Ever notice how all those radical Islamic clerics (what the hell is a cleric, anyway?) all like to gesticulate with their right index finger?  (Okay, okay, the guy in the middle would use a finger but what the heck, he lost it fighting for his god.)  It seems like they’re making a really vital point, but…
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Religion Must Disappear

Christianity, the 2,000 year old dungheap of hallucination, self-delusion and cruelty, is incompatible with intellectual freedom and the scientific process.  Since the future will be the result of the mingling of these, it cannot afford to blithely accept and accommodate Christianity. We need an active movement to fight it.  American Atheists don’t cut it; they’re just a…
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Why America Is So Friggin’ Stupid

Ah, that toxic confluence of religion and politics again! I’m always astonished at how stupid America is on the world stage.  Specifically, if you’re the crappy actor in the play, you shouldn’t be surprised if you get the rotten tomatoes thrown at you.  And America is the crappy actor. We like to pretend that our War for Independence was…
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Nuclear power

I would love to think that, in writing about the foolishness of nuclear power, I am preaching to the crowd.

It’s not like that, though.


Forget all those begats in the Bible.  We have our own. World War 1 begat Hitler.  World War 2 begat Eastern Europe as political subordinate to the USSR.  China (1949) begat McCarthyism.  The VietNam war begat a society that no longer trusted in government.  The loss of trust in government begat Nixon’s personal apocalypse.  The Nixon experience…
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Christie Misrepresents State Workers’ Contract | FactCheck.org

Christie Misrepresents State Workers’ Contract | FactCheck.org.   Chris Christie is misrepresenting the facts about New Jersey union contract negotiations under his predecessor. Christie has been battling state unions since becoming New Jersey governor in 2010. On CBS’ “Face the Nation” Feb. 27, he exaggerated the generosity of contract terms negotiated (and renegotiated) by Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine’s administration….
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Housing Down? Huh?

News item: “Pending Home Sales Fall for Second Straight Month” — shouldn’t this be considered *good* news? Houses should not be seen as investments but as places to live. Nobody should have to pay a speculator’s ravenously inflated price for a home.

The Arab Awakening

It is astonishing to watch history unfolding in North Africa. For the first time in my memory, Americans are paying attention to the people of the region and not their autocratic rulers.