Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
|This is me! At the Dawkins/Dennett event!!|
I'm overly caffeinated.!!!
(Hank Fox took this pic, and made me not look
too hopped up.)
And happy I was to attend.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner. I just want to point out something for those of you who believe that her popularity has peaked with her Vanirty Fair photo shoot, and that something is that you are 100% wrong. You may scoff and say, "Of course, that is obvious. Her upcoming reality series will propel her into the limelight and bring trans awareness to new heights." You would be correct with that statement.
We live in the shadow of the Dark Side. The shadow of the Dark Side is, of course, the 2016 Presidential Elections. Let's not forget that every single representative and a gaggle of senators are up for re-election along with POTUS. And with a lot of power and money and bad decisions being thrown about it is only a matter of time before the social conservatives use Caitlyn Jenner as the poster child of what will happen if the Democrats win big: men will be forced by the federal government to lose their genitalia.
In that spirit I wrote Conservative Fathers’ Heads Explode While Explaining Caitlyn Jenner over at the Random Journal. I hope you go over there and read the piece.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
I was at an atheist meetup last night. The group's home is the city of Brockton -- just south of Boston. And it's a blue collar type of place. There isn't a major university close by (which, by my experience, offers fertile ground to freethinkers and the godless), so our group is fairly small. We meet once a month to hangout, socialize, kvetch a bit, etc. Two new people showed up and everyone took some time to talk about him or herself and the journey to atheism.
You seem so nice. Even though you're not religious, you are spiritual? Right?The atheist in question was not pleased with the not so subtle implication that if she wasn't religious or spiritual then, well, she can't really be nice or a good person. Her response reflected that. It was blunt. And I understand being blunt. And angry. I'm particularly adept at blunt and angry (though I try to ameliorate it with humor).
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
|The Mad Hatter:|
the most misunderstood
All that fell apart when I brought my son to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. We both enjoyed the movie quite a bit. However, I wasn't 100% engaged in the explosions and chaos. I kept on thinking You know, I bet Ultron could run for President as a Republican and no one would notice. Then I thought about Reverend William Stryker of the Stryker Crusade from the classic X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills. For those of you who aren't acquainted with that story, the good reverend and his clandestine paramilitary force (Purifiers) work towards the extermination of mutant kind. That guy could run as a Republican and at the very least win the primary in South Carolina.
I put finger to pixel (as against pen to paper) and wrote a quick cheat sheet for voters: 2016 Presidential Hopefuls over at The Random Journal. I hope you go over there and read it.