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It's unfortunate and deeply damaging that the atheist/skeptic community's most prominent voices belong to the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Penn Jillette, and Michael Shermer, among others. With friends like these men - emphasis on "men" - the theocrats... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Spork in the Drawer
Ray Rice, BENGHAZI!, and the IRS walk into FOX "News"... #punchline #morans #hashtag . Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Spork in the Drawer
Yummy antibiotics: The documents show that antibiotics were given as standard practice over most of the life of the chickens, not just when the birds are sick. In every instance of antibiotic use identified, the doses were at the low... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Spork in the Drawer
Well this sure is interesting: The Justice Department intervened late Friday in a defamation lawsuit against United Against Nuclear Iran, a prominent advocacy group that pushes for tough sanctions against Tehran. The government said the case should be dropped because... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Understand just how much power you have: [Florida Circuit Court Judge Diana] Lewis’ manner may be brusque, but her actions aren’t unusual among foreclosure judges in Florida, who in the last year have been working under explicit directions from the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
It seems to me that the sensible solution to the possibly disastrous bolting of Scotland from the UK would be to enact a federal system with England, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Northern Ireland, and perhaps the Isle of Man all having... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Apple A8 processor. Imagine new microchip containing two billion transistors! Yes, two billion!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) September 9, 2014 . Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Conservatives are getting worse at the coded language. Behold Georgia State Senator Fran Millar: Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
They'll punish women one way or another: Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, of Washingtonville, a single mother who works as a nursing home aide, pleaded guilty in August to obtaining the miscarriage-inducing pills from an online site in Europe for her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Educational: A KHOU investigation shows that ten school districts in Texas have been acquiring the military surplus under a government program that allows them to load up at little to no cost. According to the investigation, the districts have acquired... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
In move that isn't at all offensive or discriminatory, the United States Air Force has begun to require members to avow belief in "God". The arm of the military that houses our gallant flyboys has long been a cesspool of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
I'm not going to now claim that is was the biggest Joan Rivers fan but I certainly recognized her place in the history of American stand-up comedy. That said, I came away from the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
If you've enjoyed the endless warfare resulting from the AUMF, you're really going to love what Congress is cooking up to deal with ISIS/ISIL! Endlessness will be even more endless! . Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Not a who, really, but a what: the minimum wage. . Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
When Calgary Cruz announces that he intends to become the first Canadian to be elected President of These United States it will be highly entertaining to watch how he tries to deal with fallout caused by his insane fundie father.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
So Jeff Bezos has sacked the last Graham standing from the Washington Post. Who will replace Katherine Weymouth, you ask? She'll be replaced by Frederick J. Ryan, the founding CEO of Politico and a former Reagan administration official. Not that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Of course: Thirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specialising in the weapon took stock of its inventory. There was nothing left. Labouring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
If you own a "smartphone" it's best to turn off photo sharing. THE CLOUD is not to be trusted. . Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
"[T]he 20 films [that] effectively destroyed art, social unity, and spiritual confidence." According to our friends on the right, at least. It's worth noting that two of the twenty - Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The Sabbath Gasbags know what isn't important: And, yes, I too noticed that, on Labor Day weekend, with income equality on the rise, and with wages stagnant for decades, and the rate of unemployment officially normalized somewhere in the teens,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
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[liberalease by way of Jeff Preston.] . Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer