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Monthly Archive: May 2007

May 20 2007

Dream diary, 5/20/07, The gun and the Converse high-tops

Dream #1: I dreamed that I was at a restaurant with friends (in that dream way, they were close friends in the dream, but not anyone I know in real life). A man came into the restaurant waving a gun around in the air, and everyone in the restaurant started going crazy. I called the …

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May 18 2007

Fred Phelps, Jerry Falwell, and the Blasphemy Challenge

Don’t know if y’all have heard this, but Fred Phelps, the seriously insane right-wing hate-mongering funeral-picketing homophobic fundie nutjob, has announced plans to protest at Jerry Falwell’s funeral. Believe it or not, that’s not the weird part. Here’s what jumped out at me. Phelps’s reasons for hating Falwell and believing that he’s burning in hell …

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May 16 2007

The “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Prediction Contest, or, The Most Trivial Thing On This Blog To Date, And That’s Saying Something

It’s time. The book is on sale for pre-orders. It comes out in July of this year. And rumors about the possibility of spoilers are already starting to circulate. So now is the time to begin Greta Christina’s Harry Potter Book Seven Prediction Contest. I’m not quite sure why I do these. When I did …

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May 15 2007

Hate Crime Laws, and the Difference Between Speech and Evidence

As you may have heard, there’s a bill winding its way through Congress that would expand the current Federal hate crime law to include hate crimes committed over sexual orientation, transgender identity, gender, or disability. (The current law covers hate crimes committed because of race, color, religion, or national origin.) I’m not just writing this …

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May 15 2007

Jerry Falwell

Jerry Falwell, talking with Pat Robertson on The 700 Club, September 13, 2001. Commenting on the 9/11 attacks, two days after they happened. “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For …

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May 15 2007

Carnival of the Godless #66

And a quick “howdy” to the Carnival of the Godless #66 (over at The Atheist Experience this time), which was kind enough to include my piece Dancing Molecules: An Atheist Moment of Transcendence in their latest round-up. Check out the carnival, and say hi to the nice atheist bloggers!

May 13 2007

Reality Porn: British Phone Box Cards

Please note: This post contains fairly explicit descriptions of my personal sex life and my personal sexual practices and proclivities. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that, now would be a good time to stop reading. No, really. I recently came across a lovely set of dirty web pages (the site …

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May 12 2007

This Space Available

Astute observers of this blog may have noticed a recent change — I’ve begun accepting advertising. This wasn’t the conclusion of any great moral dilemma or anything. It’s just that the opportunity only recently presented itself. I was just invited to join BlogAds, a network of bloggers organized into hives so potential advertisers can find …

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May 12 2007

Mitt Romney: Gay Marriage Makes Baby Jesus Cry

You know, it’s not so much the fact that he’s opposing same-sex marriage that bugs me. I pretty much expect that from any Republican Presidential candidate, and for that matter from most of the Democratic ones too. It’s not even the fact that Romney used to be both more progressive and more gay-friendly. After all, …

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May 10 2007

So Christopher Hitchens Walks Into A Bar…

You know, there are so many things wrong with this, I don’t even know where to begin. “This” being Christopher Hitchens’s recent piece in Vanity Fair about why women aren’t as funny as men. The key sentence: “For women, reproduction is, if not the only thing, certainly the main thing.” Because we bear and raise …

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