California decides government buildings can’t fly the Confederate flag.

Given its history of being tied to slavery and the fact that it’s presently tied to racism, California has decided to ban government buildings from having pretty much anything to do with the Confederate flag. California lawmakers hauled down the Confederate flag this week — figuratively speaking — as both houses of the state legislature [Read More...]

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Kevin Sorbo: black people in Ferguson using Brown’s death as an excuse to be animals and losers.

Kevin Sorbo, who is standing up for Christianity by running around telling anybody who will interview him how immoral atheists are, might be a tad racist (in the same sense that the universe is a tad big).  The other day Sorbo took to facebook to tell us how he really feels about the outraged citizenry [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: slippery squirrel.

A couple finds the solution to a squirrel that has been raiding their bird feeder: [Read more...]

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BREAKING: Florida’s gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional statewide!

Another win streak begins: A federal judge on ruled Florida’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. The judge, however, immediately stayed his order until after the appeals process is completed, the Tampa Bay Times reports. And like so many other judges ruling on this issue, this one is [Read More...]

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Fayetteville, AR passes a non-discrimination resolution that includes LGBT!

Despite Arkansas being governed by those who channel their god into their lawmaking when they oppose LGBT rights at every opportunity, Fayetteville just passed a non-discrimination resolution that will ensure protections based on sexual orientation/identity: Following nearly 10 hours of debate, the City Council in Fayetteville, Arkansas voted to pass a controversial non-discrimination ordinance by [Read More...]

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Patients cured of Ebola by doctors is about as far from miraculous as you can get.

While militants following a “religion of peace” were busy decapitating a journalist, scientists were working on a cure for the Ebola virus.  While they haven’t come up with a cure, they are making progress – progress which has resulted in the release of the two infected Americans from the hospital: Brantly and Writebol’s releases are [Read More...]

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ArmaGAYdon.

They’re coming…with groceries. h/t Joe My God. [Read more...]

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Intake paperwork is fun.

I love my new therapist (who picked my file out of the intake folder because she thought it looked interesting).  For the sake of anonymity when I write about my therapy sessions, let’s call her Katy Perry.  Katy is extremely analytical, direct and to-the-point (but still with a sense of humor), big on evidence-based therapy, [Read More...]

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The Thinking Atheist: Mental Health Episode.

Man, what a great show.  I tried not to say much because Jeremiah Beene, Michaelyn, and Darrel Ray had so much good stuff to say.  Seth Andrews is just great for putting this episode together.  I hope everybody can learn something. Listen To Education Internet Radio Stations with TheThinkingAtheist on BlogTalkRadio Hear more of Jeremiah [Read More...]

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One hour until my first appointment…

I’m more calm than I had reckoned I would be.  That is very unlike my first trip to the doctor when I was pretty much in hysterics… Will the meds he gives me cause me to start eating again?  Will I gain even more weight?  I can’t let that happen.  Will all my friends drift [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: more upbeat music.

My first appointment with the new therapist is in a couple hours, so I’m listening to all the happy music I can find to keep my spirits high.  Here are some of the songs on my playlist. Enjoy. It will be a day of mental health content. [Read more...]

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Reminder: Michaelyn and I will be on The Thinking Atheist tonight talking about mental health!

Seth Andrews has invited my wife and I to join him on his show, The Thinking Atheist, tonight at 7pm EST to talk about mental health.  I imagine I’ll field questions about what it’s like to be a bit insane while Michaelyn will put her BS in neuroscience to work as well as try to communicate [Read More...]

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That name is already in use.

I post this without any further comment.  None is needed: [Read more...]

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Candidate for Congress, James Woods, sends condoms to anti-abortion activists.

Most press releases that hit my inbox are dull and boring, even if they sometimes convey important information.  But this one made me smile and I just had to share it.  Seems a few anti-abortion groups encouraged people to write letters to James Woods who is running for the House in Arizona.  In their letters [Read More...]

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