Morning happiness 2: Stephen Fry on how to be happy.

I’m so elated to be rested that you’re getting a second morning happiness.  Here’s a short animated clip narrated by Stephen Fry on meaning and purpose without god: [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: sleep!

The last week I’ve had real trouble sleeping.  A few nights I was wide awake literally all night for no reason at all.  It’s made me into a bit of a zombie the last week.  But last night…last night I slept.  I slept so much.  I just want to keep sleeping.  Anyway, today I feel [Read More...]

Massachusetts state senator files bill: no sex until your divorce is final.

The GOP is concerned: America is going to hell in a hand basket.  You heard them during the last election cycle: they’re going to focus on jobs and the economy. That’s why Richard J. Ross, a Wrentham Republican, filed by request Bill 787 which would prohibit adults in the process of divorce from having a dating/sexual relationship until [Read More...]

NYT editorial board calls BS on Hobby Lobby (and asks the SCOTUS to follow suit).

A few paragraphs from the New York Times editorial board’s recent article popped out at me.  This Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments from Hobby Lobby about how Hobby Lobby should be granted exemptions from laws that bind every other business because they’re special of their religion. The first is about the argument that [Read More...]

Customs intercepts condoms filled with liquid cocaine…on their way to the Vatican.

I can’t make this shit up. The Catholic Church has been very clear: using condoms is a sin.  Perhaps the solution is to find some use for condoms other than sex? German customs have intercepted 12 ounces of liquid cocaine with a street value of some 40,000 euros bound for the Holy See’s city state. [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: mah bowl.

Now that I’ve got all that annoying food out of the bowl… [Read more...]

Turkish politician promises to eradicate twitter.

We all know that politicians make promises on the campaign trail that they either will not or cannot keep, but this one from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan takes the cake. “We will eradicate Twitter,” Erdoğan told a rally in Bursa in the west of the country. “I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness [Read More...]

Contact your senator and tell them to not put religion on a pedestal.

No surprise, last week the House passed the Equitable Access to Care and Health Act.  Ironically, what this bill does is deny equal access to care and health by allowing employers to cite their religion to skip out on obeying the healthcare law.  So the employees of religious people could be denied equal healthcare as [Read More...]

Your afternoon happiness: sleepy puppies.

More insomnia last night.  Was up til 5:30am for no apparent reason, just unable to sleep.  So that means you get an afternoon happiness today.  :P Also, as a bit of morning happiness for me, today I hit my average traffic for a month with 10 days to go.  This marks another month of largely [Read More...]

Woman who thinks gay people cause tornadoes wins Republican primary in Illinois.

The main problem with religion is faith overruling any burden to adhere to the facts or reality, people who are wrong on a level that would suggest the most severe forms of stupidity are elevated to the same plane as people who, y’know, make sense. Take these quotes for example: “God is angry. We are [Read More...]

Ted Cruz thinks it’s the job of military chaplains to be insensitive to atheists.

Ted Cruz occupies a position of responsibility, a position where he is burdened by his office to represent all citizens equally.  This is how he goes about it: “You know, last year, there was a chaplain in the Air Force up in Alaska who wrote in a blog post the phrase ‘There are no atheists [Read More...]

NCAA Tournament open thread.

For those of you watching the NCAA tournament who want to chat about it, this thread is for you. You can watch the tournament for free on your computer box at this link. I don’t care if it hoses my bracket (mine won’t suffer too bad, actually), I’d be ok with American scoring the upset [Read More...]

Fred Phelps is dead.

Local news reports and the Phelps family confirms that last night Fred Phelps resigned his membership to the being alive club.  This morning Matt Dillahunty pretty much put my feelings into words: Once upon a time, he was a lawyer who fought for equality (look it up). He created an insular, hateful, abusive little cult [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: I just met you and I love you.

If I could hear the thoughts of dogs, that’s what I think they’d be saying most of the time… [Read more...]