GAY RIGHTS: Indiana governor changes gears, won’t give up on anti-gay bill.

I just got to the Dallas airport and popped open my news feed only to see Mike Pence has defiantly pulled a 180. In a press conference that lasted all of 34 second, frustrated with the blowback Indiana has received over its RFRA, Pence said the only clarification needed was to say that if companies [Read More…]

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PLANE CRASHES: Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane.

The other day I did a write up about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525.  In the post I talked about how it appeared the pilots had some degree of control over the aircraft, which made it strange that they never issued a distress call of any kind.  Now we know why: the co-pilot deliberately [Read More…]

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PLANE CRASHES: A first look at the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash from this morning.

This morning a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has crashed in the area of Digne up the massive “Trois évêchés” mountains in France.  There was apparently 144 passengers, 2 pilots, and four crew, none of whom have survived.  My heart goes out to all victims of this tragedy (including a group of 16 high schools students [Read More…]

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I love you, mom!

We stopped off at the Russell Stover factory in the middle of nowhere, Kansas. We scoured the on site store to find every package that said, “I love you, mom” and took pictures to send to my mother. (Click the image to make them bigger, mom) And here are some bonus pics:   Because we [Read More…]

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I’m blogging from my cell phone!

580 miles to Denver!  Michaelyn is taking the first leg of the trip. Ok, not the best picture. But still, I’m blogging from a cell phone (which has more processing power than my first desktop computer). Oh my FSM the future is awesome. What should we see between here and Colorado Springs? Biggest ball of [Read More…]

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PLANE CRASHES: How you could tell engine failure caused Harrison Ford’s plane crash.

When Harrison Ford’s plane crashed on the Penmar golf course, before any audio had been released or any details hit the airwaves, I had guessed it was due to engine failure.  Today that has been confirmed to be the case.  So why did I make that guess? When planes crash, the first thing investigators look [Read More…]

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SAD: Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, philanthropist, and atheist has died.

Atheist philanthropist and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has finally succumbed to cancer: Nine-time Emmy winner Sam Simon, who wrote episodes of “Taxi,” “Cheers” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” before co-creating landmark animated series “The Simpsons” and eventually becoming a philanthropist, died Sunday of colorectal cancer at his home in Los Angeles, his reps confirmed. [Read More…]

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Evolution destroyed in under 5 minutes: The Ad-Hoc Constraint – Pt 1

Woe is us – for the source of the very purpose of our lives (evolution) is no more. [Read more…]

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In which I agree with Matt Barber – students at Missouri were wrong to erase anti-abortion messages.

I feel so sick, but I’m reminded that even people who I think are odious are sometimes right.  I saw this in my special twitter feed: So I clicked it and, sure enough, he’s documented the case well.  The group Missouri Students for Life had chalked university sidewalks: I could list out all the ways [Read More…]

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FAITH: Men suspected of killing Avijit Roy arrested in Bangladesh.

Some of the men suspected in the murder of Avijit Roy have been arrested. Three suspected Islamists were on Saturday arrested in Bangladesh in a pre-dawn raid, as authorities intensified a crackdown on extremists following the brutal killing of American blogger Avijit Roy in the capital. As Terry Firma points out over at Friendly Atheist, [Read More…]

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