Yale professor David Gelernter thinks scientists are bullies.

I saw a positively silly article (written by a Yale professor, David Gelernter, sadly) in Commentary Magazine this morning.  It can pretty much be summed up with this quote: [W]hen scientists use this locker-room braggadocio to belittle the human viewpoint, to belittle human life and values and virtues and civilization and moral, spiritual, and religious [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: cupcake tree!

I’m back!  Now it’s on to business as usual here at ye olde blog.  First, a morning happiness.  Here’s a Friendsmas Tree made of cupcakes that we concocted down in Arkansas. [Read more…]

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County Judge Mickey Pendergrass wants a majority? Let’s give him one.

You all know I’m not in the habit of asking people to share my blog, but on this occasion I would appreciate if it very much if you would take the time to write a letter and to share this post far and wide.  Because it’s so close to home, this one’s a bit personal [Read More…]

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Dan Fincke launches new blog on ethics.

So…Michaelyn and I got pinned down by bad weather yesterday.  We’re going to try to make it back home today.  So if you’re dying to read kick ass entries, consider swinging by Dan Fincke’s new blog: Empowerment Ethics.  Look at the goatee on that man.  He even looks like a philosopher. For realsies though, Dan [Read More…]

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Message sent. Congratulations everybody!

To all of you who went and made your voices heard in the Baxter Bulletin the other day about the courthouse nativity scene, thank you.  They got the message.  Feel free to pile on in the comments of that article as well.  Sadly, today is the day that Michaelyn and I must make the 7 [Read More…]

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Utah man starving himself until gays aren’t allowed to marry.

This story is both funny and said.  It’s funny for the man’s self-aggrandizing impotence and sad, well, because it’s an example of just how pathetic human beings can be.  A Utah man has said he will starve himself until gay marriage is forbidden throughout the United States. His goal is to draw attention to the [Read More…]

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Letter to the editor from Steven Fannin.

The final egregiously wrong letter to the editor (for today, at least) comes from Steven Fannin: In regards to the lawsuit against the nativity scene at the courthouse, my thought is why should there be a wasteful lawsuit just because someone has a different belief? We have had to take God out of all the [Read More…]

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Next up: Lisa Thomas.

And our merry go-round of ignorant letters to the editor continues with this offering from Lisa Thomas.  The parts in red are my thoughts when reading it. I do my best to never offend anybody. I am nice to everyone. I am sure this letter will offend a few select people in this community, but [Read More…]

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Letter to the editor from Mandy Dobson.

Here’s a letter to the editor from Mandy Dobson: I have been a Baxter County resident all of my life. Obviously, the lawsuit has been filed from a moved-in Yankee. The people who move from Chicago and other northern areas need to realize they now live in the Bible Belt. They need to stay out [Read More…]

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Poll in the local paper about the nativity needs some adjusting.

The local paper has a poll about the nativity with only three options: Leave the nativity scene as it is:  68% Share the courthouse lawn with other beliefs: 24% Who cares?: 7% That’s cute. Those are the numbers as they presently stand.  Most people in town want to exclude any other groups from public property [Read More…]

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Letter to the editor from MaryAnn Remington.

And now, on to today’s letters to the editor in the local paper about the nativity.  Here’s one from MaryAnn Remington: I am so angry I couldn’t even finish reading the article about someone who complains about the nativity scene. One lousy person moves into this town, doesn’t even have the guts to have her [Read More…]

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KY3 runs a very slanted report on Baxter County nativity scene. Lori Gregory doesn’t understand Law or Civics.

KY3 in Springfield, MO did a horribly slanted piece about the nativity scene on the Baxter County Courthouse lawn.  It opens with Lori Gregory who owns a local jewelry store. “In my opinion, this nation was founded as one nation under God and so I don’t think we have to make any apologies for the [Read More…]

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Morning happiness: a bit of sanity from a Mountain Home Christian.

Today will be a day of combing through the *ahem* “liberal media” and letters to the editor involving the nativity scene on the County Courthouse lawn.  Most of them are Christians being terrible people, but one writer for the local paper, Sonny Garrett, gets it right. If you’ve been around Baxter County the past couple [Read More…]

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Interview with Judge Mickey Pendergrass.

The local paper has an interview up with the judge who denied the atheists representation.  Much of what he said is worth commenting on. He says all the personal messages he’s getting are supportive.  No shit?  A Tea Party official is only hearing supportive comments personally?  Fancy that.  And so what?  If the majority of [Read More…]

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