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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 25 2013

Why, Oh Why, Oh Why-Oh (…Would You Act This Way, Ohio)

Attorney General Mike DeWine (Republican, Ohio) Is looking for an act of hate To supplement his bio He can’t be seen as gentle (He’s Republican, of course) So while Jim’s love John is dying Mike is showing no remorse While he can’t appeal the ruling (Which is really quite a shame) He can still deny …

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Jul 25 2013

How Did Your Congressweasel Vote?

It was only a little amendment And no one would really take note But of course, it would all be recorded (Check your own representative’s vote!) There are thousands of chaplains already Not one is an atheist, though If the Pentagon thinks they might need some It seems Congress already said “no”. We have patriots …

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Jul 24 2013

GOP Congressman Attempts To Prohibit Atheist Chaplains

If you need to see a counselor There’s someplace you can go But it shows up on your record that you went But a chaplain, if you see one, No one else will ever know– An alternative that’s clearly heaven-sent! If you choose to go to chapel You can get the morning off If you …

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Jul 23 2013

Garbage! (A Happy Dog Song)

My dog was a little bit frisky As we went for our evening walk And it might be the moon, or the whisky But I swear I could hear the pup talk My pooch wasn’t sleepy, nor hungry He’s well rested, and recently fed— Well then what, of all things, was the matter? And so …

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Jul 22 2013

John and Jim: An Update

This is why it matters. James Obergefell has lived with the love of his life for 20 years before they married two weeks ago. They also hoped to be buried next to each other, to spend eternity together, but the state of Ohio and his spouse’s relatives won’t let him – because he married another …

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Jul 22 2013

369

Three hundred sixty nine. That’s the current number, as of when I got caught up with the present, a moment or two ago. I mentioned, last post, that I’m gathering up my verses in preparation for another book. This 369 verses represents the quick-and-dirty sort–anything that I just hated didn’t make the cut; muse of …

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Jul 21 2013

Two Years At FtB

As the first annual FtBConscience wraps up, it astonishes me to note that my first FtB post went up two years ago today. As I said last year, I thank Ed and PZ for creating this place and populating it with these people. And I especially thank my readers and commenters for helping feed my …

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Jul 20 2013

Oh, Nothing, Really….

When philosophers talk about “nothing” Why, their nothing has nothing at all No time, and no space, and no matter, Not even the quantumly small When philosophers talk about “nothing” It’s a special and magical word But it isn’t the “nothing” that physicists see, Cos the thing is, it must be inferred Now, this doesn’t …

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Jul 20 2013

At The Risk Of More Competition…The Limerick Contest!

I have to tell you (I was just informed myself, as was my source, the good people at the OEDILF) of the International Limericks Competition. (And it is indeed “the” Limerick competition, based in Limerick, Ireland, as it is.) Free to enter, up to three entries, must be original and in proper limerick form, with …

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Jul 18 2013

Atheism’s Little Idea

“God” was, once, a Big Idea— Without a doubt, this is true; So much of the world, we did not understand; There was much that a god had to do. In pieces and bits, we have gained understanding; In inches and feet, we’ve gained ground; And with each passing year, we’ve discovered Fewer uses for …

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