A conspiracy nut named Kevin Purfield has been arrested, apparently for harassing the families of the victims of the Aurora shootings to tell them that their loved ones didn’t really die, that it was all part of a grand conspiracy. You can see the booking information here.
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Apr 14 2013
Pacific Standard magazine has an interesting article that suggests that Americans should start eating guinea pigs, as some cultures in South America do. There are several good reasons for this, including that they are healthier for us and the natural environment:
Apr 10 2013
Rush Limbaugh got a call on his show last week from a 13 year old kid who said that he had gone to the library and found proof that global warming is a hoax. And the two of them shared a laugh at a conversation the teenager had allegedly heard in a store:
Apr 06 2013
Julia Shaw has a profoundly silly column at Slate urging her fellow millenials to marry early rather than late. Why? I don’t know, really. The answer seems to be “because I did so,” though I can’t imagine why she thinks that’s a compelling argument.
Apr 06 2013
Somewhere I saw a link to this (I forget where) and I think it’s amazing. It’s a slam poetry artist named Denice Frohman doing an amazing performance called Dear Straight People. Very powerful.
Apr 05 2013
Many of my readers know that I’m a big college basketball fan. Rutgers has never had much of a basketball program; their biggest claim to fame is having had Jim Valvano as their coach before he went to NC State and shocked the world by beating Phi Slamma Jamma in 1986. And now they’ve fired …
Mar 23 2013
Some of the FTB crew are doing a live hangout on Google+ right now. You can view it by clicking here.
Mar 20 2013
Every time I’ve written about the subject of slavery and the Civil War, my blog has been descended upon by confederate apologists insisting that slavery had very little to do with why we went to war, that it was all about the north trying to oppress the south. Tracy Thompson notes that this argument is …
Mar 19 2013
This is just your friendly monthly reminder that you can help keep Freethought Blogs going by contributing to the network, if you have the ability and the desire to do so (there are Paypal buttons on the left sidebar). But I’d also like to run an idea by you and see what our readers think …
Mar 14 2013
I came across last week’s episode of Bill Maher’s show while flipping channels the other day and in his new rules, he talked about how obsessively we have politicized virtually everything in America. And it got me thinking about how effectively the right has used tales of grievance and persecution to sell their ideology.
Mar 09 2013
Several of the FTB crew, including Aron Ra and Zinnia Jones, are helping out with a marathon charity on Blog TV on April 6 and 7. It’s all done to raise money for AIDS vaccine research, which is certainly a cause near and dear to my heart. I’ve lost too many friends and loved ones …
Mar 08 2013
Tucker Carlson, as loathsome a little twerp as you will ever find in politics, and his Daily Caller have been steadily beating the drum against Sen. Robert Menendez for allegedly engaging some hookers on a trip abroad. The Rude Pundit digs into the archives and finds out what Carlson was saying about Sen. David Vitter …
Mar 07 2013
I am a daily reader (and now subscriber) to Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish blog and I quote him often. He has quoted me from time to time as well. Some of my readers have suggested that Sullivan is, for some reason, beyond the pale and should not be taken seriously. This post, however, shows why …
Mar 01 2013
From the Department of WTF: Dennis Rodman is making a diplomatic trip to North Korea. Why? I have no idea. Maybe that country has a thing for pathetic has-been athletes who spend all their time getting drunk and making people feel uncomfortable.
Feb 28 2013
This is about a month and a half old now but I missed it completely when it came out. Jack Schneider, an education professor from Holy Cross, wrote in the Christian Science Monitor about the long history of school shootings in the United States: