Stilling the Jerk of My Liberal Knees

Look at this picture (click to embiggen) of a woman arrested in France for refusing to remove her veil. A tiny, defenseless woman, a plucky warrior for the rights of a minority to live and breathe free, is manhandled by racist government thugs.It came up on my Facebook wall recently, from a group called the Muslim Defense League (MDL) United We Stand, Divided We Fall (“Fighting against racism, fascism and oppression”).The photo caption was “A Muslima is arrested in France for refusing to remo … [Read more...]

Reason Rally: Pictures At A Revolution

Here are the happy faces of Reason Rally. (There's probably some beautiful way WordPress allows you to present a photo gallery so you don't have to click and back-click, but I didn't know it at the time I posted these. Sorry.)Reason Rally: March 24, 2012. Washington, DC.(Also: Argh. As usual, I have not one photograph proving *I* was there.)Pics below the fold. … [Read more...]

Reason Rally: Mainstream Media Blackout?

I'm collecting a list of major news media outlets that have not (so far) covered the Reason Rally. I've checked a few of them; if you find others, I'd appreciate knowing, so I can add them to the list. (There's a list at the bottom for the news sites that DID cover the event, even if negatively.)The point of this is twofold. In reverse order:Second, to make the point that, all the times Christians cry about being discriminated against, the real story is exactly the opposite. Christian … [Read more...] Gives Reason Rally Fantastic Coverage!

Just kidding.In fact, the Reason Rally does not even appear on the ABC News front page. … [Read more...]

Oh, Kid, I Wish You The Best …

... I just wish your name was anything but "Palin."Because the spotlight that shines on you — because of your name — is the same one that shines on two-headed kittens, and Jessica Simpson. The spotlight that says "Oh, look, all you people sitting there with really nothing better to do, and no mind to figure out what you might be doing, here's something SUUWEEET!!!!"Bristol Palin is now a blogger.Yes, THAT Bristol Palin. … [Read more...]

On My Slaveholding Ancestors

Regarding ancestral slave owning (which accusation some complete and utter idiot has attempted to smear Richard Dawkins with — and no, I'm not linking to it, because I don't link to complete and utter idiots): Just in case the charge is ever leveled at me: … [Read more...]