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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 16 2012

Guntimes at Redneck High

Back in the day I lived in a podunk rednickish suburb and went to a podunkish redneck school. This was Texas, mid 70s, think Dazed and Confused and you have it dead on. Needless to say there were plenty of gun owners. One day I was riding around with one of them — we were all just starting …

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Dec 15 2012

What PZ said, Malkin’s gang have some serious apologizing to do

Chris PZ is right. And it’s not just Michelle Malkin, right wing thugs regularly beat up on teachers as over paid parasites using children as pawns. Demonizing teachers has become epidemic in the failing conservative movement, it’s time they were called to account.

Dec 14 2012

Take a wild guess why Fischer & Huckabee think the shooting happened?

Bryan Fischer and Mike Huckabee both agree: if only the children had been allowed to pray and talk about God, these things would never happen:

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Dec 14 2012

Frum makes sense on guns

More and more we have to look to people like David Frum as the voice of the last remaining rational vestiges of conservatism. He does not disappoint on the New Town tragedy:

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Dec 14 2012

Elementary school gunman identified

Update: President will address nation any minute, and looks like media posted wrong Facebook pic of shooter, now other outlets are following suit and posting the same wrong pic. Live Updates The shooter in the Connecticut elementary school massacre that left 27 dead this morning has been identified. Meanwhile, Gov Rick Snyder is about to sign a …

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Dec 14 2012

How is this judge still employed?

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When last we left the strangely popular field of pseudo-physiology and rape favored by wingnut commentators even their peers were begging them to STFU. Now this idiot judge in California wants you ladies to know that unless your vagina is shredded, it’s not real rape, or something:

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Dec 13 2012

The stars have aligned for a great meteor show tonight

If the weather where you are is anything like it is in Texas, tonight and tomorrow could be fantastic for your inner stargazer. The moon is new, the sky over much of the US clear, and the dust and gravel remains from comet 3200 Phaethon, AKA the Geminid meteor shower, will streak across the night sky in …

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Dec 12 2012

What if we all took the blue pill?

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If you ever dealt with creationists sooner or later one will cough up Last Wednesdayism to explain the “apparent” age of the universe. Pushed to an extreme there’s no reason why the entire universe couldn’t have been created by divine magic last Wednesday, right down to your loose filling and the half eaten gallon of ice …

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Dec 12 2012

Da Nile ain’t just a river on Titan

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(Click image for more info )PASADENA, Calif. – Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth’s Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more than 200 miles (400 kilometers) from its “headwaters” to a large sea. It is the first time images …

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Dec 12 2012

Death to the unbelievers!

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Fundamentalists may have an unhealthy hold on the US, but in some countries it’s a full on death grip. The annual “freedom of thought” report from the International Humanist and Ethical Union, an umbrella group which seeks to protect religious freedom and freedom from religion around the world, has issued a report to the UN …

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