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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 14 2012

Someone who moves like you

thisabed

Television has a huge impact on how we view the world and, perhaps more interestingly, how we view ourselves.  When Joe Biden said that Will & Grace had done more for gay marriage than anything else, it probably seemed like hyperbole, but the normalization of the Other often comes first in the form of simple inclusion. Now, …

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Jun 13 2012

Dear White People: Watch This Trailer

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Can we get a movie with, you know, characters in ‘em instead of stereotypes wrapped up in Christian dogma? I realize that there is a huge fundraising effort going on here for the SSA, and I strongly encourage you to participate, but I would like to bring your attention to something else.  I am, admittedly, …

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Jun 13 2012

Facebook Rumors: Paying to reach fans

In my other life, I write for a social media news blog, and I recently wrote about the current rumor going around about pages/celebrities having to pay to reach their fans.  Unfortunately, my tiny blog post didn’t reach George Takei so I imagine the level of hysteria over this is just going to continue ratcheting …

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Jun 13 2012

My Life is Exploding & Boba Fett Ukulele

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First and foremost, go give the SSA money.  They are the best, they deserve at least five of your earth dollars. The timing of my getting a blog here is not totally ideal — I’ve had to abandon my house and move in with my mother because I’m allergic to it, I have to be …

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Jun 12 2012

Backyard Biology: Dead Squirrels

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Do squirrels not do well in the rain?  I only ask because I’ve never seen a dead squirrel anywhere but the middle of the road after being hit by a car, and I’ve seen two today in my yard. UMM QUICK HERE’S A BABY SEA TURTLE!

Jun 12 2012

45 years since the summer of Loving

Today is the 45th anniversary of the decision in Loving v Virginia, which legalized interracial marriage in the US.  With Perry v Schwarzenegger (Prop 8.) and DOMA heading to SCOTUS this year, let us hope we will soon have marriage equality for all.  Even though the cases don’t have the perfect name Loving did.

Jun 11 2012

Best of Before Freethought Blogs

If you’re interested in learning more about what I do, I recommend you click on the speaking tab above, it includes most of the speeches and media by/about/including me. The following are the most popular posts from my blog: Ron Paul Last December, I wrote a post in which I spoke about Ron Paul in …

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Jun 07 2012

What’s Up?

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I cannot tell you how excited I am to be joining Freethought Blogs.  Interestingly enough, I was asked to join FtB exactly 2 years after I started blogging about skepticism and atheism.  I am a relatively new voice in this atheist/skeptic/oh-my-god-don’t-conflate-the-two blogosphere, though I have been blogging for 14 years. Many of you know me, …

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Jun 06 2012

Aren’t you making it up? – Why women don’t report harassment

There has been a lot of discussion about why women don’t report sexual harassment (Ophelia Benson, Greta Christina) and what they’re up against when they do, including hyper-skepticism over claims that are routine, mundane, and unsurprising. I would like to present to you a comment I got today, which you can go find if you …

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Jun 05 2012

Ukulele Video Time! Adele

I have so much work to catch up so I’m just going to give you a ukulele video instead of real deep thoughtlike thoughts. I’m too loud for my microphone… to be fair, it’s for my Playstation 2. //ENDDORK

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