Reason Riders Benefit for Homeless Veterans

Reason Riders, the exclusively atheist motorcycle riding club, is holding a blanket drive for homeless vets. With winter coming on, this is a critical moment. The group will complete the drive on October 15 and hand out the blankets a few days later. The attached poster has the details.If you're not in Arizona but want to help, you can donate here via the PayPal button at the lower left. A $10.00 donation will purchase one blanket for a homeless veteran in Arizona, and each donor will … [Read more...]

15 Years After

I live only a 2.5-hour drive from New York City. When 9/11 happened, I was working for the local newspaper, and we stayed up half the night putting together the 9/12 newspaper, covering all the known details of the event. I still have a copy of that next day's newspaper as one of my prized personal mementos.There was a surge of locals rushing to New York immediately after the event. To assist with the rescue work. To make sure friends and relatives were okay. To just go and look at the … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: Transcendence

I was thinking about the concept of transcendence today as I worked on my roof. To give you some idea what I think about it, I have to tell you a couple of stories. The Heifer Who Almost Killed Me I grew up with rodeo cowboys, as I've said here more than once. There are cowboys who ride and cowboys who rope (this is drastically oversimplified), and my people were that second type. The riders ride either bulls or broncs or both, and are widely known to be right on the edge of crazy. Ropers are … [Read more...]

The Horrible French vs. One Poor, Delicate Muslim Beachgoer

A constant for those of us on the left is our "rage against the machine" vibe. When it comes to the power of government or the rights of the individual, we're totally tuned in to those individual rights.When a story floats across our attention about a kid sent home from school for wearing "inappropriate clothing" -- a provocative blouse, for instance, or a t-shirt with a comically dirty picture on it -- we're right there swinging, often screaming that the teacher should be fired, or the … [Read more...]

The Book of Good Living: Left Lane Driving

The Book of Good Living, if you're new here, is my concept for a broad, basic guide to living well and living with others. It's all the stuff we SHOULD know about living life among other humans and on Planet Earth.Rather than some silly Ten Commandments focused on duties to a mythical god, this would be a searchable online multimedia encyclopedia something like Wikipedia, constantly updated by users and powerfully cross-referenced, covering every area of life, everything from basic morality … [Read more...]

The Shocking Truth About Hillary Clinton

I came across this incredible article about Hillary Clinton: #HillaryCoverageIsCrap.It is >>shocking<< because it's not only true, but glaringly obvious. And yet nobody  talks about it.Media coverage of Hillary Clinton -- Hillary the candidate, even Hillary the person -- is so blatantly vicious, so casually demeaning, so gleefully mean-spirited, it's ... disgusting. Horrifying. SICK.I'd like to select out a pithy quote from it, but the whole damned article is so good, so … [Read more...]


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