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Archive for 2011

Can I Get A Witness? »

Alternate Title: Shark Lessons “The funniest thing to a great white shark must be a wounded seal trying to swim to shore, because, where does he think he’s going?”     — Jack Handey It’s fun to mess with Jehovah’s Witnesses who knock on your door, but most people find it difficult to throw them off […]

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Funky Fundy Facts »

This article takes the time to carefully debunk these claims by a fundy anti-choice group. I saw it when some skeptic friends posted it on some social network sites.  They were upeset at the nonsense the fundies were spewing. I look at it a quite differently. This kind of hyperbole is a powerfully good thing. Think about the […]

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Kill The Messenger »

After Standard & Poor downgraded the credit rating of the US, the government announced they were investigating S&P for “improper ratings.” What a punk-ass move. They claim the investigation started before the downgrade. I’m guessing that several months ago, somewhere in the bowels of the government, a conversation took place between a few government weasels. […]

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Avoiding Cliches »

It’s easier to learn from bad writing than from good writing. Good writers integrate the techniques of their craft so smoothly it’s often difficult to figure out exactly what they’ve done. It’s like enjoying a great dish prepared by a master chef – you know it’s delicious, but can’t quite figure out the ingredients or […]

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A Not So Bright Idea »

I’m not surprised that the federal government is telling us what kind of light bulbs we can use. There is no aspect of our lives too trivial for them to meddle in and no excuse too ludicrous for them to use as justification. It’s disheartening to see how many Americans United Statists think this is […]

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The Death and Dearth of Imagination »

I’m noticing that more and more United Statists exhibit a complete lack of imagination on a more and more subjects. Not just a weak imagination, not a stifled barely functioning imagination, but no trace of imagination at all. To experience this first-hand try discussing atheism with a hard core fundamentalist. They’ll insist atheists don’t actually […]

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Jason Faulk gets his record sealed. »

That would be Ex-cop Jason Faulk, of Portland. You can’t get into his record, so don’t even try. And if you google his name, all you’ll find is this article that says the record of him having sex on the job with an autistic woman who called the cops for help is sealed. You can’t […]

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