Republicans would be fired from Taco Bell.

I just made this as my facebook status and thought I’d share: The Republicans right now are essentially saying “Subvert the established political process for which we signed up, or we won’t do our jobs.” In what other job can you get away with that? When I worked at Taco Bell, if I had said [Read More...]

WWII veterans ain’t got time for no barricade.

Yesterday was the day a group of World War II veterans generally visit the WWII memorial in Washington DC.  But because the memorial is classified as a national park it was shut down.  This is what greeted the veterans: For some perspective, this is a group of people who stormed the beach at Normandy, and [Read More...]

I was wrong – the Cosmological Argument makes perfect sense. Thanks “Atheist Killa”.

I used to think Scott Clifton, the man behind the youtube channel Theoretical Bullshit, was a genius without peer.  How could I have been so blind?  I mean, I watched Scott’s video rebutting William Lane Craig’s version of the Kalaam Cosmological Argument and thought it was great.  But that was my own tiny brain failing [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: we all need a hug right now.

The government’s shut down, we’re all depressed…so here’s the hug we all need. Unless you think hugs are falsely intimate power plays that are imposed on everybody you know (this is one of the shittiest, most cynical pieces I’ve ever read). Also, I made a snarky facebook status a few minutes ago: Our neighbors have [Read More...]

Father on Republicans’ idea of negotiation and compromise.

I’ve already put down my thoughts on the government shutdown and the GOP’s charade, but father tied up the word play in use by the Republicans nicely in this one paragraph: The thing about “compromise” and “negotiations” as used here is the effort to create a false equivalency between GOP hostage-taking and Democratic officials who [Read More...]

Hispanics leaving Catholicism.

Here’s some good news (that will make David Tamayo especially happy): Hispanics, which are traditionally a Catholic demographic, are leaving Catholicism.  The bad news is that many of them are just moving over to being Evangelicals.  On the whole, Hispanics are becoming less religious, but it’s certainly by inches.  See yon graph: The article talks [Read More...]

Iran passes a bill allowing men to marry their adopted daughters.

…so long as they’ve reached the ripe marrying age of 13 years-old. Lawmakers in Iran have passed a bill allowing a man to marry his adopted daughter while she is as young as 13. Human rights activists and others are outraged, claiming the law “legalizes pedophilia.” The Guardian reports Parliamentarians in Iran passed a bill [Read More...]

GAMING: My life in “ranked” play.

This is the story of my life in ranked play: winning/crushing lane but ultimately losing the game because I draw teams of the most inept players to ever hit the rift. How do people carry themselves out of Silver?  I just don’t see how it’s possible. [Read more...]

Craig James fired for being an anti-gay bigot, not for being a Christian.

Former ESPN commentator Craig James was fired after one week with FOX Sports.  He claims it was because he is religious: “I was shocked that my personal religious beliefs were not only the reason for Fox Sports firing me but I was completely floored when I read stories quoting Fox Sports representatives essentially saying that [Read More...]

The government shutdown is a travesty that has been orchestrated by the GOP.

So the government has shut down.  Why has this happened?  It’s actually more simple and transparent than you might think. After the passing of the Affordable Care Act (which has done wonders for my parents) the GOP decided to campaign on opposing it.  This was for a number of reasons: 1.  They’d built their platform [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: lose-lose situation.

If you’re like me, you awoke to see that the GOP is willing to burn the country to the ground.  So, for your morning happiness, I present you with a lose-lose situation. *sigh*  I don’t feel better. [Read more...]

Matt Dillahunty on religious news writing.

Matt Dillahunty gave a talk at the Religious Newswriters Convention this past weekend.  He was asked to give his perspective on the issues as a ten-minute opener.  He has sent me the text of his talk in case I wanted to post it on my blog. How could I resist?  Here it is: “When then-candidate [Read More...]

Christians accuse god of caring less about others.

The initial title for this piece was “Christians say god saves them from gunman”, but I changed it for purposes of accuracy.  A guy went to rob a McDonalds and his gun malfunctioned.  And because guns never malfunction (which makes a person wonder why our soldiers, who are presumably in possession of high-quality firearms, receive [Read More...]

Who said low-hanging fruit can’t be delicious?

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire is a hoot.  Don’t remember him?  He’s the guy who is sick of “being sodomized by the left”.  He’s got a new video out in which he talks about the Westboro Baptist Church asking who we are to judge them.  After all, god might really have told them to do the horrible [Read More...]


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