Virgina Governor expands Medicaid in opposition to his legislature.

In Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has decided to expand Medicaid, going against his GOP-controlled legislature. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) plans to move forward with Medicaid expansion even without lawmakers’ support, the governor announced on Friday. The battle over Medicaid expansion has been particularly contentious in Virginia over the past several months, as McAuliffe been [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: bridesmaids!

This Saturday I will be married.  O.o  I never saw myself as the marriage type, but it’s gonna happen.  She’s just…wonderful. Anyway, we have a lot of decorating and prep to do.  Plus, many of my groomsmen are coming into town this week, some of whom I’ve not seen in years.  It will be good [Read More...]

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Want to take over my blog for a few days?

Hey all. So…I’m getting married next Saturday.  Things are going to be a mad house around here.  We’re housing a few of the groomsmen here throughout the week and preparations are going to be…well, wedding preparations. So I’m looking for a few people who’d like to take over my blog starting later in the week [Read More...]

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Popular Christian DJ arrested for criminal sexual misconduct with children.

John Balyo is a popular Christian DJ who really likes children. Prior to being arrested, the Christian radio personality was praised for his work sponsoring children through Compassion International and was even video recorded meeting his “compassion child” in Uganda. In the video, now littered with comments and accusations, Balyo is asked, “John I have [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: Daddy! …and Elvis.

I probably shouldn’t show this to Michaelyn, lest she get ideas… [Read more...]

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Arkansas legislators adopt statement condemning judge who struck down gay marriage ban.

State senator Jason Rapert is a real piece of…work. A resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, which a circuit judge recently overturned, won support from state lawmakers Friday. The non-binding measure, approved by the panel that represents the full Legislature between sessions, also condemns Pulaski County [Read More...]

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The loving psychopath.

I’ve been told multiple times in response to the charge that god is cruel that we are like ants to him.  We owe him our existence so god can do whatever he likes with us, so we’re told.  I’ve always failed to see how that resolves the problem of god causing so much suffering… This [Read More...]

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New York about to get medical marijuana.

Hooray!  Religious people have failed to keep another outlet to enjoying life illegal in another state! The expected signature of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is all that is needed for the state to permit the use of medical marijuana. The “Compassionate Care Act” was passed by the State Assembly early Friday, according to Jason [Read More...]

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UK couple receive sentences of 12 months/9 months for hanging bacon on door handles of mosque.

Ok, I’m not one to defend vandals, but I am one to oppose cruel and unusual punishment.  In Edinburgh, this just happened: Chelsea Lambie, 18, from Paisley, was sentenced to 12 months and Douglas Cruikshank, from Galashiels, to nine months. They attached bacon to door handles and threw strips inside Edinburgh’s Central Mosque on 31 [Read More...]

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Small town in Arkansas denies Pagans permission to build a temple.

The mayor of Bumblefuck Beebe, Arkansas was all about the formation of a new temple…until it was revealed that it was to be a Pagan temple, not a Christian one: A disabled Arkansas veteran seeking to open a pagan temple with his wife in the town of Beebe said he has been denied permits and [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: I got mentioned on an NA LCS broadcast!

Every broadcast of the LCS they ask a question to everybody on twitter.  I submitted an answer and they mentioned it on air!  Just play the below video, it starts with the twitter answers. Phreak even pronounced my name right.  That’s it, I retire.  [Read more...]

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Bryan Fischer: Discrimination is a good thing and it’s necessary.

The narrative from the anti-gay crowd has been either “We’re not discriminating by insisting gays shouldn’t be able to do what straight people can do!” or “It’s we who are being discriminated against when gay people are allowed to do what we do!”  In both cases, discrimination is being treated as the horrible thing everybody [Read More...]

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Number of Latinos identifying as “nones” has almost doubled since 2010.

We’re just making progress everywhere.  The number of Hispanic American “nones” — those who say they have no particular religion or are atheist or agnostic — is growing at a clip that would make GOP operatives green with envy. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2013 , 18 percent of Hispanics are not affiliated with [Read More...]

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National Organization for Marriage supporter threatens violence if marriage equality is realized.

The National Organization for Marriage held a rally in DC the other day which, admittedly, had better turnout than Operation American Spring (which isn’t saying much).  Mike Huckabee gave a talk, and so did NOM President Brian Brown who boldly stated that the meager assembly would continue to stand up for “the truth of marriage.” [Read More...]

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