Your morning happiness: pug with arthritis.

This pug has arthritis, but still wants to go on walks.  So its owners bought it a stroller. [Read more...]

The GOP makes “a good faith effort” to save their image.

I loathe John Boehner. It’s a common tactic when negotiating the price of anything to lowball them.  Say a person wants $200 for a sofa and you only want to pay $150.  You don’t start by offering $150, you start by offering $100 and then let them negotiate you up to what you wanted to [Read More...]

Catch a livestream of Freethought Florida for $12!

The Humanists of Florida are allowing people to livestream the Freethought Florida Conference on November 2-3.  There are a lot of solid speakers in the lineup like Dave Silverman, Seth Andrews, Dale McGowan, Darrel Ray, Nate Phelps, Sarah Morehead, James Randi, and Dan Fincke.  I’m especially happy to see Dan Fincke getting some more speaking [Read More...]

Michaelyn (and maybe I) will be on the radio tonight.

When Michaelyn gets done with class today we’ll accompany Skepticon rep Micah Weiss to Kansas City.  There’s some confusion about whether they want me and Michaelyn to talk about Reasonfest or just Michaelyn, but at the very least half of our household will be on KKFI at 7pm CST.  :)  You can listen by following [Read More...]

Let the GOP re-write of shutdown history begin.

First thing: every time I read something that has leaked out of John Boehner’s brain a little more contempt is cultivated in my mind.  Yesterday was no exception: “It is our hope that this will be a constructive meeting and that the president finally recognizes Americans expect their leaders to be able to sit down [Read More...]

Four on trial in France for brutal exorcism.

By this point surely not even the faithful can deny that people can do inhuman things to others on account of their religious beliefs.  If not, here’s another example: Four former members of the Seventh Day Adventists, a US-based Protestant church, went on trial in France Monday for the kidnapping and torture of a 19-year-old [Read More...]

Well that’s flattering…

I’ve always felt my strength as a writer/communicator is my lack of any discernible genius.  I’m serious about that.  I’m just smart enough to mostly understand what the super smart people are saying, but still average Joe enough to argue concisely in common language.  That’s what I suspect anyway… So when the Madison Freethought Festival [Read More...]

Joseph Atwill has not proven that Jesus was made up by the Romans.

A lot of people are sending me this article talking about Joseph Atwill’s upcoming presentation of his claim that Rome invented Jesus: American Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill will be appearing before the British public for the first time in London on the 19th of October to present a controversial new discovery: ancient confessions recently uncovered [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: big happiness dump.

Here’s all the happy you can handle.  Seriously, today’s post is a god damn ray of sunshine.  For starters, here’s a bunch of baby ducks who all fucking love this dog: And if the recent assault of depressing news gets you down, take heart, we’ll probably be alright: And here’s a classic, but a goodie: [Read More...]

Republicans spent all spring avoiding negotiation, but now it’s all they want.

The key talking point right now for the GOP regarding the shutdown is that the Democrats won’t negotiate with them.  If only they would, the GOP wouldn’t have to put a gun to the head of our economy. Funny thing though, all spring the Dems tried to negotiate with the GOP, and they would have [Read More...]

Shutdown affecting hunting and fishing. Republicans won’t like that…

Most of the country is pissed at the Republicans over the shut down (and rightly so, since it’s their doing).  But there are still a cabal of Tea Partiers who, in the name of Jesus, would rather see our economy destroyed before they see the poor get healthcare (ironically, because of concern that the healthcare [Read More...]

Middle school principal loses his moxy when the bill for breaking the law comes in.

Remember when the principal of Southern Ohio Middle School said of a portrait of Jesus he had hanging in the school: The local school district’s superintendent of schools says he won’t remove the picture with an order from the school board or a judge. He says the display comes from a student’s initiative, which makes [Read More...]

Scouts in the UK no longer have to pledge to do their duty to god.

Once again, in the race for an equal and reasonable society, the United States has been lapped. fter more than a century, members will no longer have to promise – on their honour – to do their duty to God when they make their pledge to the movement. They will, however, still be required to [Read More...]

Klingenschmitt: government forcing Christians to participate in sodomy.

The amount of unhinged lately has gone well over 9,000. Trying to reason with people like this is like expecting a newborn to comprehend English.  All you can really do is boggle that people can be this detached from reality, mock them for their lack of effort to be accurate, and weep because they have [Read More...]


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