Elections in Maldives postponed in response to the most insidious of vote-rigging plots.

Ever participated in an election while wondering if you were being controlled by black magic to vote a certain way?  Well, authorities and election officials in Maldives are onto that shit. A vote-rigging row has erupted in the Maldives ahead of Saturday’s presidential election amid suspicions that one party is using cursed coconuts imbued with [Read More...]

Documentary alleges that Pat Robertson made millions on a phantom charity.

A new documentary has been released which digs into Pat Robertson’s charity mission to the Congo: Operation Blessing.  While the operation allowed Robertson to raise millions of dollars, those who worked with it claim it hardly existed.  Here is an excerpt from an article about it all.  There’s so much more, so I encourage you [Read More...]

Congressman made wealthy by agriculture subsidies opposes food stamps because…Jesus.

Stephen Fincher, a Republican Congressman out of Tennessee, thinks Jesus would not stand for food stamps.  If people don’t do the work, so sayeth Fincher, they shouldn’t eat.  As for those who do work and still can’t make ends meet or those who are incapable of work, well, sucks to be them.  CHRIST#1FOREVER AMIRITE??? …the [Read More...]

Child abuse in plain sight.

I’ve been up since 3am thanks to being sick.  It’s good for catching up on reading and for being more cynical than usual. I saw this video on Maryam Namazie’s blog.  It’s a child giving a sermon in defense of the Koran.  I have no idea what she’s saying and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t [Read More...]

Russian lawmakers attempting to take children away from gay parents.

Just…wow. Lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov has proposed a bill that will would deny gay parents custody over their own children. If passed it would make “non traditional sexual orientation” a basis for the deprivation of parental rights. It places same-sex sexual orientation in the same category as alcohol and drug abuse. And if you gather in protest [Read More...]

Talk about Syria.

Ok, time for me to bug out for the day and try to get well.  In the meantime, here’s a space to talk about Syria. Questions to answer: 1.  Is war ever justified?  (I think on rare occasion it is) 2.  Is the forthcoming offensive against Syria justified?  (I think it could be, but I [Read More...]

David Barton: knowledge requires fear of the lord.

Nobody would listen to this idiot if he didn’t share their religion. Yes, how could science be done without fear of the lord?  I mean, fear of the Catholic Church delayed scientific innovation for centuries.  If only those scientists had feared the lord instead… [Read more...]

Klingenshmitt: ENDA will force Christians into bankruptcy.

Gordon Klingenschmitt is saying that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in New Mexico will force Christians into bankruptcy. After urging Christian photographers to add the line “worthy of death” to photos they take of same-sex weddings, Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt emailed members of his Pray In Jesus Name Project today warning that Christians may face unemployment [Read More...]

To Sandy Rios the Syria offensive is a handy excuse to complain about gays.

Sandy Rios thinks we’re doomed in Syria because we repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  She can’t really complain that it hurt our military recruiting, because it didn’t (though it’s Sandy Rios, so I doubt she’d be too dissuaded by that fact).  Instead, she just complains that gay people suck at being soldiers.  Oh, and women [Read More...]

Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic removed under suspicion of A) Being too moral B) Child molestation?

The jokes write themselves. The authorities in the Dominican Republic said they would look into rumors of child sexual abuse involving the papal envoy there after he was abruptly removed from his post by the Vatican. The nation’s attorney general, Francisco Domínguez Brito, said Wednesday that his office had not received any accusations about the [Read More...]

God doesn’t use his powers like he loves us.

Ugh…I’m sick.  And Michaelyn is getting sick too.  So today I’m going to write my zombie article and do some quick hits out of the news and then go back to sleep. In the meantime, here’s this: [Read more...]

“Under God” Under Fire

Oral arguments from yesterday’s hearing in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court have been posted on the the Suffolk University Law School website. The Appignani Humanist Legal Center is representing anonymous parents and students in Massachusetts public schools in an attempt to stop the pledge from being recited daily. I have not read the briefs in [Read More...]

GAMING: Huge comeback, hard carrying out of the jungle as Amumu.

It’s not uncommon to have a game as a jungler where everything goes wrong: your team somehow manages to lose a 2v1 lane, your mid laner’s internet stops working, and your 1v2 lane gets shit on like you’d expect.  In those games you just do what you can, realizing you can’t be everywhere at the [Read More...]

My take on Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter.

The other day Sara Lin Wilde posted a rundown of Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter.  It’s not too flattering to unbelievers so I thought I’d take a stab at its premises. Atheism weakens community ties. For some reason, Francis seems to believe that religious faith is required to “build our societies in such a way [Read More...]


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