Election open thread.

Readers are reporting extremely long voting lines in… Columbia, MO New York, NY Jefferson County and Arapahoe County, CO Austin, TX Bucks County, PA St. Louis, MO Benton County AR  (50 precincts that ran out of paper ballots, they can vote electronically, some are leaving due to lines) If you live in these areas, you [Read More...]

Tisha Unarmed…armed.

It’s been a busy day here in JT land.  Tomorrow’s going to be a big day of political blogging.  I feel like I’m going to be live-blogging the whole day. Christina and I will be hosting a watch-party here at her house.  She and I will both be live-blogging the entire evening and will be [Read More...]

Susie and Sandy Make a Mistake

A reader, Dr. Peter Coppinger, wrote the following bedtime poem for his infant twins and emailed it to me.  It’s lovely. “Susie and Sandy Make a Mistake.” It was the first day of school and the children could vote, On the lunchtime vegetable they wanted most. Broccoli or beans were the only choice, Then Susie [Read More...]

“I don’t vote.”

Steven here… I’ve seen a lot of people address undecided voters, and protest voters this year. But not a lot of time spent on those abstaining from the practice altogether. I can understand not voting if life gets in the way. I’ve missed votes because of work schedules, traveling and just not getting registered in [Read More...]

Skepticon: pretty much saved.

It seems that thanking my readers is becoming a full-time job for me.  I’m ok with that. Just two days ago many of the movement’s leaders asked you to help Skepticon.  Though I am no longer part of the organizing effort, Skepticon remains my baby, and one of the most important things to me in [Read More...]

Atheists of note

Steven here… You all have been doing a wonderful job supplying me with candidates for this series. I can’t thank you enough. I am pretty sure I’m going to have more candidates than I know what to do with after this year’s Skepticon and meet hordes of them in real life.   1. Deanna Joy [Read More...]

The graffiti outside of my apartment

Steven here… So I live in Independence, Missouri. It’s like Kansas City, but more god-soaked and annoying. When I was walking my dog I noticed this graffiti.         [Read more...]

What depression feels like.

Michaelyn sent me this.  The artist is ricochet188. [Read more...]

Why was I not notified?

This video exists.  How was I not invited to be in the chorus at least? One Term More – with subtitles from One Term More on Vimeo. [Read more...]

Twitterdump 11/3.

Behold, all the twitterings that didn’t make the blog from yesterday. Haha! @Ziztur has about half the followers that I do! I’ll just have to lord that over her until some of my other readers help her out. Big atheist happy birthday to @Jennifurret! “I disagree with some of Romney’s positions, and agree with others. [Read More...]

A father responds to his transgender child

Steven here… We see a lot of stories of parents that don’t know how to be compassionate. Kicking out and belittling their LBGT kids is sadly one of the more common things we see. One of my cousins is transgender. She recently made a post about how happy she was to be able to jettison [Read More...]

Rally and please help Skepticon.

The Skepticon conference is my baby.  Even though I am no longer part of the organizing effort, being on half of Skepticon’s formation remains one of my proudest accomplishments.  The event means a ton to me. So you can imagine how I felt when the I learned the other day that in terms of fundraising [Read More...]

Tenacious D rocking the vote.

I’m going to have to have some words with my friend Kate, who goes to Kent State.  Apparently Jack Black and Kyle Gass (the duo that makes up Tenacious D) bought a tour bus, took it to Kent State, and have been carting students back and forth to vote early for Obama while rocking. Jack [Read More...]

Religion kills again.

Religion kills again.  A mother has beaten her son to death because he failed to learn the Koran by heart. Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text. The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and his [Read More...]


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