Some of you may have heard of Zack Bresler. If not, he was the Audio/Video Coordinator and Videography Team Lead for the Reason Rally. He’s also quite a musician. He’s spent the last two years as an instructor and the director of the Audio Engineering and Music Technology program a Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, [Read More…]
For two dollars you can support victims of the Orlando shooting and get some sweet music (please share).
OutServe-SLDN just issued a press release saying the military is lifting its ban on transgender people serving openly: Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the recommendations from the working group formed last summer on the lifting of the ban on open transgender service. This announcement includes recommendations, plans and timeline to when transgender service [Read More…]
Hrm, the news looks pretty slow today. However, here’s something cool. Recently the police department in Harper, Kansas (because of course, Kansas) made some questionable additions to their police cars: The police department in Harper, Kan., had placed a decal on the back of patrol cars stating: “Romans 13:4.” The New Testament verse in question [Read More…]
In Pulp Fiction the character Jules has a line to the tune of, “My wife’s a vegetarian, which pretty much makes me a vegetarian.” That describes my relationship to Game of Thrones. My wife loves it, which pretty much means I’ve watched every episode (ok, the show’s pretty rad). If you haven’t watched it, I [Read More…]
Back in 2013, Wisconsin passed a law like that in Texas requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges: Walker signed Wisconsin’s law on July 5, 2013, and required providers to have privileges in place three days later. Privileges were to be at hospitals within 30 miles of clinics. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated [Read More…]
Federal judge shoots down “Kim Davis laws” in Mississippi. No denying marriage licenses due to religion!
A district judge has ruled that any Kim Davis wannabes in Mississippi will be flying in the face of the law: A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling blocks the state from [Read More…]
The SCOTUS has declined to hear an appeal to a Washington state law that would allow pharmacists to refuse to fill prescription for birth control if they don’t want to their religion prohibits it: The Supreme Court disposed of a case testing religious objections to contraception in May. On Tuesday, the justices refused to hear another one. [Read More…]
So, two years ago I got hitched to this fine lady: Love is a feeling, sure, but it’s also a process. The excitement and tingling you feel in a new relationship changes over time. In time it becomes more comfortable, more calmly fulfilling. You’re not screaming from the mountain tops that you’re in love, you’re [Read More…]
Mike Huckabee to pay Survivor $25,000 for using “Eye Of The Tiger” at Kim Davis rally without permission.
Remember back when Mike Huckabee held that rally for Kim Davis and used Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger without permission? The band actually posted to their Facebook page: “NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger,’” the band wrote on its official Facebook page on Tuesday. “I [Read More…]
This morning the SCOTUS handed down its ruling on Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. This case came from Texas (of course it did) and had to do with Texas saying that abortion clinics needed to have admitting privileges. They obviously don’t as having an abortion is one of the safest procedures out there. The irony [Read More…]
So, my skill in the kitchen is undeniable………ly lacking. Holy shit, I’m horrible. I got A’s in chemistry in college, but I swear to FSM I sometimes struggle to make a sandwich. However, with the wife starting med school soon I’ve committed to being more of a house husband — that means conquering this mountain. [Read More…]
Google: “What is the EU” is the 2nd top search in the UK a day after most of their citizens voted to leave it.
And now I’m back to keeping up with the rest of the world. I won’t lie, as time goes on there is a growing sense of ennui inside of me. I used to think that atheists were more skeptical, more reasonable. After all, they reached the more reasonable position about god’s existence, so wouldn’t that [Read More…]
Relevant links: My original post Neil’s response And here we go again. First, sorry it’s taken so long. While making assertions takes hardly any time, fact-checking and trying to confirm to deny all claims made with evidence simply takes time. I’ve done nothing with my blog the last few weeks but work on this. This [Read More…]