I Saw Angels! Hovering! Over Flight 93! Crash Site! Angels!

Yes, former FBI agent employee, you saw ANGELS. A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked airliner crashed. Officer Lillie Leonardi, who arrived at the Flight 93 scene about 3 hours after the crash — and this is the plane that didn't crash into a building on Sept. 11, 2001, but into a f … [Read more...]

Fanboy Says Yes to The Amazing Spider-Man

Got to see the new Spider-Man movie, and I have to say I liked it a lot. Warning: Possible spoilers.Warning 2: It's after 3 a.m. as I write this, so I don't promise perfection.Holding this movie up against The Avengers, Spider-Man 2, or Iron Man, I'd say it ranks slightly below them, but only slightly.  If those are 10-star movies, I'd give this one an 8 or 9. It won't make you want to leap out of your chair and cheer, but I liked it and will want to see it again.  … [Read more...]

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...]


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