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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 14 2012

I’m busy sciencing!

Sorry for the lack of posts. My written thesis proposal is due today, and I’ve been working overtime lately to get it finished. To tide you over, I give you what I wish could be my entire Significance section: Instead I get to ramble for a page about expanding the knowledge in a field and …

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May 10 2012

Blag Hag Hipsters, rejoice!

If you’re one of those people I’ve caught saying “I read Blag Hag before boobquake,” then have I got news for you. An old friend is back: Pastor Tom Estes of the blog Hard Truth. If you’ve forgotten Pastor T. Estes, don’t worry – I had to dig through the archives to remember why the …

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May 10 2012

Bristol Palin’s advice to Obama

The advice: “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of …

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May 09 2012

Obama publicly declares support for same-sex marriage

Finally. This was probably my favorite part of the interview: “It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the president continued. “You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it …

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May 08 2012

Ask Edwina Rogers anything on Reddit

The SCA’s controversial new Executive Director is doing an AMA on Reddit. I know a lot of you had questions about her, so now you have a chance to ask her directly. If you need inspiration for a question, check out this “interesting” interview Greta conducted with Edwina. “Interesting” meaning “frustrating as hell.”

May 07 2012

Today’s example of Christian privilege: Delta Airlines

I’ve racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles with Delta, but I’m going to have to consider other airlines next time I’m booking a flight. I just don’t feel comfortable supporting a business that easily succumbs to the orders of religious bigots. The Catholic League announced Monday that Delta Air Lines had pulled its …

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May 04 2012

What, no Hitler?

The Heartland Institute is a conservative climate-denialist thinktank in the US. And this is their new ad campaign: “The people who still believe in man-made global warming are mostly on the radical fringe of society. This is why the most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.” In addition …

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May 03 2012

Liveblogging Abby Johnson’s “Do women have too many rights?”

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(7:17pm) Well, I’m here. Tonight is Abby Johnson’s talk “Do women have too many rights?” at the University of Washington, sponsored by Students for Life of America and the Catholic Newman Center, who had this ironic poster hung outside the room: Human rights! …unless you’re a pregnant woman. I’ll be making updates throughout the talk, …

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May 03 2012

When abortion is the more ethical choice

The other day I posted on Facebook, “Is abortion ever the MORE ethical choice over giving birth?” I left it at that. I didn’t want to explain why I was asking the question or what my views were because I was curious how my friends would reply. Here are some of the answers I received …

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May 03 2012

Apples – you can’t explain that!

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More tweets I get from Christians: I replied with this link. Next someone’s going to try to make the argument that bananas were designed by God to perfectly fit in our hands! Ha! …Oh wait.

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