A parade of ignorance and confidence.

Buzzfeed asked people to write messages to Bill Nye following his debate with Ken Ham (I’m still working on a post carving through all of Ham’s BS, stay tuned).  I didn’t watch the debate initially, but I asked a friend how it went.  My friend responded “Bill Nye gave science lessons to an audience of [Read More...]

“Family values” Republican arrested for beating his wife.

Jason Priest is a State Senator in Montana who loves families.  Loves, loves, loves them.  In fact, he loves them so much that he has fought like a mad man to keep gay people from forming them with their choice, rather than Priest’s choice, of spouse.  It’s all about family values for Priest, because that’s [Read More...]

UN slams the Vatican for failing to protect children and more.

Well, the UN released their findings upon investigating the Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse cases.  It turns out that for being the lords of morality, the Catholic Church kind of sucked. In its findings, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said the Holy See should open its files on members [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: hat too big!

Hey all.  Sorry for my absence yesterday.  We got about 8-10 inches of snow here and Michaelyn had the day off, so we snuggled, played video games, and watched Community.  She has another day off today so posting will be light. Tomorrow I plan to do a full, long, painful post on why everything Ken [Read More...]

Montana diocese declares bankruptcy in the wake of hundreds of raped children.

I’m not sure it’s enough to be an instance of full justice, but it’s a start: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Mont., filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday to pave the way for a $15 million settlement of lawsuits alleging clergy members sexually abused 362 children over five decades, according to a diocese spokesman. [Read More...]

Courts uphold marriage equality law in Hawaii.

I doubt there will be many cries of anguish over this – the homophobes are still tripping over themselves about the marriage equality ruling in Oklahoma.  All the same: A news release from Hawaii’s Department of Attorney General reports that on Jan. 29 a state trial court judge upheld the constitutionality under both the state [Read More...]

Rep. Jim Bridenstine responds to “Obama should be executed” with “Obama is kind of lawless, isn’t he?”

Sometimes the proper reaction to something is “Ma’am, what you just said could only be the depraved ramblings of a lunatic mind.  You don’t need to be voting, you need either education or help.”  Here is one such example from an elderly lady at a rally for Rep. Jim Bridenstine: “Obama, he’s not president, as [Read More...]

Linda Harvey: being gay is like being anorexic.

Mission America’s Linda Harvey gave an interview to the ironically named American Family Associan’s radio show the other day where she compared homosexuality (which the American Psychological Association considers to be a perfectly normal facet of human psychology) to anorexia (which the American Psychological Association considers to be a psychological disorder).  This is akin to [Read More...]

Xenophobic reaction to Coke’s multi-cultural Superbowl commerical.

So Coke had a Superbowl ad in which the song “America the Beautiful” was sung in multiple languages, suggesting that America was a welcoming home to people of all cultures – a melting pot, if you will.  Well, a bunch of people descended from immigrants decided to express their outrage over this.  America, it turns [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: dog testing new baby.

A new baby came home and this dog gives it a quick test followed quickly by tacit approval. [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: best highlight vid ever.

All of Michaelyn’s classes were cancelled today, so it looks like I get to spend the day watching Community with her.  :D But here’s some quick happiness.  Tyler Self is a walk-on basketball player at KU who has made, I think, two shots in his career.  Still, someone made a highlight video of him. Have [Read More...]

Creationism is Better than Evolution

At least, that’s what at least one 7th grade social studies teacher at the Lakewood Middle School in North Little Rock, Arkansas, has spent three days teaching her class. Want proof? Examine the Power Point that went along with her lecture. It’s full of misrepresentations and bad science. This same school last year was the [Read More...]

The voucher system applied to other government responsibilities.

If the voucher system used to divert taxpayer money to religious schools were applied to other things, what would it look like?  Probably like this: [Read more...]

Fischer: parenting by gay parents is a form of child abuse.

Bryan Fischer didn’t like the gay weddings at the Grammys.  He had this to say of them: “If you care about children,” Fischer said, “this thing ought to appall you because gay marriage is bad for children. In fact, same-sex parenting – I’m going to be very direct here – same-sex parenting is a form [Read More...]


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