GOP in Alaska pulls voucher bill rather than letting it die to a vote.

Somewhere in atheist heaven a Zack Kopplin is smiling. For those who don’t know what voucher systems are and why most atheists oppose them, they’re promoted by the GOP as an alternative to public education.  Rather than trying to fix public education (after the GOP consistently slashes from education funding wherever they’re in control), they [Read More...]

New Republican ad reaches out to women, minorities, and young people.

It’s obvious even the most oblivious person that the GOP hasn’t been doing particularly well with women, young people (the ones who will make up an increasing percentage of the electorate as time goes on), and racial minorities.  This is likely due to the fact that the GOP have singled out women for exceptions to [Read More...]

Tennessee judge issues injunction against same-sex marriage ban on behalf of three couples.

Good morning all. Sorry about only posting one thing yesterday.  In the most recent saga of Michaelyn and my inability to be well at the same time, I am pretty sure I spent yesterday enjoying the first migraine headache of my life…at 32 years-old.  God hates me.  It’s ok, I’ve earned it.  Anyway, today I [Read More...]

Police Chief in Birmingham, Alabama using police to evangelize and not even trying to hide it.

The FFRF’s Andrew Seidel has put out a video detailing a case on which they are currently working: The real part that hit home for me was when Roper said “I know as Police Chief that we can’t do this alone.”  There’s a real vote of confidence for the officers serving the Birmingham area.  It [Read More...]

Queen Elizabeth signs Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill into law!

It’s strange.  I blog on terrible things all the time.  You’d think a gamer being scammed and trying to commit suicide wouldn’t depress me more than anything else.  But it has.  Maybe because I’m a suicide attempt survivor myself?  I don’t know.  Anyway, I’m going to try and pick out more uplifting stories today. Like [Read More...]

Every time Paul Ryan lies, Jon Stewart gets new material.

Paul Ryan knows how video cameras work, right? The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook What got me was even in the fib, when he talked about the kid wanting a lunch in a brown paper bag because that means someone cares about him…does he think a free school [Read More...]

Cancer patient in GOP anti-Obamacare commercial would save money on the ACA.

Meet Julie Boonstra: That sounds terrible!  Is the Affordable Care Act really killing this woman?  She did, after all, say that this is serious – not a game. But it does sound a bit fishy.  As one columnist opined: It’s hard to figure out how regulations preventing insurers from charging higher rates to people with [Read More...]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s office helped write the LGBT discrimination bill she vetoed.

Oh politics…you are a fickle beast.  It turns out that the bill Gov. Brewer vetoed for being “too broadly worded” had wording contributed by her office. Before it attracted any national attention, advisers to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) offered guidance on the anti-gay legislation that she eventually vetoed at the end of February — [Read More...]

Highlights from CPAC.

I’ll flat out say it: the Tea Party types of the right wing are fucking nuts.  Seriously.  Here are some of the highlights from CPAC that solidify that fact. South Dakota state representative Jenna Haggar pines for the times of covered wagons before we had any of this government helping the people nonsense, and laments [Read More...]

Mayoral candidate in Long Beach uses picture of the wrong city in her mailer.

This has to be one of the more amusing political gaffs in history: The photograph attending a mailer sent out by Bonnie Lowenthal’s campaign earlier this week shows much of what’s good about Long Beach. Above the message/motto “Getting things done in Long Beach” is a city-selling shot of lazy sailboats and other watercraft plying [Read More...]