Just give him a chance…

My last blog post irritated some right-wingers. It seems that if I don’t want to ruin everything for everyone, then I’m an extreme leftist. So if I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone, then how much more extreme left is that?"Give Trump a chance", they say.Give him a chance to set everyone's rights back a few decades and make the destruction of the environment come decades faster?Give him a chance to lie to the public and reprimand his own staff if they're honest on social media? O … [Read more...]

And so it begins.

Donald Trump enters his new office with the lowest initial approval rating of any president in living memory. Yet despite these already impressive figures, I predict that his numbers will actually go even further down—before it's all over. That, I think, is an appropriate way to end that sentence. Trump promises—albeit unwittingly—to undermine the Constitution and the environment, the economy, and anything else he can bring to ruin. That's why he wants to eliminate the Environmental Protection Ag … [Read more...]

Silver Bullet 2020: Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren

After one of the most demoralizing election seasons in recent memory, when it seemed as though there were new depths to be plumbed every week, Americans have good reason to be sick of hearing about politics. Realistically, after our elections were likely trolled by the Russians and the Alt-Right which helped to install Donald J. Trump, what choice do reasonable and rational Americans have other than continued vigilance? At this point, Russia's involvement in the election has even been a … [Read more...]

Announcing two new science series plus patron exclusive content

Happy New Year! Thanks to the generous support of our Patrons, I will begin two new science-related video series. I already released a new video called “How Meteorology Disproves Noah’s Flood.” It is the first in a new series about how various fields of study disprove the fable of the Noachian global deluge.Perhaps for many skeptics, the idea that anyone still needs to be deprogrammed of the notion that a large boat full of a breeding pair of every animal on Earth ever existed sounds impla … [Read more...]

Can you say President Trump?

Texas has cast their deciding electoral votes for our next President (Are you ready?) Donald J. Trump! What now if you took the obvious hints both pre and post election that this was most definitely not a good idea?First for people that voted for Trump celebrate or regret your folly. Trump overtly promises to be a disaster for not just the brown people that he bashed that overwhelmingly rejected him --but for everyone including you!On the environment, we all get Rick Perry for Energy … [Read more...]

Not ceding your platform to Alt-Right Ideology.

I said on my Facebook right before the election I don't unfriend over politics. At the time, I had unfriended 16 people half of whom were spammers for sunglasses or something. But after years on FB, blogging, and Youtube I am tired of the same sort of blowhard derailing conversations.Alt-Right messaging has become rampant on the internet In fact, in my community there are many atheists that are a part of the larger Alt Right community. The Alt-Right community  has a good portion of … [Read more...]

Think twice before sharing about the Electoral College voting against their State’s vote

Yes. A Donald Trump presidency is terrible even terrifying.However, the reasoning in having the Electoral College throw out their state's various votes is not just flawed but dangerous. There is technically nothing stopping any of the electors from refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether.There’s even a name for it: Becoming a “faithless elector.” There's even a petition that 600,000 people have signed.Let's set aside t … [Read more...]

Secular Voter Election Viewing Party

This will end one way or another tomorrow. Patheos Atheists are doing live coverage of the election. Secular Voices will be hosting live tweets. Added so far are Andrew Hall (Laughing in Disbelief), Galen Broaddus (Across Rivers Wide), Stephanie Savage (Miracle Girl), Matthew Facciani (According to Matthew), Aron Ra and Lilandra Ra (Reason Advocates),  Luciano Gonzalez (Sin/God), Adam Lee (Daylight Atheism) and of course me (SecularVoices)Also, RA will be hosting a live Election viewing … [Read more...]

Still Voting for Trump?

Who could have predicted the Donald Trump campaign could have sunk any lower going into the second presidential debate tonight? Perhaps, the 42 percent of Hillary Clinton voters in a 4-way match-up that includes third party voters according to Politico's numbers. That now leaves 39 percent that still support Trump even after the release of a video where Trump enthuses about getting away with sexual assault: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a … [Read more...]

Presidential Debate Tonight:Live Fact Checking and Drinking Game Strategy

Many of us don't want to believe it has come down to Trump Vs. Clinton but here we are making the best of it. A new feature thanks to the plucky folks at Bloomberg TV is live fact checking! So you aren't watching with that nagging voice in the back of your head that tells you, "Hey wait a minute that's not true!" And let's be realistic that would have been quite distracting watching tonight's debate.Also, maybe not the greatest drinking game strategy if you did that every time presidential … [Read more...]