Short Stack # 15 — Mitt Romney

This is a SHORT short stack, focused on a single subject that played out today in Facebook. Mitt Romney is so boring that ... (I came up with a few:) … [Read more...]

Sexual Harassment: FtBers Hang Out on Google Hangout

You'll probably see this all over Freethought Blogs, but ... Big news these days is the subject of policies addressing harassment, sexual and otherwise, at atheist/freethought conventions. In this Google Hangout video, Freethought bloggers discuss a controversy surrounding TAM, The Amazing Meeting. … [Read more...]

Brainwashing, Jesus … and Fascistic Creep

What better way to brainwash people than to stress them, exhaust them, force them to go without food and sleep? And THEN jump in with your message, the thing you want to force into their unresisting minds, when they’re at their most vulnerable? I’m describing the brainwashing tactics of Stalin, or Mao Tse Tung, right? No. I’m talking about U.S. Military chaplains. I’m talking about the brainwashing of U.S. soldiers to become Christians, and Christian evangelists. All of it paid for, by … [Read more...]

13: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Okay, here's where I shock and dismay many of you. The part where you'll say "I don't agree! My experience is different! You're just wrong!" But I want you to think about this. It's something that's bothered me for years and years, something I think matters — a little detail of compassion that few of us ever think about, but that disturbs me greatly. … [Read more...]

12: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

The End. Except it's not yet 2 p.m. is it? Seems my math, from my original promise to blog from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., was faulty. I figured on 12 posts, but that span of time actually requires 13. While I'm thinking about that, look at this picture. It was taken right here in Upstate New York, near Schenectady. Click to embiggen.  (BTW, there are more Hank Fox photos on my Flickr site.) … [Read more...]

11: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Non-Readers I have old friends in Texas who have never read a whole book in their entire lives. I'm not kidding. And it sort of horrifies me, you know? I’m not whacking at them, particularly, but ... the type. … [Read more...]


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