Funny…The One True GodAugust 11, 2020
I guess what I am asking, in this justifiably sensitive world, is that people consider the source when deciding whether it’s ok to laugh at something. It really does matter who’s making the joke. Yes, there’s a lot of shit that needs correcting in this country, and we shouldn’t let up for a moment in working toward a better world. But not everyone who tries to make a joke is a bad person, and no one is funny every time. That’s just a fact.
Dangerous AdviceAugust 11, 2020
The same old horrors keep coming back. In Nigeria, a 22-year-old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu is sentenced to death for blasphemy over a song he wrote. “Mr Sharif-Aminu did not deny the charges.” Jane Donnelly of Atheist Ireland at the Irish Times: It’s time to scrap all religious oaths in state activities. Hey, what if the …
Another Week, (Yet) Another Trump ConspiracyAugust 11, 2020
President Trump has long been known to peddle unfounded conspiracies, and has done so for years. Most recently Trump has revived years-old, long-debunked claims about widespread voter fraud, especially by mail. There is no evidence at all that voter fraud is significant, much less rampant, but nevertheless Trump succeeds in sowing uncertainty about the validity …
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