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Posted on July 19 at 12:40 a.m.

"Those are just bad decisions: deliberate and ill-advised."

Mostly ill advised because somebody is likely to see your perfectly safe kid alone in the car and call 911 and then you've got to deal with CPS and all sorts of people who think that under no circumstances should a child under the age of 18 be left alone in a car for any length of time whatsoever.

On Kids Left in Cars

Posted on June 10 at 5:05 p.m.

Where do people get the idea that Hitler was an atheist? Although he seems to have left the RC church as a practice, he sure didn't seem to lack a belief in a deity.

I agree there isn't a causal connection between religion (or lack thereof) and societal ills, but there are a number of inverse correlations between religiosity and societal well being. That doesn't mean religion is the cause, but does seem to indicate that religion doesn't prevent bad things the way it's supposed to.

tl;dr; places where people go to church a lot still have a lot of divorce and teenage pregnancy.

On Atheists Saved!

Posted on June 7 at 7:42 a.m.

"ole Franky"
"an organization I think is silly"
"pointy-hatted baby blesser"


Disgusting is thinking that any individual can claim from us deference and respect based on what they claim to know about gods. And telling the vast majority of earth's humanity that they're going to the Holy Hot Hereafter because they don't buy a particular dogma? That's effing disgusting. And silly.

On Atheists Saved!

Posted on April 10 at 8:30 a.m.

That image of me pumping gas was 'shopped I tell ya! Shopped!

Besides, girls love flowers.

On The ABC's of Bike Racing

Posted on November 2 at 7:51 a.m.

The best way to get food labeled is to ask for it. Call or email the manufacturer, and tell them you want a product that is certified GMO free. If enough people want to buy it, they'll make it and label it. Just look at the organic industry, and more recently the gluten free industry. Heck, you can buy a soda that is 'gluten free'.

On Frankenfood Freak-Out

Posted on October 31 at 8:13 a.m.

Hopefully some people who have had experience with the other side of the drunk driving equation will have the opportunity to educate Iya. Having to face victims in public discourse might just be the best medicine she can get.

On Iya Falcone Pleads No Contest to DUI

Posted on October 22 at 7:50 a.m.

And yet they managed to skip it for IDs.

On Pets and the Great Pumpkin

Posted on May 23 at 12:14 a.m.

"Drunk-Driving Accident"

Getting drunk and driving isn't an accident.

On Priscilla Susman Sentenced to One Year in Jail

Posted on February 17 at 9:51 p.m.

What's interesting is that a direct response to a point is taken by the author of the original point as a change of subject. Maybe we should have stayed on the subject in the first place? How do we tell if it's your right to have your after school prayerathon, or my kid's right to not be preyed on? I wish I had a better answer than "I know it when I see it", but this one sure stinks.

On After-School Gospel

Posted on February 17 at 10:41 a.m.

The 'Bibles in Schools' is from a West Virginia Federal case: Peck vs. Upshur County Board of Education (I was going to post a link but the Independent isn't letting me. You'll have to use your search engine of choice)

"In elementary schools, the concerns animating the coercion principle are at their strongest because of the impressionability of young elementary-age children"

As for your 6 men being American Christians, I'm not sure Jessica Ahlquist would be so relieved.

On After-School Gospel

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