Why the Supreme Court is the most important thing about this election.

I saw a comment on /r/changemyview yesterday that expressed my thoughts of this forthcoming election far better than I’ve managed to, as of yet.  Enjoy: I posted this elsewhere, but I am going to repost it for you (with slight edits). I hope you see this, OP. First, let me persuade you that the only [Read More…]

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In retrospect, much of the criticism of ex-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is probably ill-founded.

In my post earlier I criticized the Clinton campaign for immediately picking up ex-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  I think, now, I may have been off base.  Considering how I wrote in that post that criticism shouldn’t be about the home team winning, but about consistent ethics applied the same to everybody, regardless of team, [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Clinton campaign hires disgraced ex-DNC chair.

My mind about the contents of this post has changed.  Please read this.  I’m going to leave this post up as a reference, but I was wrong about much of its contents. Daniel Moran did a bang up job this weekend in writing about the Wikileaks controversy surrounding the Democratic National Convention. Long story short, [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: True love.

Good morning, all! My morning happiness today is me feeling good about taking care of my wife.  She’s super sick for her first day of med school.  I blame Jesus.  Here I am up late last night making overnight apple chunk oatmeal so she’d have something in the morning she could swallow with her super [Read More…]

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Bernie Sanders reaffirms he’s no atheist, DNC staffer behind leaked email apologizes

Bernie Sanders on Sunday went on CNN to respond to the 20,000 leaked DNC emails, some of which suggested the DNC planned to attack him for supposedly being an atheist to sway some Christian voters in southern states during the primary. In an email sent in early May of 2016, DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall [Read More…]

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Leaked DNC emails show plan to attack Bernie Sanders for supposed atheism

A leaked email among some of the Democratic Party’s higher-ups show them considering a plan to expose Sen. Bernie Sanders as an atheist, saying it may “make several points difference” to Christian voters in vital southern states during the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary. In its latest barrage of leaked material surrounding the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: The wife gets her white coat today.

Today is the wife’s white coat ceremony.  She gets that fancy white coat, we get to sit in a swampy auditorium for a few hours, then we all get to pile in front of the TV and be happy.  The mother-in-law just arrived so I get to go play host. I’m so proud of my [Read More…]

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BREAKING: The NBA pulls the All-Star game out of Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation.

Well this is cool: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers failed to repeal or repair an anti-LGBT law passed in spring, according totop NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports. The All-Star Weekend events, scheduled to take place February 17-19, will likely be moved to New Orleans, [Read More…]

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Ted Cruz defends religious liberty, including that of atheists, and doesn’t endorse Trump. And I still disagree with him.

Well, this was interesting: Now to be clear, Cruz’s speech still had your standard right wing fare.  I mean, at 13:30 Cruz says, “Hillary Clinton believes that the government should dictate every choice in your life: education, healthcare, marriage, speech, all dictated out of Washington.”  Of course, the crowd at the RNC (which looks like [Read More…]

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After a circus of a convention, in her speech Melania Trump plagiarizes Michelle Obama.

No morning happiness today because I have to head down the road to do some paperwork, then I’m staying overnight to teach voice lessons tomorrow. Ok, so if you follow my twitter you’re aware that I thought the RNC yesterday was a clown show.  I mean, there was the young guy they trotted out to [Read More…]

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The rest of what happened today: prayers, abortion, and bible games.

I’m watching the RNC be up in arms about the anti-Trump delegates calling for a roll call vote.  In a moment I’ll have to start getting ready for dinner tonight.  The wife is dining tonight with her med school house (kinda like Hogwarts, to my understanding) and I’m her plus one. So here’s what else [Read More…]

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I like that Trump picked Pence for his VP candidate.

Ok, let’s talk about Donald Trump and Mike Pence. First, Mike Pence.  What does his nomination mean?  Well, polls indicate that Trump is predictably struggling with women voters and racial minorities.  His VP pick was a chance for him to forge an inroad with those demographics. Instead, we got Mike Pence.  Pence gives Trump zero [Read More…]

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Pew: Fewer Americans think churches contribute to solving social problems.

Today Pew published a study showing that compared to 15 years ago far fewer Americans think churches contribute to solving social problems: Americans appear to be growing more skeptical of how much of a difference churches and other houses of worship make in tackling social concerns. A majority of U.S. adults still say religious institutions [Read More…]

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Gods On Coasters.

I was approached a while back by atheist channel head, Dale McGowan, about doing a collaborative blog with some people from other channels here at Patheos.  The result was a new blog between myself, Mark Sandlin (Presbyterian minister, writes at The God Article), and Jason Mankey (Pagan blogger at Raise The Horns). There are two [Read More…]

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