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Feb 27 2014

Godless Gold Is Worth More, Apparently

A couple found a stash of coins In cans half lost to rust Gold coins, so old some even lack The phrase “In God We Trust” There’s one coin, termed “miraculous”, Uncirculated, gold That doesn’t say “In God We Trust” Like others just as old That year the motto first appeared— This coin slipped in …

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Feb 27 2014

Bad News From North Carolina: Christian Love Strikes Again

I thought I saw an atheist Among the kids at school Who didn’t understand that, here, The Christian bullies rule You may call it “brave” or “foolish” But she dared to show her face I may have seen an atheist… They put her in her place. I thought I saw an atheist, According to report, …

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Feb 13 2014

Backyard Dinosaur Count This Weekend

It’s time to count the dinosaurs— It shouldn’t be that hard Just grab yourself a window That overlooks your yard A pencil and some paper To make a little list A “field guide to the dinosaurs” To name the ones you missed The count begins this Friday, And by Sunday night, it’s done It’s time …

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Feb 07 2014

Olympic Conscience Wrestling

The thing you’ve been working for, all of your life? That comes to fruition today? The people in charge of this glorious time Will turn you away if you’re gay. Your colleagues, your teammates, your family, your friends, (And you) couldn’t be more excited— But if any of you has the wrong sort of love …

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Jan 28 2014

A Time To Be Born; A Time To Die

Pete Seeger has died. Other places will eulogize him far better than I could here. I’ll just note that it is a certainty that, had there been no Pete Seeger, there would be no Digital Cuttlefish.

Jan 11 2014

Almost Heaven?

My goodness, what they put in the water in West Virginia! But that’s the price of Freedom. Freedom Industries, that is. From the first link: The Freedom Industries president downplayed the chemical’s health effects, saying it has “very, very low toxicity” and poses no danger to the public. Strange… I originally posted the following as …

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Jan 09 2014

Ken Ham Clearly Doesn’t Believe (I Hope)

So I was just out walking the cuttledogs, and it occurred to me that the whole notion of a Noah’s Ark Theme Park showed either an incredible lack of belief on the part of the planners, or a psychopathic lack of empathy. I mean, it’s a theme park. Think Disney. But it’s built around the …

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Dec 31 2013

Live Same-Sex Wedding To Be Part Of New Year’s Tournament Of Roses Parade

At the Tournament Of Roses, There’s a wonderful parade Where the floats are not just beautiful, They’re very strangely made: Every inch of them is covered With a flower, leaf, or twig; They must hide the float’s machinery— Each lever; every rig— It’s a grand show of technology, A flowered tour de force, And it’s …

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Dec 27 2013

Old Good News Revisited (Or, New Bad News)

Since the topics I write on are vast There’s a chance that good news from the past Might be soon overturned Cos you see, I have learned That Good News may be too good to last. They may or may not both be from today, but that’s when I saw them–two updates on things I …

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Dec 12 2013

Breaking News: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down! (…eventually, perhaps)

Today’s report from San Diego (oh, and read to the end of page 2–there’s a poll!): A San Diego federal judge made a reluctant ruling Thursday that the cross atop Mount Soledad is unconstitutional, although the chances of the La Jolla monument coming down anytime soon are unlikely. The latest ruling by U.S. District Judge …

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