Archive for 2009

Follow the Law!

December 24th, 2009 / Atheism, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 7 comments

Can't get through the season without saying something about the annual "War on Christmas," that perverse ritual when Bill O'Reilly, Bill Donohue and the whole gang of U.S. cultural conservatives ...

Religion Unequivocally Inspires Murder

November 9th, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 11 comments

Comes now Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, and contributing editor for Islamica magazine in Washington, to claim that religions don't inspire murder. Clearly, they ...
Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story

September 27th, 2009 / Film / 15 comments

I've never been a huge Michael Moore fan. Still, his latest documentary Capitalism: A Love Story is powerful and entertaining. ...

Democracy Doesn't Work In Impoverished Nations

September 16th, 2009 / Books, Current Affairs, Newswire / 10 comments

America's got to end its deadly devotion to democracy via Christian Science Monitor Democracy is a messy business, even in wealthy countries. One look at the Tea Party demonstrations proves ...

Racist Xenophobe Responds On Cue

September 15th, 2009 / Bigotry, Newswire / 26 comments

I knew my article on immigration would get some attention, but I didn't realize it would be such a textbook example of the hatred and bigotry I was talking ...

Are They Really Trying To Ban Divorce?

September 14th, 2009 / Current Affairs, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 7 comments

Apparently emboldened by the success of Prop. 8, it seems California religious nutters are now gathering signatures to put an initiative to ban divorce on the ballot in 2010. I still can't ...

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water

September 13th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 2 comments

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water via New York Times ...and they're getting away with it. Even Obama's EPA can't seem to get a handle on the corruption, bullying and intimidation ...