Sikh sect sick over lame Leno lark

India is up in arms over a joke made by Jay Leno. Judge the heinousness of it yourself:httpv://youtu.be/WfGlyjY5bJURight. In the midst of a very mild joke about Romney's summer home, Leno flashed a brief image of the Temple of Amritsar, the "Golden Temple," in the state of Punjab in northern India.  … [Read more...]

Announcing: Save The Christians!™

My atheist brothers and sisters, I have seen the light. At last I understand the true threat. And I need your help.Last week in South Carolina,  former House Speaker and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich laid into the media for its ugly inclination against Christians. … [Read more...]

Remembering MLK

This first video always brings me to tears. The second one, made for the film "Freedom Writers," is just fun. … [Read more...]

Israeli Women: Accomplished … and Unclean

Generally, I’ve kept my mouth shut about Israel. Honestly, I haven’t taken the time to really delve into the country's history, or its politics. My hands-off-ness grows out of that – I know I’m not well-enough informed to hold strong opinions about it all. I’m sure there are some larger issues I don’t understand.Still, there have been news stories over the years that have sometimes made it difficult for me to feel friendly toward the country.Mostly, I like the joke I heard years ago, that the … [Read more...]

… When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

A Facebook friend posted a link to this Slate article Free Willy: Should prison inmates have the right to masturbate?I clicked over to it because it sounded funny. Not only did it turn out to be interesting, it touches on (you see what I did there?) a real point of human rights. While you might think of masturbation as a sort of last refuge for the incarcerated—a truly inalienable freedom, given the happy proximity of the sex organs—that is not the case. In fact, a number of state prisons reg … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson is a Lying Sack of Shit

I have a certain amount of sympathy for most Christians. Because I believe that, no matter what they say and do, they aren't really in full control of their thoughts and actions. Because of this powerful fear they've been taught, they've given over control of their lives to others, people they hope really understand how to live and act.In fact, I feel this same way about great numbers of religious ministers. I can barely imagine how torturous it must be to not really know what's true or not … [Read more...]


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