Archives for December 2011

White Chicken Chili Recipe

A couple friends on Facebook requested my recipe for white chicken tomatillo chili, so here it is. I completely improvised this the first time and I don't really measure things, but this is pretty close. Here are the basic ingredients: chicken breast, tomatilloes, cilantro, garlic, chili peppers, red onion, and a mix of beans. … [Read more...]

Pastor Explains the Proper Role of Women

I have no idea who this preacher is, but this is about equal parts amusing and sad to watch. My favorite part is when he says that a man shouldn't get their theology from a woman because the Bible was written by men. And he's right, men wrote it. That's why there's so much nonsense in it. … [Read more...]

Victoria Jackson Cracks the Case

Victoria Jackson draws on her vast experience and knowledge to inform people that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government at the highest levels. Her evidence of this: The government actually listens to some Muslim people when trying to deal with a threat from other Muslim people. … [Read more...]

Newt’s Pointless Campaign

With Newt Gingrich's recent surge in the polls, already flagging, a lot of people began to wonder whether he could actually win the nomination. But in reality he was just the latest not-Romney to get his turn in the dunk tank -- and quite frankly, I don't think he ever had any intention of being a serious contender for the presidency. … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson Babbles About Time

Justin Griffith found some great video of Pat Robertson babbling incoherently about the nature of time and the universe and edited in some clips from Doctor Who for comparison. The result is quite funny. If you can find anything remotely making sense in Robertson's ramblings, please translate for us. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Greta Christina

Happy Birthday to FTB's beloved Greta Christina, who turns 50 years old today. After years of only admiring her from a distance and occasionally linking back and forth to her blog, I was very happy that she agreed to join this network when we asked her. And even more happy to finally get to meet her in person at Skepticon, and her partner Ingrid as well. She rocks in pretty much every way a person can rock. And if you're a drinker, you should try the cocktail she invented for her birthday. … [Read more...]

Rock Beyond Belief: Make Your Plans Now

Al Stefanelli has all the details on the Rock Beyond Belief event, which will take place at Ft. Bragg on March 31. The unfortunate thing is that the event is only a week after the Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., so many people won't be able to afford going to both. But if you can make it, this is going to be an amazing and important event. I am really honored to be taking part in it. I'll be acting as host and emcee, introducing all of the other awesome speakers and performers, which include … [Read more...]

Why the Iowa Caucuses are Overrated

Every four years the attention of the media and the entire political world is focused on Iowa and the results of the caucuses there are a huge factor in determining the presidential nominee from at least one of the two major parties (this year, only the Republicans because there is a Democratic incumbent without a serious challenger). The obvious question: Why? … [Read more...]

Israel Asserts Liberal Values Against Religious Extremism

The government of Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are taking action to stop ultra-orthodox extremists from bullying young girls for don't follow their strict dress code. This has long been a problem in areas of Israel (and the U.S. for that matter) controlled by these nuts, but the story of a little girl shown on Israeli TV seems to have galvanized the reaction to it: … [Read more...]

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Michele Bachmann, telling Personhood USA that she would literally die in order to eliminate reproductive rights for other women and make sure that they will die from botched back alley abortions rather than having them performed in a safe environment: … [Read more...]

Egypt Joins the 14th Century

With a clear battle going on in Egypt between Muslim reactionaries, the military and the forces of liberalism, this strikes me as a major victory -- if the military complies with it, which it may well not do. From Reuters: … [Read more...]

Jewish Wingnut: Romney Will “Homosexualize” America

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the absolutely insane Jewish wingnut so beloved by the extreme Christian right, tells a group of his fellow lunatics that if Mitt Romney is elected he will cause the "homosexualization" of America. Oh, and he's not kosher. … [Read more...]