Monthly Archives: June 2009

What’s up with Zicam?

The FDA has issued a warning about a nasal spray called Zicam after numerous users reported a permanent loss of their sense of smell and taste.  My first thought is: how did this stuff get approved by the FDA to … Continue reading

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Gay bias killings on the rise

I’m not sure what to make of this story.  If you’d told me there were ONLY 29 killings last year in which anti-gay bias played a part, I would have said that’s a gross underestimation.  Sure, one killing is one … Continue reading

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Rage in the Gate City

Review by John C. Snider I’ve lived in metro Atlanta for nearly 20 years, and I can attest that every Atlantan can tell you that the city was burned to the ground during the Civil War.  What they won’t tell … Continue reading

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Idiot America

Review by John C. Snider “We’ve been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of our culture” – Pastor Ray Mummert, Dover, PA It won’t come as any surprise to you to hear that America has an anti-intellectual streak.  While Americans … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Wafa Sultan?

Wafa Sultan is a Syrian-born psychiatrist, a US citizen, and an outspoken critic of the backwardness and barbarity of 21st century Islam.  Most likely you know her from her 2006 appearance on Al Jazeera, in which she lets a Muslim … Continue reading

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Now Christians are faking infant deaths???

Apparently this little drama has been going on for a couple of months, but today is the first I’d heard of it.  Rebeccah Beushausen is a 26-year-old Minnesotan who claimed to be pregnant with a baby suffering from “Trisomy 13 … Continue reading

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Fly Creationism

This cartoon from Harper’s “Mr. Fish” pretty much sums it up.

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Boy hit by meteorite? Maybe…

Telegraph.co.uk reports that a boy in Germany claims to have been struck in the hand by a small meteorite, which “knocked [him] flying” before leaving a foot-wide crater in the ground. I’m not an astronomer, but the story sounded fishy … Continue reading

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Mr. Deity returns!

Yay!  Mr. Deity, having slipped the surly bonds of Sony, is back with Season 3 Episode 1!  Check. It. Out. (Meanwhile, listen to our interview with the D right here.

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Podcast #55 – Assassination of George Tiller

We look at the reactions of various anti-abortion groups to the assassination on May 31st of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas.  Wikipedia has a good summary of the fast-changing developments in the case, including statements from the US Conference … Continue reading

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