“They Fucking Hate You”

You REALLY might want to read this: Via Balloon Juice, They Fucking Hate You They fucking hate you. They want you, and everyone who speaks for you, and every institution that represents your values, whether it be Planned Parenthood or food banks or ACORN - you name it. They want it destroyed. I just do not understand why more people do not recognize this. The Republicans have declared total war on America, and people are responding like this is politics as usual. It isn’t. It really isn’t. … [Read more...]

Shameless Attack on the Atheist Food Supply

KeeeRYST, now what? It's not enough that they want to keep us out of public office, or force us to touch Bibles in court, now they want to interfere with our tasty atheist snacks. Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey (he of the snappy, cutting-edge web page) seems convinced that some food coming into his state contains portions of human fetuses. And he wants to ban it. He has introduced Senate Bill 1418, "An act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food or products which … [Read more...]

Rick Perry Ad and the Atheist Answer

Rick Perry digs the hole deeper, putting himself even farther from the growing mainstream of American thought: And the growing mainstream answers back: ---------------------------- Aaaaand ... then I discover I'm the THIRD FreeThought Blogger (or worse) to toss this little tidbit at you. Heh. … [Read more...]

Occupy Wall Street 2

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

GOPers Over the Line … Again (and again)

A "Halloween-themed email" from the Loudoun County, Va., Republican Committee featured an image of "a ghoulish-looking President Obama with a bullet hole through his head." “Apparently, some individuals have interpreted an image of Barack Obama that appeared within the email as intending to portray the President as a victim of a violent crime.  Nothing could be further from the truth. We deeply and sincerely apologize to the President and anyone who viewed the image if that was the … [Read more...]

Pro-Science Presidential Speech (repost)

This was buried fairly far down in a previous post, Obama’s Speechwriter … sort of, and I thought I'd pull it out on its own and repost it. Because, damn, I'd love to hear him make it, or something like it. (Click through to the earlier story to read the context, which was a freelance speech I wrote for the 2008 campaign.) -------------------------------- ABCD Speech (1,188 words, about 10 minutes to deliver) One of the major issues of this presidential campaign, for all of the … [Read more...]

Obama’s Speechwriter … sort of

Ever the optimist, I write letters to people. It's been surprising, over the years, the people who have actually answered back. … [Read more...]

It’s Long Past Time For A NAP

Those of you in the U.S., you've probably heard about this  by now. But in case you haven't, there is now a political party for unbelievers. The National Atheist Party is forming RIGHT NOW, and is probably going to sweep like wildfire across American society. Whether it does or not, though, we're going to see some very serious shit come down in the near future in the U.S., and it's time WE had some say in how things go. We've left all the big decisions to the godders for the past several … [Read more...]

27 Secret Gays in Congress

Read this and see how it makes you feel: The president of a gay rights group says that there are 28 members of Congress who are gay or lesbian, but only one of them feels comfortable revealing that fact. Gay Coalition of America (GCA) president Bob Silverman told The Guardian that his group was aware of many members of Congress who weren’t ready to make their orientation known. “Privately, we know that there are 27 other members of Congress who have same-sex attractions and … [Read more...]

The President of Rich Christian White Men

I'm going to make two predictions. First, Rick Perry is going to be the GOP presidential candidate. No question. With that in mind, picture this: Tall handsome Christian conservative "just folks" white guy with ultra-photogenic hair vs. skinny, nappy-headed, big-eared black guy who turned out not to be the savior of the world. … [Read more...]