Clinton: National Security Concerns

Not even by the loosest definition of that word.

I have to agree with Bernie Sanders that I don't give a damn about her damn emails, or Benghazi conspiracies either. This won't be the type of post about some arcane conspiracy that an avid Alex Jones fan would obsess over.  Later, I will get to my concerns about Senator Bernie Sanders in the next post, so it won't be a Clinton bashing party either.Although I am a Sanders supporter, Clinton still has time to change my mind. I watch the presidential debates with questions in mind I'd like to … [Read more...]

Aron’s Travails in India

The United States is actually still putting out more than twice the CO2 emissions of India.

As many of Aron Ra's Facebook friends already know, he went to the hospital for pneumonia, after staying in Delhi, India. As his wife, I can tell you in the 8 years I have known him; he has never been seriously ill. He was admitted with a temperature of 41.2  Celsius; that is 106 Fahrenheit in the antiquated Customary system.This trip already had me worried because of a tourist advisory for terrorism and an earthquake there. Odds start to be less of a lightning strike of those happening … [Read more...]

Texas weather has gone all “Texas” down here

Rowlett Tornado 10 26

Yes, Texas weather has gone plumb haywire, or "Texas" in Norwegian slang.  On the East side of Dallas,where Aron Ra and I live, secular relief efforts are underway from an estimated 11 tornadoes that tore through Dallas county and neighboring counties to the North and East. Tornadoes in December are rare, and the one that struck Garland where we live was classified as an "F4" leveling some houses to their foundations. The DFW area death toll is estimated at 11 people, and 600 structures were … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott: FFRF Capitol Holiday Display “Mocks Religious Beliefs” and must go.

FFRF Bill of rights

In a characteristic display of both irony and projection, Texas Governor Greg Abbott in a show of disrespect to the state's nonbelievers ordered the Freedom From Religion Foundation's holiday display removed from where it had been squirreled away on the basement floor for this reason:"The Constitution does not require Texas to allow displays in its Capitol that violate general standards of decency and intentionally disrespect the beliefs and values of many of our fellow Texans," Abbott … [Read more...]

Why we don’t support media trolls

Image from an article entitled, "New Media Activism and Racist Internet Trolls" from the blog New Media Against Racism.

It's not like we don't see people reminding us in comments on videos asking Aron if he is going to respond to something a media troll said. Often fans of media trolls try to start off-topic comment battles on every one of Aron's videos even on innocuous topics that are not controversial in the atheist community, like science education. All because he made one video in support of feminism a couple of years ago, which was quote-mined by a media troll a year ago.As someone who writes the Living … [Read more...]

Hemphill County Texas Sheriff dares you to take offense to Bible verse on police vehicles

How about the Golden Rule if you want to be kind?

Just like unattended graffiti, police departments are getting bolder and bolder about putting their Christian stamp on state owned police vehicles. In Hemphill County,  Sheriff James Pearson wants everyone to know that if you take offence to "I am the good shepherd. John 10:11" on vehicles paid for by atheist tax money too that you are "missing the point". Which sort of begs the question exactly which "sheep" does this department see themselves as the good shepherd of? His reasoning:Hemphill … [Read more...]

Texas now has a spot for the Baphomet statue

An open spot for Baphomet right there.

Now that Oklahomans have worked out that state sponsored religious monuments on their capitol grounds means allowing the Satanic Temple a piece of capitol real estate too; the Ten Commandments were quietly removed from state grounds yesterday. On the plus side no one was hurt, but on the minus side its supporters are being sore losers. "This is a historical event," Reynolds said. "Now we know we have to change the Constitution. It would be good to get rid of some of the Supreme Court justices, … [Read more...]

Should Abortion Be Legal?

Yes we are still debating this question as  a country

People have been able to get safe, legal abortions in the U.S. for over 40 years now. Ever since, Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, abortion rights have been a political football, where our politicians play a game with the health and welfare of millions to score political points. This political season has been the worst in  memory with all of our Republican candidates bragging about how they have defunded or will defund Planned Parenthood if they are president.Many activists remember fighting this … [Read more...]

“In God We Trust” is Unconstitutional.

In God we Trust Texas Senate

Here in Texas Christians love the national motto, so much that back in 2007 they chiseled and defaced the stone in our Senate chamber with it.The reasoning according to our now Lt. Governor Dan Patrick goes like this:"There will be times when all of us sit at our desk, and we'll be able to look at the words, 'In God We Trust,' and maybe get us through those times," Patrick said. In those late-night, contentious sessions, members will be able to look up at those words, "and know that … [Read more...]

Angels are everywhere

angels are everywhere

Here in Detroit waiting for a plane back to the triple digit heat in September of  Dallas TX. Where it is so hot that it's been said:“If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell”  Philip Henry SheridanHere in Detroit, several people have complained to me about the 84 degree heat here that maybe feels like 94. And I suppose that is impressive for Michigan, especially given the school I gave a presentation at didn't have Central Air. We air condition everything in Tex … [Read more...]


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