Pawlenty wins the race to the first life raft.

Tim Pawlenty has left his position as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will take over one of K Street’s most prestigious jobs as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable. The group announced Thursday morning that the former GOP candidate for president would replace long-time CEO Steve Bartlett, who is [Read More...]

Tisha Unarmed on Inside Edition +me.

Christina here… On Monday Tisha (my friend who was born without arms) and I spent the day with the film crew of Inside Edition. Tomorrow Tisha will be on the show, and I will make a brief appearance!   Here’s a sneak preview.   Update: Well, they removed the sneak preview video. Damn! Enjoy! Learn more [Read More...]

Ironyyyyyy beyond power of speech.

This exists. Her vote counts just as much as yours. Also, I hope she’s a freshman, otherwise her college has failed her. [Read more...]

Need clicks quick: good news and bad news.

If you need to get caught up on the Chase Community Giving saga, click here. Good news: Camp Quest is safely into $20k range.  Go team! Bad news:  the Secular Student Alliance has fallen to 47th place, one spot out of $50k range.  If they don’t make up the votes in the next few hours, [Read More...]

Progress planet interviewed me.

Progress Planet did an interview with me that got posted the other day.  In it I talk about how I got my start in blogging and how my blog came to be.  Also, when asked what keeps people from coexisting peacefully, I place the blame squarely on ignorance and irrationality and point the finger straight [Read More...]

What it is to be an artist. What it is to be human.

I saw this very touching clip of Anthony Griffith talking about the death of his daughter and it got me thinking. Beautiful for its honesty and for its humanity. The human species is magnificent in what we can accomplish while suffering.  The obviously sad part of Griffith’s story was the death of his daughter.  The [Read More...]

Going to be in a risque calendar.

Secular Woman is putting together a risque calendar that will contain a good amount of skeptical people, including some of the popular people in the movement at present.  The list is on their Indiegogo site and includes Shelley Segal, Darrel Ray, Beth Presswood from the Godless Bitches podcast, Todd Stiefel, James Croft, and August Brunsman. [Read More...]

Chick-Fil-A having a change of heart?

Hrm, reports are coming out that Chick-Fil-A might be ready to do a 180 on its financial support of hate groups. A Chicago-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group reports that the restaurant chain — which was at the epicenter of a media firestorm this summer after its president confirmed his company’s anti-gay [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation…on Wednesday.

So I forgot to do the Tuesday conversation yesterday.  Sue me, it was a hyperbusy day for me.  So today we’re going to talk about polyamory! Are you poly?  Were you always that way or did you change?  If you’re not poly, have you ever wanted to be? Have you become poly in the middle [Read More...]

Now I can stop using a spoon to eat popcorn

DrB- So, in order to solve a significant ‘first world problem,’ I eat popcorn and other salty snacks with a spoon. (A titanium spork, but who’s counting.) This means I don’t have to wipe my hands off between snacking, and using a game controller or keyboard. I came across this, and realized it was the [Read More...]

Being gay is not a choice…

…however, youtube videos do have that power.  This video made me gay for three minutes and twenty-two seconds and I don’t regret a bit of it. [Read more...]

Nothing evolves!

Dr. Pepper ran an ad recently that has creationists infuriated. What can their gripe possibly be?  “Evolution is a lie!  Nothing evolves!  Animals didn’t evolve!  Our ability to make tasty soda hasn’t evolved!  Things stay the same no matter what!” Go read the comments, they’re just delightful. [Read more...]

Steven Olsen joins WWJTD!

He’s an old college roommate of mine and one of the nicest organizers in the movement.  He’ll be writing a weekly column every Monday (and probably some other posts here and there) about atheists in the movement who deserve more of our attention. He’s an immensely talented writer who now joins Christina, Dr. Dave, and [Read More...]

Tracy Nelson fails to make an important distinction with liberal Christians.

Tracy Nelson has written an essay that is percolating about the internet.  It’s written from the position of a liberal Christian upset at the fanatics because the fanatics give the liberal Christians a bad name. To an extent, I’m inclined to agree with her.  Not every Christian votes against their interests and displays a Repulicanesque [Read More...]