Daily Hilarity: Awkward Facebook “Likes”

College Humor has more and they’re really doozies. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Where Was His Miracle?”

A poignant two paragraphs from Jerry Coyne’s piece reporting from the AAI that I mentioned Andrew Sullivan maligned earlier: It’s the first time I’ve been in a group of fellow atheists (and I haven’t detected one sign of stridency or militancy), and it gives one a warm supportive feeling. One of the functions of speaking [Read More...]

Tony Blair: All Faiths Should Unite Against Those Who “Scorn God”

Blag Hag reports: The Times reports on Tony Blair’s recent speech at Georgetown University, where he had some strong words to say about the irreligious: “We face an aggressive secular attack from without. We face the threat of extremism from within.” Arguing that there was “no hope” from atheists who scorn God, he said the best [Read More...]

The Law Of Unintended Consequences And The Separation Of Church And State

State of Protest has an interesting retrospective of his first two years of blogging, highlighting his best posts and giving an interesting glimpse into the ways blog readership expands and contracts over time. The post is reading as a nice guide to his site. As part of that post, he highlights one of his more [Read More...]

The Biggest Bang That No One Ever Heard

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Hope Sandoval With Jesus & Mary Chain

Okay, that Dervish performance of Bob Dylan’s “Boots of Spanish Leather” was a bit of a downer, here is a real charmer Hope Sandoval singing meeee-ow over a backing that sounds like something out of Fight Club: And a great live vintage Letterman performance of her utterly charming duet also with Jesus & Mary Chain, [Read More...]

Bob Dylan’s “Boots Of Spanish Leather” As Performed By Dervish

I actually heard and fell in love with a Dervish recording of this Dylan classic before ever hearing Dylan’s beautiful original itself.  This is not quite as spot-on a performance as the Dervish recording I have, it’s a little rougher in an organically live and alive way, but nonetheless it’s a must for Dylan fanatics and [Read More...]

Smug Atheists?

Andrew Sullivan, whose blogging I usually admire and emulate a great deal as he’s really my blogging hero, had an astoundingly nasty post about the fact that atheists dared to meet up together to listen to Daniel Dennett mock the emptiness of apophatic theological gobbledygook last weekend. They’re really charming, aren’t they? It is as [Read More...]

30 Republican Senators Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Bring Charges In Court

Yesterday, 30 Republican senators opposed an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit federal defense contractors like Halliburton/KBR from getting money “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.”In other words, 30 GOP senators want to deny rape victims their day in court. Just stupefying and [Read More...]


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