How to think like a social conservative in 1 easy step.

DrB-   Did you ever wonder how a person could come to adopt conservative social stances? Just what the thought processes are behind hating every available out group? Just how a person can come to view 47% of their fellow citizens as lazy shiftless parasites? What mental pathways did they take to arrive at that [Read More...]

Whence Cometh “Separation of Church and State”?

For some reason, over the last few days I’ve gotten a number of irascible Facebook posts, nasty emails, and all around ugly comments aimed in my direction. This one was more politely worded than most: Would you be so kind as to show me where In the Constitution or the Bill of Rights you find [Read More...]

Happy Thanksgiving from Anne

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! JT has already wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving, but I still want to get my two cents in. Our religious family members, friends and neighbors are celebrating today by thanking their deity for things that either happened naturally or were done by human hands. As realistic, reasoning, committed non-theists and skeptics we [Read More...]

That’s so crazy!

Steven here… A woman in Russia was just arrested for keeping a dead body in her apartment. For three years. With kids living there. The devout Pentecostal woman believed her husband would resurrect and she made her kids feed the body and have conversations with it. Commenters are quick to point out that the woman [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/22/2012

 This week’s roundup of legal news: A judge in Oklahoma sentenced a juvenile who was convicted of manslaughter to church instead of prison. Tyler Alred’s friend was killed when the car Alred was driving crashed. The teenagers had been drinking. While I don’t think prison is a healthy place for anyone, and certainly not for [Read More...]

Happy Thanksgiving/Birthday!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! This is one of those special Thanksgiving days that happens to fall smack dab on my younger brother’s birthday.  Tim is the best brother I could’ve ever asked for; the type that will drop everything and come running should I ever need him.  When life is tough, he’s always the first and [Read More...]

McCain backs off Benghazi.

Again, Benghazi is all the right wing is talking about right now because they somehow still think they can nail down Obama for negligence.  John McCain has been very vocal on the issue, even going so far as to miss a briefing on Benghazi to hold a press conference demanding more attention be paid to [Read More...]

Companies that suck: volume 2.

The first volume tackled Papa Johns, Denny’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster.  Here are some more companies that suck. Hostess. Ok, we all knew this one.  They’re filing for bankruptcy claiming that the demands of their unionized workers are making the company completely unprofitable.  They, of course, don’t mention that their employees took hefty concessions [Read More...]

Anne the legal analyst locking horns with local elementary school on separation case.

Contributor to this blog, Anne Orsi, is doing some activism in Northwest Arkansas.  Here’s the back story. A longtime holiday show, beloved by children, inadvertently sparked a controversy in Little Rock over the separation of church and state. It happened when some teachers at Terry Elementary school sent letters home offering to shuttle first and [Read More...]

It would be comedy if they weren’t so serious.

Want to see what happens when you toss confidence into a cauldron with a couple of dipshits and stir? Laugh it up.  These guys don’t have the first clue how we’ve determined the age of the earth and to the pretty precise extent we’ve done it, but they’re sure laughing at scientists.  Of course, right [Read More...]

Franklin Graham: Economist

Steven here… Franklin Graham has recently said something horrible. Big surprise right? When asked how to fix America after all the awful things Obama has done, he said: “Maybe God will have to bring our nation down to our knees—to where you just have a complete economic collapse. And maybe at that point, maybe people [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation: Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy VI?

Ah, the golden age of RPGs! Which ones were your favorites?  Which ones did you play non-stop? For me it was Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV (FF2 in the States), Final Fantasy VI, Earthbound, Secret of Mana, Lufia 1 (and, through emulators, later Lufia 2), Shining Force (and, through emulators, later Shining Force 2), Phantasy [Read More...]

New bill could give law enforcement access to your emails.

It will surprise some that this bill comes from the Democrats, but it does not surprise me. CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ [Read More...]

Marco Rubio: not qualified.

Marco Rubio, all around bigot and one of the leading candidates to get the Republican nomination to run for the Oval Office in 2016, just announced that he is completely unqualified for any job involving a desk.  Or at least, he would have in a country where large swaths of the population didn’t consider being [Read More...]