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Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 30 2008

No on Prop 8 Website Under Attack

And the sleaze just keeps on coming. The No on Prop 8 website (the website for the campaign for marriage equality in California) has been subjected to a continuing and coordinated Denial of Service attack, attempting to shut it down and/or make it inaccessible. It seems to be a coordinated national effort, coming in tandem …

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Oct 30 2008

Hurricane Katrina, or What Government Is For

This is a rerun of a piece I wrote about two years ago. I’m repeating it because now, in this Presidential election, it seems particularly pertinent. So I’m watching When the Levees Broke, the Spike Lee HBO documentary on Hurricane Katrina (which you all absolutely have to see, by the way), and what with that …

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Oct 30 2008

Support Same-Sex Marriage — Buy Porn!

Hey, this is cool. If you subscribe to the Crash Pad lesbian porn video series on Thursday, October 30, 100% of your subscription fee will go to the No on 8 campaign to protect same-sex marriage in California. (Here’s more info on the Crash Pad series. These are seriously hot videos, btw, authentic and well-made, …

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Oct 29 2008

Lies, Blackmail, and Family Values: The Sleazy Tactics of Yes on 8

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. It’s bad enough that the Yes on Prop 8 campaign — the initiative to stop same-sex marriage in California — has been telling outright lies in their campaign ads. (Saying, among other things, that if Prop 8 fails and same-sex marriage is allowed to stand in California, kindergartners …

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Oct 29 2008

Blog Carnivals!

Humanist Symposium #27 is up at This Humanist. Carnival of the Liberals #76 is up at Pharyngula. Skeptic’s Circle #98 is up at The Uncredible Hallq. And Carnival of the Godless #103 is up at Enshoku’s Weblog. Happy reading!

Oct 28 2008

On Watching…

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sexuality — specifically, my personal tastes in erotica — in quite a bit of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that stuff are advised to skip this one. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. On Watching the Same Ten-Second TV Spank …

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Oct 28 2008

Election Snippet: Lies, Intimidation, and the Youth Vote

Today’s election snippet: This video from the Rachel Maddow show, about lies being told to college-age voters to intimidate them from voting. Students at Virginia Tech were told that they could forfeit their scholarships, lose their health insurance, and increase their parents’ taxes, if they voted locally (i.e., in the state where they go to …

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Oct 28 2008

Site Map: An Index of my Favorite (and Most Popular) Posts

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Oct 27 2008

Faith as a Last Resort

So why should you need faith to believe in God? I know that seems like a dumb-ass question. But hear me out. Why should there be a real, enormously powerful entity in the world, an entity with a more real and more powerful effect on the world than anything else… and yet, for this entity …

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Oct 27 2008

Election Snippet: The McCain Campaign and Science

Today’s election snippet: The McCain campaign and its consistently hostile, contemptuous, and trivializing attitude towards science. PZ Myers at Pharyngula rants about this better than I could, so mostly I’m just going to link to him. The gist: The McCain/ Palin campaign, in its effort to demonize taxes and earmarks, has shown a repeated pattern …

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