Apparently the Virginia Republican Party doesn’t think they look quite crazy enough for nominating Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson for governor and lt. governor respectively, so they’ve now named Rev. Joe Ellison as their “Director of African-American Engagement.” Ellison is so crazy that he believes the big earthquake in Haiti a few years ago was …
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Jun 18 2013
Jun 16 2013
It’s Father’s Day, so I’d like to reprint something I wrote when my father turned 70 years old. He’s about to turn 78 and he is still the best man I know. Everything good that I am came from him, though unfortunately I failed to follow his good example in far too many ways. This …
Jun 14 2013
If you haven’t seen it already, you really must watch this entire video of a woman in Florida recording herself throwing a hissy fit at a Dunkin Donuts to an incredibly calm and polite kid who graciously gives her what she wants despite her obnoxious behavior. The woman simply loses her mind, telling other customers …
Jun 13 2013
Man, you have to see this article about a guy who send an unsolicited naked picture to a woman he’d never spoken to on a dating site. She didn’t react well. In fact, she found him on Facebook, found his mother and forwarded the picture to her. I don’t know if that was warranted, but …
Jun 12 2013
Rohin Dhar has an article at Business Insider with which I entirely agree, arguing that the diamond market is entirely artificial and driven primarily by marketing that convinced men that they had to buy one — a very expensive one — when they get engaged or they’re a failure as a man. Here’s how the …
Jun 11 2013
Listen to me and Jamila Bey do our first radio show together, interviewing Marcy Wheeler about last week’s revelations about NSA spying. The show is from 6-7 pm EST and you can listen online at the link below or on terrestrial radio stations in the following cities: Washington, DC: AM 1390 AND WTOP 103.5 FM …
Jun 11 2013
Joe Muto, the now-infamous Fox News mole, has a new book about spilling the beans on some of his experiences working at the network for many years. Salon.com has an excerpt that tells the story of the day the news broke about Bill O’Reilly wanting to rub falafel all over a producer’s body:
Jun 10 2013
I gave up my radio show in Grand Rapids last year to write the book, which I’m still working on, because I just didn’t have the time to do both. But now I’m going back on the air one day a week as the co-host of the Sex, Politics and Religion hour with my dear …
Jun 10 2013
The modern world is a difficult one for autocrats and dictators. With the development of the internet and especially social media networks, it’s become much harder for them to control and conceal, as we saw so dramatically during the Arab Spring. But that doesn’t stop them from trying:
Jun 09 2013
Freethought Blogs has a new blogger, or more precisely a whole bunch of them. Nirmukta, a group that advocates science and secular humanism in India, has started a group blog here at FTB and I’m really looking forward to learning about that country and the role that secularism can make there. Please go welcome them.
Jun 07 2013
Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico, for some reason decided to make himself look like a total asshole by tweeting on Sunday that he would not accept fat grad students because they wouldn’t have enough discipline to finish their thesis:
Jun 05 2013
As if Donald Trump was not bad enough, now former pro wrestler turned governor turned bad reality TV show host Jesse Ventura is suggesting that he may run for president. Oh, and his running mate? Radio shock jock Howard Stern. Yes, I’m serious.
Jun 04 2013
One of my Facebook friends does the cartoon God and Son and he found something I wrote about the Boy Scouts controversy amusing, so he incorporated it into a cartoon. And he even managed to include the attribution in the cartoon. It’s pretty clever. Pic below the fold.
Jun 01 2013
It seems that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not the only satrap that Steven Seagal pals around with. He’s apparently also buddies with Vladimir Putin and he tried to arrange a meeting between the Russian strongman and a Congressional delegation seeking to investigate the Boston Marathon bombings.