Thanks to those who have generously chipped in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com. If you can, please join in. It turns out protecting narrowly held religious beliefs can have a downside (Derp!?). Purported followers of the other primary Christian deity are among those hoping to benefit:
Jul 28 2014
Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. As I scratch and scrounge and depend on readers to stay afloat this month, Free Republic has raised almost a 100k and Sarah Palin is getting her own truthiness web-cable news station:
Jul 27 2014
Thanks for the contribs friends and foes, I might have to bleg for a few more days, but its looking way better. If you get a chance and have some spare scratch, my Paypal account is Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com. No amount is too large or too small.
Sometimes I’m dumb enough to still watch the Sunday talk shows. In this digital age that’s often an exercise in needless frustration. By the time Sunday rolls around I’m keyed into all the lies and counter lies, and watching them repeated, unchallenged and uncorrected, is just boring and dreary and more than a little bit frustrating. But today a well to do friend took pity on me and we tore up a local lake on wakeboards like teenagers. That’s me, still grimacing slightly after a particularly nasty endo trying to land an aerial 180 minutes earlier. But you know what? It was worth the face slap and bloody nose!
One of the very, very few good things about being poor, I have time on my hands, which means time to work out. Usually in the free if a little sparse gym at the complex where my teeny-tiny efficiency atheist lair is located. And it’s paying off. A little bit more work and I might be able to get a clean bench in on 100 Kg, maybe squat a cool 175. Not exactly ripped like back in the sport climbing days, yet, but I’ve lost a full 50 lbs of flab and put on some muscle since the widow-maker a year and a half ago. As former heart patients go, I know I’m extremely lucky. There are really wealthy people who would give everything they have to change places with me just to enjoy a relatively healthy ticker and all the benefits that come with it.
Jul 24 2014
Thanks to those who have generously chipped in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com. I may be able to cut this blegging out within a week or less!
Update: HuffPo says the claim about mutilation may be false, other sites still reporting it.
Just in case any lurking Christians think we write about them too much or exaggerate, I’d take my nosy, over zealous Christian right meddlers any day over these Iraq-Syrian ISIS assholes. This week they ordered everyone in their territory to convert to Islam under penalty of death and, as part of that process, women must under go genital mutilation:
Jul 24 2014
Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. I won’t make it through the end of July without help, or a miracle, and we know how likely those are.
The mayor of Warren, MI., (That would be Ed Brayton’s home state) had a new insult to hurl at us yesterday. When asked about a pending lawsuit where an atheist was allegedly discriminated against while Christians were given the green light, Mayor Fouts broke every irony meter in existence:
Jul 24 2014
Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. But some good news: I may have gotten at a job nearby company that pays .. OK. I should know by Monday. It would start in August, so no help this month. In the meantime, here in Texas, it’s pretty damn hot! It turns out last May and June were the hottest ones on record the world over. That’s not even the scariest datum:
Jul 23 2014
Many thanks for your generosity this week! Hopefully I won’t have to bleg much longer. My Paypal email is Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com. Please chip in if possible.
Why do I blog, why do I pursue this poor paying guaranteed starvation diet profession? Because of people like Ken Ham! Lovable young earth creationist and cartoon come to life Ken Ham, of Creationist Museum fame. This week Ham is worried about wasting money on the space program because that will lead us astray and possibly straight to space hell:
Jul 22 2014
Folks, please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. I wouldn’t ask if I had any other options. A second hole in warming Siberian permafrost has been reported in the same remote, icy wilderness where a larger one was found last week. Geologists are still unsure how these features are forming, but some consensus is developing around a subterranean explosion of natural gas and salty water triggered by climate change:
Jul 22 2014
Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. My circumstances are dire and getting worse. Here’s just the latest example of the many ways rich, conservative nutjobs are methodically destroying the lives of people like me: The ACA may be heading back to the Supreme Court after an appeals court struck down a key component of the law today. The decision could have lethal consequences for millions of people currently insured individually or under their employers’ plan:
Jul 21 2014
If I collect a little more in donations this week, the blegging can stop. My Paypal email is Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com. Please chip in if possible to your gentle, progressive atheist activist. Sadly, there’s just no career path and little in the way of tangible benefits doing what I do here at FTB. Speaking of benefits, guess what happens when the minimum wage is raised to something closer to livable and guess what economic ideology is being shown as dead wrong on that score?