David Koch wants to stop relief funding to Hurricane Sandy victims.

GOP financial backer (and world-class asshole) David Koch, is flexing his muscle with the GOP legislators, many of which he helped to get elected.  He wants to stop federal relief funding to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The top deputy of Koch’s group, Americans for Prosperity, had this to say. New Jersey’s Americans for Prosperity [Read More...]

Likely upcoming Senator wants you to know how difficult it is for a minority like Christians in the United States.

South Carolina resident, Ashley Miller, will love this one.  After Jim DeMint resigned his senate seat in that state to take over a conservative think tank, governor Nikki Haley began the search for his replacement.  The most likely person to fill that role is Tim Scott, and he’s a winner just like Charlie Sheen.  He’s [Read More...]

Grover Norquist hates it when people don’t negotiate.

I asked Santa for an irony buffet, and he apparently delivered.  Grover Norquist, whose most notable accomplishment has been getting a large number of Republican legislators to sign a pledge committing them to never raise taxes, under any circumstances, has a new gripe with the President: Obama is apparently not negotiating. This is an explosion [Read More...]

Fired for the most horrible of crimes.

At a university in Virginia, a volleyball coach is being fired for the crime of being gay. Just three days before Thanksgiving, one of the most loved and most successful coaches at Virginia Commonwealth University was fired — my friend Coach James Finley. After delivering a 25-6 winning season and graduating every one of his [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 12/27/12

Things have been sort of insane in my life over the last few weeks, so I’m horribly late posting legal updates – for which I apologize. I was the target of a home-invasion robbery the night of December 6 – you can read about it on my blog – and the details of putting my [Read More...]

To my readers, thank you for this gift.

In September of this year, I decided to make a go of it writing for a living.  I was certain that I’d barely skimp by and may even have to deliver pizzas a few times a month or something.  But you guys…you lovely, lovely readers who read my posts and share them, who upvote them [Read More...]

Since when could weathermen predict the weather?

Behold: ten inches of snow. I feel cheated. [Read more...]

Senator arrested for drunk-driving.

Sometimes people say they don’t drink alcohol because of their Mormon faith when they’re running for the senate. Crapo in 2010 said that he was motivated to sponsor legislation to reduce taxes on small beer brewers because of his pro-business views. The Mormon lawmaker told The Associated Press that if the measure was approved, he [Read More...]

Why “nobody speaks up” about separation of church and state violations.

Hemant has a post up about the ten commandments case at Valley High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.  Three plaintiffs, two of them students at the school, are suing the school which has refused to remove a monument to the ten commandments.  This is yet another foredoomed lawsuit that will cost the students, in the [Read More...]

The NRA: oblivious and talking.

I’d like to take a moment to claim victory.  While the family was partying it up this last weekend I drank responsibly, which means I am up at the crack of dawn happily singing with the birds, who are out in droves because the ten inches of snow we were supposed to get turned out [Read More...]

WWJTD podcast #5: David Fitzgerald.

Ok, I fibbed.  One post today, and it’s the 5th episode of the WWJTD podcast featuring David Fitzgerald. [Read more...]

Merry Xmas Eve!

Friendsmas Eve is traditionally the day of gift-giving and extra merriment in my family.  So today I’m going to curl up, not read the news, play some video games (League of Legends is kind of fun, but expect to see me on Guild Wars 2 a bit), get ready for the 10″ of snow they’re [Read More...]

Podcast about to go live.

We’re all about and dotting the Ts and crossing the Is.  Hang tight.  When we start broadcasting here in a few minutes, go here to watch the podcast (with David Fitzgerald this week). ::EDIT:: Gah, my network is misbehaving.  We’re trying to figure out if we can make it work.  :(  Stay tuned. ::EDIT #2:: [Read More...]

David Fitzgerald on the WWJTD podcast tonight.

Steven, Christina, and I will be doing the podcast live tonight at or around 8pm EST (I’ll post the link as soon as I’m done doing pre-Friendsmas dinner with the extended family).  Our guest will be David Fitzgerald, author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All.  He’s also a popular [Read More...]