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Sep 13 2013

Happy Friday the 13th – Zombies, suicide, and me talking abortion

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Sometime, next week probably, I am going to discuss Richard Dawkins and abuse and trauma, but this week I thought I’d end on an upbeat note, since it is Friday the Thirteenth and I do suffer from friggatriskaidekaphilia. 1. ZOMBIES I miss Ian ’round the old FtB haunts, but he’s still doing many interesting things. As …

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Jul 01 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 2

Join me, JT Eberhard of What Would JT Do?, and Nicholas Thurkettle of his eponymous blog as we talk: Politics: Wendy Davis Media: World War Z and the political nature of zombies Guest choice: the surprise success of The Heat. You can RSVP to the “event” here and it should send you a link of …

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Jan 22 2013

What if Abortion is Murder?

Let us, for the sake of an intellectual argument, say that we accept that life begins at conception.  I personally don’t believe that, but, for the sake of argument, let’s work with that.  Forced pregnancy still makes no sense and abortion is, at worst, justifiable homicide. Self-defense and bodily autonomy If someone comes into my …

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Aug 19 2012

Todd Akin and how the Christian Right’s delusion of an all-powerful God hurts people

I am about as far from the Christian Right as you can get, religiously and politically, and it’s not always apparent how closely that religious fervor is related to what I think of as the most cruel and stupid of the beliefs that the right-wing clings to. Todd Akin, current representative and Senate nominee, said …

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May 07 2012

What I would like to hear from Edwina Rogers

Yes, I’ve written an imaginary PR e-mail from Edwina Rogers, the controversial new Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, based on conjectures and false hopes and a little bit of AbFab.  It seemed the thing to do. “I want to start off with an apology for something I feel like I, and the …

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Apr 28 2012

This is not just a war on women

This isn’t just a war on women, it’s a war on dignity, it’s a war on common decency, it’s a war on the GOP’s own conservative principles.  When someone accuses liberals of being smug and turning our country into a “nanny state”, ask them which party thinks women are too stupid to make their own …

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Dec 11 2011

Why does anyone like Ron Paul?

I’ve been trying to understand why smart people I know support Ron Paul and I just can’t get my head around it.  I get the sense that maybe the Ron Paul People I know just don’t realize what Ron Paul’s all about. That or they just don’t care. The Ron Paul People I know are …

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Oct 22 2011

“Personhood” Amendments

The following amendment is up for a vote in Mississippi this year: “SECTION 1. Article III of the constitution of the state of Mississippi is hearby amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION TO READ: Section 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human …

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