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Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 31 2013

Halloween is over for another year

pumpkins

We had a quiet evening, with maybe a half-dozen parties of little kids stopping by, and now it’s late enough that I think we’re going to be stuck with a big bucket of candy. Everyone got to play with the witch’s cauldron on Google, right? Get over there now before she disappears.

Oct 31 2013

The libertarian mindset on proud display

I hope you aren’t working on dinner right now, because watching John Stossel and Steve Doocy flaunt their inability to empathize with anyone but their own selfish interests will cause you to lose it. Stossel is outraged that he has to pay the same insurance premiums as a woman — they go to the doctor …

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Oct 31 2013

Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, Bill Donohue

There’s nothing in that title to entice you, is there? It was a panel on religion (ugh), and at least Dave Silverman was there to represent the rational side. And right out of the gate, Bill Donohue insults Silverman’s intelligence. The whole thing was weighted against him, and it was clearly a setup, but I …

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Oct 31 2013

Do you hate ads? Do you have money? Do you have a paypal account?

At last, we have a solution for people who meet those criteria: Sign up for a No Ad Subscription. $3/month, $30/year. All you have to do is log in as you and the annoying awful ads magically disappear. If you have no money, we promise to keep the free ad-laden version available for you. If …

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Oct 31 2013

Republicans and libertarians, oh my

libertarians

This comic about sums ‘em up.

Oct 31 2013

The incomplete story of cuttlefish

Somehow, though, it neglected to mention their talent for poetry.

Oct 31 2013

Scariest story ever

The Discovery Institute is sponsoring an Alaskan cruise with the theme, “Science & Faith: Friends or Foes?”. They have two speakers, Stephen Meyer, long-winded pompous philosopher with a twisted version of science that supports his religious views, and John Lennox, theological bullfrog without a clue. So who’s speaking for the side of science? No one. …

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Oct 31 2013

Halloween is for scary stories

Salon has a small collection of tiny horror stories for Halloween. The only rule is that they can only be two sentences long: so you can go for Hemingwayesque brevity or a Joycean ramble, but you’re only allotted two periods. So I wrote one. They’re easy! Christmastime We had lost electricity, gas, and supplies months …

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Oct 30 2013

Somebody care to decipher some 990 forms?

Here are the very latest tax forms from Answers in Genesis — they’re from 2011, so they’re a bit behind. The 990 form from AiG has a bottom line loss of about $400,000 for that year; the 990 for Crosswater, the front company for the Ark Encounter project, has a net gain of about $400,000. …

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Oct 30 2013

Botanical Wednesday: Feed me!

Kalenchoe plant

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