Three Idaho Senators Walk Out During Hindu Leader’s Invocation

Yesterday, Idaho State Sen. Steve Vick vowed to do all he could to stop Hindu statesman Rajan Zed from delivering an invocation. When that failed, he promised to walk out during the prayer.

So how did that pan out?

Not only did Vick walk out as promised, two other senators joined him:



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Postponed: Kentucky Event

Because of an impending snowstorm, my talk in Kentucky tonight has been cancelled. We’re working on an alternative date/time. But if you were planning on coming, stay home and stay safe tonight!

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Confirmation Hearings Begin Today for Kansas Court of Appeals Nominee, a Lawyer with Ties to Christian Right Group

Because Kansas isn’t screwed up enough yet, check out Gov. Sam Brownback‘s latest nominee to the state Court of Appeals, Kathryn Gardner (below):



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New York Times: The Shooting of Three Muslims in Chapel Hill Was Probably *Not* Over a Parking Dispute

For weeks now, there have been a couple theories floating around about why Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslims (below) in Chapel Hill: One is that he was an atheist killing Muslims in a hate crime, while the other said he was furious over some parking dispute.

The New York TimesJonathan M. Katz reports today that the parking theory seems very unlikely:

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Jimmy Kimmel Keeps Pressure on Anti-Vaxxer Parents by Sharing Over-the-Top Reactions to Last Week’s Segment

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel aired a fantastic rant against anti-vaxxers by simply explaining the reality of the situation — there’s no link between vaccines and autism, for example — and sharing what the vast majority of medical professionals recommend:



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