Archive for September, 2008

The twelve lies of Sarah Palin

September 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
The twelve lies of Sarah Palin

Andrew Sullivan lays them out for us. What’s going on? It’s not a matter of spin or hyperbole. Sarah Palin is a pathological liar. And McCain’s “solution”? Keep Palin away from the media. Let the people watch Palin’s canned speeches over and over. Even our ball-less corporate media isn’t going to stand for this. May […]

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Christian Libeler Threatening to Sue Atheist for Exposure

September 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Christian Libeler Threatening to Sue Atheist for Exposure

I am not one to encourage a lawsuit, and am no expert in the law. But if you read the details about this suit, you might want to give to the cause. In brief, a Creationist posted a long monologue rehashing many long-disproved arguments claiming to be original and irrefutable proofs of God (the particular […]

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Abstinence only versus comprehensive sex education

September 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Abstinence only versus comprehensive sex education

I listened to the Diane Rehm show this morning (hosted today by Frank Sesno, who moved the show along briskly and laudably forcing the guests to define their terms).   The above link is to a page where you can listen to the show.  Three organizations were represented in the studio, participating in a detailed discussion […]

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Making numerical sense of the “bailout”

September 22, 2008 | By | 9 Replies More
Making numerical sense of the “bailout”

I’m sitting here, stunned by the amount of money that is about to be casually taken out of the U.S. Treasury to “save” the economy.  I’m highly suspicious.  I’m not sure this taxpayer revenue is needed or that it is any more than a band-aid.  Surely, Wall Street (or other businesses) will be back in […]

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Why I am not an atheist …

September 22, 2008 | By | 164 Replies More
Why I am not an atheist …

But, before we get to that, a brief introduction: My name is Hank & I run a blog called Ethics Gradient (which, it should be noted, may – does – contain some coarse language. In my mind, it’s all perfectly justified but I realise not everyone digs the sailor-talk). I also go by “Mandrellian” on various threads on various blogs, youtube […]

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Making an Atheist Read the Bible, for Cash

September 22, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Making an Atheist Read the Bible, for Cash

Here’s an interesting recent event: Atheists collecting for charity by publicly reading from holy texts. College students at Penn State came up with the idea, and in 9 hours they raised over $500 to give to Doctors without Borders. They set up a table with copies of a wide assortment of religious texts. For a […]

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Sam Harris writes about Sarah Palin

September 21, 2008 | By | Reply More
Sam Harris writes about Sarah Palin

In an article published by Newsweek, Sam Harris has expressed his concerns about Sarah Palin.  As we’ve come to expect from Harris, it’s a carefully-articulated piece of writing.  It was also a bit of a surprise to me, because Harris appears much more concerned about Palin’s lack of competence than her ostensible religious beliefs.  I’m […]

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Bush’s wasteful legacy

September 21, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Bush’s wasteful legacy

Just how wasteful has the current President been?  Think Progress has compiled the report card for George W. Bush.

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John McCain: Loyal acolyte in the cult of deregulation

September 21, 2008 | By | 5 Replies More
John McCain: Loyal acolyte in the cult of deregulation

Would you like to see how John McCain’s cheer-leading of deregulation of the financial services industry led to the current assault on the economy, and the siphoning off of at least $700B from the taxpayers like you and me?   Here’s a good summary, by “Devilstower” of Daily Kos. It’s called “Three Times is Enemy Action.” […]

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