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...]

ABCNews.com Gives Reason Rally Fantastic Coverage!

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

Reason Rally Rocked!

Seriously. I couldn't stop smiling. We laughed, we cheered, we clapped, we got wet and cold (standing in an off-and-on drizzle for 8 hours will do that to you) ...... and we did something legendary.   … [Read more...]

Greta Christina has a new book!

What Ed said.And DarkSyde.And Greg Laden.And Greta herself!Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, by Greta Christina, is out on Kindle!Greta will also be publishing the Nook and Smashmouth versions in the near-future (think hours). The physical edition will be out in April.There is a very good reason why every time I go to type (fellow FtB blogger) Greta Christina's name, my fingers first insist on typing, instead of "Greta,"  "GREAT."I kid you not, … [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...]

A Study in Conflict Between Island Cultures

It doesn’t get much play in the publicly-available cultural anthropology literature, but there’s an island in the Pacific where an interesting conflict has played out over generations.The island, which has an untranslatable name – generally rendered in English as  “Ryeezahn” –  is occupied by two tribes, the Kritsi and the Syenz, which have been at war for generations, a war temporarily restrained in an uneasy peace.The root of the conflict, as visiting anthropologists have documented, is une … [Read more...]


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