Archives for November 2011

Occupy Wall Street 2

En Tequila Es Verdad has the story, so I'll just flash the pertinent pic at you:   … [Read more...]

You Cain’t Hiiiiiide, Yore Slutty Eyes

(With apologies to the Eagles for the title)Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover even them up, if resolution is passedWomen with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under Saudi Arabia's latest repressive measure, it was reported yesterday.The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has the right to stop women revealing 'tempting' eyes in public.A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Sheikh … [Read more...]

Occupy Wall Street 1

I haven't said much about OWS so far, but oh man, am I in the protesters' corner.A couple of items:First: A newshound from the right wing Daily Caller attempted to report on those despicable protesters marring the peace of our beautiful Wall Street ... and was promptly beaten to the ground by cops. … [Read more...]

Did Comedian Tim Allen Kill His Father at Age 11? Um … No.

I've been interviewed more than once by airheads, so I know that what you say, or even the intent of what you say, doesn't always make it into the final printed story. And, yes, sometimes people in the spotlight say stuff they don't really believe.But here's a story in which comedian Tim Allen talks about God:   … [Read more...]

Atheism and Death: Second Request

A book about Atheism and Death could either be a short, very personal exposition of the subject, with huge emotional appeal but limited practical use, or it could be something much larger and more far-reaching. It’s a rather intimidating subject, and right now I’m not sure which I’m able to undertake.So again I’m asking for help.As I relate in the adjacent post First Request, I’d like to know more about how atheists handle the death of loved ones. Not just as ordinary people faced with loss, … [Read more...]

Atheism and Death: First Request

My recent experience with death and dying hit me in two ways:First, as the guy in the middle of it, thinking and feeling it first hand, I’m grappling with ... oh, all kinds of stuff. I still get hit, several times a day, with these waves of mental discord. Something interesting happens and this wordless thought-form pops into my head: “Hey, I should call the Old Man and tell him about ...” followed instantly by this second thought-form that translates into “Oh. I can’t. Ever. ... Shit.”But se … [Read more...]