Archive for December, 2006

Support Bad Astronomy

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I’m a little late with this, because I’ve been busy. If you’re reading this today, December 15, please do me a favor and vote for the Bad Astronomy blog in the science category at the 2006 Weblog awards. Voting closes at the end of today. Bad Astronomy is the work of Phil Plait. It’s the […]

Exodus Revealed, the Prequel

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

I’m splitting this article into two parts, so you are more likely to be able to finish it before your boss comes back and sees that you aren’t working. The National Geographic Channel ran a documentary a couple of months ago called Exodus Revealed. I’d been planning to write up my comments on this program […]

Stupid, Stupid Angel!

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

I just finished reading a novel, The Stupidest Angel, by Christopher Moore. It’s subtitled A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. For me, Christmas terror is having to put up with store decorations that show up in September (I’m talking to you, Costco and Best Buy!), listening to Bill O’Reilly’s endless bleating about a so-called “war” […]

Skeptic Tank Definition of Fundies

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

I came across a web site call the Skeptic Tank. The site has not been updated in four years. There is still some good stuff on there, but you have to search through a bunch to find it. I found this amusing definition of a fundie on that site: Q: What in the world is […]

Prager Basks in Glow of Hate

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Fundie pinhead Dennis Prager, who is upset at Keith Ellison swearing his oath of office on the Koran, has come out with another column, in which he gloats about how right he is (both senses of the word) and how wrong the Left is for defending the First Amendment. I wonder if this guy really […]

Ellison Swears on the Koran; Prager Swears at It

Monday, December 4th, 2006

By now, I’m sure you know about Keith Ellison, the first openly-Muslim candidate elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. His religion should merely be an historical footnote, if it is remembered at all. It probably shouldn’t be remembered, because it is a non-event. It’s just a reflection of the religious diversity that makes this […]

Holiday TV Specials

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Happy holidays! Please don’t attack me for saying “holidays” instead of “Christmas”! There are other holidays this time of year, you know. For example, Kwanzaa. In the spirit of Kwanzaa, I found the following: “A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa”. This thing is hysterical! The audio isn’t work-safe (it’s extremely profane), but if you wear headphones, your […]