British headmaster says Harry Potter and other fiction causes brain damage in children.

A British headmaster at the Acorn School in Nailsworth has gotten some attention for claiming that fiction such as Harry Potter can cause mental illness in children: Can reading “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Lord of the Rings” cause brain damage in children? The principal of a British private school says yes. In [Read More…]

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Arkansas man wants to raise $23 million to overthrow the government. Wants bible taught instead of common core.

An Arkansas man by the name of Maverick Dean Bryan (yes, he’s really named Maverick) has had enough of kids being taught science and math in a fashion laid out by educational experts.  He thinks he knows better and is apparently willing to hang government officials in order to prove it: According to court documents, [Read More…]

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Samantha Bee goes to town on crisis pregnancy centers.

Man, the hucksters at crisis pregnancy centers are getting a lot of my time today.  At least this bit is amusing as well as depressing: As I said in my previous post: crisis pregnancy centers pretend to be a medical office, but are really just a propaganda rooms which try to convince women to not have abortions. [Read More…]

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Priest removed for molesting a teenager now heads a crisis pregnancy center.

In 2009 it was concluded by his Archdiocese in Detroit that Rev. Kenneth Kaucheck molested a 16 year-old girl.  He was subsequently removed from his positions within the Church: The Rev. Kenneth Kaucheck, 69, was banned from public ministry by the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2009 after church officials determined he had sexual misconduct in the 1970s with a 16-year-old girl he [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Feasting otter.

Good morning, everybody!  😀 View post on imgur.com [Read more…]

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John Oliver had a great segment on scientific studies.

I freaking love this man.  The section at 14:38 is epic. In the TODD talks bit at the end you may notice the guy in the lab coat is H. John Benjamin who voices Archer and Bob Belcher. [Read more…]

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Mayor of Jackson, MS who said prayer would fix potholes releases PSA showing workers doing it.

Last year Tony Yarber, the mayor of Jackson, MS, was under pressure to fix the city’s, to put it nicely, shitty roads.  To much criticism, this is what Yarber posted to twitter at the time: Yes….I believe we can pray potholes away. Moses prayed and a sea opened up. #iseeya #itrustHim #prayerworks — Tony Yarber [Read More…]

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George Takei captures my thoughts on this election perfectly.

Takei and I are pretty much exactly on the same page: [Read more…]

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Roy Moore suspended from the bench, could be removed from office after hearing.

So…Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended from the bench for telling Alabama probate judges to defy the SCOTUS: An Alabama judicial oversight body on Friday filed a formal complaint against Roy S. Moore, the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, charging that he had “flagrantly disregarded and abused his authority” [Read More…]

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North Carolina will sue the federal government to keep their bathroom bill.

Last week the Justice Department sent a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina insisting that the state’s bathroom law (insisting that transgender people must use the bathroom of their biological sex) violated the Civil Rights Act.  They gave him until today to respond: It’s deadline day for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: C’mon…open the gaaaaaate.

Good morning, everybody! View post on imgur.com One of the comments on that picture captures it perfectly: “Hey, would you mind opening the gate? I’ll tell you why, but after you open the gate.” [Read more…]

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US spent $1.4 billion dollars to curb HIV in Africa by promoting abstinence. Shock: it didn’t work.

Well, here’s the headline that did the best at catching my attention today: But we really did: In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Africa. They’re part of a larger program — called the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — aimed at stopping the [Read More…]

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President of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission: America is not a Christian nation.

Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission recently posted a video to facebook titled “Is America A Christian Nation?” Plot twist: he concludes that it isn’t: “If what you mean by that, is that a nation in which most of the people profess to be Christians, then, certainly, [Read More…]

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Obama pushing for the first national monument to the LGBT rights movement.

New York’s Stonewall Inn was the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots, which many historians believed was the very first spark of the modern gay rights movement. Now President Obama plans to make the night club the first national monument honoring the history of LGBT people in the United States: New York’s iconic Stonewall Inn, [Read More…]

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