Archive for April, 2009

The Power of Nightmares #1 (Baby, It’s Cold Outside)

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Republican Fantasy I’m going to try something different here. The video embedded below is an hour long. I know when I’m surfing the web and trying to get caught up on all of the blogs I read, I frequently will skip over the longer (i.e. 10-minute) YouTube videos, no matter how highly recommended they are. […]

Charlie Butts’ Back Door Opening

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

As we’ve seen recently with the Texas School Board, fundies who can’t get their agenda passed through blatant front-door channels will often invent some euphemism that allows them to sneak their anti-science agenda in through the back door. Our old friend Charlie Butts of OneNeuronNow tells us about another attempt to rape science in this […]

Jesus is Cross

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Here are three Easter cartoons I’ve had sitting on my hard drive for a while. (From See Mike Draw) (From Freethunk)

Easter is Pagan, You Know

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Where Easter eggs come from It’s hard to know how much of the New Testament is based on the life of Jesus, if he existed at all. Certainly, all of the miracles attributed to him can be discarded outright. That includes the whole death and resurrection story. That pretty much gets rid of Easter. What […]

Eugenie Scott on Science Friday

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

(Click image to embiggen) Few people anger the creationists more than Eugenie Scott. She actively opposes their efforts to get religion into the schools under whichever euphemism they’re currently peddling. She was on Science Friday yesterday to give us a summary of the whole Texas School Board science standards fiasco. We’ve discussed that here previously, […]

Using it isn’t Hell, Just Purgatory

Friday, April 10th, 2009

There’s a new blog called Holy Kidding Me that looks for absurd questions posted around the web. You’d think it would be funny, but it is only sporadically so. I won’t be reading any more of it. However, I did find one funny question. It’s from somebody calling herself Yellow Egg Carton. If you check […]

Carnival of the Godless Liberals

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

I just can’t keep up with my civic responsibilities these days. Carnival of the Godless came out last Saturday. Go there and read some good articles. Then Carnival of the Liberals came out yesterday. You should check that out, too. Since I like to read these carnivals anyway, I have always been in the habit […]

Why Yes! Yes It Is!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

(From Hail Dubyus.) A woman named Marcia Segelstein has a guest column in OneNeuronNow today. (From EvolveFish) According to her mini-bio at the bottom of that page, she was a producer at CBS News for ten years. Her appearance here pretty much puts to bed the myth of CBS News being a bastion of liberal […]