State Empties Sweet Cakes’ Bank Accounts for not Making Cake for Lesbian Couple

The state not only emptied their checking and savings, including an account that was set aside for the business owner’s tithe money. They paid their nearly $137,000 to the state for damages already awarded to the lesbian couple who sued Sweet Cakes for discrimination. But apparently, that wasn’t enough. The Blaze reported: According to Fox News writer Todd Starnes, who spoke with [Sweet Cakes owner] Melissa Klein a few weeks before Christmas, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries confiscated Read more […]

Climate Change “Denial” is Worse than Holocaust Denial?

According to the Ministry of Labels over at the Associated Press, I am now officially a climate change “doubter.” Choosing to avoid the inflammatory “denier” label, but not willing to crown me with the honored laurel of “skeptic,” the AP style guide recommends that I be called a climate change doubter instead. Not everyone is happy about this. Many people think denier is more appropriate even because it links all those “flat-earthers” to those equally extreme tin-capped Holocaust Read more […]

Happy Labor Day! Let Me Tell You a Little Union Story …

Labor Day. It’s that one holiday in the US which basically no one knows how to celebrate. Are we supposed to go to work or not? Aside from eat too much food, what else is there for us to do? Maybe raise our glasses in a toast to the unemployment rate? Or have a moment of silence for the damage that organized labor has done to American jobs, product quality, and international competitiveness? Yeah. Labor Day is a bit of a depressing holiday really. Not to be a wet blanket, but let me tell you Read more […]

Is Kim Davis a Martyr or a Malefactor?

Yesterday, I wrote about Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses of any kind since the June Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Yesterday, I asked the question of whether Davis was a hero or a hypocrite, since she herself has been married four times. Since I wrote that article, Kim Davis has been put in jail for contempt of court, and now her deputies are issuing marriage licenses in her name. What does all this mean? Is Kim Davis a martyr? Or is she Read more […]

Black Lives Matter isn’t Seeking Justice, it’s Seeking Targets

“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” – Dorothy Allison Why do people believe they can escape without a scratch the repeated telling of outright lies? It’s as if they believe that once they tell their perfectly calculated untruth, everyone who heard them will forget they ever told a lie, and it will dissipate like smoke into the air. But there’s a thing called recording. In a battle between Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Marc Lamont Hill on CNN, Read more […]

Is Facebook Manipulating its Trending Feature to Protect Planned Parenthood?

Facebook has a feature called “Trending Topics” which indicates what topics are most popular on Facebook at any given time. This Facebook feature purports to be controlled entirely by user data, but a recent article in Lifesite News indicates that Facebook is manipulating the feature in order to protect Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress’s seventh damning undercover video: If anything is trending, the new Planned Parenthood video surely is. But then I looked Read more […]

The Subtle Micro-Aggression and the Ubiquitous Taking of Offense

Being offended is our generation’s version of being right. Because, obviously, if someone is offending you, he is wrong. In that cultural milieu, the subtle merchants of insult detection have created ever finer instruments to amplify even the smallest traces of political incorrectness. Take the micro-aggression, for instance. Apparently ceding the point that outright and authentic aggressions are harder and harder to come by in our neutered society, some people have started trying to expunge Read more […]

Yes, Honesty is Offensive … Get Over It

Slut-shaming, fat-shaming, gay-shaming, shame-shaming and all the rest of the myriad ways people express their disgust with others are apparently all completely and utterly inappropriate in modern society. If you don’t like something, Uncle Sam, Big Brother, and “society” want you to be quiet about it. Yet, somehow, people still manage to be shamed, embarrassed, and offended about pretty much anything and everything under the sun. It boggles the mind how all these perpetually offended people Read more […]

New Vaccine Law Forces California Parents to Vaccinate Children

This country is all about equality, freedom, liberty to do as you please. Unless you are not party to the ruling elite’s agenda or ideology. Then you have no rights at all. That’s the message parents keep getting about vaccinations, especially in light of a new law in California that basically forces parents to vaccinate: Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill [SB277] to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an Read more […]

Florida Sheriff Attacked by Freedom From Religion Foundation for “Preaching” in Uniform

The Freedom from Religion Foundation certainly doesn’t mince any words concerning what they’re about. Recently they went on the offensive against a Florida sheriff who was invited to speak at a local Baptist church. Apparently, they wanted him to change out of his uniform first: [Polk County Sheriff Grady] Judd spoke from the pulpit of First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland two months ago. “Wouldn’t the world be better if everyone behaved like a Christian?” Judd said as part of Read more […]

Why The Notion of Slavery Reparations is Ludicrous

Professor Lawrence Brown of Morgan State University tweeted out some interesting ideas last week. Brown has since shut off the tap to the public, but luckily, Steven Crowder screen-grabbed several of his tweets before that happened. On June 1, 2015, Brown tweeted: “My new criteria for white allies is gonna be: How much are you using your whiteness to LITERALLY eliminate the racial wealth gap?” He also tweeted this gem: Even if Brown is writing facetiously, his tweets being up a much greater Read more […]

Creationist Finds Fossils, Fails to See Irony

The Washington Post recently published an article about a creationist, Edgar Nernberg, who recently found a few fish fossils. The author apparently thought this fact—a creationist finding fossils—held some deep irony. The title of the piece was “Whoops! A creationist museum supporter stumbled upon a major fossil find.” Why whoops? The patronization, finger-wagging, insult, self-satisfaction, and snark just escalate from there: “No, it hasn’t changed my mind. We all have the same evidence, Read more […]