Good morning everybody! Hope everybody’s having a good one. Today is voice lesson day for me, which is rapidly becoming the highlight of my week. Maybe one day I’ll try to wrangle a video of one of my students singing to show you guys. [Read more…]
Bachmann says Obama will bring about the end of the world, is offended when he doesn’t take her seriously.
Oh, Michele Bachmann. Now that she’s out of Congress she can just say whatever she wants (and given what she said when she was restrained, you can imagine the gold we’re getting now). Recently she said that Obama was going to usher in the end times: Michele Bachmann and other conservative Christians were outraged after [Read More…]
Anti-gay side tells the SCOTUS we can’t alter the definition of marriage. We can, we should, and Clarence Thomas should know it.
Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for its first same-sex marriage case. Justice Kennedy, widely believed to be the swing vote on this case, expressed reluctance to alter a definition that has been with us through millenia: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said he was concerned about changing a conception of marriage that has persisted for [Read More…]
I’m going to go out on a limb and say the movie about two of each animal fitting on a boat to survive a global flood that left no evidence might not be based on real life. If it is, then from now on Harry Potter is a documentary. I have a lot of [Read More…]
Bored tonight at 10pm Eastern? Watch the RDF’s Stephanie Guttormson debate VenomFang X on Age of Reason.
My friend Stephanie Guttormson, the Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, will be on the show Age of Reason tonight debating VenomFang X over the reliability of the bible. Should be fun. If 10pm Eastern rolls around and you want some entertainment, just click here. Stephanie is worthy of much greater opponents, but he’ll [Read More…]
I think the ACLU has it wrong opposing California bill that would remove religious exemption for vaccinating kids.
I’ve been writing about the California vaccination bill that’s looking more and more like it’s going to become law. You see, in California if a child is not vaccinated they cannot attend public school. That makes sense: you wouldn’t be allowed to send a child to school carrying a container of serious, highly infectious diseases, [Read More…]
A bakery, Sweet Cakes By Melissa, famously refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple in Oregon, where LGBT are protected as part of the state’s discrimination laws. In an open and shut case they lost their suit and were forced to pay a fine of $135,000. Hoping to get a lucrative gift [Read More…]
Tom DeLay, one of the undisputed kings of dirty politics, went on Matt Hagee’s show the other day to say America’s greatest failing is a secular government (presumably because this way criminals get punished in life rather than forgiven after death) and that god wrote the Constitution. During an appearance on John Hagee Ministries’ Global [Read More…]
Conservative think tank sends two “real scientists” to tell the pope humans aren’t causing climate change.
The Heartland Institute is a conservative think tank heavily backed by the Koch brothers. As the pope is about to make a bunch of pronouncements about the environment via encyclical letter, the HI is sending two “real scientists” (their words, the scientists aren’t named) to convince the pope that climate change is not driven by [Read More…]
It’s amazing how one’s ambitions change throughout life. In high school I just wanted to be accepted. I wasn’t. The things that appealed to me just weren’t the things that interested my peers. Not only did I feel inadequate around them at all-times personality-wise, I felt hideous and fat by comparison which, to my mind, [Read More…]
Earlier my brother sent me a screenshot comparing the online viewership of the march to a kid playing video games (an image he dubbed March4Fail): NOM wants people to send them their pictures of the rally. My brother happily complied: Sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the little things in life. [Read more…]