A good project for humanity and atheism.

I’ve met “Paul” at a couple atheist conventions.  While on the road I’ve made a great many friends, but because I meet so many people it’s hard for any of them to fall into the category of “people I talk to when we’re not at conventions.”  But when Michaelyn and I met Paul and his [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: some Fun songs.

These songs always make me smile when they come on.  They make me even happier when I wake up to Michaelyn playing them on the acoustic guitar in the next room.   [Read more…]

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Comment of the day.

This is not a regular feature, but I saw a comment today that deserved some sort of award.  My dad shared my post about the “In God We Trust” on schools bill in PA.  Someone commented on that share saying: Sure, PA’s education system has a grossly unfair funding formula, and the Philadelphia School District, [Read More…]

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The fastest way to get through a US border patrol checkpoint.

I apologize for every time I said the bible was useless… [Read more…]

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PA House passes bill that would allow for “In God We Trust” on public schools.

Ok, this sucks.  This bill has passed: The House on Monday passed a bill expressly allowing – but not requiring – school districts in Pennsylvania to post the words “In God We Trust” on school buildings. The bill, approved by a 172-24 vote, now goes to the state Senate for consideration. Erik Arneson, a spokesman [Read More…]

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GOP politician running in heavy Latino district changes his name to Cesar Chavez and his affiliation to Democrat.

Oh Scott Fistler…if only shameless pandering were a sport. What are my principles?  They’re whatever gets me elected.  Which kind of undermines the definition of “principles” but…um…have you heard my name is Cesar Chavez? The bright side is that this demonstrates, to an extent, that Republicans are aware that their policies on immigration hurt them [Read More…]

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Christian youth group quotes Adolph Hitler on billboard.

Thanks to Hemant for posting this. Life Savers Ministries recently put up a billboard in Auburn: Take a moment to let the irony of a group calling themselves “life savers” quoting one of the greatest mass murderers in history sink in. But maybe they were just saying that bad people are out there looking to [Read More…]

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US Ambassador takes oath of office on a digital copy of the Constitution.

Michael Stone over at Progressive Secular Humanist flagged this article.  Suzi Levine, our new Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein did not take her oath of office on a bible, but rather on a copy of the Constitution opened in an e-reader: In a peculiar “sign-of-the-times” moment last Friday, Suzi LeVine was sworn in as the [Read More…]

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John Oliver profiles Tony Abbott, Austrailia’s President of the United States.

John Oliver…so glad this man has his own show now.  He’s owning it. For a moment I thought to myself “Man, I’m glad it’s not just the US that is besieged with religious bigots in positions of power,” but I realized that I don’t want this type of person in positions of power anywhere. [Read more…]

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Matt Dillahunty hands Sye Ten Bruggencate the beating for which he begged.

Ordinarily I don’t enjoy watching a professional in anything stomp the shit out of somebody of significantly lesser talent who only got a shot at the title because they made enough noise.  But because Sye Ten Bruggencate is such a loathsome person, I really enjoyed watching Matt Dillahunty slap him around: From his first argument [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: arkansas phone and wisdom on a cafe sign.

On the way home yesterday driving through some of the…lesser metropolitan parts of Arkansas, we stopped for gas and saw this: Michaelyn gave it a try and concluded it worked less well than those new fangled tin can phones: But here’s some real morning happiness.  Yesterday on twitter I saw someone tweet this sign.  I [Read More…]

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John Oliver on net neutrality.

Ok, gonna post this before we get on the road.  I get asked a lot to explain net neutrality, and this is one of the best explanations I’ve heard: Watch the vid, then click here and make noise. If you want a glimpse at who is responsible for this?  Look at your local internet/cable provider: [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: check out mah raaaaaaaaaang.

Totally settled on a wedding ring.    Couldn’t keep this clip from playing in my head: Here’s the actual ring, all Doctor Who to match the wedding. We spent yesterday shopping for decorations (and will do the same for part of today).  We’re also trying to find my oddly-shaped body a suit that looks like [Read More…]

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Anti-gay baker ordered by judge to serve gay customers and report for anti-discrimination training.

Had to post this before hitting the road.  Consider it a kind of morning happiness.  In Colorado, at least, they’re not giving people exemptions to discrimination laws because Jesus makes them moral enough.  Jack Philips is a baker who refused to serve a gay couple getting married (in Massachusetts, the reception was in CO).  They [Read More…]

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