MORNING HAPPINESS: A 7-pack.

Good morning everybody!   I have to teach voice lessons today, so posts are gonna be pretty quick. [Read more…]

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POLITICS: Colorado Republican breaking from his party on providing IUDs to impoverished women.

Ok, here’s a story that’ll make you happy.  Rep. Don Coram, a Republican lawmaker in Colorado, has thrown his support in for the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, which would make IUDs affordable to low income women: Much to the chagrin of his Republican colleagues, Colorado Rep. Don Coram (R) is rejecting the junk science and [Read More…]

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FAITH: Trends.

Saw this on reddit.  It’s often we’re told that religion makes people’s lives better.  It’s a mystery then why the most religious parts of the country tend to be the most plagued by a variety of factors.     It’s almost like making voting and governmental decisions based on your religion, rather than about what [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Why we don’t have immigration reform in one handy image.

Yup.  (Via this facebook group) [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Civil rights ordinance that would’ve protected LGBT fails in Charlotte.

Last night the city of Charlotte was an ideological battleground.  NOM and many other anti-gay groups bused in hundreds of people to oppose a civil rights ordinance being voted on that would provide protections for LGBT citizens.  Behold, some of the winners from last night: The guy insisting the government consult the church is hilarious. [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: California lawyer submits initiative which proposes killing all gay citizens.

A California lawyer believes god wants him (and the rest of us) to murder gay people – people who aren’t harming anybody, but who just find one set of genitals more aesthetically pleasing than others.  Instead of thinking “Wow, god is a villain” he instead concluded that sure, murder is a justifiable reaction to two [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Found a way out of the pool.

Good morning all! [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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FAITH: David Barton: there will never be a vaccination for AIDS because the bible says it’s to punish gay people.

David Barton confirms that he’s not just a liar and a lousy “historian,” he’s also a deplorable human being. “Anything the Bible says is right, there is scientific basis for it now,” Barton said. “The federal government, in the last several years, has spent tens of billions of dollars looking for a vaccine for AIDS [Read More…]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Scott Lively calls for prayer vigil before SCOTUS until same-sex marriage ruling.

For those who don’t know Scott Lively, he’s a very colorful chap who really, really, really doesn’t like gay people.  Like, to the tune of supporting laws that would see LGBT people killed in other countries.  He also claims to know the anti-Christ will arrive in September if LGBT people are allowed to marry.  He’s [Read More…]

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INTERESTING: Skydiver has seizure at 9,000 feet and is rescued by instructor.

I follow the Air News & Services twitter feed because I’m immensely interested in plane crashes.  They just posted a video a man took while skydiving where he has a mid-air seizure.  His instructor manages to catch up to him and pull his ripcord.  The man spent about 30 seconds unconscious, waking up at about [Read More…]

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FAITH: In which I expose the biggest moron on earth.

Ah, my special twitter feed of terrible people is good for the occasional laugh.  I saw this one from Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel: He is, of course, talking about the American Family Association’s bigotry map, in which the AFA flags every organization they think is guilty of anti-Christian bigotry.  This includes groups that [Read More…]

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MENTAL ILLNESS & PERSONAL: Pictures of my brain.

I recently participated in an fMRI study being done by a neuroscientist at the University of Kansas under whom my wife studied.  They were looking for people with my affliction and, since I will never be a neuroscientist and able to help create cures for people like me in that capacity, I was excited to [Read More…]

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FAITH: Ben Carson suggests religion should fact-check science to protect against propaganda.

I’ve written before on how Ben Carson confuses me.  He’s clearly a smart man, a genius-caliber intellect when it comes to neurosurgery.  But then he says some of the most astronomically stupid things.  Here’s his most recent: Possible Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested over the weekend that religion was necessary for testing scientific theories [Read More…]

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