MORNING HAPPINESS: Stalking the wild turkey.

Despite what Disney might lead you to believe, wild turkeys are a very skittish species.  It’s actually very hard to get close to one.  However, the ones around my parents house have become accustomed to them.  One turkey in particular likes to attack its reflection in Michaelyn’s car whenever we visit.  Usually if we get [Read More...]

Do as I say, not as I do: don’t treat everybody who wants to waste your time like they’re entitled to do so.

I used to think that being a good blogger meant giving my time to anybody and everybody who invited me to waste it.  No matter how loopy they appeared, I would do my damndest to treat them like they were acting in good faith. But the more I wrote the more I realized that there [Read More...]

Annie’s Mailbox has some good advice for a religious grandparent.

This made my entire family smile.  Click the image to make it bigger: Annie’s Mailbox is a nationally syndicated column written by Marcy Sugar and Kathy Mitchell. [Read more...]

Adam Miller has dropped his lawsuit against Stephanie Guttormson.

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog asking for support for youtuber Stephanie Guttormson who was being sued by a faith healer she’d criticized.  It went viral and the support came flooding in.  Thanks to everybody who shared or contributed in any way Adam Miller has now tucked his tail.  Stephanie announced on her [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Baby llama nuzzles.

Good morning, everybody! Here’s a little girl nuzzling a baby llama: [Read more...]

Reverend thinks gayness is an abomination (when not cruising for dudes on Grindr).

Reverend Matthew Makala thinks homosexuality is a sin akin to lying, alcohol abuse, etc. In November 2014, a fellow Midland man of God, Pastor Dan Dickerson, wrote an op-ed titled A Stand For The Truth which reads in part: “A sexual attraction to the same sex is a sinful temptation to be resisted and overcome by God’s [Read More...]

Notre Dame loses its challenge to the contraception mandate in the 7th Circuit.

Notre Dame has lost its challenge to the contraception mandate as part of the Affordable Care Act.  The 7th Circuit has ruled that the compromise in which insurers administrate contraceptive coverage goes far enough to address Notre Dame’s religious concerns: A federal court again denied the University of Notre Dame’s challenge to the health law’s contraception [Read More...]


Good morning, everybody! Nothing to report here.  Spending time with my family and trying to support my mom.  Will try to post some pictures later. Here’s a kitten saying hello: [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly loses custody of his children after daughter witnessed domestic violence.

Bill O’Reilly’s a family man.  When some black kid gets killed he’s always quick to say (with no information whatsoever) how greater “family values” could’ve made a difference. So I imagine it came as shock to him to learn that beating the shit out of your wife isn’t actually a family value and that it [Read More...]

Breitbart says Americans United bullied a school by telling a teacher not to distribute bibles during class time.

Oh Breitbart, you are just a peach of a website.  You get the award for the most ridiculous headline ever: Government entities like, say, public schools are forbidden by law from endorsing religion.  That means this headline makes about as much sense as saying, “Police bully bank robbers into halting redistribution of wealth.”  Telling someone they [Read More...]