Congressman opposes anti-global warming measures because…god.

Jeff Miller is a Congressman in Florida (I’ll leave you to guess his party affiliation) who opposes environmental regulations.  Why?  Because he believes god is in control. During a “Coffee with the Congressman” event on Tuesday, some of Miller’s constituents confronted him about his position on environmental policy. They said there was a large consensus [Read More...]

Heritage Foundation’s push poll drastically backfires.

Definition of a push poll: A push poll is an interactive marketing technique, most commonly employed during political campaigning, in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll. An example would be if I were to randomly call a bunch of people [Read More...]

I’m going back to Ohio already!

This weekend I’ll return to Ohio, Toledo specifically, to speak at the Great Lakes Atheist Convention.  There will be many speakers there I know and love including Jerry Dewitt, Zack Kopplin, and the glorious (and remarkably classy) Sam Singleton.  There will also be many speakers I’ve never heard give a public presentation – which is [Read More...]

Splendid rebuttal of Ray Comfort.

Ray Comfort runs his apologetics business under the name “Way of the Master”.  He doesn’t say what he’s the master of, but I think he’s laying claim to being the master of dishonest editing after shooting interviews. His most recent offering is a video titled Evolution vs. God.  I regret losing the time out of [Read More...]

Walker Bristol says atheist conferences kill critical thought. I firmly disagree.

Oh how I hate linking to Chris Stedman’s blog, but sometimes things just can’t be helped.  Walker Bristol has a post up over there expressing his cynicism about atheist conferences. Our movement, centered around critical thinking and challenging dogmatic authority, is grossly quick to defer to the interests and ideas of the powerful and subvert [Read More...]

Finally a real miracle: science textbooks in Texas are sound on evolution.

The battle in Texas is not over.  Right now the state board of education is packed with people who make a living telling credulous people that evolution is not true.  However, for the time being, things are a-ok according to science educators. “It appears that publishers have done a good job resisting political pressure to [Read More...]

Glenn Beck: Progressives are like killers.

Once again, this requires very little comment, as if I could dredge out any more stupidity from this clip beyond what is right there on the surface even if I had years to analyze it.  Even summoning up the totality of all my eloquence, after conjuring up every ounce of vivacity and probing every recess [Read More...]

Department of Defense to extend full benefits to married same sex couples no later than Sept. 3.

I feel like I’m not providing a whole lot of commentary in my blogs today…that’s simply because there isn’t much more to say.  Such is the case here.  This is a victory for human decency, for fairness…and it’s very telling that these same things are being considered a loss by the most fervent practitioners of [Read More...]

Should we lift the ban on churches endorsing political candidates?

I just read an article about a report from the office of Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from the state of Iowa.  Even though most Americans favor the prohibition against churches being able to endorse political candidates (a fact that surprised me), he wants the ban lifted. I’m a little torn on this.  Let me [Read More...]

American sprinter defies Russia’s anti gay laws.

This made my day: A top American distance runner dedicated the silver medal he won at the track and field World Championships in Moscow to his gay and lesbian friends, becoming the first athlete to openly defy Russia’s new anti-gay law that outlaws “homosexual propaganda.” Good for him. [Read more...]

Speaking of gaming posts: LoL support highlights from the last few days.

I’ve been playing a bit of support in my ranked games lately.  My curse has, sadly, been very much alive.  I’ve not been winning despite some fairly solid play for the most part.  Anyway, here are some Nami bubbles and some of dem pro flays with Thresh: Watch live video from jteberhard on TwitchTV Watch [Read More...]

More “miracles”: Virgin Mary appears on a cross. Children still starve. Thanks god!

There’s been an avalanche of stories lately of people believing completely mundane occurrences are miracles.  Have we learned our lesson?  Of course not!  Here’s a cross atop the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Providence, Rhode Island: This may appear as a corroded cross to you, but it’s actually a miracle [Read More...]

My philosophy on blogging (and why I won’t stop doing posts about gaming).

I recently got a comment on one of my gaming posts from Denis Robert: I like you JT, but these gamer posts are getting really tiresome. Can’t you start a specific gamer blog for these things? I mean, it’s real inside baseball stuff that is of no interest to most of your readers. I’m sure [Read More...]

USA Today opposes religious exemptions to healthcare laws.

The USA Today editorial board has come out against allowing religious exemptions to healthcare laws.  I’m always torn when someone says something better than me.  On the one hand I’m elated to get to experience their expertise…on the other, I want to kick myself for not thinking of it first.  This is one of those [Read More...]


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