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Half-Assed Overparenting

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster, by Dave Barry – Barry’s latest book is a collection of essays all loosely related to the topic of happiness, although sometimes the connection is a stretch. He covers such … Continue reading

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When Women Fight, Only Men Benefit

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, by Mona Eltahawy – I first heard of Mona when she appeared on Bill Maher several years ago, and I found her quite charismatic. I have to wonder if … Continue reading

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You Can’t Use Facts to Prove Anything That’s Even Remotely True

This National Geographic article on science denial brought up some points I consider on occasion. It’s strange how some aspects of science have become so political, with global warming and evolution especially being viewed as left-wing concerns. Oddly, the anti-vaccination … Continue reading

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My Huckabee Friend

Beth sent me a link to a video of Jon Stewart interviewing Mike Huckabee. It’s short, but that didn’t stop it from really bugging me. The thing about Huckabee is that he comes across as rather friendly and affable, but … Continue reading

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Define and Conquer

I’ve been thinking a bit about people not wanting to call themselves feminists because they don’t really know what the term means nowadays, as Bill Maher more or less put it. The thing is, I have to wonder if that’s … Continue reading

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Turning Over a New Belief

Recently, Bill Maher did a bit on Real Time about what he called “smart stupid people,” those who had advanced degrees but still believed bizarre, irrational ideas. His main example was the neurosurgeon who wrote about a visit to Heaven; … Continue reading

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My Cupp Runneth Over

I looked on RationalWiki the other day for some information on Kent Hovind, and I got caught up in reading other articles on there. While I don’t know that I’m that keen on the name (everyone wants to think they’re … Continue reading

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Sexist Silliness

I’ve been thinking about different levels of misogyny since seeing some of the reactions to Seth MacFarlane’s performance at the Oscars, and I have to suspect this commenter on a Jezebel article might have it right. Sure, Seth told some … Continue reading

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We All Hate Poverty, War, and Injustice, Unlike the Rest of You Squares

The latest episode of Real Time (which, by the way, had John Waters on the panel) ended with Bill Maher talking about Occupy Wall Street, which I kind of didn’t know was still a thing. Then again, I also forget … Continue reading

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But It Wasn’t Geraldo’s Fault

After offending people on Tumblr with what I thought was an obviously sarcastic joke about Geraldo and hoodies, I was interested to find that Bill Maher had made a similar joke. His was something like, “So if Geraldo gets shot, … Continue reading

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