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Monthly Archive: February 2007

Feb 13 2007

Kansas rejoins 21st century

According to Red State Rabble, the Kansas State Board of Education has adopted a new set of standards that undoes the damage done by creationists, and assures that science classes will actually be teaching science. It was only a 6-4 victory, though, indicating the forces of politicized ignorance still have a strong presence there in …

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Feb 13 2007

Eeeek! Teh gayz! Run awaaay! (Part ∞)

Here are a few things we can say with confidence about fundies. 1) They really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really don’t like homosexuals. 2) They really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really don’t like evil librul Hollywood. 3) They really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, …

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Feb 12 2007

Happy 198th to Chuck D!

As Ed Brayton points out, February 12, 1809 was the day the world got both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. A great day for humanity indeed! The Center for Inquiry Community of Austin hosted a wonderfully successful Darwin Day celebration at Book People on Saturday. I’ve posted 20 photos from the event, thanks to Marla …

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Feb 11 2007

Leileu: a follow-up

Turns out I do have a picture, courtesy of Hollye. RIP, ol’ girl. A few folks have asked me about helping out Purrfect Hearts, Hollye’s shelter. Right now, she could use — as all shelters could — donations, particularly for litter, which you tend to go through stupefying quantities of when you’re taking care of …

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Feb 10 2007

In which I school a poor, dumb, well-meaning believer, and buy her a ticket to the Clue Train

Apropos of nothing, a believer named Beth showed up in the previous post’s comments, and offered up a series of banal arguments of the type that no informed Christian apologist would even waste time with. They’re Jack Chick dumb, which means their persuasive content is zero and that they’ve been on the “Refuted and Inactive” …

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Feb 06 2007

Ted Haggard cured of teh gay!

Well, color me relieved! I was sure it was only a matter of time before Pastor Ted was going to start stalking playgrounds and shopping mall food courts looking for impressionable young lads (which, as you all know, is what people who have caught teh gay usually do). Or worse, wearing Prada and listening to …

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Feb 06 2007

Why life is special

I don’t have a picture of Leileu. It’s too bad. She was really beautiful. She was a six-year-old cat of a breed I can’t name, with lush, thick golden-orange fur you could rub your fingers through and through. She was really talkative when she was in a good mood. In the last few weeks, she …

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Feb 05 2007

Note to IDers: Pack up, go home, show’s over

This has already made the rounds of several more highly-trafficked blogs than this one, but hey, never let it be said we ignore the big issues. The John Templeton Foundation — an organization whose agenda it is to make it appear as if there is some attempt within science to validate religion, and has tried …

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Feb 05 2007

Non-Providencial Poetry

I received the following in my corporate e-mail today: “Anyway” People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered   Forgive them anywayIf you are kind, people accuse you of selfish ulterior motives   Be Kind anywayIf you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies   Succeed anywayIf you find serenity and happiness, there may be jealousy   Be Happy …

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Feb 03 2007

Rick Perry suffers bout of temporary sanity

Rick Perry, the recently re-elected governer of Texas, is a complete tool. The religious right owns him so thoroughly he might as well walk around wearing a dog collar and tags. This guy has such brazen, naked contempt for the concept of separation of church and state that he actually signed both an abortion bill …

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