Would God Give You Something He Didn’t Want You to Use?

There's a bit of a flap over Bryan Fisher, spokesman for the American Family Association, and his guest Calvin Beisner, a climate change denialist, arguing that not using fossil fuels is an insult to God:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MpDd_Kq_vRkFrom Rawstory:Fischer likened the situation to a birthday present he was given at the age of six.“I opened up a birthday present that I didn’t like, and I said it right out, ‘Oh, I don’t like those,’” the radio host … [Read more...]

Pat for Pot

I seem to have woken up in the wrong universe.Here's Pat Robertson on the 700 Club coming out for marijuana legalization. And making sense.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQi7A5MW2kQ](via) … [Read more...]

Rand Paul and Secret Societies

Apparently this ad has really rattled Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul, and he berated his opponent for it and refused to shake hands after a debate.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BCa8xw9yGY]I have no idea about the truth or falsity of the accusations. If they're true, they strike me a standard secret society antics. Irreligion is usually part of the package. Although kidnapping is extreme, "aqua Buddha" is just another slang term for a bong.This particular group is called … [Read more...]

America's Greatest Poisoner

by VorJackMy wife picked up Deborah Blum's The Poisoner's Handbook recently. I started reading over her shoulder a bit – you know, just to know what my coffee was going to taste like. It's largely the story of Charles Norris, the first real coroner and toxicologist working for New York city in the twenties, so naturally it deals with Prohibition.We've talked about Prohibition before, and I'd known that people did all sorts of crazy and deadly things to get drunk. What I wasn't fully aware … [Read more...]

I Needed A Job, And Xenu Was Hiring

by Shéa BennettI recently had a job interview for an IT position with the Church of Scientology.Let me explain. I wasn’t aware of my potential employer going in. The company in the advertisement was Narconon, who bill themselves as “the world’s most successful drug rehab,” and apparently have been in the business of narcotic rehabilitation since 1966.I know, I know – some of you are screaming, “What!? How could you not have known that Narconon was a Scientology front?” Well, I didn’t. I h … [Read more...]