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Monthly Archive: May 2008

May 24 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. News from my home state always gets my attention, especially when it shows Arizona’s starting to lean blue: In 2004, Bush won Arizona by double digits. This year, with Arizonan John McCain leading the Republican ticket, it stands to reason there’d be quite a bit of excitement among the …

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May 24 2008

One Week…

Only one week until the first ever Carnival of the Elitist Bastards. Get chore submissions in! There’s still time left. [email protected] Eggheads, Unite!

May 24 2008

Talking Past Each Other: A Few Simple Rules For Christians Among Atheists

So much for getting things done tonight. And here I thought I had bags and bags of time, but all it takes is getting caught up in one Pharyngula thread and time goes spiralling down into a supermassive black hole. Research: nil. Work on this blog: nearly nil. Obsession with current discussion: stratospheric. Has been …

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May 24 2008

Should Karen Simon Stop By….

…show her the same respect and consideration she shows you. Should prove interesting, and perhaps instructive. For a clue as to what I’m talking about, see here. And be sure to read past the initial outrage. Progressive Conservative needs a friend. I think Karen’s just the ticket.

May 23 2008

Academia: No Child Left Behind

Hello, readers! It seems that I have neglected my promise of a weekly update. I recently asked our wonderful host for some ideas of topics that I might be able to comment on. I am only 18 years old, and never had much of a mind for politics, so most of the discussions here go …

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May 23 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. John McCain needs an English lesson. He just jabbed his pudgy finger right into my pet peeve button: “I believe that I have earned the right to speak out on veterans’ issues,” McCain said. “As a matter of fact I received the highest award from literally every veteran’s organization …

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May 23 2008

It’s Two-for-One-Day in the Rejecting Rabid Reverends Department

This amuses me to no end: For months, John McCain has faced questions about his associations with radical religious televangelists like John Hagee and Rod Parsley. And for months, McCain refused to disassociate himself from the extremists, even going so far as to defend the hate-filled rhetoric. McCain said Hagee had been “taken out of …

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May 23 2008

An Atheist’s Long Ramble About Religion

As I’m about to dive into the night’s fiction work, I’m reminded of one of the bajillion reasons I left church behind. The attitude of the church I went to so briefly could be summed up thusly: “I don’t know much about God, but I’d say we’ve built a pretty good cage for him.” (Oh, …

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May 23 2008

What Does It Mean…

…when you start dreaming about your blog? I had a very long and involved dream this morning that Blake Stacey from Science After Sunclipse came for a visit, and I was ignoring the poor man because I had to comb the internets for appropriate tidbits for you lot. As I remember, he sat nearby making …

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May 22 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Karl Rove can run, but he can’t hide from John Conyers: A week ago, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) casually told some associates, when he thought no one else was listening, “We’re closing in on Rove. Someone’s got to kick his ass.” And what was it, specifically, …

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