Dad on “Not perfect, just forgiven.”

Father had someone drop the “We’re not perfect, just forgiven” trope on him the other day.  Father was apparently not in the mood. “We’re not perfect, just forgiven.” How often we hear this. We usually hear it from Christians who have been caught doing something despicable. Usually said with smug superiority, it is a cheap [Read More…]

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Mayoral candidate in Long Beach uses picture of the wrong city in her mailer.

This has to be one of the more amusing political gaffs in history: The photograph attending a mailer sent out by Bonnie Lowenthal’s campaign earlier this week shows much of what’s good about Long Beach. Above the message/motto “Getting things done in Long Beach” is a city-selling shot of lazy sailboats and other watercraft plying [Read More…]

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Colbert gets on O’Reilly for his “There must be downsides to a woman president” episode.

Bill O’Reilly is sure there must be something wrong with having a woman president.  And once he has that conclusion he’s going to go exploring for evidence to support it… Colbert eviscerates him. [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: puppy hanging ten.

I’m back!  The debate went well, easily one of the biggest bloodbaths of my career.  When your opponent is in his second rebuttal round saying “Soon I’m going to give evidence for my position,” it’s usually a good sign that things are going well.  I’ll post the video as soon as it’s up. One of [Read More…]

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About to hit the road.

Ok, I need to go grab a haircut and other shiz to get ready to hit the road tomorrow.  The first leg is down to Arkansas to watch the play my mother is directing Friday night followed by a trek up to Springfield on Saturday for my debate.  Will try to sneak a post in [Read More…]

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Debate over Arizona’s anti-gay bill prompts state congressman to come out of the closet.

Moved by the debate over Arizona’s gay discrimination bill, state senator Steve Gallardo has announced that he is gay. Gallardo said debate over the bill caused him to reflect and speak out about his sexuality. “After I stood up on the floor and argued against 1062, as I’ve done on many bills before, I sat [Read More…]

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Toss some dollars into the Reasonfest pot.

Hey all.  Reasonfest this year will be April 4-5 on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence and will feature stars such as Dr. Darrel Ray, Ed Brayton, and Dan Barker.  We’ve just added Sarah Morehead from Recovering From Religion.  There will be a student panel and a debate (featuring either Dan Barker [Read More…]

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Debating Aaron Brummit in Springfield, MO on Saturday.

This Saturday I’ll be in Springfield, MO for a debate against local pastor/creationist Aaron Brummit who is in the habit of calling me JT Everlost.  Clearly this man is prepared for a battle of wits. Anyway, the event will be this Saturday at 6:00pm.  The address for the Baptist Student Center is 906 S National Ave. [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: pit bull and chicken.

We have a theme going with morning happiness the last few days… [Read more…]

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Kevin McCullough: Russia invading the Ukraine because of US drag shows.

It turns out that Russia didn’t invade the Ukraine because of an opportunistic power grab.  No, it’s because drag shows make the US look like sissies. Good to know.  Although, if the US looks like such sissies militarily, why is Russia invading the Ukraine and not, you know, us.  Fucking dumbass.  Do you really think [Read More…]

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51st time is the charm.

After the previous 50 attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were not just defeated but casually dismissed without emotion for the right-wing fear-mongering attempts that they were, House Republicans are still not giving up.  They are trying again to repeal the ACA, this time with a bill ironically titled the SIMPLE Fairness Act and, [Read More…]

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When it comes to Barack Obama, to merely Godwin is not enough.

Tim Donnelly loves guns.  I mean this guy fucking loves gun.  He once was arrested and given three years probation for carrying a gun (that was not registered to him) into an airport.  This guy is a Charlie Sheen caliber winner. Which is why he wants to be governor of California, because you know what [Read More…]

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Pastor: women should not wear underwear so they can receive the spirit of Christ.

Look, it’s not Rev. Njohi being a pervert and coercing women into not wearing undies, he’s just trying to make sure they receive the spirit of Christ…which is somehow hampered by underwear.  The good lord can bypass blue jeans just fine, but when it comes to thin fabric that can’t even manage to completely stop [Read More…]

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Support for same-sex marriage and opposition to LGBT bigotry reaches new highs.

Back in 2004 a post-ABC poll measured the public opinion toward marriage equality: Support for same-sex marriage has changed more rapidly than almost any social issue in the past decade. In a Post-ABC poll in March 2004, 38 percent said same-sex marriage should be legal, while 59 percent said it should not, the same percentage now in [Read More…]

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