Article from ThinkProgress House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said today that some members of his own caucus who are refusing to agree to a compromise debt ceiling deal are hoping to unleash “chaos” and thus force the White House and Senate Democrats to make bigger concessions than they’re already offering. As many as 40 House Republicans, especially Tea Party members and… Continue
George on July 28, 2011 at 6:02am —
Dissecting the “insane conservative women” meme
A Libertarian and a Conservative discuss the apparent battiness of some prominent conservative women - Christine O'Donnell , Sarah Palin, Anne Coulter, Michele Bachmann, Sharron Angle, etc.
I just stumbled across this while scanning the…
George on September 21, 2010 at 11:58pm —
Interesting comment on PZ Myer's
about the latest issue of Awake, the JW's magazine.
George on September 6, 2010 at 11:30pm —
George on July 10, 2010 at 5:56pm —
House Democrats report increased threats since health care vote
Washington (CNN) -- Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
More than 10 Democrats have reported trouble since the weekend vote, House Majority Leader Steny…
George on March 25, 2010 at 7:37pm —
Terrific 8-minute video in which the author describes how, as a 12-year-old student, he first began to doubt his faith. Outlines his own personal resistance to the Christian faith that he knew
to be true.
The creator's channel is
"My personal story of de-programming from christianity — told for transparency, and to honour the people who've been… Continue
George on December 6, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Dr. Beverly Bunn, a follower of motivational speaker
James Arthur Ray
describes events leading up to the deaths of several retreat attendees.
"Everybody was throwing up everywhere, there was spitting going on... people were so disoriented they were screaming at one point..."
Sweat lodge survivor describes horror… Continue
George on October 28, 2009 at 5:00am —
- Rick Sanchez on Fox News' full-page ad claiming other media did not cover the 9/12 protests in Washington, DC.
CNN To FOX News: “You Lie!” Demands Apology
CNN’s Rick Sanchez became livid on his program Friday about a color ad that FOX News had… Continue
George on September 27, 2009 at 12:57pm —
KRXQ Sacramento Radio Hosts Encourage Violence Against Transgender Children Even by the flexible moral, ethical, and professional standards of American talk radio, the May 28th segment of KRXQ 98.5 FM Sacramento's Rob, Arnie, & Dawn in the… Continue
George on June 5, 2009 at 12:10am —
Fear of gas attacks keeps Afghan girls from school
Afghanistan (AP) — Only a few dozen of about 570 female students attended class in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after an apparent attack with poison gas sickened more than 80 girls this week.
It was the third apparent poisoning at a girls school in about two weeks. No one has claimed responsibility for the…
George on May 23, 2009 at 8:59am —
Also posted to
Memetics and Cultural Evolution Susan Blackmore on The Future of Memes
- Pop!Tech Conference, 2005
Susan Blackmore, the author of
The Meme Machine
, gives a very good overview of memes. She describes a number of…
George on April 12, 2009 at 2:53pm —
Russell Glasser of the
Atheist Community of Austin (ACA)
gives an informative lecture about the importance of being able to discuss and defend atheism. The
video is in 7 parts (playlist)
See also the…
George on March 15, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Powerful video commentary contrasts anti-christian "bashing" versus actual violent crimes against gays and lesbians.
A right-wing group called the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (not "League") has put together a list called the "
Top Ten Instances of Christian Bashing in America, 2008
The Friendly Atheist has also…
George on March 1, 2009 at 9:53am —
"Sarah Palin gave a policy speech today in which she claimed that she wanted more support for children with disabilities, more tools to test for disorders, and while also decrying the expense of scientific…
George on October 27, 2008 at 8:00am —