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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31 2013

Bat flight

I saw them! I saw the bats – the Congress Avenue Bridge bats. It’s the biggest urban bat roost in the country. Their twilight emergence is indeed spectacular. Smelly, but spectacular.

Mar 31 2013

In the coffee area

I just had a chat with the guy who came up with the idea of de-baptism. #greatness

Mar 31 2013

Why the ____ community hates feminists

The panel yesterday was fun, and it got a friendly reception. There are a lot of women here, on the stage and attending in general, with the expected result that it doesn’t feel like a frat house. There is at least one “get out of my clubhouse” type here though, and I cleverly managed to …

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Mar 30 2013

Quel matin

Katherine Stewart gave an amazing (and terrifying) talk this morning about the good news clubs and how they take over everything and trick small children into thinking they’re part of School. I don’t have time to find it on this tragically slow notebook right now but I remember doing a long post on Stewart’s very …

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Mar 30 2013

#AAcon13

Brilliant – the #AAcon13 hashtag is being invaded by harassers. A lot. Good thinking! Way to demonstrate to a whole bunch of new people just what we’ve been talking about! Way to get a big chunk of “the broader community” to think of you and your project to demonize us as a bunch of assholes with an …

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Mar 29 2013

Ruling

Dave is pissed. A judge ruled in the World Trade Center cross case today – Dave was brandishing the actual ruling, with a big red blob visible on it (I’m assuming a seal). The judge dismissed it – the cross is just “secular.” That’s such a crock of shit, just as it is with the …

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Mar 29 2013

Morning session

I went to sleep very late last night and woke up very early so I was perilously close to falling asleep but then Anthony Grayling came in and sat next to me and Dave did his talk so I WOKE RIGHT UP. It was a great talk. Dave’s a rouser, and a rouser is what …

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Mar 29 2013

U mad bro?

Aha. My response to Shermer’s response to me is now online. At Free Inquiry Outraged shouting and tweets and photoshops in 5, 4, 3….

Mar 29 2013

And another thing

Birds! My god the bird life here. I don’t know what the birds are – they’re not the birds you see in Seattle, so I don’t know. There’s a ubiquitous one that’s black with a long tail and a very loud voice. After I crossed the Congress Avenue bridge and Cesar Chavez Street I approached …

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Mar 29 2013

What I saw

1. On the Capitol grounds (which are very nice, very broad and seweeping and parklike) a memorial thing to brave…Confederate soldiers. Signed by Jefferson Davis. Oh right. This is the Confederacy. 2. Also on the Capitol grounds, on the north side, a big granite slab with…the ten commandments. Oh Dave, I thought. Actually I said, …

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