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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Won’t somebody please think of the baybeez?

More dreck from LifeSiteNews. (This may become an absorbing new hobby. LifeSiteNews is a real swamp of nasty.) Shock-horror: Obama wants (and says he wants) his daughters to have reproductive rights. Imagine that! He wants them not to be trapped by unwanted pregnancies if they don’t choose to be. (That’s not a tautology. Some women …

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Jul 31 2012

His stand for Christian principles

And now a word from the bigots. The creepy LifeSiteNews reports gloatingly that a bakery in Colorado has seen a surge in business after the owner refused to provide a cake for a gay wedding. Isn’t that heart-warming? A little piece of spiteful meanness is popular in Lakewood Colorado. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece …

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Jul 31 2012

Bowling in northern Mali

The Islamists who grabbed power in northern Mali have settled in and gotten comfortable. On Sunday they stuck a woman and a man in two vertical holes in the ground, leaving just their heads exposed, and threw stones at them until they were dead. They did this in front of 200 people. Mali’s government has …

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Jul 31 2012

Batman doesn’t need to seek help

Laurie Penny and Martin Robbins were chatting about feminism one evening on Twitter. [interjection: I've been there! I've done a good deal of chatting about feminism on Twitter. Some of it with Laurie Penny and Martin Robbins, though not at the same time as far as I recall.] They decided to make it a non-Twitter …

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Jul 30 2012

GenderQueerAtheist listens to Cosmos Choral Suite

This is very cool.

Jul 30 2012

It was just a fantasy

Holy crap. A Christian guy in Largo, Florida who did a puppet show on tv has been arrested for well I’ll let the Tampa Bay Times tell you.

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Jul 30 2012

How happy he is to be able to think and learn

The other day I told a brief version of how Vyckie Garrison’s then 3d grader fared going to school after eight sheltered years. She tells a fuller version at NLQ. These days, I am thoroughly enjoying my “blessings” ~ they are far from perfect as they’ve gone from passive, obedient little robots (a couple of …

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Jul 30 2012

There are fragments left

Eric describes an odd thought experiment in Alisdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue. He asks us to imagine a time in the future when people have got fed up with science, have removed science from the curricula of schools and universities, killed or imprisoned all the scientists, and then government is carried out — well, how, exactly? …

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Jul 30 2012

Barry Karr speaks up

Barry Karr is the Executive Director of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer Magazine. Surly Amy posts his statement. I find totally reprehensible statements advocating violence, rape and even death directed towards women. I have said it in personal communications, and I will say it here now: People who make statements filled with hatred and …

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Jul 30 2012

Having it both ways, Albuquerque division

Good old religious entitelement. The state can’t tell religious entities what to do, because freedom, but if the state wants to give religious entities lots of money, why it’s the least they can do. That’s how the people who run Hope Christian School in Albuquerque view the matter. A three year-old was denied admittance to …

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