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Satirical Santa Only Visits Talking Heads Who Remember to Bring the Irony

What so many in the right wing echo chamber do not seem to get is that Satire does not begin the moment you are called out for making an ass of yourself. You cannot simply toss bigoted statements about the airwaves and play the irony card whenever someone says no to your bigotry.

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Added by Dan Wall on December 8, 2014 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

Pay No Attention to the Abe in the Corner!

One of the most beautiful gifts of the internet is the ability to learn at a glance the wisdom of America’s founding fathers. In fact, one can often find these pearls of wisdom beautifully packaged in nice visuals. They are perfect for a tweet or a quick illustration, and so very informative. Most of all, they are ever so conveniently one quick google away...

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Added by Dan Wall on December 7, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Reza Aslan and New Atheists Who Really are Atheists After All

The ongoing feud between Reza Aslan and the so-called “New Atheists” continues to shed more heat than light. The latest round of this race to the bottom of the intellectual barrel comes to us in the form of a Salon piece written by Aslan. It presently carries the provocative title, “Reza Aslan: Sam Harris and “New…

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Added by Dan Wall on November 30, 2014 at 3:39pm — 3 Comments

A Rambling Little Bit About Rock Lyrics

So, I’m tooling around Vegas a couple weeks back, listening to Ozzie’s Boneyard when I hear this story about the origin of No More Tears. Apparently, Ozzie was in the bathtub, so the story goes, when inspiration struck.

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Added by Dan Wall on July 24, 2013 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Fragments of Skepticism

http://northierthanthou.com/2012/07/06/fragments-of-skepticism-from-my-youth/

A CARTOON BIBLE AND AN EAGER YOUNG MIND: No sooner had I learned to read than I decided to tackle the cartoon Bible sitting beside the bed. In fact, I think the ability to read that bible had been one of the major selling points for learning to read to begin with. Cartoons or not, this was a…

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Added by Dan Wall on May 3, 2013 at 5:18am — No Comments

It’s the Sub-Deduction Stupid: Scalia’s Thoughts on Absurdity and Gay Rights

http://northierthanthou.com/2013/03/30/its-the-sub-deduction-stupid-scalias-thoughts-on-absurdity-and-gay-rights/

Time was when Antonin Scalia seemed fairly dedicated to the pretense of Judicial restraint. These days he appears content to be known as a political lobbyist for the right wing echo chamber. We can see this in the increasing number of…

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Added by Dan Wall on March 30, 2013 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

A Hyponym Walks into a Bar…

http://northierthanthou.com/2013/03/18/a-hyponym-walks-into-a-bar/

I Grumble: I wish I had a nickel for every time a Christian told me that my take on the existence of God isn’t really atheism; it’s agnosticism. No, those nickels wouldn’t make me rich, but they would add up to a nice meal at a decent restaurant, and with enough change to leave a damned good tip.

Added by Dan Wall on March 18, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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