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Ram Bomjon, Buddha Boy Gone Wild!

Ram Bomjon, aka Palden Dorje aka Dharma Sanga aka Tamang Tulku Rimpoche, was said to be an enlightened Buddha Boy. More recently, however, he’s been holding people prisoner and physically attacking anybody who challenges his authority. [...]

The Battle of Rice

Over at Free Rice, the website that rewards knowledge with donations of free rice to hungry people, the group rankings board shows the #2 group to be “Atheists Giving Aid,” with 62,179,160 grains donated. The #3 group, with 58,333,280 grains of rice donated, is “Christians Fighting World Hunger.” The #1 group, with 70,598,830 grains of [...]

Contest: Find The Worst Pseudo-Intellectual Drivel

I’m announcing a contest. Let’s call it a Drivel Hunt. Find one sentence or phrase containing a particularly idiotic piece of pseudo-intellectualism, and post it as a comment here. [...]

Environmentalists Outraged At Obama’s Indifference To Endangered Species

The Obama White House is attacking the Endangered Species Act. In 2012, Barack Obama is not a good choice for citizens who care more about the environment than they do about partisan victories. [...]

Quincy and Charleston Unitarian Universalists Continue Pattern Of Christian Dominance

These UU congregations all promote one particular religion – Christianity – over all others, in just about the same ratio. There’s not just a lack of diversity within Unitarian Universalist congregations. There also seems to be a lack of diversity between congregations. Unitarian Universalism insists that it isn’t promoting any creed, but these results show that it is promoting a particular creed – a special blend consisting mostly of Christianity, with a drop of Buddhism mixed in. [...]

Michele Bachmann Says She’s Like John Wayne Gacy

We’ve created this Bachmann-Gacy 2012 tshirt to remind Iowa voters that Michele Bachmann hasn’t really kept much of her Iowa heritage, and to remind Americans that to elect Bachmann President would be to put crazy in the White House. [...]

Obama Embraced Politics Of Fear By Signing Unreformed Patriot Act Extension

Last night, Barack Obama signed another extension of the Patriot Act, once again without any reforms. Are Democratic voters going to just roll over for Obama, and continue to give him their support, even though he has spent his first term defending and extending the political agenda of George W. Bush? [...]

Patriot Act Has Failed America

The Patriot Act has failed America… unless what you define as success is the seizure of huge amounts of personal information from the private accounts of millions of Americans. [...]

Pssst…Zwapp!

Steampunk is so compellingly weird.

Gold’s Gym Is Great For Bigots

Join Gold’s Gym, and you get a complimentary loathing for science and cultural diversity, which is yours to keep so long as you don’t give a damn about anyone but yourself. [...]

Talk About It: Open Thread

What have you got to say for yourself?

No, really. What’s happening in the world that everybody should know about?

Talk about it! Open thread.