MORNING HAPPINESS: Baby otter sleeping on mom.

Good morning, everybody! I’m off to voice lessons soon, but we’ll see if anything strikes my fancy before then. Baby otter sleeping on mom   [Read more…]

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It’s looking like George H.W. Bush will be voting for Clinton.

The NY Times reports: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy, said in a Facebook post on Monday that the elder President George Bush told her that he planned to vote for Hillary Clinton. The former president, however, is not talking. Ms. Townsend, 65, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland who on [Read More…]

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Catholic Church’s top exorcist passes away before ridding the world of Harry Potter.

The Catholic Church has lost its most proficient soldier in the war against demons: Father Gabriele Amorth, the Catholic Church’s top exorcist who claimed to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, has died in a Rome hospital at the age of 91. 160,000?  That’s quite a lot.  Especially when you consider recent numbers.  In [Read More…]

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Washington Post proves Donald Trump has been using Trump Foundation money to settle lawsuits.

Well, here’s a big story: NO! God dammit, not that. Although that’s all I freaking see on Twitter. AS;LJAS;LDKFJAS;LDJFA;SLDKJF;ASDJKFUCKFUCKFUCK Anyway, this is the real story. The Washington Post has confirmed that Donald Trump has been using funds from his charity (read: other people’s money earmarked for charity) to settle lawsuits against his for-profit business: Donald [Read More…]

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Seth Meyers really sticks it to Trump on the birther lie.

Ah, comedians…doing the work of actual news outlets ever since Jon Stewart: [Read more…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Prez gonna give it to ya.

Good morning, all! Let’s start out with some music. [Read more…]

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Religious group offers alternative to counseling for PTSD victims, but is actually a scam (protected by law).

A group call Operation Zhero provides counseling for victims, particularly veterans, of PTSD. That sounds great and all, but there’s a problem in how they go about it: First of all, PTSD is a complex condition often accompanied by depression, severe anxiety and substance abuse. Some patients are suicidal or psychotic. Secondly, as reported recently [Read More…]

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Orlando mosque invited an Imam to speak who says “death is the sentence” for homosexuals.

Last week a mosque in Orlando invited an Imam to speak who has the audacity to treat the Quran as though it means what it says: Religion of peace. Lawl. A few things: “Death is the sentence. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about this.” Ah, leave it to the religion of peace to take the shame [Read More…]

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“Kill gay people” pastor Steven Anderson denied entry to South Africa for his “soul-winning mission.”

Steven Anderson is the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, and he really doesn’t like gay people. Like, he thinks they should be murdered. Oh, and Caitlin Jenner too. Oh, and the victims of the Paris shooting had it coming. Why? For listening to metal music. Winner. Anderson has been planning a “soul-winning mission” [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Anything you can do…

Good morning, everybody. Let’s see what horrors humanity hath wrought today! But first… Look and repeat. [Read more…]

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Owner of Dallas Mavericks offers Trump/charity $10 million for an interview on Trump’s policies.

One of the most interesting people I follow on Twitter is wealthy businessman, Mark Cuban. Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA and a very sharp dude. Not only that, he’s a skeptic, as he showed in a youtube video when the NBA signed a deal with “Power Bracelets”: He’s also [Read More…]

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Successful Florida child sex sting operation lands pastor in handcuffs.

Yet another example of religion being used as a shield to continue abysmal behavior rather than as an influence to unmake it: Also arrested was David Donald Hoppenjan, 52, who has served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Pace, just outside Pensacola, since last year. Police said Hoppenjan traveled to two [Read More…]

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In need of a personal break, Lyz Liddell has left the Center for Inquiry.

Today we start with a story that’s both happy and sad but, to my eyes, one of the biggest things to happen to the secular/atheist movement in my life. Lyz Liddell has stepped back from leadership roles, which includes leaving CFI: When Robyn Blumner first approached me about the possibility of working on Openly Secular [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Baby bulldog scaling Mount Door Frame.

Good morning, all! Have some good cheer before I spend the rest of the day trying to depress you. Chunks, she never gives up [Read more…]

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