Talking to Libertarian Idiots

This is nothing new, I’ve complained about it before, but as with most things, there is nothing new under the sun, just the same old stupidity everywhere.  This time, back on that old canard of “natural rights”, yet another libertarian went bat-shit insane, to the point that most people were just pointing and laughing at […]

The Young Don’t Understand Rights

You have to remember that Minds prides itself on no censorship, making it the de-facto home of disaffected young people who think the world owes them a living.  There are lots of people who have been banned or censored by Twitter or Facebook who flocked to Minds because they can say anything they want, I […]

The Natural Rights Idiots Are Back

I’ve been able to successfully avoid the crazy libertarians for a while, but I stumbled back into the fray, with crazed fanatics demanding that “natural rights” are real and therefore, their imaginary rights are being infringed upon. You know, those rights they can’t actually show are real?  Yeah, those rights. But where do they come […]

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #73

With special guest Charles, this week we talk about fart demons, the absurdity of a new age leader suing her former students for daring to prove she’s a racist bigot, another anti-gay crusader gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar and Christians get up in arms when real history proves their religious fantasies […]

What’s Wrong With American Education?

Some people involved in education are just not clear on the concept.  On Constitution Day (September 17), Modesto Junior College student Robert Van Tuinen had a dream, he acquired pamphlet-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and stood on campus handing them out to interested passers-by.  This sounds like a good idea, after all, our nations is based […]

Confusing Rights and Abilities

You find some odd things over on Google+.  One woman popped up to advertise her blog  article on makeup and while it’s not something that I’d normally ever respond to, having no interest in the subject matter whatsoever, her phrasing made me drop a small comment, that makeup is not a right and that no […]

A Statement I Can Agree With

Over on Why Evolution is True, Greg Mayer posted an article on religious freedom from the perspective of Kenan Malik, originally written for New Humanist magazine.  In it, Malik wrote… well, let him say it for himself: Whatever one’s beliefs, secular or religious, there should be complete freedom to express them, short of inciting violence […]