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Mother Theresa's sainthood

Saddened this morning that the whole world is celebrating the life of this selfish fraud.


"What used to be the lunatic fringe is now called the House of Representatives."

Great article on the toll that the right wing has already taken on America.

"Taking heart at Donald Trump’s plummeting favorability numbers? You think he maybe finally jumped the shark by taking a victory lap over the Orlando massacre? You think the Republic is now safe?

It isn’t. The Republic is already sick. It’s like we had a bad clam — a steady diet of bad clams - and the convulsions aren’t likely to stop soon."


Iowa governor attempting to impose Christianity as state government’s religion, say rights groups

What next?

Advocates for the separation of church and state are acting swiftly to scuttle a plan by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to flood the state’s 99 courthouses with praying, Bible-reading Christians activists for four days.

The Des Moines Register reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the group Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers have roundly condemned the action as a high-handed attempt to establish Christianity as the official religion of the state government. The plan, they say, is a direct violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.


Franklin Graham boycotting Girl Scout Cookies.

My hips don't need them, but I'm ordering a case of thin mints for the freezer. Honestly, I can't even THINK about the Graham family without gritting my teeth. Maybe the cookies will help.


Biblical Gender Roles

If, as The Atheist Pig suggests, you can stifle your gag reflex, check out this Christian marriage advice blog. There's some debate in my A&A meetup group about whether or not it's even for real. I think it's legit.


Phoenix City Council Votes To End Prayer Rather Than Let Satanists Lead It

My smile for the morning. Link at HUFF PO.


But there's a third way: My Secular/Humanist Meetup group always begins meetings with "a moment of science."

Clinton or Sanders? Some Iowa precincts resort to coin tosses to award delegates

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

"Just how close was the race in Iowa for Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? At least six precincts reportedly awarded their delegates after tossing a coin.

In Ames, the decision to award delegates by coin toss was made after 60 caucus participants apparently disappeared from the results, according to a report from The Des Moines Register.

“Unable to account of that numerical discrepancy and the orphan delegate it produced, the Sanders campaign challenged the results and precinct leaders called a Democratic Party hot line set up to advise on such situations,” the newspaper reported.



white male


Loser.com now redirects

To Donald Trump's Wikipedia page!


Goose-Steppers in the G.O.P.

This NYT article by Timothy Egan offers the best explanation for the Trump eruption I've seen yet. As Egan says, Trump has given "marginalized Americans permission to hate."

Well worth the read.


What's Behind Facebook's Censoring Of Atheists In India

"A few days ago a petition popped up on the website Change.org urging Mark Zuckerberg to “support freedom of expression in India” by unblocking an atheist Facebook group there with over 13,000 members.

Facebook, the petition said, had not given any reason for the blockade. One day users in India who tried to visit the site were simply hit with a message that the content was “unavailable.” This was not the first time a Facebook page for atheists had been censored in the secular state. In June, another atheist Facebook group was reportedly labeled “unsafe” and its members were unable to share its content.

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