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Happy Birthday to the Universe! Which was created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC.

From “OnThisDay” website: Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC. It was a claim famously put to the test in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925 when American teacher John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee state law by … Continue reading

What the Hell is Bible Math?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are approximately 57 million American kids in elementary schools. Shooters have killed 0.00012% of them in the last three years. But during that same time, 0.011% of other kids have been taught Bible math; 0.26% of them have been sent to jail and 9% of them … Continue reading

No Parking – Under Penalty of Death

When scientists recently discovered that the Salem witch executions took place on the edge of what’s now a Walgreens parking lot, it might have solved a lot more than some old geographical mystery. Is it possible that the accused witches have gotten their revenge? Read our new article at Smashpipe to find out what’s really … Continue reading

The Illusion of Knowledge

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” ~Charles Darwin, born this day in 1809                 *** *** *** *** While … Continue reading

Amen

“The church is a sort of hospital for men’s souls and as full of quackery as the hospital for their bodies.” ~Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” published this day in 1854 ***

And the Bible Says …

“No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.” ~George Bernard Shaw, born this day in 1856 ***

Now, We Know You Must Have Some Good Ideas…

LEND US A HAND? Lester & Charlie are researching for a new book called Rising Stars, and we’re looking for a few good men and women who started their careers in arts or entertainment and it led to progressive activism. Here are a few examples: *A USO girl who left the chorus line to help … Continue reading

Protected: Lend Us a Hand?

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Bloody Mary

Big business has a big mouth these days, but what comes out isn’t always pleasant. Chick-fil-A hates gays. Hobby Lobby has its panties in a knot over contraception. Taco Bell fires managers for hiring too many Mexicans. It doesn’t seem to end. Then we read about the firestorm surrounding Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a restaurant in … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

MAKING HISTORY Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. History was made and celebrated this week and we’re going to tell you the important parts. First, there was panic this week in Los Angeles, causing residents to flood 911 switchboards in record-setting numbers. It was due to a … Continue reading

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

These days, does anyone care if a quote is taken out of context? Not really, it seems. Certainly not the media that this week ran with the headline “Gwyneth Paltrow thinks water has feelings!” when the actress/lifestyle guru attempted to paraphrase the work of a Japanese author she admires. Other, more damaging examples: Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

Ellen the De Generate

If, like us, you are the beneficiary of a primary Catholic school education, you may have some interesting memories of all the things you got from those nuns. Like raps on the knuckles. Curt, abbreviated classes in “science.” Lessons for boys in how to pee without using your hands! Once, as punishment for giving the … Continue reading

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