I don’t think I’m doing Evolution anymore.

In a previous post, a commenter left a very helpful comment. There is more proof God exists than not….. [Read more...]

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2015 was the hottest year on record, beating the previous record-holder: 2014.

Climate scientists are pointing out, to millions of deaf American brains ears that 2015 was the hottest year on record: Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history by far, breaking a record set only the year before — a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and [Read More...]

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FFRF puts a stop to school-sanctioned prayers at a Louisiana high school.

Another victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and for the students at Mansfield High School in Louisiana because it was resolved without the student pissing away a bunch of its money on a lawsuit they were doomed to lose: Students at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, La., are no longer being subjected to prayer [Read More...]

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Washington state Republican asks group of teens visiting her office if they’re virgins.

A group of Washington State high school students were visiting the state capitol for Teen Lobbying Day.  In the office of Republican Mary Dye they were asked, by Dye herself, if they were virgins: Washington state Rep. Mary Dye (R) asked a group of teenagers visiting her office in Olympia for a Teen Lobbying Day [Read More...]

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Pakistani boy who cut his own hand off says he doesn’t regret it.

The Pakistani boy who lopped off his own hand after mistakenly admitting to blasphemy apparently doesn’t regret it (the hand-cutting-off, that is).  If you have a weak stomach, don’t press play. People defending Islam will point this out as proof that Islam is not evil — that people like me are in the wrong for [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Aaaaaand dog is done.

Good morning, everybody!  Time to zip through the news before I go teach young’uns how to sing! (Source) [Read more...]

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Sarah Palin endorses Trump…oh, and her oldest son is arrested for domestic violence.

Sarah Palin has given her endorsement to Donald Trump: Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, endorsed Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, providing Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses. “Are [Read More...]

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Poll: 10% of college grads think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.

We’re doomed.  As a species and as a country we’re simply doomed. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni have released a poll that shows…well…we’re doomed: Nearly 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe Judith Sheindlin, aka “Judge Judy,” serves on the Supreme Court. Sheindlin is an American lawyer made popular as the [Read More...]

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Benghazi movie tanks on opening weekend.

This weekend 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opened.  The film was likely trying to capitalize on the fervor of Republicans over the Benghazi “scandal” (and I use “scandal” here to mean they whined about it a LOT, the GOP investigated it and found no wrong-doing on Clinton’s part, then continued to whine about [Read More...]

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Pakistan nearly outlaws child marriage, but Islamic leaders decry bill as blasphemous and it’s withdrawn.

Pakistan was this close to outlawing child marriage.  Only one hurdle, Islamic leaders, stood in the way.  Sadly, in Pakistan, that was enough: A move to ban child marriages in Pakistan has been withdrawn after meeting staunch resistance from a religious body, which branded the bill as “anti-Islamic”. The ruling party politician who introduced the [Read More...]

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Pakistani boy cuts off his own hand after accidentally admitting to blasphemy.

Ugh, I love my job, but reading through things like this on a daily basis can take its toll. A Pakistani boy has cut off his own hand after he made a simple mistake: The boy, Anwar Ali, the son of a poor laborer, had been attending an evening prayer gathering at the mosque in [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: King George sings.

Good morning!  This is a song from the Broadway hit musical Hamilton.  It’s King George singing a pouty song to America. I’ll probably wind up singing this at my studio’s end of semester recital.  I’ll try to get video.  :) [Read more...]

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Montana governor signs executive order protecting LGBT state workers.

Props to Governor Steve Bullock! Today, HRC hailed Montana Governor Steve Bullock for signing an executive order that will prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for state employees, as well state contractors and subcontractors. In a press conference earlier today, Governor Bullock celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day by noting that it [Read More...]

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FFRF puts a stop to elementary school nudging kids to evangelize.

A while back I wrote about a Denver area school that got sued by the American Humanist Association for letting their kids raise money with Operation Christmas Child: For the fundraisers such as Operation Christmas Child the teachers distributed empty boxes to the students to create and fill for the program. They also helped collect the [Read More...]

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