You Must Watch ‘Call Me Lucky’

I just finished watching Call Me Lucky, a documentary about legendary comedian Barry Crimmins that was directed by his friend Bob Goldthwait. I cannot possibly recommend it highly enough. I know it's a cliche, but you will laugh and you will cry. And if you don't cry, your heart must have turned to stone. At times, it's nothing short of devastating. … [Read more...]

The Best Albums of the 1980s

I am a child of the 80s. I entered high school in 1981, and for some reason I got to thinking recently about the music I loved then and love now. So I thought I'd throw this out there and ask what you all think are the greatest albums of that decade. I'll list some of my own, in no particular order. … [Read more...]

A New Blog Network is Born: The Orbit

What do you get when you take a bunch of bloggers from Freethought Blogs, a couple from Patheos and a couple from Skepchick, then mix in some blogs that have been independent and a few brand new bloggers? You get The Orbit, a brand new atheism and social justice blog network. … [Read more...]

They Killed Scalia! It’s the Only Logical Explanation!

The Washington Post has a copy of the incident report from the county sheriff who responded to the call about Justice Scalia's death and it makes those claiming that Scalia was murdered look even more ridiculous than they already do. So do the statements of the justice's physician. … [Read more...]

Umberto Eco Has Died

This weekend the literary world lost two giants: Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum, among many other books. It is Eco's death that affects me more strongly because I was a big fan of his work, both fiction and non-fiction. … [Read more...]

Lila Rose Has No Idea What ‘Judicial Activism’ Is

Forced birth crusader Lila Rose is hopping mad about the indictment of two people behind those libelous and dishonest videos about Planned Parenthood and, predictably, is spouting nonsensical arguments about it. She seems to think this is an example of "judicial activism and tyranny." … [Read more...]

Wallnau Exposes ‘Secret’ Liberal Plot

Lance Wallnau, an advocate of Seven Mountains dominionism, went on Gordon Klingenschmitt's little internet show and exposed a "secret" plot to advance a liberal agenda by building organizations that advocate for liberal policies and criticize the right wing. He apparently thinks this is rather newsworthy. … [Read more...]

Fox and Friends Act Like 12 Year Olds Over Danny DeVito

As attention is being paid to the lack of black actors, directors and writers being nominated for Oscars, Danny DeVito weighed in with the obvious statement that, “We are living in a country that discriminates and has certain racist tendencies, so sometimes it manifests in things like [Oscar nominations], and it’s illuminated."Fox and Friends turned into a bunch of 12 year olds in response: … [Read more...]

Okay, This is Just Creepy

After President Obama took office in 2009 there were a couple of stories about teachers having elementary school students sing songs about him, which I thought was pretty damn creepy. But this certainly tops that, a group of young girls singing a song about Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida. This is so bad it could make Lee Greenwood cringe. … [Read more...]

Carson Loses More Staff, This Time to Cruz

If you want more evidence that Ben Carson's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is circling the drain: In addition to the loss of all his top national campaign staff, now he's lost the entire paid staff of his New Hampshire campaign office. They all quit so they could volunteer with the Ted Cruz campaign instead, the proverbial rats from a sinking ship. … [Read more...]

Goodbye, Florence King

Florence King died on Wednesday. You probably have no idea who that is, but she was a writer that I found immensely enjoyable. She was, without a doubt, one of the most unusual people I've ever encountered, even distantly. A lesbian monarchist and unreconstructed misanthrope, she wrote a column for the National Review for decades. I never read the column, but I read several of her books. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Feminists Should Be Burned at the Stake

It seems that Theodore Shoebat is trying to one-up himself with every appalling video he records and posts. He's already called for the wholesale "slaughter" of gay people (his word, not mine) and for imprisoning and killing pretty much anyone who isn't a Christian. Now he says that feminists who do things he doesn't like should be literally burned at the stake. … [Read more...]


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