Interview with atheist Congressional candidate James Woods part 1.

I was fortunate enough this weekend to get to sit down for about 45 minutes with James Woods who is running for the House of Representatives out of the state of Arizona.  Woods is a fascinating person because (among other reasons) he is an atheist and blind.  This makes him an anomaly in politics.  What’s [Read More...]

No video today, but tune in Sunday for a really special one!

I’m about to film something pretty rad for Sunday.  I’ll probably post it in the morning.  You’ll want to see it, so be ready.  :D [Read more...]

Holy Blasphemy: The Religious Comedy of John Troutman’s The Gospel of Carol

Religious comedy plays for high stakes.  The potential for ruinous failure is astoundingly high, but to those lucky few who are able to fuse an appreciation for the humanity of religious impulses with jagged honesty about the myriad faults and horrors of religious thinking, a small measure of immortality is given.  Aristophanes, Voltaire, Tom Lehrer, [Read More...]

Mormon Church suing dating website for using the word “Mormon”.

A new dating website has popped up named Mormon Match.  As you might guess, it connects single Mormons so they can date, get married, and create a happy Mormon life together.  This is not sitting well with the heads of the Mormon Church who are suing the website on the grounds that the Church of [Read More...]

Alabama’s Chief Justice makes ruling peppered with bible verses.

Judge Roy Moore apparently thought he was conducting a clinic on how to gift wrap somebody a victory on appeal.  In actuality he was ruling on an a real case. Last week, Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that women who use chemical substances during pregnancy may be charged with child endangerment. The case, Hicks v. Alabama, has [Read More...]

Hannity responds to Jon Stewart…Stewart takes his foot off the brakes.

The other day on the Daily Show Jon Stewart pointed out that Sean Hannity was being a bit of a hypocrite with the whole Cliven Bundy stand off.  Hannity took umbrage to that and fired back. That, as they say, was the wrong answer. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show [Read More...]

Morning happiness #2: recipe for JT’s angry egg & cheese sandwich.

So those crazy kids at Skepticon have come up with an idea for a fundraiser: they’re selling a cookbook with recipes from past speakers (for a modest donation, you can have your own recipe included).  So they messaged me and asked for one of my favorite recipes to put in the book. Now, anybody who [Read More...]

Morning happiness #1: Bronn of Blackwater’s musical past.

There will be two morning happiness posts today.  The first deals with an interesting Game of Thrones related fact Michaelyn tossed my way yesterday.  So any fans of Game of Thrones know of Tyrion’s sellsword Bronn of Blackwater: He is played by Jerome Flynn who was part of a doo-wap group in the UK from [Read More...]

WWJTD Youtube: Yeah, science assumes naturalism.

Don’t want to assume naturalism, then your beliefs aren’t scientific. Michaelyn bought her diploma cover today.  :)  Moar celebrating tonight!  See you all tomorrow! [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: Michaelyn is victorious!

Hey gang.  Gonna be a day of very light posting because…Michaelyn has finished her thesis!!!  So we’re staying at home celebrating while she puts the finishing touches on. Toss her some congrats in the comments.  :D [Read more...]

WWJTD Youtube: Gov. Christie says drugs are bad, m’kay.

Here’s today’s vid, complete with intro!  :P [Read more...]

US army acknowledges humanist as a religious preference.

It turns out that nobody is too atheist to fight for your freedoms and that there are soldiers who don’t let fear rob them of the critical thinking – and thus, there are atheists in fox holes.  The US army has acknowledged another flavor of such men and women by allowing them to etch “Humanist” [Read More...]

Jon Stewart: Sean Hannity has made Glenn Beck the voice of reason.

So there’s a lot of hullabaloo about this rancher in Nevada who is having an armed standoff with the feds because he’s been grazing his cattle on government land and not paying the government to do so (like everybody else).  Jon Stewart captures my thoughts on this perfectly along with why Hannity is a hypocrite: [Read More...]

Oregon attorney general won’t defend gay marriage ban.

W00t!  A couple in Oregon is suing the state on the grounds of its gay marriage ban.  The attorney general in Oregon has said she won’t defend the ban as there appears to be no legal justification for it.  But that’s just because she’s all hung up with the United States Constitution instead of god’s [Read More...]