The Worst Idea since ISIS: American Evangelical Ex-Military Mercenaries Heading To Iraq to Fight ISIS “For God” Yes, it IS Happening!

Can you think of a worse idea than evangelicals, who believe they are serving God by killing Muslims, fighting Muslims who think they are serving God by killing Christians?The US government should crack down as hard on both the evangelical free-lance American mercenaries going to Iraq to fight ISIS and on American Muslims heading overseas to fight for ISIS. These people who want to fight in the name of Jesus or Allah are all a threat to us.On BBC Radio 4 (Newshour, October 20, 2014) a … [Read more...]

For All My Sisters Who Might Feel Like Giving Up in This Stinking Misogynistic Pit We call the World

There are women reading this who have known despair, will know despair or are in despair at this moment. This is for you sister!Black, white, brown, gay, straight, queer, bi, trans, old, young, mother, single, grandmother-- if you are a woman you live in a world of perpetual insult. Nowhere is it clearer that we humans are merely jumped-up half-evolved primates than in the way our species treats women. As a man who loves his muse, best friend and life-partner—Goddess Genie—and has loved her f … [Read more...]

Here’s (some of) what’s at Stake if the Republicans Take the Senate

WARIf Republicans gain the Senate majority in November, President Barack Obama will face pressure from Congress to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria."Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at a Pacific Council on International Policy conference on last Saturday."We may be able to 'contain,' but to actually defeat ISIS is going to require more boots on the ground, more vigorous … [Read more...]

“The god of the church had been made small and placed in a box…”

My new book is now in bookstores. Barnes & Noble has stocked it in big numbers. So have many smaller stores. Please help me spread the word! Please check your local store. I want to help my book find new readers and also help bookstores! I’m working my butt off traveling and speaking—for FREE—to audiences all over the US and Canada. In response I’m getting email and FB messages by the hundreds like this one:“For the first time in two decades I felt that I was listening to someone who unde … [Read more...]

The EBOLA Lynching of America’s First Black President: Obama, Ebola, Religious Nuts and Racism

 Obama is black! They are black! He’s African! They are African! He wants to let them in with no travel ban! He wants us all to die! He hates America! He’s a secret Muslim! He wasn’t born here! He wants to take away our guns!The white/Fox News/Tea Party/Republican/American reaction to Ebola is moving into the high gear of xenophobia, victimology and fear of the other... and a thank-you-Jesus! phase of naked opportunism: Ebola is just what's needed to help win control of the Senate fo … [Read more...]

The “Bible Belt” is the Porn Belt: Surprised?

The Bible Belt is the Porn Belt. According to a new study, the more you say you literally believe in the Bible, the more you watch porn. At least that's the inevitable fact-based conclusion drawn from the biggest study of internet Google porn searches by region. Here's some excerpts from a brilliant article by Valerie Tarico first published in Alternet that proves the point. (Reprinted by permission.)Smut in Jesusland: "The honest truth is that we all have our failings, Christian or not, li … [Read more...]

Welcome to Gun-Mad Utah: “You have 24 hours to cancel Sarkeesian’s talk … Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore”

 Feminist games critic cancels talk after terror threatAnita Sarkeesian cancels talk at Utah State University over threats of ‘the deadliest school shooting’ in US history...theguardian.com, Wednesday 15 October 2014 06.30 EDT (reprinted by permission)Anita Sarkeesian talks at the Media Evolutions Conference in 2013. Photograph: Susanne Nilsson/flickrThe feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a talk at … [Read more...]

So if you ever write about Delta Spirit again, keep that in mind, they are not only an amazing band– but they are hands down the friendliest band I’ve ever met

Nick BlazisOct 11th, 5:39amMr. Schaeffer,I just read your recent article about the Delta Spirit show at the paradise, great read, and you are absolutely right about the band being incredible.....That was an awesome show, one of the best live performances I've seen in my life.... And looking at the picture of all you guys back stage, I just realized I was in the room with you all when you took it!.... in total shock that I was back stage with Delta Spirit!So! I asked to have my … [Read more...]


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