Oh man, I’m just wiped out. My throat and sinuses sliding down into my throat to slap the shit out of it kept me up all night. I really want to write about how Kim Davis’ attorneys lied about a rally in Peru for Kim Davis where 100,000 people attended (yet she could only get [Read More...]
I don’t know what needs to be done in Texas to stop every other educator from breaking church/state separation laws, but we need to figure it out. We’re seeing tons of those situations lately. Today’s comes from the Prosper High School in Prosper, TX where the Freedom From Religion Foundation has caught wind of a [Read More...]
Ok, because I don’t want to bury the lede, I have to start with NASA’s announcement today: there is liquid water, for part of the year, on the surface of Mars: Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances [Read More...]
Now seems like as good a time as ever to toss out my speaking schedule for the next few weeks. This Saturday, October 3rd, I’ll be at Freethought 2015 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. Tickets at $20 for general admission. The following weekend I’ll be at Seekerfest St. Louis in, well, St. Louis, MO. [Read More...]
Pope lends support to those like Kim Davis saying they have a human right to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
My position on Pope Fluffy, as Paul Fidalgo calls Francis, is echoed by Friday Night Heretics Club, which likens the love of Francis ascending to the bare minimum of human decency and competency at times (he believes in evolution and climate change, holy shit call CNN) to this joke by Chris Rock: That is what [Read More...]
Now you guys know that I’ve been pushing #Trump2016 pretty hard for some time now. However, early this morning when I was not sleeping because my throat was committing mutiny and my sinuses were bailing out for all they were worth (“intelligent design”…sure) I learned of another candidate that caused me to switch. Meet Gil [Read More...]
So…I spent the entire weekend coming down sick…and then last night it hit me like a train. Ugh. I’m going to scan the news and then crawl back to bed. We’re going to need some epic happiness this morning. I think I found it: [Read more...]
I tend to post way less on weekends because, well, it’s the weekend. :P If something pops up on my news feed I think it pretty relevant I’ll post it, otherwise it’s a good day to spend time with the wife and Dr. Dave. So I got to thinking about how I used to make [Read More...]
So, I haven’t written a mental health post in a while. I guess I’m due. I just posted the pictures from the Apostacon debate. It was a blast. Lots of smiles, lots of good times. While posting them it occurred to me that, even to myself, depression and other mental illnesses are often invisible. And [Read More...]
Matt Dillahunty and I debated (and talked some trash) at Apostacon over whether or not country music sucks. Here are pictures from the event starting with my entrance (and here’s the whole album): Credit for these images goes to Josiah at Biblename Foto. [Read more...]
Under pressure from lawmakers, University of Missouri has stripped a Planned Parenthood doctor of hospital privileges.
The University of Missouri has stripped hospital privileges from the only doctor providing abortion services in that part of the state. Was it because Dr. Colleen McNicholas did anything wrong? Nope. She just works with Planned Parenthood which caused Republican lawmakers to lean on the school. And the school folded like origami: Facing increasing pressure [Read More...]
Back in July it was revealed that Josh Duggar’s lone non-family victim was suing him in civil court. I pointed out that Josh doesn’t have much of a shot seeing as how he’s publicly admitted to molesting five girls, four of which were his sisters who are almost sure to be called to testify in the civil suit [Read More...]
First, Valerie Tarico is awesome. Ok, with that out of the way, she has an article up that really drives home how many of the Jesus-based religions use a twisted idea of love to motivate actions that visit large amounts of misery on people who didn’t do shit to deserve it. I’d like to introduce [Read More...]
A documentary team filming a piece on global warming was in DC for the Pope’s visit doing their documentary thing. One of the people they spoke to was Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn who is party of the House energy committee, a committee reliant heavily on science: Republican Marsha Blackburn, the second-highest ranking member on the [Read More...]