Your morning happiness: mah bowl.

Now that I’ve got all that annoying food out of the bowl… [Read more...]

Turkish politician promises to eradicate twitter.

We all know that politicians make promises on the campaign trail that they either will not or cannot keep, but this one from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan takes the cake. “We will eradicate Twitter,” Erdoğan told a rally in Bursa in the west of the country. “I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness [Read More...]

Contact your senator and tell them to not put religion on a pedestal.

No surprise, last week the House passed the Equitable Access to Care and Health Act.  Ironically, what this bill does is deny equal access to care and health by allowing employers to cite their religion to skip out on obeying the healthcare law.  So the employees of religious people could be denied equal healthcare as [Read More...]

Your afternoon happiness: sleepy puppies.

More insomnia last night.  Was up til 5:30am for no apparent reason, just unable to sleep.  So that means you get an afternoon happiness today.  :P Also, as a bit of morning happiness for me, today I hit my average traffic for a month with 10 days to go.  This marks another month of largely [Read More...]

Woman who thinks gay people cause tornadoes wins Republican primary in Illinois.

The main problem with religion is faith overruling any burden to adhere to the facts or reality, people who are wrong on a level that would suggest the most severe forms of stupidity are elevated to the same plane as people who, y’know, make sense. Take these quotes for example: “God is angry. We are [Read More...]

Ted Cruz thinks it’s the job of military chaplains to be insensitive to atheists.

Ted Cruz occupies a position of responsibility, a position where he is burdened by his office to represent all citizens equally.  This is how he goes about it: “You know, last year, there was a chaplain in the Air Force up in Alaska who wrote in a blog post the phrase ‘There are no atheists [Read More...]

NCAA Tournament open thread.

For those of you watching the NCAA tournament who want to chat about it, this thread is for you. You can watch the tournament for free on your computer box at this link. I don’t care if it hoses my bracket (mine won’t suffer too bad, actually), I’d be ok with American scoring the upset [Read More...]

Fred Phelps is dead.

Local news reports and the Phelps family confirms that last night Fred Phelps resigned his membership to the being alive club.  This morning Matt Dillahunty pretty much put my feelings into words: Once upon a time, he was a lawyer who fought for equality (look it up). He created an insular, hateful, abusive little cult [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: I just met you and I love you.

If I could hear the thoughts of dogs, that’s what I think they’d be saying most of the time… [Read more...]

WWJTD March Madness bracket group.

For those who wanted a WWJTD bracket pool this year, it has been made.  Here’s the link.  :)  Let’s see which of our illustrious group can sports hardest.  Go Gators! And we all know Arkansas is going to win the NIT, so no need to even speculate there. [Read more...]

Frozen spiritual leader coming back from the dead? That’s just silly…

So I read this story yesterday and a thought struck me: After Indian guru Ashutosh Maharaj of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission) died in January of a suspected heart attack, his followers let his body sit a week before finally putting him in a freezer. Spiritual cryonics! “He is not dead,” [Read More...]

Glenn Beck rebutted by his own site.

Right Wing Watch has dug up the most gloriously ironic thing I’ve seen in a while.  So the White House’s executive pastry chef (there’s more than one?) is leaving the White House.  He announced his reasoning in a public statement: Mr. Yosses has also been inspired by the White House garden, where he has chosen [Read More...]

GOP: .035% tax on wealthiest financial institutions could lead to disaster.

54 Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to one of their own, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp.  Camp has proposed a new tax that his GOP compatriots have found unacceptable.  In their letter, these lawmakers fret that Camp’s proposed tax would “threaten our economic vitality by reducing access to credit, curbs economic growth, [Read More...]

Salvation Army settles church/state lawsuit.

This is a bittersweet victory for church/state separation: The New York Civil Liberties Union announced the approval yesterday of a settlement in Lowe v. The Salvation Army,a 10-year old lawsuit on behalf of 19 Salvation Army employees, including two who claim they were fired in retaliation for protesting the imposition of religious requirements on employees paid with government grant [Read More...]