Archive for October, 2009

Conservatives Love this Socialist Idea

Friday, October 30th, 2009

(Cartoon from Matt Bors) Here’s an amusing irony that I heard on one of the local public radio stations.

American Taliban Calls Kettle Black

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

If any group of people in American society deserves to be compared to the Taliban, it would have to be the fundies. After all, both groups are religious extremists who advocate the overthrow of secular law and an imposition of strict Biblical law. One of the groups vying for the honor of top Taliban is [...]

Religion Flowchart

Monday, October 26th, 2009

This obviously came from Holy Taco, but I found it over at Irreligion.

A Godless Public Square?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Earlier this month, the ACLU issued this press release: “ACLU Tells High School to Allow Students to Protest ACLU at Football Game”. In September, the brain trust that runs the high school in Gate City, Virginia allowed a prayer to be delivered over the P.A. system at a football game. In response to this event, [...]

Public Access Religious Horror

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Public access TV may be a dying “art”. It used to be that when a company wanted to get the cable-TV franchise for a city, the city would insist on getting their own channel out of the deal. Very often, the rules allowed any city resident to put their own TV show onto that channel. [...]

Marge Simpson: The Gateway Porn

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. The American Family Association is upset that Marge Simpson is posing for Playboy. The AFA has gone beyond self-parody now. They’ve decided to target 7-11 in this campaign. That’s a big easy target that can stand in for Playboy itself. The fundies can’t very well [...]

My San Jose Adventure

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

This is my “8-hour excursion pass” from Saturday. I know time flies when you’re having fun, but I’ve never had eight hours go by in only one minute. Let me tell you a joke. I heard this a few years ago. The joke is now outdated, but it’s still funny: You’re a photojournalist. You’re covering [...]

Is There “Free Willy” In Heaven?

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Oh, my mistake. That’s supposed to say “Free Will”. theBEattitude raises some interesting questions in a recent blog post. I’m just going to swipe the whole article, because I can’t do it justice with a short excerpt. There are a lot of other good articles over at theBEattitude. You should go over there and check [...]