Anti-Obamacare ads may have increased enrollment.

This makes me so, so happy. The millions of dollars being spent in televisions ads that criticize Obamacare might have actually backfired and led to increased enrollment under the health care reform law, according to a study published Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi observed “a positive association between the anti-ACA spending [Read More...]

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US Bank fires woman for proselytizing on the job. She sues for “persecution.”

I just don’t know what to believe sometimes.  Christians are always telling me how faith in Jesus makes people better, stronger, tougher, etc.  But then I see Christians left and right screaming persecution practically every time they stub their toe.  They’re giving me mixed messages. The example that brings that thought to mind is of [Read More...]

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Arguments against Gay Marriage via Children

I thought we had some interesting (if not frustrating) debate about why the LGBT community generally shouldn’t be allowed to marry. Instead of allowing those discussions to be lost in the endless noise of the Disqus universe, I thought I’d catalog those arguments here (and their rebuttals) in a slightly less endless-noise realm of a [Read More...]

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BREAKING: Colorado’s gay marriage ban is gone.

In my last post I wrote that one state per week is a good pace.  It allows us to drink in the shadenfreude of conservative tears. This week’s state is apparently Colorado: A judge in Colorado has struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 2006 [Read More...]

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Democrats propose bill that would reverse the Hobby Lobby decision.

Senate Democrats have drafted a bill that, if passed, would effectively reverse the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case and require owners of closely held businesses to provide birth control as part of health care coverage. Democrats on Wednesday, however, charged that the Supreme Court misinterpreted the law. The RFRA, Sen. Barbara Boxer, [Read More...]

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Jesus in the Hobby Lobby bible.

It’s been a while since I read the bible, but I don’t remember this part… [Read more...]

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Conversation: Utah appealing gay marriage ruling to the Supreme Court.

It’s just been announced that Utah will appeal its gay marriage defeat to the Supreme Court.  I’m excited and trepidatious.  The SCOTUS ruled in favor of equality for gays in striking down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  Kennedy has shown he’s willing to throw in with gays in terms of equality, but after the Hobby Lobby [Read More...]

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For those who didn’t think Sarah Palin could be less self-aware.

Sarah Palin thinks Obama should be impeached!  Driven out of office!  Why?  Dereliction of duty. Sarah Palin is now calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. In a column published on Breitbart.com Tuesday, Palin accused the president of “purposeful dereliction of duty,” likening Obama’s treatment of the United States to that of an abusive spouse. This, [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness #2: an interesting list.

I just looked at my twitter feed and saw this: How many people are on that list??? *happy sigh*  I married well. [Read more...]

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Your morning happiness: funniest porn I’ve ever seen.

I don’t follow soccer, but it’s obvious to anybody on the internet that the world cup is happening right now and that loads of other people follow it.  Cool.  Because I live and work on the internet I’m also aware that Germany put a bit of hurt on the Brazilian team the other day.  Ausgeseichnet! [Read More...]

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Think of a Color that Doesn’t Exist

I’ve seen this question pop up here and there. My eye twitches, because people often miss an obvious candidate. Magenta. Magenta doesn’t exist. [Read more...]

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Yes, I Can Hold Public Office as An Atheist

For years, the atheist movement has been making the claim that atheists in America can’t hold public office in seven states. We have almost all seen the graphics and posts people have made decrying this as discriminatory and unjust. The most recognizable might be this one to the right: Many news outlets keep repeating this [Read More...]

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FOX News contributor: low unemployment rate bad for the economy. #ThanksObama

Obama just can’t freaking win.  Republicans go on and on about how food stamps are terrible and all those moochers sustaining their lazy existence straight from the bosom of Lady Liberty.  We’re told we can’t have a social safety net because it will undermine the goal of making sure all those lazy good-fer-nuthins get jobs! [Read More...]

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City of Rowlett denying atheists chance to give invocation.

After the SCOTUS ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that invocations before government meetings were constitutional provided they don’t discriminate, the Freedom From Religion Foundation announced an award for which atheist signed up and gave the best one.  The Metroplex Atheists in Texas signed up to give a secular invocation in the city of [Read More...]

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