Friendsmas Eve links!

Good morning everybody!  No posts today as my family will be doing presents with Michaelyn before she jets off to be with her family for the holidays.  Here are a few things that caught my eye this morning (since I was up before everybody): 1.  Edward Snowden gave an interview to the Washington Post that [Read More...]

The Daily Show interview with Forbes columnist who thinks “food stamps are cruel.”

This guy’s a real shit bag. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook [Read more...]

Study: people who believe astrology prone to poor decision-making.

I know this is going to come as a huge shock, but it turns out that people who believe in astrology tend to make bad decisions. Consumers who read their horoscope daily were found to be more likely to exhibit impulsive or indulgent behaviour when their zodiac was negative, the research suggested. This is because [Read More...]

Jon Stewart on Megyn Kelly’s excuses.

Remember when Megyn Kelly assured everybody that both Santa and Jesus were white?  Well she has now explained herself: the problem is that everybody else is humorless, not that she is racist.  It’s not that she is racist, but that everybody else is just out to get Fox News. Jon Stewart looks back on her [Read More...]

Megyn Kelly: Jesus was white.

Did you know it’s a confirmed historical fact that a dude from the Middle East was white?  Megyn Kelly doesn’t know it either, but that doesn’t stop her from saying it with the utmost confidence. In all actuality, a white man in the first century Middle East is nonsensical, but it still makes way more [Read More...]

Be careful driving over the holidays!

I know this isn’t atheism-related, but it’s a slow day for news and I thought it was interesting (so there!).  Here is a seventy car pile up in Wisconsin.  It’s a reminder to be very careful when driving home for the holidays. [Read more...]

Gotta take care of a sick fruit roll-up.

Michaelyn (whom I affectionately refer to as “fruit roll-up”) woke up crazy sick this morning.  She’s called in to work and emailed all her professors.  I’m going to do the good fiance thing and curl up beside her, share her germs, and wait on her hand and foot. Because sharing is caring in love, right? [Read More...]

Afghanistan considering reinstating stoning as a punishment for adulterers.

And by “alduterer” they’re including people who just have sex before engaging in some arbitrary religious ceremony. Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban [Read More...]

First event in Be Secular’s discussion series announced: will feature Jerry DeWitt.

The folks at Be Secular are starting a discussion series.  The first event will take place at John Hopkins University between Mark Sandlin and Jerry DeWitt.  Here’s the info Mark Nebo sent me via email: Be Secular is happy to sponsor the first ever Be Secular Conversation Series Event. “Common Ground Activism” – An atheist [Read More...]

Anybody driving through Cincinnati to get to Skepticon?

The talk last night went really well.  I felt I gave a good talk, the turnout was great, there were religious people in the audience (one of them told me I was as bad as Osama Bin Laden in the Q&A)…it was just good times. Also, one of my groomsmen moved to Colorado Springs last [Read More...]