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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 21 2012

One Year At Freethought Blogs

Today marks The Digital Cuttlefish’s one year anniversary here at Freethought Blogs–my first post here went up July 21st of 2011, a few days before the network went public. Thanks, Ed and PZ, for creating this space and populating it with these people. And thank you, readers and commenters, for the reactions that keep me …

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Jul 20 2012

Headline Muse, 7/20

Is the person, or system, at fault, For the crimes which must come to a halt? In today’s Air Force case There was one guilty face— Sergeant Walker committed assault. Headline: Air Force instructor convicted of rape, assault An Air Force instructor was convicted in military court Friday of raping one female recruit and sexually …

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Jul 20 2012

Know Your Audience!

Know your audience! If you choose your audience well, you have no need to be funny, or informative, or rational, or coherent. Ok, maybe you all already knew that. But I’ve been teaching at Cuttlefish U., and our students are actually pretty smart, so I clearly have not chosen my audience well. And you, dear …

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Jul 20 2012

Look The Other Way, Redux

Via Ed, yet another establishment clause violation, and another group of privileged people helpfully telling us to look the other way so we aren’t offended by their breaking the law. When the people face the loss of their local civic cross They will gather in a circle and they’ll pray Though it’s twenty-six feet tall, …

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Jul 20 2012

Beautiful!

cuttlesticker

Yeah, eventually I’ll get sick of posting pics of cuttlefish car stickers in the wild, but it won’t be for some time. This time, it’s Ctenotrish who has sent me the pic. (I expect mine in the mail soon, perhaps even today.) Pic after yon jumpage:

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Jul 19 2012

The Ballad Of The Naked Traveler

Let me tell you all the story Of John E. Brennan On a tragic and fateful day Put his passport in his pocket Kissed his wife and family And he pissed off the TSA…

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Jul 19 2012

The Philosophy Of Atheism

So, this pops up in my inbox this afternoon, and it’s the most beautiful bit of writing I have seen in a long while. Nobody writes like this these days–who is it? I ask. Ah. Emma Goldman, writing in 1916. (hat tip to Eagainst.com, who also have the essay in Greek, if you prefer)

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Jul 19 2012

God’s Been Making Plans

God’s been making plans again To show us he’s our master And time has shown, when god makes plans It always spells disaster God’s notion of a good idea Is not the same as man’s— So bar the windows! Bolt the doors! Cos God’s been making plans.

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Jul 18 2012

Headline Muse, 7/18

Though reality-based it was not, Michele Bachman still gave it a shot… But it seems it’s too much For her colleagues to touch— They’re denying her Islamist plot! Headline: Lawmakers Condemn Michele Bachman’s Claim of an Islamist Plot

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Jul 18 2012

The Mitt Romney Drinking Song

I love this–my recent campaign song for Mitt Romney has been recorded by a reader*, in what sounds to me like a wonderfully raucous drinking song. Mind you, I had my own melody in mind when I wrote it, and it is nothing like what you are about to hear… but for the life of …

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