Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29 2012

Prepare to rage

More in the vein of “keep your legs closed, ladies”: Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the contraception hearings taking place in the House of Representatives, taking particular aim at Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke who testified about the importance of contraception coverage for the women at religiously affiliated organizations — like law students at …

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Feb 28 2012

Those radical, offensive atheists!

Are you sitting down? Got some smelling salts available near by? Prepared to clutch your pearls? Well then take a look at this horrible bus ad the NEPA Freethought Society wanted to run in Pennsylvania! Awful, right? That’s why the ad was rejected outright by the bus company: Jim Smith, the advertising contact at COLTS, …

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Feb 27 2012

I own the best pot holder ever


Found at Pike Place Market. Bought because it was so bad that it was awesome.

Feb 26 2012

And thus begins round two of insanity

It’s grad student recruitment weekend again, which means I’ll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the next couple of days. Hopefully this time my car won’t die a spectacular moldy death. Consider this an open thread.

Feb 24 2012

The Reason Rally is one month away!

The Reason Rally – the largest gathering of atheists, humanists, and secularists in history – is just one month away. On March 24, I’ll be in Washington DC to march on the Mall with my fellow heathens, including: Jessica Ahlquist Jamila Bey Greta Christina Lawrence Krauss Richard Dawkins Hemant Mehta PZ Myers Taslima Nasrin Paul …

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Feb 24 2012

Grad school update

As I’ve been talking with non-academic friends and family, I’ve realized that not many people understand what actually happens in grad school. I also realized that I don’t talk about it a lot on my blog. I guess it’s one of those things where after doing something all day long, I don’t exactly want to …

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Feb 23 2012

You can now turn all dead mormons gay

Post mortem gayification here. I mean, it’s only fair. Mitt Romney got to baptize his atheist father-in-law against his will. A random Mormon got to baptize Obama’s atheist mother against her will. Numerous Mormons have baptized holocaust victims, including Anne Frank, against their will. Their Mormon hocus pocus means as much as this gay hocus pocus, …

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Feb 23 2012

Kitty filler


Grad school is kicking my ass right now, so have a complementary photo of Pixel: y u play with computer and not me?! EDIT: I made this post before I realized Crommunist had thrown down the gauntlet and claimed my cat fascination is due to mind control parasites. OH IT’S ONNNNN.

Feb 22 2012

Onward to the atheist dictatorship!

Someone should probably inform all of the people living in predominantly atheist nations in Europe that they no longer have rights. I guess they missed the memo.

Feb 21 2012

Only in Indiana are Girl Scouts “radical”

Indiana was attempting to pass a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. But State Rep. Bob Morris (R, of course) took issue with the resolution (emphasis mine): State Rep. Bob Morris (R) wants to kill a resolution honoring the Girl Scouts because they are a “radicalized organization” that promotes “homosexual lifestyles” and funds …

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