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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 26 2011

Why Miley Cyrus is Cooler Than You Think: The Progressive South

When people meet me, even here in South Carolina, they almost always are surprised to learn that I am from the South.  I don’t have much of a Southern accent and I am not demure or interested in playing dumb.  There is, unfortunately, a prejudice that exists, even in the South itself, against people who …

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Nov 25 2011

Nerdy Image Dump in Honor of Nicol

In honor of my bestest friend ever coming into town, and in honor of the fact that I found a harddrive with a lot of really old crap on it, I’m going to do an image dump of things I thought were awesome 8 years ago. These things, it should be noted, are still awesome.

Nov 25 2011

Hey, National News, That’s a Picture of Me!

I go to one protest and I get in the national news: Result! I’m not sure why I looked so sad at that particular moment.  I’m going to say it’s because that’s how much I care about the First Amendment.  You all going to go along with that?  Excellent.

Nov 24 2011

Columbia Coalition of Reason: Love Mail Part I

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’d like to share some of the thankful e-mails and comments we’ve gotten on the billboard. I’ll be honest, more than one of them made me tear up. There really are people out there who think their non-belief means that they have to be isolated. And now they don’t. FROM CHRISTIANS …

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Nov 22 2011

Columbia Coalition of Reason Hate Mail: Part I

We sent out a press release this morning about the billboard, and by the afternoon we’d had coverage on some local websites and by tonight we’d had interviews on local TV. The comments on the news sites have been pretty negative, but the people actually contacting us have been very positive and grateful.  I’ve collected …

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Nov 21 2011

I Introduce The Columbia Coalition of Reason!

That’s right, Columbia SOUTH CAROLINA has TWO atheist billboards up in town! The billboards will be up through Thanksgiving, for the Carolina-Clemson football game, and into the month of December.  Proud of little ol’ red Columbia, well done.

Nov 19 2011

UC Davis Students versus Chancellor Katehi

Someone came here and didn’t know what this was all about.  So, on Friday the Chancellor of UC Davis had the police break up a protest on the quad.  They did so with unreasonable force, spraying protesters who were sitting down quietly in the face with pepper spray, sending two of them to the hospital. …

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Nov 18 2011

Sean Faircloth’s Vision for America

He’s awesome, you should watch this.

Nov 17 2011

Stunning and Horrible Footage of Journalist Arrested in NY

This is footage that the world needs to see.  Faith Laugier, a journalist, being arrested in NY today.

Nov 16 2011

Occupy Columbia: Evicted and Arrested

Nikki Haley ordered the Occupy Movement off the state house grounds today — she gave the word at 4:30 and they had until 6pm to leave.  Peaceful protesters were then arrested, 23 is the number currently being reported. They removed all of their overnight stuff but were still arrested for being on the grounds after …

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