After years, some of Hannity’s viewers starting to recognize he’s wrong a lot.

Most people, when choosing their favorite news network, expect their anchors and reporters to be, y’know, right more often than not.  Ordinarily this doesn’t seem to bother the watchers of FOX News, who seem to prefer being told what they want to hear.  However, after assuring his audience that Obama would lose the election, despite [Read More...]

Well hi there, 2013.

2012 was the best year of my life.  In 2012 I became a writer full-time, I got engaged, and I discovered Teemo.  2013 can’t make any of that happen all over again, so it has its work cut out for it. I got my kiss as the ball dropped.  It was pretty swell. I’m going [Read More...]

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Michaelyn is back in Arkansas for the New Year and staying throughout the week.  So my strategy for tonight is to play lots of poker, watch bowl games, and drink copious amounts of alcohol with my fiancee and my family.  I also plan to get my first ever New Year’s kiss (from Michaelyn, not my [Read More...]

Hobby Lobby: we’re religious, so we shouldn’t have to obey the law.

The owners of Hobby Lobby are saying they shouldn’t have to abide by America’s healthcare laws because of their religious convictions.  This makes them the most recent entry to the long list of religious groups/people who have argued that their belief in a guy rising from the dead should allow them to skirt the law. [Read More...]

Karl Rove compares SuperPAC donors he wants to keep secret to Rosa Parks.

Right now, PACs and many big political donors are allowed to remain anonymous.  This breed of donor significantly alters the landscape of elections. This election year, secret money played a bigger role than in any other presidential campaign since Richard Nixon’s. The nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation says secretly funded groups spent well over $200 million. And [Read More...]

FOX News losing it over rise of atheism.

Happy New Year’s Eve!  Remember, if someone says “Happy Holidays” to you, it’s important to be insulted by someone wishing you well and to remind them that the New Year is the reason for the holiday. That is, if you want to look like a hollow shell of a person. Anyway, just in case you [Read More...]

Craziest Republican legislation of 2012.

ThinkProgress just put out the eponymous list for this post.  There’s some impressive lunacy in there, but my favorites are #4 and #5: defining life at conception followed immediately by legalizing shooting at police officers. Keith Lowell Jensen couldn’t even write material like that. [Read more...]

Church fights gayness with bestiality.

I thought this was a joke. An American church is promising gay men they will be cured of their homosexuality if they stroke horses. The Cowboy Church of Virginia, led by chief pastor Raymond Bell, believes homosexuality and other ‘addictions’ can be cured by Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Horse therapy, in the right hands, can be [Read More...]

I am gutter sump pump funk.

The email I get from believers is generally pretty spectacularly bad.  I used to blog it.  Now I get so much of it that I just giggle and move on.  But the comments I get from believers I’ve banned are so depressingly obsessed and/or just frighteningly inane, they make the emails I get look like [Read More...]

Turkey invasion.

The other day I was chatting with my dad when some movement on the deck caught my eye.  It was two turkeys at the bird feeder (you know, for tiny birds) enjoying a Friendsmas feast. I took up my phone and sneaked around to a window in the kitchen to try and get a better [Read More...]

Young woman commits suicide after pressure to marry her rapist.

An Indian woman, only seventeen years-old, has ended her life by ingesting poison.  She decided to end her life in the wake of being pressured to marry one of the men who recently raped her. Inspector General Paramjit Singh Gill said that the teenager had been “running from pillar to post to get her case [Read More...]

Dwight Longenecker: leapfrogging the obvious to call atheists stupid.

Patheos’ selling point is that they are all about the conversation between faiths.  So far, I’m actually impressed with them.  They seem to give their writers tenure immediately, with the freedom to criticize as we please. So, in keeping with that tradition, we have Patheos blogger Dwight Longenecker directing the conversation at people like yours [Read More...]

A couple fun videos.

Dum dee dum…reading the news.  While I’m doing that, here are a couple fun vids that got thrown my way yesterday. First, if you’ve watched any football the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen a couple commercials for Pepsi with an old guy named “Uncle Drew” playing basketball.  It turns out there’s a story there.  [Read More...]

Ben Wiker: secularism is causing the economic collapse.

So we’re headed toward the fiscal cliff and, while our legislators are hot on the job (or on vacation, either way), many Americans are wondering how we got here.  Well, Benjamin Wiker over at The National Catholic Register has figured it out: it’s secularism. That we seem to be merrily rolling along toward a fiscal [Read More...]