Do your part to pay down the national debt!

The National Debt and Taxes

Ok – so, we have this humungous national debt.  We owe about $14 trillion dollars.  As the Tea Party has pointed out, this is unacceptable. We have to cut the debt. Unfortunately, even though the Republicans like to run on this issue, they are actually the cause of our runaway debt.  Seriously, they are. I like to think of them as don’t tax and spend like drunken sailor with a stolen credit card Republicans. Anyway, check out this chart.  When Republicans rule, the debt increases.  

Republicans spend like drunken sailors with a stolen credit card

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Doubt is a virtue

about Militias


Religious militias are once again a problem. This time a small
tight knit group came up with the stupendously stupid idea to kill a police
officer as a way to get lots of other officers together at a funeral so they
could kill lots of police at one go. What is stunning isn’t that some insane
person came up with such a boneheaded idea. What is stunning is that none of
his friends said – hey – maybe that isn’t such a good idea. Doubt and skepticism
are Humanist virtues for a reason. They keep us out of trouble.

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Bad Religion

Imagine No ReligionBad Religion?

2 different studies have recently come to my attention regarding the role religion plays in our lives and whether it is a good thing or a bad thing. Apparently, the more religious a society is, the less healthy it is yet, people are happiest when they have a social network that they usually get from religion.  So….. mixed results.

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Why do people hate so much?

Humanist Thought of the Week: Dec 8 2009

Why do people hate so much?

It’s been a depressing couple of weeks.

It seems like all I keep coming across are articles and pundits blaming atheists and Humanists for everything that is wrong with the world.

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We need to get out of Afghanistan

We are in a quagmire in AfghanistanWe just need to get out


I have come to the conclusion that we need to get out of Afghanistan.  I just don’t see what good can come of our continued presence there.  Of course, I say this knowing full well that we haven’t even pulled our troops out of Iraq yet – and that still needs to happen.

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Always Park Near a Tree

Can't find your car? - Always Park near a treeAlways Park Near a Tree


My dad taught me an important lesson when I learned how to drive.  Always park near a tree, or a light pole.  That way, if you loose your car, you won’t have to search every parking spot, only those that are next to trees or light poles.  And, also very important, is to have everyone remember where you parked.  And, if you have ever been to a large sporting event or mega mall and lost your car, you will understand the extreme wisdom of this advice. Hopefully, when you go looking for your car, someone will remember where it was parked.

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