Speaking next weekend in Columbus, OH!

If you’re going to be around the Columbus, OH area next weekend, consider swinging by the Humanist Community of Central Ohio’s Winter Solstice banquet.  I’ll be giving a talk there, and it will be a more personal one about what the freethought movement has meant to me. However, tickets will not be available at the [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/29/2012

For this week’s legal roundup, and the arrows are back with a vengeance. Today’s first item just gets all sorts of my tacky little arrows. It’s awesomeness really deserves twinkling lights and a neon border, too, but I can’t tart up JT’s blog too much or he’ll stop me from posting. Writer Suzanne Lamb and [Read More...]

Accepting unacceptance.

Christina here… When Christopher and I got engaged, he asked if he could take my last name, Stephens. I agreed. Christopher’s parents were not amused, to say the least. His mom believes it is wrong for him to change his name, and believes it reflects poorly on him that “no one in his entire family” [Read More...]

Tom Ricks owns FOX in the shortest interview ever.

FOX News has been harping Benghazi non-stop lately.  In a continuation of that effort, they invited military reporter Tom Ricks onto the show for an interview.  The interview lasted two questions, during which time Ricks told the anchor that FOX is over-hyping the tragedy as an arm of the Republican Party. That was enough for [Read More...]

Economic sensibility from…Ben Stein?

It’s such a conundrum when someone I despise says something smart.  Ben Stein is a dishonest creationist hack…yet he went on FOX News and said sensible things about raising taxes. I just…this is a strange world.  Better balance it out with some Glenn Beck continuing to be a lunatic. This is what A Beautiful Mind [Read More...]

Why atheists can celebrate Christmas

Christina here…   There is a sentiment floating around this (and every) holiday season. It goes something like this: I find it funny that atheists I know still accept Christmas presents. Hypocrites. — Princess Problems (@PrincessPrbs) November 26, 2012 How does it make sense that atheists celebrate Christmas? It doesn’t. “I don’t believe in you [Read More...]

Affordable Care Act will cover regular HIV testing.

The Affordable Care Act allowed the President to create a panel of doctors and scientists who would decide, in large part, what conditions are covered.  This makes sense since medical technology, as well as the diseases we treat, are always changing. Now that panel has decided that HIV testing must be covered under the ACA. [Read More...]

How well did tax cuts work last time?

It’s been established over and over again that massive tax cuts do not stimulate the economy.  Even the Congressional Research Service released a study in September of this year confirming that tax cuts do not stimulate the economy. The Atlantic Wire has a great article out talking about the last time we were told that [Read More...]

WWJTD Podcast: Episode 2

Christina here… Hey! We recorded the second episode of the WWJTD podcast. Isn’t that fucking swell? We’ve almost got the RSS feed up so people who want to listen to the podcast can do so, but it’s not ready yet! For now, you can watch the unedited version in Youtube: This weeks’ podcast hosts: Steven [Read More...]

Warren Buffet hammers conservative economic doomsayers.

How much do I love Warren Buffet?  Answer: so much. He has an op ed in the New York Times in which he skewers the people saying that increasing the capital gains tax will stop people from investing. SUPPOSE that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is [Read More...]

FOX presents the scariest Christmas ever.

Because it’s we atheists who are taking the joy out of Christmas… [Read more...]

Sandra Fluke nominated for “Person of the Year” by TIME. Anguish erupts from REAL America.

TIME Magazine has announced Sandra Fluke, the advocate for contraception being covered as part of health insurance, as one of their finalists for person of the year. Time has nominated the new face of birth control as their “Person of the Year 2012.” Sandra Fluke — the recently graduated 31-year-old Georgetown law student who rose to prominence [Read More...]

Atheist images from around yon web.

Yesterday’s awesome atheist pics from around the web. And here’s a bonus image that has nothing to do with atheism, but which cracked me up. [Read more...]

Fundraiser is on like Donkey Kong.

Literally.  This weekend is the first annual retro gamers for goodness fundraiser.  Jason Thibeault and I will be hanging out on a live-stream talking religion, politics, retro gaming, etc.  The whole time we’ll also be live-streaming the retro games we’re playing. Jason has just released the names of some of our guests… I’ve gotten confirmation [Read More...]