BREAKING: Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin’s abortion restriction law, just like with Texas.

Back in 2013, Wisconsin passed a law like that in Texas requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges: Walker signed Wisconsin's law on July 5, 2013, and required providers to have privileges in place three days later. Privileges were to be at hospitals within 30 miles of clinics.Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services sued the state after the law was enacted, arguing that the requirement would force the shutdown of the AMS clinic in Milwaukee … [Read More...]

Federal judge shoots down “Kim Davis laws” in Mississippi. No denying marriage licenses due to religion!

A district judge has ruled that any Kim Davis wannabes in Mississippi will be flying in the face of the law: A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling blocks the state from enforcing part of a religious objections bill that was supposed to become law Friday.Reeves is extending his previous order that overturned M … [Read More...]

BREAKING: SCOTUS declines review of WA law that would let pharmacists refuse to sell birth control.

The SCOTUS has declined to hear an appeal to a Washington state law that would allow pharmacists to refuse to fill prescription for birth control if they don't want to their religion prohibits it: The Supreme Court disposed of a case testing religious objections to contraception in May. On … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: I’m still married.

So, two years ago I got hitched to this fine lady:Love is a feeling, sure, but it's also a process.  The excitement and tingling you feel in a new relationship changes over time.  In time it becomes more comfortable, more calmly fulfilling.  You're not sc … [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee to pay Survivor $25,000 for using “Eye Of The Tiger” at Kim Davis rally without permission.

Remember back when Mike Huckabee held that rally for Kim Davis and used Survivor's Eye Of The Tiger without permission?  The band actually posted to their Facebook page: “NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger,'” the band wrote on its official Facebook page o … [Read More...]

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules 5-3 in major abortion case — in favor of a woman’s right to choose!

This morning the SCOTUS handed down its ruling on Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt.  This case came from Texas (of course it did) and had to do with Texas saying that abortion clinics needed to have admitting privileges.  They obviously don't as having an abortion is one of the safest procedures o … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: What happens when I rub my meat.

So, my skill in the kitchen is lacking.  Holy shit, I'm horrible.I got A's in chemistry in college, but I swear to FSM I sometimes struggle to make a sandwich.  However, with the wife starting med school soon I've committed to being more of a house husband -- that means c … [Read More...]

Classy pancakes.

Hi guys!  I'm off today to visit the father-in-law.  Last night our family dressed up all classy and joined some other classy heathens for IHOP pancakes: … [Read More...]

Google: “What is the EU” is the 2nd top search in the UK a day after most of their citizens voted to leave it.

And now I'm back to keeping up with the rest of the world.  I won't lie, as time goes on there is a growing sense of ennui inside of me.  I used to think that atheists were more skeptical, more reasonable.  After all, they reached the more reasonable position about god's existence, so wouldn't that f … [Read More...]

Response to Neil Carter’s Rebuttal.

Relevant links:My original postNeil's responseAnd here we go again.First, sorry it's taken so long.  While making assertions takes hardly any time, fact-checking and trying to confirm to deny all claims made with evidence simply takes time.  I've done nothing with my blog the l … [Read More...]

Appeals court upholds net neutrality.

A quick thing before I get cleaned up and hit the road, just because I saw it pop up in my new feed and I think it's important: a federal appeals court upheld Obama's directives on net neutrality this morning: A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a White House-supported effort to make internet … [Read More...]

The E3 post

It's E3 everyone! Time to freak out over new games, more hardware to go broke on and PC games for everyone! I don't want to make this post about me; it's about what you guys are enjoying. Let me (and everyone else) know what you've liked so far, what you haven't liked and what you think about all … [Read More...]


Good morning, all.  For those who didn't know, Dave sold his home and bought a new one across town, closer to KU Med where the wife starts classes this summer.  Last weekend we moved most of our stuff (and I'm glad for it now, since otherwise I would've spent all day reading about the Orlando s … [Read More...]

McConnell: “It’s pretty obvious [Trump] doesn’t know a lot about the issues.”

It's a rare occasion where I immediately agree with Mitch McConnell: In an interview with Bloomberg's Masters of Politics podcast, McConnell said he hoped Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would select a vice presidential candidate with a lot of experience to make up for his lack of … [Read More...]