Republicans thumb their nose at America to prove their patriotism.

Republicans have taken a break from producing jobs and fixing the economy through their ardent opposition to marriage equality and swaths of anti-abortion legislation to take a stab at fixing the economy by introducing a bill that would prohibit the burning of particular pieces of cloth – namely the ones with 50 stars and 13 [Read More...]

How do I luck into awesome things?

Very few writers make their entire living through one outlet.  For example, Hemant writes his blog but he also produces books.  And for me, I write the blog for a living but I’m also a columnist for American Atheist Magazine as well as some other writing gigs.  Today I was offered another such job and [Read More...]

God is not good.

Some people find confirmation of god’s existence in things so ludicrous one can only wonder what could ever convince them that god doesn’t exist.  I was reading about Aaron Hernandez, the tight end for the New England Patriots, who has been arrested in an investigation into a murder.  It’s very sad.  But what made my [Read More...]

Stephen Fry opens up about his suicide attempt and subsequent treatment.

Stephen Fry has published a piece on his website talking about his suicide attempt last year and the mental illness that provoked it. Some people, as some people always will, cannot understand that depression (or in my case cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder) is an illness and they are themselves perhaps the sufferers of [Read More...]

My appearance on The Thinking Atheist is up.

If you missed it last night, you can hear it here.  [Read more...]

DOMA and Prop 8 are history. Tony Perkins is a sad panda.

This was the strangest morning.  I woke up this morning no longer interested in marrying my fiancee.  She seemed so perfect, so attractive just yesterday.  But just a few hours ago I rose from my slumber with nothing but desire to marry two dudes and their cocker spaniel instead.  It was then that I knew [Read More...]

Catch me on The Thinking Atheist tonight.

Tonight at 7pm EST I’ll be the guest on The Thinking Atheist.  I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for Seth Andrews.  For someone I so admire to invite me on is a huge honor that doubtlessly will fuck up by being impolitic. We’ll be talking about the arguments for god you hear [Read More...]

Greg Laden won’t have sex with me.

Comments closed. Sorry for the absence yesterday, gang.  I decided to spend the day hanging out with my brother.  A lot of the people I know say the love their families even though they try to keep their interactions with them to a minimum.  I’m very lucky.  My brother and my parents are my best [Read More...]

Is this a thing now?

DrB- Is sending poorly written Facebook spam the new hot tech in evangelism? Do any of you get this kind of thing? Is there a more appropriate response here?   You can send me poorly written spam on twitter too! @DrDavidBurger [Read more...]

The sunrise in Arkansas is pretty.

Stayed up all night and watched the sun rise over the forest.  :)  My bro stayed up with me.  Hooray moments like these in life. Of course, it means I’m only just now going to sleep (6:30 am).  I’ll get around to ranting and raving after some snoring. [Read more...]

Karaoke outing #3

Was perusing comments on some of my youtube vids and came across this karaoke outing that I never posted.  Here ya go!  Now back to gaming weekend.  :D [Read more...]

Weekend of gaming: LCS and Guild Wars 2!

It will be a weekend of gaming!  The NA summer split for League of Legends will be going on every day and my bro and I will be watching all of it (including the matches that start at 6pm EST today).  The chat pane in this thread is just for the people who want to [Read More...]

Hatemongers tell the Supreme Court they intend to defy any law that allows gay people to marry.

200 anti-gay people have signed a letter to the Supreme Court expressing their intent to defy the law if equality for gays is realized.  The letter reads: As the Supreme Court acknowledged in the 1992 decision of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, its power rests solely upon the legitimacy of its decisions in the eyes of [Read More...]

Glenn Beck: god showed up at Tea Party rally.

Here’s Glenn Beck talking about this last week’s Tea Party rally in DC.  You know it was special because “god showed up”. If you trust Beck’s totally non-inflated number there were 15,000 people there, most of which probably had smart phones.  And yet nobody got a picture of god showing up.  There were, however, plenty [Read More...]