagree with.

Another example? What could it be? Hambo says:

Google and YouTube have made the decision to “stop monetizing content with creators that deny climate change.” [Egad!] This means those who make money (sometimes make their living) off their content via ads and creator payments will no longer be able to do so if they question the narrative when it comes to the issue of catastrophic, man-made climate change.

Hambo explains:

Reportedly, “This includes content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change.” [Hambo’s source for that quote is unknown.] In other words — question the narrative and big tech will make sure you can’t make a living!

What is Hambo trying to say — that if an organization accepts ads, then no advertisement can be refused, regardless of what the advertiser claims? Let’s find out. Hambo continues:

So, if we were to say that one has to believe in the true history of world as given in the Bible and understand the effects of the global flood and the ice age it generated as being a major cause of climate change, we could also be targeted.

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Let’s read on:

Google claims they are “making these changes in response to frustration from advertisers and content creators about their messages appearing alongside climate denialism.” But, based on their history of censoring anything they don’t like, it’s not a stretch to say de-monetizing these videos is meant to decrease the amount of content that they disagree with and to help make sure no one sees it.

This is absolutely diabolical! Another excerpt:

Censorship of a conservative worldview or of an interpretation that disagrees with the mainstream narrative is only going to increase. [How horrible!] Christians, in particular, are going to be pushed off these platforms as the world becomes more anti-God and anti-Bible.

Imagine a world where Hambo couldn’t advertise his enterprises on Google. No — that’s too horrible to contemplate. And now we come to the end:

We need to be prepared for what is coming and determine to continue preaching the truth of God’s Word and the gospel message no matter the consequences.

Hambo is so courageous!

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Good News Free Fire Zone

You’re wondering about the good news that our title promises, aren’t you? We won’t keep you in suspense. The good news is that we can’t find any creationist news out there, and the creationist websites haven’t posted anything that we can play with. Therefore, we’re on our own.

We keep asking if you think Biden is doing a good job, but no one ever responds. Why is that? Come on, you never had any difficulty criticizing Trump, so now that he’s gone there’s gotta be something you can boast about. Let’s hear it!

Alas, all we can hear is crickets. Why is that? Anyway, we’re declaring another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Use the comments for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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Too Busy for a Real Post, so Free Fire Zone

Things are really hopping around here in the Curmudgeon’s secret underground headquarters, so we won’t be able to whip up a real post today.

Therefore, we’re declaring another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You think Biden’s doing a great job? Tell us about it. You think he’s the most catastrophically incompetent boob to ever become President? Tell us about that.

Use the comments for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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What Is the Biggest Attraction in Kentucky?

In the early days of this humble blog, creationists were generating all kinds of news. They were causing trouble in various state school boards (remember the chaos in Kansas and Texas?), they were suing universities over the validity of their “science,” and several state legislatures were bogged down over the issue of teaching creationism in public schools. Alas, we can’t blog about that stuff any more. It’s splendid that all that idiocy has largely gone away, but now — what are we supposed to blog about?

Fortunately, we still have Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham, (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. As you know, ol’ Hambo is responsible for bringing to this sin-cursed world not only the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, but also his exact replica of Noah’s Ark, known as Ark Encounter. They’ve been a source of inspiration for millions of droolers.

Hambo’s new post is titled It’s Number 1. What’s he talking about? We’ll soon find out. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Attractions Magazine [Link omitted!] recently posted an article entitled “USA Top Attractions by State.” The article begins, “Recent research conducted by the online travel booking site Musement has identified the most popular attraction in every state of the country.”

We can all guess what’s coming next. Hambo says:

Now without even reading the article or looking at their map, I thought Disneyland would be the top attraction in California, and it was. I then suspected Walt Disney World Resort would top the Florida attractions (and it did), and the Georgia Aquarium would be number one in Georgia (and it was). Then I wondered, “Could the Ark Encounter be number one in Kentucky?” — and for this research, it is! [Wowie!] Who would have thought an unashamedly evangelistic, biblically based attraction could be in that position!

It’s amazing! And it tells us a lot about the competition in Kentucky. After that, Hambo tells us:

Actually, the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum have made Northern Kentucky the biggest faith-based tourist destination in America. [Ah yes, faith based tourism!] The financial impact on Northern Kentucky has been substantial to the tune of many tens of millions of dollars. Hotel occupancy is way above the national average, and thousands of jobs in the community have been created.

No doubt about it — Hambo’s attractions have made Northern Kentucky every drooler’s most desired destination. He continues:

But the greatest impact of all is the spiritual impact on millions of people who have visited. [Ooooooooooooh!] Thousands pour into Northern Kentucky daily (92% of our visitors are from outside Kentucky) to be impacted by these God-honoring, family-friendly Christian attractions.

Thrilling, huh? Let’s read on:

Both attractions are stunning and get rave reviews. As someone said to me, “The exhibits present the truth of God’s Word in a very professional, high-quality way, but they don’t do it in an ‘in your face’ way. And yet, it’s obvious that you believe God’s Word and want everyone to hear the saving gospel.”

Who was that “someone” who said that to Hambo? Was it you, dear reader? Anyway, here’s another excerpt:

From a human perspective, it was impossible that these attractions could have ever become a reality. [Huh?] But God miraculously brought an amazing group of people together and raised up dedicated supporters to make it happen.

Ooooooooooooh! It’s a miracle! Hambo’s post ends with a scripture quote, so we’ll let you have the thrill of clicking over there to read it for yourself. This is where we’re leaving him. And we want to know — what’s your opinion of Hambo’s big news?

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