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Teabagger Tells the Truth. Hilarity Ensues

Talking Points Memo reports that the GOP is furiously trying to scrub the net of the below video in which freshman Tea Party-backed GOP Rep. Sean Duffy (WI) complains about his annual salary of $174,000. Whoops. The tape caused a stir for Duffy, a first-term conservative best known for his past as a reality TV show star … Continue reading

Mysterious Post-Sex Blues

A new study out of Australia has given us yet another mystery surrounding female sexuality.  It’s not especially shocking that one out of three women report having felt “blue” after sex at least once in their life.  But this study seems to point towards a larger trend.  Perhaps ten percent of women experience post-sex melancholy … Continue reading

Have You Read Your Bible Carefully?

9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from … Continue reading

A Word from a Founding Father

All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial … Continue reading

Newt’s a Little Confused

“I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9.  I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it … Continue reading

Christians Smacking Down Christians

Well ain’t that just a kick in the shorts… It seems that the gentleman in this video has a strong disagreement with the people in the pews and their spiritual leader.  I’m guessing he genuinely believes that they are genuflecting and saying magic words to the wrong invisible dictator.  He believes they will be punished … Continue reading

Gut Bacteria Changes Our Brain

A new study by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario now suggests that gut bacteria may also influence behaviour and cognitive processes such as memory by exerting an effect on gene activity during brain development. Yet another example of how forces beyond our control shape our consciousness.  And another example of how powerful the … Continue reading

Moderate Christians: An Alternate Viewpoint

I’ve almost never written anything complimentary about moderate Christians.  In fact, I’ve generally held them in philosophical contempt for implicitly condoning extremism, and more importantly, for extolling faith as a virtue.   This is a hotly contested position, and I honestly feel a little ashamed that I haven’t at least presented a reasonable argument from … Continue reading

Rob Bell Heresy Costs Pastor His Job

Isn’t it fun watching things play out the way you knew they would happen?  Some poor sap had enough human compassion to take Rob Bell’s fuzzy-wuzzy version of Christianity seriously, and he got canned.  It wasn’t like Chad Holtz rejected the entire Christian model, either: “I think justice comes and judgment will happen, but I … Continue reading

Pole Dancing for Jesus

You can’t make this shit up.  FOX News is keeping you abreast of the latest most important news.  Tonight, pole dancing for Jesus.  ‘Cause it’s important.  And it’s Jesus.  Or something…

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