Tweet of the Day: Andrew Seidel.

I know what kind of...quality material...I get on twitter and in my inbox.  I can't imagine what Andrew Seidel, a lawyer for the FFRF, gets.The other day on twitter though I saw him respond to a tweet beautifully:.@dmill10_doug "Godless & proud, huh? Looking fwd to spending eternity in Hell?" My response: — Andrew Seidel (@AndrewLSeidel) October 1, 2015Concise, humorous, to-the-point. This guy should be a lawyer.Oh, did you know he recently jo … [Read More...]

Secular Student Alliance running a “desperate” fundraiser.

I saw this tweet this morning:We desperately need your help! If we don't raise $100K by Oct 31, we won't be able to help students like we need to! — Secular Students (@SecularStudents) October 6, 2015 So I follow the SSA.  I think they're doing some of the most efficient and most important work in the business.  They've never used that word "desperately" before without citing why (at least to my knowledge).  That seemed out of place to me, so I contacted the SSA.  The … [Read More...]

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs death-with-dignity bill. Catholic Church infuriated.

After months of work California's death-with-dignity bill finally landed on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.  Whether or not to sign it was a tough decision for brown for a number of reasons: Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, signed a m … [Read More...]

The pull toward obsession.

I know lately I've added a lot of new readers to my blog recently, so for back story you need to know that I'm a recovering anorexic (both nervosa and athletica).  Years ago I pledged to be open about my struggles with mental illness, a promise I haven't always lived up to perfectly, but I do my … [Read More...]

FYI: the world will end tomorrow.

God dammit, I was supposed to teach voice lessons on Wednesday.  I guess that won't be happening tomorrow...OR EVER AGAIN! The eBible Fellowship, an online affiliation headquartered near Philadelphia, has based its prediction of an October obliteration on a previous claim that the world would end … [Read More...]

Kansas City high school students elect transgender homecoming queen, counter-protest WBC so hard they leave.

The students at Oak Park High School right here in Kansas City elected a trans prom queen.  This, of course, prompted the Westboro Baptist Church to show up and protest.  But the students rallied to her side and sent the WBC packing: Kids at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri elected t … [Read More...]

Oklahoma ten commandments monument was removed last night.

The Ten Commandments on the capitol ground in Oklahoma went bye, bye last night: A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was removed late Monday and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Kid putting his balls away.

Man, can I write a blog title or what?Good morning, everybody!  Here's to hoping there's less horseshit than usual going on in the world today. View post on … [Read More...]

Jeb Bush tries to get out of supporting stricter gun laws with about the worst comparison ever.

Man, I try to stay away from Gawker, but they were the first people on this story and all their sourcing checks out.  So credit where it's due.After the shooting in Oregon the other day Jeb Bush wanted to explain why he still opposes stricter gun laws.  He used the comparison of a child drowning … [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee calls for economic terrorism against Frito-Lay.

In collaboration with the It Gets Better Project Frito-Lay released limited edition bags of rainbow Doritos.  Donate $10 or more to IGBP and you get mailed a bag (sadly, they're all out now):I'm not into Doritos, but I thought it was a pretty cool gesture.  You know who didn't think it was v … [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee: We don’t have a gun problem, we have a sin problem.

Apparently the problem with gun violence isn't the lack of strict enough gun laws, it's that there's just not enough Christianity.  Thanks, Mike Huckabee: Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asserted on Monday that gun safety laws could not curb mass shootings because the real problem … [Read More...]

Mob that killed man, beat his family over suspicion of eating beef shows no remorse. VHP leader says they deserved it.

In India last week a family was assaulted, the father murdered on the suspicion they'd killed a cow and had beef in the refrigerator.  Now we've heard from some of the people in the group Save The Cow which made up the mob that killed Mohammed Ikhlaq.  It paints a horrifying picture of what passion c … [Read More...]

The pope probably had no idea he was meeting Kim Davis. Archbishop responsible likely to be fired.

Ok, so the pope met with Kim Davis, but the details are a little fuzzy.  Was Davis part of a line of people who got ferried past the pope who was none the wiser as to who any of them were?  Or did the pope meet exclusively with Davis to support her?Before we get into answering any of that, let's … [Read More...]

Blount County, TN considering a measure asking god to spare them his wrath for same-sex marriage.

The Board of Commissioners in Blount County Tennessee are considering a measure that will beseech god to spare Bumblefuck Blount County his wrath over legalized same-sex marriage.I guess prayer (which can accomplish anything) just wasn't cutting it: Monday, the Blount County Board of … [Read More...]