American Atheists picking me up as a columnist.

As of a couple days ago, I’ve been acquired by American Atheists to write a recurring column for their magazine, American Atheist.  I’m excited!  I’ve never actually been a columnist before… I suspect it will be a lot of fun.  For now though, I’m going back to sleep.  I’ve woken up with a fever and [Read More...]

Sending Matt Dillahunty a few hundred bucks.

Despite opposition from some irretrievable asshats (who inadvertently helped the cause by clicking, suckahs), we raised a fair amount of money for Matt Dillahunty and his wife, Beth, after their house was robbed. Right now the hit count stands at 52,768, which comes out to $211.07.  It’s a drop in the bucket for the thousands [Read More...]

Guy affectionately remembers me trolling him. :)

I got this message from Aknor the True-hearted on facebook this morning (name changed to protect their identity).  It made my day and I thought I’d share. Professor Dr. Professor Eberhard, While posting a link to an article on the wall of my dear friend Jacob, here (ironically, the article was about a judge sentencing [Read More...]

Christian commenter wants to bind me. Rawr.

Icy Cantu is a god-botter with a habit of doing nothing but posting scripture.  I don’t mind religious commenters, but they damn well better be part of the conversation.  I’m not a fan of believers turning my comment sections into their own personal billboard.  Icy was warned and then banned. But like most of the [Read More...]

Let’s help Matt Dillahunty.

For those who haven’t heard Matt Dillahunty’s house got robbed yesterday.  The burglars got away with his wife’s wedding ring, both their laptops, their Wii, Matt’s tablet, and some other stuff.  Here’s what Matt had to say on facebook. So, I’m going to be brief as there’s a lot of stuff to do. First – [Read More...]

Cell phone crashing.

I have a new hobby. [Read more...]

AFA’s Naughty or Nice List

  Christina here…. One “Million” Mom’s sent me an email! Dear Christina, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, here is our annual “Naughty or Nice” retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies [Read More...]

Companies that suck: volume 1.

Some business owners are positively livid that they now, by federal law, must provide healthcare to the employees that make them rich.  I’ll try to update this blog with a list as I learn about them. Denny’s.  This one sucks.  I actually kind of like Denny’s. The owner of more than 40 Denny’s restaurants throughout [Read More...]

McCain misses Benghazi briefing to demand greater attention be paid to Benghazi.

John McCain and the rest of the GOP have gotten a bit of tunnel vision lately: Benghazi.  Even though the rest of the world seems to have mourned the tragedy and also tackled every other political issue, FOX and the Republicans seem fixated on this one topic (because it’s important, and certainly not for political [Read More...]

Tea baggers in Wisconsin want to arrest people for *not* breaking the law.

This is just a hoot. Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, [Read More...]

Michaelyn’s face as she got engaged.

The video of my entire Skepticon 5 talk will go up eventually.  However, one of the people with Camp Quest Oklahoma was there and managed to have a camera on Michaelyn while I was doing my proposing.  He sent me that video.  Here’s how it went down.  I had given roses to some of the [Read More...]

Comment roundup 11/16: Argument with Stan.

My mother posted this picture to her facebook this morning. First came one of mom’s facebook friends.  We’ll call him Bawb.  Bawb has since deleted his comment, but he charged saying my mom was uneducated, that explaining would be a waste of time, but that he would pray for her.  I didn’t take too kindly [Read More...]

Good guy google being transparent.

Google is in the habit of posting how many requests for private information they receive from governments around the world, because it turns out our governments (y’know, the ones employed by the citizens they like to monitor) aren’t to keen on telling us when they’re rummaging about our private information. Turns out those requests are [Read More...]

Romney really meant the 47% comment.

Remember when Mitt Romney “misspoke” that bit about 47% of Americans (read: the people he wanted to represent) being societal leeches?  Of all the times for there to be a hidden camera in the room, right?  About a month afterward Mitt, who would never lie to get elected, told America that what he said didn’t [Read More...]