Archive for March, 2009

Stop Global Warming—Hold Your Breath

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

One“News”Now is like the Cheese Shop. It’s certainly uncontaminated by facts. I came across one sentence today. One simple sentence in a OneNeuronNow article that so perfectly exemplifies all that is wrong with that site and the so-called “news” that they’re pushing. It’s the lead sentence in a global-warming denialism article titled “Cap-and-Trade—’Largest Tax Increase [...]

Hillary Clinton Supports Eugenics

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Early eugenics tract (with added observation) Using the slimy tactic of guilt by association by association, OneNeuronNow is painting Hillary Clinton as a eugenicist. According to their article “Hillary in ‘Inter-Generational Partnership’ with Eugenicist Sanger”: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accepted an award from Planned Parenthood named after the pro-abortion group’s founder, who once [...]

Carnival of the Godless #113

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The Carnival of the Godless arrived at Daylight Atheism a few days ago. Check it out if you haven’t already. It’s unusually fat this time around. I normally try to read all the articles and suggest one or two that either jump out at me as being exceptional or are related to things we’ve discussed [...]

They’re Pro-Life, Except When They’re Not

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Before he became America’s greatest poet, Dr. Seuss was a political cartoonist. This cartoon applies just as much today (maybe more so?) than it did then. Somehow “protecting America against terrists” (to quote the Shrub) justifies anything we want to do to other countries. Sure, we have to protect ourselves, and we have an obligation [...]

Republicans Doom Next Generation—And Half a Dozen After That

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I went over to OneNeuronNow (motto: If we were any less credible, we’d be Fox News) to look for some fundie opinion masquerading as a news report. The very first thing I saw was a Republican lie masquerading as a news report. OK. That’ll do. Apparently the Republicans don’t want to return to the Eisenhower [...]

The Turtle Problem

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Terry Pratchett’s turtle non-problem I’ve been reading some of the articles over at Robert Madewell’s blog, Superstition Free. They’re pretty good, so I added him to the blogroll. Pay him a visit. One of his articles reminded me of the Turtle Problem. The anecdote itself is apparently apocryphal. Wikipedia quotes a good version from Stephen [...]

If Surfers Evolved From Rats, Then Why Are There Surfing Rats?

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

I try not to make too many off-topic posts. Every now and then, something freakin’ sweet comes along that appeals to one of my biases (such as puns and dirigibles), so I make an exception. Here’s another. The photo above is from a story in the Daily Mail a few months ago about surfing rats. [...]

It Looks Like a Joke, But It Doesn’t Smell Like a Joke

Friday, March 20th, 2009

…it just smells. I haven’t posted in a few days. I hope to put up an article tonight. In the meantime, “enjoy” this riotously funny fundie comic: Ironically (since we evolved from fish), this Darwin fish can honestly say to these boys: “I am your father!”