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Jan 24 2014

Volokh Moves to the Washington Post

It seems the Washington Post is snapping up some of my favorite blogs. First they hired Radley Balko away from HuffPo, now they’ve announced that the Volokh Conspiracy is moving to their website. Volokh is a great blog for serious con law geeks like me. The new address is here.

Jan 21 2014

Worldnetdaily Presents ‘Real Kosher Jesus’


From the Worldnetdaily, proof that a picture really is worth 1000 words: What a relief to find out that the bread and wine at communion are kosher.

Jan 18 2014

Ooh, a New Kirk Cameron Movie

Kirk Cameron has a new movie coming out and, of course, the Worldnetdaily is promoting it. It’s a movie about “family, faith and baseball” — straight, Christian families only, please. But it’s all very hush hush, you see, because no one was aware it was being filmed, quite possibly including the cast.

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Jan 12 2014

Sphinx Foundation Gets $4 Million Gift

The Sphinx Foundation, which was founded by my old friend Aaron Dworkin, has received a $4 million gift from an anonymous donor. That gift will allow them to expand their programs that provide instruments, training, competitions and opportunities for minority musicians in classical music.

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Jan 07 2014

When Should You Divorce Your Family?

Over Christmas I heard stories from a few of my friends about horrible things done and said by their family as they gathered. Some of it was just plain emotional abuse. Keli Goff asks an important question: If it’s accepted that we can divorce a spouse, why can’t we divorce a family member without being …

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Jan 04 2014

I Love Patton Oswalt


I think Patton Oswalt is one of the top five comedians working today. He’s been remarkably consistent in putting out one great cd/dvd after another and he has a totally unique voice. Here’s another reason to love him. A company offered to pay him to Tweet on behalf of certain products and his response is …

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Dec 28 2013

This Almost Deserves a Medal

The Daily Show had a hilarious story about John Beale, an EPA employee who claimed to be a CIA agent (he wasn’t). And to have malaria (he didn’t), which he got in Vietnam (he wasn’t there). And then, after he got caught, he moved in to his former boss’s guest room. This almost deserves a …

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Dec 24 2013

Saying Goodbye to John Oliver

John Oliver is leaving the Daily Show for his own weekly show on HBO and Jon Stewart surprised him with a very cool goodbye on his last show. It’s very funny and very touching to watch.

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Dec 19 2013

Rock Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The ballots are in and the 2014 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are set. They are: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt. Which means no Deep Purple and no Yes, which are both unjustifiable snubs.

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Dec 18 2013

10 Books That Have Stayed With Me

There’s a meme going around Facebook where people list 10 books that have stayed with them over the years, but why put it on Facebook when I put it on the blog and provide links to all the books and reach more people? So here goes, my list of books, in no particular order.

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Dec 06 2013

Happy Belated Anniversary to Me

I just realized that I totally forgot that Nov. 26th was the 10 year anniversary of the beginning of Dispatches from the Culture Wars. Yes, I’ve been at this that freaking long. Wanna see my first post? Here it is. Not in a million years did I imagine — could I even have conceived of …

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Nov 24 2013

Parents Kick Out 13-Year Old Atheist in Arkansas

JT’s dad John forwarded him an email from someone at the Arkansas freethinkers group about a 13-year old girl who was kicked out of her home by her mother after she told her parents that she didn’t believe in God. Here’a a portion of what that email said:

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Nov 18 2013

More Rob Ford Please

I have to confess that I am loving the story of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. It’s tough to top a mayor who smokes crack on video camera, claims he didn’t do it, then says he did — but only when he was in a drunken stupor. And then, when asked if he has a substance …

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Nov 18 2013

Catching Up With Romeo Rose

I know you’ve been dying to know what’s been going on with Romeo Rose since he revealed himself to be the world’s biggest douchebag. Fear not, for your intrepid blogger has the scoop for you. First of all, he lost his job because of it. And since Texas is an at-will state, there’s pretty much …

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Nov 18 2013

Bush 43 Takes Heat for Raising Money for Messianic Jewish Group

There’s been a lot of uproar over the last week or so over former President George W. Bush headlining a fundraising dinner for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a group whose entire goal is to convert Jews to Christianity. He’s taking a lot of heat from Jewish leaders over it, including from one of his …

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