Rally on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill for Brenda Martin, March 29, 2008, 2 PM

From SaveBrendaFund:    Rally On Parliament: Save Brenda Martin When: Saturday, March 29th 2008 at 2:00pm Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa On Facebook: Click Here! Contact: Peter Cleary at peter@savebrendafund.ca Brenda Martin is a Canadian woman who has been imprisoned in a Mexican jail since February 2006. Brenda’s family have been desperately attempting to raise awareness … Continue reading

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli MP blames quakes on gays

(BBC) – Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli MP Shlomo Benizri has attributed Israel’s two recent earthquakes to parliament’s tolerance of gays. In addition to the 2 quakes last week, Israel was hit by 4 others in November and December. But y’know, Shlomo is probably right. But not for the reason he thinks. It’s probably all the fags rockin’ … Continue reading

American readers: Defend your privacy NOW

Two weeks ago I wrote about how Vice President Dick Cheney is pushing for the expansion and permanence of the expiring surveillance law (i.e., that which allows warrantless wiretapping). Congress is now on the brink of a vote on the euphemistically named Protect America Act. Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars reports that … Continue reading

Mike Huckabee: His ignorance might be cute if he were a five year old and weren’t running for President…

Larry Moran at Sandwalk has posted a video in which Mike Huckabee, as Governor of Arkansas, claims that evolution is just a theory, is not an established fact, and that it the fair thing to do is teach Creationism along with the theory of evolution because many people believe it. Apparently Huckabee is unaware that … Continue reading

23 year old Afghani sentenced to death for publishing article critical of treatment of women in the Quran

Ed Brayton reports that 23 year old Afghani student and journalist, Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, has been sentenced to death in Afghanistan on the charge of blasphemy for having had the gall to publish an article online in which he criticizes the treatment of women in the Quran. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has … Continue reading

Bush administration made 935 known false statements to justify Iraq War. Because we live in a just society his punishment will be increased wealth and a library named in his honour.

Study: Bush led U.S. to war on ‘false pretenses’ Hundreds of false statements on WMDs, al-Qaida used to justify Iraq war http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22794451/ WASHINGTON – A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years … Continue reading

Cheney pushing for the expansion and permanence of the surveillance law

The Huffington Post reports Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying “fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise” that should not come with an expiry date.” … Administration allies in Congress not only want the expiring law made permanent but amended to give … Continue reading

SocialRank.com’s #1 atheist blog post for January 20, 2008

The Frame Problem was honoured today by SocialRank.com, a ranker of blogs and blog entries. SocialRank.com‘s atheist blog tracker ChallengeReligion.com has recognized “Freedom of expression doesn’t mean the right to offend”; Dutch government bracing self for violent Muslim protest to anti-Muslim film as the #1 atheist blog post for January 20, 2008.

Huckabee wants to change the Constitution to fit the Bible

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe that it would be a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what what we need to do—to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s … Continue reading