In Cranston, People Are Complaining About the ‘Banning’ of a Father-Daughter Dance

There’s controversy brewing in the Cranston Public Schools in Rhode Island. (And Jessica Ahlquist has nothing to do with it.) Back in May, the ACLU sent a letter (PDF) to the district informing them that a father-daughter dance sponsored by Stadium Partners in Education (a parent-teacher organization) could pose a problem. Federal law against gender [Read More...]

America Is Not a Christian Nation

Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, tackles the right-wing talking point that America is a “Christian nation”… whatever that means: The most important rebuttals begin at the 1:35 mark. [Read more...]

Mitt Romney’s Ultimate Plan…

I knew it! My fellow Americans, can I have a moment of your time? It would appear that, following yesterday’s leaking of a video that shows me effectively writing off half the nation’s voters, we can pretty safely say my presidential campaign has come to an end. Oh, technically it may still exist, sure, but [Read More...]

Innocence of Muslims, a Week Later

It’s been over a week since protests erupted across the Muslim world in response to the “Innocence of Muslims” video. I’ve seen the video in question — it’s bad. Laughably bad. A VHS recording of my very first nativity play circa 1993 has higher quality production. Sadly, the quality of a video is not enough [Read More...]

12-Year-Old Jackson Ripley Gives Me Hope For The Future

When I was twelve years old, I was really concerned about whether or not I could learn and perform all of the dances from Britney Spears‘ videos.  It was a big deal, and took up a whole lot of my time.  And this was before YouTube and DVRs. I was most certainly not writing concerned letters to [Read More...]


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