Andrew Seidel goes on conservative show to discuss Shepherd’s Garden Park and owns host Faith Goldy.

Last week I wrote about the Christian park being built in Iowa that received a $140,000 grant from the state government and how the FFRF was intervening.  This week Andrew Seidel of the FFRF went on the SUN Network (the Canadian equivalent of FOX News) to talk about the situation with (this is really her [Read More...]

Geneticist thinks Christianity will re-emerge because Christians make more babies.

I’ve heard this idea before, but Steve Jones is one of the first people who I’ve seen covered in major media espousing it: Professor Jones said history had proven that religion grows rapidly during large population booms, particularly in poorer countries. He argued that rapid growth in Africa could spark a new resurgence of major [Read More...]

Tea Party getting thumped everywhere…except Texas.

Politics in Texas is just so damn easy.  All you need to do is make a bunch of assertions that don’t even take a cursory amount of research to be revealed as untrue and count on people being dumb enough to believe it.  Bonus points for pumping steroids into their prejudices. First up, Dan Patrick. [Read More...]

Dealing with jealousy in a polyamorous relationship.

It’s hard to talk about polyamory without getting flooded by emails and comments asking how I deal with all the jealousy that must surely come with even the thought of a person I love sleeping swapping spit with someone else.  So I reached back into the vault and hauled out my post on jealousy.  Enjoy. [Read More...]

Vatican back in front of the UN for failing to adequately deal with child-raping priests.

Remember when the Vatican said they were going to crack down on child-raping priests (but would be fighting any police efforts to crack down on them unless legally forced to do so), and then the UN said they were failing at it, and then the Vatican responded by essentially saying they were only going to [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: besties!

Beasties?  Besties?  How about both?  :) [Read more...]

I slept with a married woman.

Since I’m on the road today I figured I’d dig into the vault and put one of my older pieces up.  The piece, when it was originally posted, was titled Adventures in Polyamory.  The original title was I Slept with a Married Woman, but at the time I was working for the SSA and my [Read More...]

Today: Kansas City to Mountain Home.

Today the pre-wedding tour continues as Michaelyn and I venture from Kansas City to Mountain Home where we will stay until we are wed.  O.o I feel like a kid…I’m a pretty laid back person.  I’m very much in the “being married won’t change a thing” camp.  I don’t need any pomp or ceremony, just [Read More...]

House “science” committee prohibits military from taking climate change into account.

The House science committee, which is chaired and run by a group of Republicans who are decidedly anti-science, has pulled a North Carolina and said the military can’t research or acknowledge climate change. The notoriously anti-science House Science Committee has hit a new low, voting on Thursday to approve a spending bill amendment that “would prohibit defense spending [Read More...]

White House inadvertently reveals the identity of top CIA agent in the most face-palmingly way possible.

A list of people being briefed by Barack Obama when he visits Kabul was created.  This list accidentally contained the name of our top spy in the country who, if his identity were compromised, could put him and his family in danger. That list was then sent to reporters. The CIA’s top officer in Kabul [Read More...]

Church leaders blame drag queen for flooding in the Balkans.

It was the cynical Rahm Emanuel who once said “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  Nobody heeded his call to use the crisis of others to empower yourselves like religious leaders in the wake [Read More...]

Sumo power and atheist community building at its finest!

This weekend consisted of visiting Michaelyn’s family and going to Dr. Darrel Ray’s annual Memorial Day picnic.  First I want to talk about the picnic.  I’m often asked what people can do for atheism if they’re not debaters by nature.  I always respond is that you can work to make a welcoming, fun place for [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: hug pounce!

Morning all!  Michaelyn and I have decided to stick around for one more day before making the jaunt to Arkansas.  We wanted to give me another day to rest (though I’m feeling much better today, save for my awe that a human body can produce this much snot) and to see friends since we’ll be [Read More...]

Ted Cruz: Democrats want to repeal the first amendment.

Ugh, I know I said no posts today, but this is just too stupid to sit on. When Sen. Ted Cruz told the conservative pastors gathered at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference yesterday that “the Senate Democrats are going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment,” [Read More...]