Memes are Stupid

I know I’ve said this before, but memes are stupid.  And yes, I know that the stupid pictures with text like the one to the left aren’t theoretically memes in the Dawkins sense, but that’s how they’re treated and labeled most often.  So that’s what I’m going with. Memes are what happens when you’re too […]






Independence Day in a Divided Nation

I’m posting this on an off-day for Bitchspot, but that’s just how the 4th of July falls this year.  I wanted to say a couple of things about how this no longer feels like a national holiday because this no longer feels like a nation.  We have become so completely ideologically deadlocked, with both sides […]






I’m Not a Hypocrite

I ran across a post over on Godless Mama’s blog, where she describes a number of things, apparently that she’s seen, that she describes as hypocritical.  I’ll be the first one to agree that hypocrisy runs rampant online and that people from all groups can and often are guilty of it.  That said, and I […]






Zillow is Stupid

In light of my recent post on my new-ish neighborhood, I thought I’d post this too.  I just got an e-mail from Zillow, the home-hunting website, that I used a year ago when I was looking for a new house.  It informed me that my house, the one I just bought, is in “pre-foreclosure” and […]






New to the Neighborhood

Now I’m not exactly new, we’ve lived here for almost a year, it will probably be a year by the time this post goes up, but in general, I’ve never been a big fan of neighborhoods.  It goes back to growing up, where most of my neighbors weren’t the nicest people, they didn’t want to […]






Horror Show Sunday: Down the Throat

Religious insanity is hard to justify, but when crazy people believe absurd things, violence and harm is not far behind.  Such is the case of Juanita Gomez, 49, a resident of Oklahoma, who became convinced that her daughter, 33-year-old Geneva, was possessed by a demon.  Because that’s something normal people believe.  Instead of seeking psychological […]






Being Irrational About Being Rational

I’ve seen this before, but it’s come up recently in a debate with a Muslim who is completely convinced that his beliefs are rational, yet cannot see that, as he describes them, they are anything but.  He tries to use things like the Cosmological Argument, but when I point out that, even if it was […]






Fear of Responsibility

Not too long ago, Vjack over on Atheist Revolution posted an article asking whether health care was a right or a privilege.  So I stupidly said “neither, it’s a responsibility” and the inevitable liberal dogpile began, along with the inevitable name-calling and moral degradation that inevitably comes from the left. But that doesn’t change anything, […]






When Theists are Crazy

Sometimes, you know you’re talking to a crazy person but you can’t actually identify why they’re crazy.  And then it becomes painfully obvious that this person is a lunatic when the proof gets dropped in your lap. Such is the case when I was debating with a theist over on Minds.  He followed the typical […]






Making America Great

Recently I had a talk with someone I know who is a total Trump fanatic.  They have multiple Team Trump bumper stickers on their car and were vocal supporters,  both before the election and after. So we started talking about making America great again, and whether or not Trump was going to accomplish it during […]






News Flash: Don’t Break the Law

I just had a big fight over this over on Twitter.  There’s a story going around about some Russian guy who might go to jail because he made a video about Pokemon Go in church.  Now I have no idea what the specific laws in Russia might be regarding this, but assuming that it is […]






Horror Show Sunday: Church of Pedo

Since we revisited Muslim violence last week, let’s peek in on those lovable pedophiles in the Church of England.  I think I’ve written about the Peter Ball case before, and the unsurprising fact that the Church, as lots of Christian churches seem to, covered up the facts because they would rather protect their priests than […]






Too Many Keys?

Has this ever happened to you?  My keyring is massive.  I have tons and tons and tons of keys that honestly, I have no idea what they go to.  I know what the car keys are and the house keys, but otherwise, I have no clue what the vast majority of them go to. I […]






What Happened to Customer Service?

I really have no idea, but customer service, that standard given to customers by proprietors of businesses, has gone straight through the floor in recent years.  There was a time when Nordstrom-level of service was the goal, today, far too many companies just don’t care anymore and that struck home twice in recent days. About […]






Confused About Morality

Honestly, I don’t understand why so many people are so stupid.  In a recent discussion, I had a pile of people demanding that morality was objective, yet apparently didn’t understand what the term even meant.  I explained it, using dictionary definitions, and they still kept clinging to their belief that morality had to be objective, […]