Abercrombie and Fitch CEO gives me my long-awaited reason to hate them: they don’t want you if you’re not skinny.

I’ve never had anything against Abercrombie and Fitch, other than the fact that most of the people I’ve met in my life who wear their brand turned out to be pretentious and insufferable.  But you can’t blame a clothing company for the character of the people who buy their clothes.  But still, there was a [Read More...]

Guttormson added at the RDF.

My friend and fellow college activist Joel Guttormson is the new outreach and event coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation. He’s a very nice guy, incredibly tenacious, and will serve the post well.  His first order of business should be arranging for OJ to be delivered to me. [Read more...]

Talk among yourselves.

Whatever contagion that my roommate has been carting around the house has found it’s way into me.  I’m going to spite it by awarding myself a three day weekend and resting.  So you all can talk among yourselves. If I’m wrong, and there is a heaven to which I must go before getting to spend [Read More...]

Graduation speaker uninvited because he is gay (superintendent’s email address included).

My father sent this along to me this morning.  It seems a very successful alumni of a very small Arkansas high school was scheduled to speak at the graduation.  However, he was uninvited because he finds men more attractive than women.  He wrote a letter to one of the local news outlets that says it [Read More...]

Alex Jones: atheists worship satan.

Take a moment to let Alex Jones share the fruits of his research with you. [Read more...]

John Corvino on National Masturbation Month.

Did you know that May is National Masturbation Month?  Knowing even the limited amount I do about biology, it would seem to me that every month is National Masturbation Month… The great John Corvino has an article up at HuffPo about it. May is National Masturbation Month. I am not making this up. National Masturbation [Read More...]

Obama betrays science to take another shot at pragmatism.

I’m all for being pragmatic.  I’m also all for developing pattern recognition.  During his first term, Obama tried constantly to reach across the aisle.  However, for every step he took toward the middle, the GOP did not budge. Having apparently not learned his lesson, Obama has thrown conservatives another bone by having the DoJ enforce [Read More...]

Atheists (including my fiancee) go smile to smile with Sam Brownback.

My sweetie joined up with Adam and Amanda Brown (of Atheism Resource and We Are Atheism), as well as nice Christian (but with some really bad arguments) Fred Heeren, to meet with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday. Michaelyn told me it went pretty well. The first topic discussed was the issue of women’s health. Amanda [Read More...]

Glenn Beck doesn’t know why, but he knows airport shooting is a conspiracy.

Remember when Glenn Beck said you shouldn’t trust conspiracy theorists? Well, I now present you with this bit from his show yesterday without any further comment. “If I were an honest journalist,” Beck said, “I would find out where these guns came from; were they purchased or were they illegal.  Oh, if they’re illegal, I [Read More...]

Dad on Christians who think they’re oppressed.

Dad has also been hammering people on the Breitbart article.  This is what he had to say:  The Breitbart article is a propaganda piece written by “senior fellow for religious liberty at the Family Research Council and on faculty at Liberty University School of Law.” In other words, someone whose job it is to push [Read More...]

National Day of Prayer vs. National Day of Reason.

Today, as decreed by Congress, is the National Day of Prayer in which all Americans are encouraged to turn to god in prayer and meditation.  Strangely, I recall “masturbation” being spelled differently (and being a lot more fun). The American Humanist Association has simultaneously declared today to be the National Day of Reason, where Americans [Read More...]

SOPA’s author now head of science committee.

Remember the piece of bullshit overreaching legislation known as SOPA?  The legislator who gave us that was Lamar Smith, a Republican out of Texas (never a good combo).  Guess who is the new head of the House science committee and who doesn’t like peer-review at all. “The new chair of the House of Representatives science [Read More...]

More Muslims injuring young girls for having the audacity to pursue an education.

This lunacy happened again. About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education. What is there to say?  Stories like this are coming out all the time.  But no amount of them will [Read More...]

Student expelled after science experiment goes wrong.

A high school in Florida has expelled Kiera Wilmot, a student with good grades and a perfectly clean behavioral record, after a science experiment went wrong.  The student, on school grounds, was curious about the interaction of certain chemicals and mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a bottle.  This created a mild explosion [Read More...]