All Blog Posts Tagged 'politics' (55)

The exploits of John E. Ensign, Christian Senator

http://ethics.senate.gov/downloads/pdffiles/Public%20Report_Preliminary%20Inquiry%20into%20the%20matter%20of%20Sen%20Ensign.pdf

 

Couldn't make this stuff up folks. It reads like a trashy romance novel. This is the guy that started the "National Prayer Breakfast" and "National Day of Prayer". C Street in Washington. I love it when…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on May 15, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Is it appropriate for a governor of a state to do a public "rain prayer"??

Unbelievable...the governor of Texas, Rick Perry openly did a "rain prayer"....where the hell is this world coming to when the governor of one of the most powerful states in the union does a "rain prayer"....does this violate the 1st amendment?? What the hell is going on with our country??

Texas governor calls for prayers for rain amid fires…



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Added by Sassan K. on April 21, 2011 at 11:30pm — 17 Comments

A confusing bit of writing

I find it quite difficult to find a reliable news source that doesn't interject too much of their own biases into stories. As a result I tend to gravitate towards BBC news, as I find their coverage usually to be somewhat more middle of the road.

 

I was reading this article this morning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13068133

 

For those who are of the TL;DR crowd…

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Added by Kai on April 19, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

How Your Atheism Helps Make Your Other Decisions

It is safe to assume that most people are not born Atheists.*  

 

While it is a truism that people are born without religion, one can only really claim that people are born Agnostics. Many of us would have said at some point that we believed in God, but how did we…

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Added by Kevin B on March 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

I'm actually a little scared.

When I was a child, I was told that I could be anything I wanted when I grew up. 

Most of us were, but my family tried to ensure that I was raised in an environment where I knew it in essence...where it wasn't just words. 

My grandparents always made sure that I had the opportunity to do martial arts, ballet, theater and soccer. When at the age of 12 or so I decided I wanted to play hockey, too. They encouraged me. 

After their death, I lived with an aunt and uncle. They…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 8, 2011 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

..I'm not a liberal.

(But I'm thinking of starting a brand name. :)

 

I participate in more than a few news sites.  In fact, my cousin owns one of my favorites (No, I'm not telling which one.) 

I stay as publicly active on TA as possible. 

I vote in EVERY government election. 

We have come a long way.

We are quite possibly living in one of the most significant times in modern…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 2, 2011 at 2:21pm — 15 Comments

California’s Proposition 19 and the Legalization of Marijuana

Proposition 19 was the “Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010”. The summary of the proposition is to allow Marijuana be decriminalized and available for personal use. The proposition actually failed in California during the voting process in November 2010, as to much surprise of its supporters.



The reasons of its failure to pass could have been the rationale of the majority. I know some supporters of the Act have arguments on why it should pass, but we need to put… Continue

Added by V John Merc on November 8, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

This is what i read every single day...

This is a copy of a letter to the editor of my local hometown paper. These are the kind of people i deal with in a daily basis.



The election is over and the American people have spoken. It is a new day, but what will…

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Added by Jason Paisley on November 5, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Value of Transgender Sexuality

I know this blog entry will be wandering a bit off topic from the subject of atheism, but I think it plays indirectly into the larger need to express a comprehensive political and social narrative to compete with the Tea Party Glen Beck religious wacko ideology that threatens to conquer American politics. Moreover, I can't get to sleep without getting this off my chest. So here goes.



Medical decisions are questions of cost/benefit analysis. There is a condition. There is a treatment.… Continue

Added by Dawn McCain on October 23, 2010 at 2:11am — 2 Comments

The March for Mediocrity

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Added by Jack Carlson on October 2, 2010 at 6:59pm — No Comments

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Most of my friends know that I am interested in politics, and that I am unaffiliated and that I refuse to consider my self liberal or conservative.



Liberalism is the belief in the importance of individual liberty and equal rights.



Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports minimal and gradual change in society.



These terms do not make a lick… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on September 28, 2010 at 3:33am — 2 Comments

Secular Coalition Action Alert: Stop Pharmacists From Playing God with Women's Health

This is the latest action alert from the Secular Coalition for America. Click here now to write to Congress!



Join the official SCA Think Atheist group here. …



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on May 25, 2010 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Let’s REGRESS…not PROGRESS!

I live in Texas.

I’ve always been an atheist.

All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.

Well it does.

I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.

At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.

Then one day there was one.

Then two.

The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.

That lead to the demise of the college.

It lost it’s… Continue

Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

TSBOE Votes on Texan Curriculum Standards

Today, the Texas State Board of Education voted on curriculum standards of social studies for the Texan public school system. As I am sure most of you are aware, these standards will affect many other states as publishers will often tailor textbooks specifically to meet Texan requirements. This vote followed several days of debate as final amendments were proposed.



Cynthia Dunbar, one of the strongest voices for the SBOE's conservative voting block, decided that a nice, long… Continue

Added by Shine on May 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Political Emails: A License Required for your House??

Here is the newest political email I have received, although it does not appear to be all that new. But after the failure to block health care reform, this may be getting resurrected as the cause du jour for the crazy right. It has all the classic stamps of lunacy. From spending most of the email establishing outrage before presenting the "facts", to the "BETTER WAKE UP AMERICA" in all caps, to the call to arms at the end reading "This is bad.....real bad....these guys MUST be stopped, stopped… Continue

Added by Reggie on April 22, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Right Wing Arrogance & Ignorance

“It won’t be long until this is a communist country,” it was said today during a business meeting. The conversation was in regards to a Chinese supplier and their ability to expand space and operations. One co-worker jokingly stated that the government could just throw out the neighbors and raze the building, allowing the supplier to expand. The reason for this, my co-worker explained with a chuckle, is because they are communists. I retorted that it happens all the time here in the United… Continue

Added by Reggie on March 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

1984? No, 2010! Welcome to "The Nanny State" - From Atheist Climber Blog

I always stumble when I attempt to talk about things of a political nature. Politics are very complicated, and I think it's difficult to see all sides of a situation, even for those who are experts in political issues. Because of this I try not to touch on real-world politics too much, as I fear being proven wrong, and I sometimes worry I'm misunderstanding situations because I've not seen the whole picture. Even when I do understand the whole story, I can feel that I have nothing new to offer… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on December 27, 2009 at 5:23pm — 5 Comments

Coffee Talk in a Republican Breakroom

First, I should mention that I am not a very political person; I am not posting this to promote or chastise either major political party. (I just don't have enough time to research and investigate current affairs to my own satisfaction; I never feel informed enough to take a decided stance on most policy matters.) Anyways, this amused me the other day.









The scene: three women conversing over cups of coffee in the office break room. (I have changed the names… Continue

Added by Shine on December 17, 2009 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

The Family in Uganda

The Family has wielded it's influence outside of the US. Ugandan Legislator David Bahati has proposed a bill that would imprison a person for a gay act. Upon a second offense, they would face life in prison. There are even jail terms for speaking positively about homosexuality. Story Link

Jeff Sharlet has been… Continue

Added by Gaytor on November 26, 2009 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Am I the only one who is mad at this?

Call me a conservative, but never call me a religious zealot all for "pro-life" when it's convienent. This whole debacle with the Health Care reform bill... the fact that they put anti-abortion rhetoric in there just to get the republicans to sign off DISGUSTS me! Either they have a sound plan and all people will vote for it because it's sound or you don't. Playing for the political vote just to get *some* of what you want by introducing whacked out legislature is offensive in my… Continue

Added by Stephanie A on November 13, 2009 at 2:53am — 5 Comments

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