Talking to John Loftus

Former FtBer John Loftus of Debunking Christianity has a post up today titled Ed Brayton, PZ Myers, and Freethought Bloggers, Listen to Me.John is absolutely welcome to his opinions, but as some large part of what he said is a whack at FtB, and as I disagree with it, I answered him in the comments, and I echo it here.___________________Freethought Blogs blogger here, specifically the Blue Collar Atheist.Quoting you: "I know you have a herd mentality and have a strong tendency not to … [Read more...]

O Texas, My Texas! Where Did You Go Wrong?

This is from a document entitled "2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS / Report of Platform Committee and Rules Committee."Assuming I'm doing this right, you can download a PDF of the thing here:  2012-Platform-FinalBelieve THIS shit: … [Read more...]

Evil Atheists Discuss Social Justice

PZ Myers and 7 other FtB bloggers got together today to talk about "social justice."Ha! Like THEY would know anything about it. … [Read more...]

Sociopaths in Paradise — Part 1

Back when I was in politics, one of the side effects of running for office was that I had a lot more people in my face.If you’re used to your small private life, especially if you’re an introvert like me, you have no idea how much you treasure your time in your own home pursuits, until that time is threatened, or vanishes.Give you an example: It’s years and years back, and I’m running for town council. This necessitates talking to a lot of people. Not in speeches or TV appearances, but just i … [Read more...]

German Court Grabs Parents by the Foreskin

Oooh. A German court has ruled that not even deeply religious parents have the right to circumcise young boys on religious grounds, calling it “grievous bodily harm.” The regional court in Cologne, western Germany, ruled that the 'fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents.''The religious freedom of the parents and their right to educate their child would not be unacceptably compromised, if they were obliged to wait until the child could … [Read more...]

Wisdom of the Aged. Er, Ages.

Random Shit I've Learned:Dogs like icewater in the summer, just like people do.The burger you get at the counter has no resemblance to the picture of the burger on the poster.If they tell you it’s “for your own good” or “to serve you better” ... it isn’t.After you lose half your hair, the pressure’s off. … [Read more...]