Archive for May, 2010

Rhymes with Sewage, Part 1: Eating Sushi

Monday, May 31st, 2010

(From Zazzle) Earlier this month, I went to the “New Living Expo” in San Francisco. In plainer terms, it was a new-age fair. Or, as Penn Jillette would pronounce it, “newage” (rhymes with “sewage”). I had been to one of these before, probably in 2004, so I was overdue to return. The tricky thing about […]

My Evening with Greta Christina

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Wow. You guys missed the most amazing talk. Greta Christina spoke tonight at the San Francisco Atheists meeting. Her subject was “What can the atheist movement learn from the gay movement?” I wish I had taken notes. I did write down one thing she said, because it touched upon a matter that I occasionally struggle […]

Drill, Bobby, Drill!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

From Wikipedia: In 2006, Jindal sponsored the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act (H.R. 4761), a bill to eliminate the moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling over the U.S. outer continental shelf.… Jindal argues that 30-40% of oil reserves of the United States are near the Louisiana coast and increased drilling would reduce American dependence […]

One Guideline for Modesty

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We’ve been ignoring BJ from the American Decency Association for a little too long, so I decided to check up on him. It turns out he decided to let somebody else say something stupid for him this week. He refers us to the blog of a Christian publisher named Michael Hyatt, who wrote an article […]

Good Fundies!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The great thing about fundies is they can’t maintain the appearance of normalcy for very long. Sooner or later (usually sooner!) one of them says or does something stupid. It’s been barely more than two weeks since I lamented that the fundies weren’t doing anything to amuse me. Then lo and behold — George Rekers! […]

Depression Will Ensue

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Last Saturday, I went to a new age fair (for the lulz). It actually wasn’t nearly as funny as I thought it would be. Sure, it had its moments, but overall I came away depressed. We’re a truly pathetic species. We believe some incredibly far-fetched crap. Stuff that couldn’t be even remotely true. But we […]