I have bad news: your life was not complete before this moment. I also have good news: I have the medicine, and it’s this video clip. That song is now in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome. The clip is from an Australian film called The Return of Captain Invincible and [Read More…]
Christian for-profit business owners must obey the same laws as everybody else. Will the discrimination ever stop?
In the wake of new legislation insisting that employers must provide healthcare to full-time employees, many business owners sought an exemption. It wasn’t just that they believed they shouldn’t be bound by the same laws as everybody else. No, they thought they shouldn’t be bound by the same laws as everybody else because their objections [Read More…]
Republicans willing to take away food stamps from 3.8 million Americans to save .0011% of the budget.
Republicans man…they repeatedly find new ways for the rich to pay fewer taxes. But the poor (you know, the people who work for the rich people)? Fuck those guys. New independent estimates Monday night show that as many as 3.8 million people would lose their food stamp benefits in 2014 under a House Republican plan [Read More…]
There is an SSA group at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the Southeastern Freethinkers. They put up some posters at the beginning of the year to announce their club to new students: “Don’t believe in god? You are not alone.” 100% true, 100% not a threat to anybody or anybody’s beliefs (unless you’re running around saying [Read More…]
I’ve been kind of down the last week after a slew of bad luck. This really affects my writing. I read all the same stories and have all the same thoughts. But when I’m down I usually just wind up being a grumpy gills, whereas usually I at least find some humor in what’s going [Read More…]
And here’s one more story for the day to leave you good and angry and motivated to make the world a better place: The three siblings — two of whom have disabilities — are living with a foster family and attending the Pea Ridge Public School District. But school district officials recently found documentation that [Read More…]
It’s been a pretty depressing day in JT-land, so here’s a feel good story. The impoverished father of a young girl (the father makes about $3.50 US per day) sold his family’s land to pay for her schooling in the hopes that she could ascend to the country’s middle class. Young Sushma Verma applied herself [Read More…]
Rachel Alexander has an article up over at the Christian Post in which she bemoans the fact that the GOP, which she describes as the intelligent party, is suffering at the national level. Conservatism is too cerebral for many Americans. Consequently, the right has to try twice as hard as the left to gain support [Read More…]
Good job to State Senator Donna Mercado Kim, who scoured the state of Hawaii’s highly complex budget and found an attempt at a Constitutional violation: Legislators in Hawaii recently approved a state budget. As you can imagine, a $6 billion budget for a state of 1.4 million people can be a pretty complex thing. Some [Read More…]
Spending a life with the person you love is a great avenue to happiness. It doesn’t pick anybody else’s pocket or prevent anybody else from being married in the way they want, it only creates happiness. Kevin Swanson knows just what to do with people who pursue happiness in a way he does not approve [Read More…]
Ted Cruz expressed admiration for Jesse Helms, the man described as the last unabashedly white racist in the senate. Rachel Maddow bends him over for it. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Read more…]
Episode 3 featured my lovely fiancee, Michaelyn. It’s over girl gamers and it’s my favorite episode so far. The Game Theory Podcast is described as such: “A clinical psychology grad student and a literary analyst talk and joke about video games, then provide in-depth analysis about a different topic every week. Enjoy!” One of the [Read More…]
Mark Shea pompously posted this today: After his folks say the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Because God, under carefully controlled laboratory conditions, can do whatever the heck he feels like. Go ahead and read the link. A person was supposedly brain dead and recuperated when the family prayed. God, we’re to believe, gets the [Read More…]