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Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 19 2009

Blog Carnivals!

Blog carnivals! Humanist Symposium #35 at Psychodiva’s Mutterings FCD. Carnival of the Godless #114 at Deep Thoughts. Skeptics’ Circle #109 at The Lay Scientist. Carnival of the Liberals #88 at Liberal England. And Philosopher’s Carnival #89 at Subjunctive Moods.

Apr 16 2009

On the Necessity of Justice: Obama’s Decision to Not Prosecute Torturers

“Let’s not argue and bicker about who tortured who…” -Monty Python and the Holy Grail, paraphrased You’ve probably heard that President Obama has decided not to proceed with prosecutions of CIA officials in the Bush administration who were responsible for torture. On the principle that “this is a time for reflection, not retribution.” On the …

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Apr 16 2009

One Night Stand: A Review

Something from the archives today. This review was written for Alt.com. FYI: This piece includes references to my personal tastes in porn; family members and others who don’t want to read about that, please don’t read this piece. Real dyke porno. God, I love it. Porn aficionados may know Fatale Video as one of the …

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Apr 14 2009

In Praise of Taxes

I realize that griping about taxes is an ancient tradition. Especially, in America, on or around April 15th. It’s an ancient tradition that, this year, has been formalized in the easily and endlessly mockable “teabagging” protests. No, I’m not going to make cheap jokes about teabagging. Every single cheap joke that could be possibly be …

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Apr 13 2009

What Women Want, and the Myth of the Psychic Lesbians

Please note: This piece includes some references to my personal sex life and sexual history. Family members and other who don’t want to read that, please don’t. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. So. “What women want.” This New York Times article has been making the rounds. The one about scientific research …

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Apr 12 2009

Why Do Queers Leave Religion?

So why do queers leave religion? Is it because religion has let us down? Is it because so much traditional religion is so grotesquely homophobic? Is it because priests molest children and the Catholic Church blames it on gays; because the Mormon Church spent millions to block same-sex marriage in California; because the evangelical Christian …

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Apr 10 2009

My Very First Orgy, and What I Learned There

Please note: This piece, and the piece it links to, discusses my personal sex life and my sexual history in quite a bit of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about the first time I ever went …

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Apr 10 2009

On Having and Eating Cake: Rick Warren, the New Google World, and the Concept of the Apology

So. As you may have already heard (I got it from about a hundred blogs, here it is on Pam’s House Blend), pastor Rick Warren, of Obama inauguration fiasco fame, whined in a recent interview with Larry King that he is being unfairly targeted as a hater of Teh Gays… and actually claimed in said …

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Apr 07 2009

Call for Adult Fiction Submissions: Fishnet

I have a new gig! Starting pretty much now, I am the new editor of Fishnet, the online erotic fiction magazine of Blowfish. I’m also the old editor of Fishnet — I was actually the nagazine’s first editor, way back in the mists of time when dinosaurs ruled the earth — and I’m thrilled to …

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Apr 07 2009

Blinded With Science: Sex, Sexology, and What Women Really Want

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. So why do people do the sexual things they do? And more to the point: If you have a theory about why people do the sexual things they do, how would you prove it? There’s an article in the New York Times that’s been making the …

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