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Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 31 2009

Whassup with the show…

Okay, so as I understand it, here’s how things are as of tonight. Today’s show was the last to be recorded out of the Access studios, for at least the summer months of June-August. Exactly when in August, or after August, they will reopen, I haven’t heard. I know they’re spending a month renovating and …

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May 28 2009

Toodles, Mac!

From a TFN email alert: Senate Sends Message to State Board of Education: No More Culture Wars Moments ago, the Texas Senate voted to reject Don McLeroy as chairman of the State Board of Education. The 19-11 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for confirmation. Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller is releasing …

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May 28 2009

Bang bang shoot shoot!

One state senator I suspect will not be voting today against Don McLeroy is my own, Republican Jeff Wentworth. And it’s not simply because he’s Republican, but because he’s so far to the right that he’s actually sponsored a bill here in Texas no one but the NRA wants: SB 1164, which would allow people …

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May 28 2009

TAM7: Matt yes, Martin no

This year, it will be Matt Dillahunty representing Austin at the Amaz!ng Meeting 7 in Las Vegas in July. As someone who’s been doing the belt-tightening thing during the economic slump, I’m sad to be missing it this year. Unless AXP fans rally and throw cash at me to get there. (Though that’s not a …

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May 27 2009

More email fun: “Look at all the trees!” edition

From:“liam humphrey” [[email protected]]To:[email protected] Hello Atheist Experience, I am sending an email to ask you a question about God’s existence. How, when you look out the window in the morning, can you not say that God doesn’t exist? There must be a bigger force that has created all this beauty. It can’t be a coincidence, and …

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May 27 2009

Could Thursday be D-Day for McLeroy?

Texas’ official State Embarrassment Don McLeroy will find out tomorrow, hints the TFN, whether or not his appointment as chair of the universally derided State Board of Education will stand or fall. The Democrats claim to have all the votes they need to block his approval, but one should never underestimate the underhanded dealings and …

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May 23 2009

The Bible’s greatest hits: Genesis edition

The Atheist Experience episode #606 will be about the Bible’s impact on our culture, focusing on the book of Genesis. Dust off that Bible and follow along. We’ll talk about how just-so stories have been used to blame and repress minority groups, how the in-group uses the stories to align with power and justified thuggery, …

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May 23 2009

Christian radio hypes gold. A lot.

I’ve been listening to Christian radio lately, and I’m hearing a LOT of commercial programs hyping investments in gold. Now, I’m not really up on current prices of precious metals. I did do a show where I mentioned Liberty Dollars, which I consider to be a massive ripoff. I’m generally interested in scams and ripoffs, …

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May 22 2009

“Stop bashing my religion”

Fairly often, we get e-mails complaining about how we are only out to bash Christianity and will we please just stop. Usually, the author will have a glowing impression of their religion and its impact on the world and we are just misinformed. We do beat up on Christianity. I know I do. I think …

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May 20 2009

The world McLeroy wants

A recent report reveals what those of us who value science education and its benefits to society have long since feared: American students’ comprehension of the biosciences can be summed up in two words, epic fail. Middle and high school students across the country are generally falling behind in life sciences, and the nation is …

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