Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 18 2009

Atheists Talk–Roy Speckhardt

Roy Speckhardt, American Humanists Association Annual ConventionAtheists Talk #0066, Sunday, April 19, 2009 Scott Lohman, the President of the Humanists of Minnesota, will be talking to American Humanists Association Executive Director Roy Speckardt. The AHA’s 68th annual conference will be in Phoenix from June 5th to June 7th. A member of the Minnesota Atheists will …

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Apr 18 2009

My New Favorite YouTube Channel

“In fairness, Michele Bachmann probably does not have testicles.” Thank you, James.

Apr 17 2009

A Letter to the Kid

The other adults in your life aren’t blameless either. We’ve all let you down, including me. Sometimes we’ve let our own lives distract us. Sometimes we’ve let ourselves get worn down by the battles necessary to get permission to participate in your life as much as we want to. Sometimes we’ve let you make us …

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Apr 16 2009

Norm Coleman Is In

…the Urban Dictionary. Dude 1: I can’t believe my brother is still trying to be an olympic swimmer.Dude 2: Really, isn’t he incontinent?Dude 1: Yeah man. They banned him from the pool. But every morning he keeps trying to sneak in.Dude 2: That’s weak. He wasn’t even that great of a swimmer to begin with.Dude …

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Apr 15 2009

Today’s Economics Lesson

Tea is an import. The United States produces no appreciable amount of tea. The Boston Tea Party was triggered by duty (i.e., import) taxes. Lipton is owned by Unilever, which is based in London. Nestea is a brand of Nestle, which is Swiss. So all the teabaggers who went out and partied today? Yeah, not …

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Apr 14 2009

Tarred and Twittered

Yesterday, I talked a bit about the broader implications of amazonfail for censorship on demand. If you read (or reread) the post, you’ll find it’s full of “I suspect” and “I think.” Some of that is me trying not to sound as though I think I’m an anointed prophet, but more of it was a …

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Apr 13 2009

The End of Offense?

I suspect that someone, somewhere is sitting back, being very smug about the internet eruption that is amazonfail. They think they’ve shown teh gayz and teh wiminz. They haven’t got a clue what they’ve just done. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, start at Sex in the Public Square, which is just generally …

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Apr 12 2009

Night of the Living Christ

Do I really need to tell you that this is perhaps not what you want to listen to if today is a religious holiday for you? Tucked below the fold so it doesn’t autoplay for anyone. For everybody else, I have to add that one of the things I love about Schaffer the Darklord, beyond …

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Apr 12 2009

Almost Worth the Egg

I didn’t know Rube Goldberg celebrated Easter.

Apr 11 2009

Atheists Talk–David Eller

David Eller, Atheism AdvancedAtheists Talk #0065 Sunday, April 5, 2009 Dr. David Eller, anthropologist, is an atheist. He has written textbooks on violence and culture, religion and culture, and culture and culture. He has also written very well received popular press books on atheism. He will be our guest on Sunday to talk to Grant …

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