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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 25 2013

To Ireland’s sanity!

Aron Ra is plugging a fundraiser for mental health in Ireland — the Guinness can’t cure everything, apparently. Tune in on 6 July and contribute.

Jun 25 2013

Let me explain “mansplaining” to you

As a professional blogger, college professor, and world-renowned expert in patronizing condescension, I will take a moment of my valuable time to explain this important concept to you. As you can see, it has the word “man” in it, which means I’m even more qualified to pontificate, and… What’s that? Did you just kick me …

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Jun 24 2013

[Lounge #423]

mamma_centipede

This is the lounge. You can discuss anything you want, but you will do it kindly. Classic mother and children on display today. Status: Heavily Moderated; Previous thread

Jun 24 2013

Remembering the UpStairs Lounge

Over at The Friendly Atheist, Terry Firma points out that today is the 40th anniversary of one of the deadliest hate crimes in recent U.S. history: the deliberate arson of the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans. Just before 8:00p, the doorbell rang insistently. To answer it, you had to unlock a steel door that opened …

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Jun 24 2013

Did I accidentally take some ‘shrooms halfway through this video?

Richard Dawkins was explaining design, and then halfway through, something happened. Acid flashback, maybe. Or somebody slipped something in my tea. It was kinda ’60s, though. If it’s just me, I may have to sign myself into rehab for a while.

Jun 24 2013

Congratulations, Italy

For convicting corrupt former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of sex with an underage girl. I understand he’s been sentenced to seven years in jail, but will be free pending appeal…could you make sure not to elect him to any high office ever again?

Jun 24 2013

Brave Sir Ken…still running

chickenham

You know, Ken Ham has this standing challenge to debate Aron Ra and me, and he seems to be in denial. But still, take a look at the new image he has on his facebook page: I don’t think he’s capable of “defending it”. I like the point made in the comments that his slogan …

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Jun 24 2013

Those are really good questions

Watching the Sunday news shows, which have become all Perfidious Snowden all the time, David Sirota asks some most excellent questions. These two in particular struck me as important: 9. Snowden’s decision to flee the United States has often been depicted as an act of treason unto itself. The idea is that whereas Daniel Ellsberg …

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Jun 24 2013

I’m going to be a ☆☆Movie Star☆☆ again!

Remember when I met Ray Comfort and he interviewed me? Here’s my summary. He started by asking me for evidence of evolution. I tried to explain the evidence for speciation in sticklebacks, but he asked if they were still fish, and when I said they were, he said that didn’t count because they didn’t become …

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Jun 23 2013

Big ol’ shameless liars with a poll for Jesus

evansvillecross

Every once in a while, someone chastises me for calling someone a liar. It’s rude, they say, and you don’t know if they’re intending to utter a mistruth, so you can’t really call them “liars”. Oh, fuck that noise. When you get patent phonies like the Christians of Evansville, you have to call it as …

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