It’s raining and thundering outside, which brings me to …
And so she woke up
Woke up from where she was, lying still
Said I gotta do something about where we’re going
Step on a steam train
Get out of the driving rain, baby
Run for the darkness in the night …
— ‘Running to Stand Still’ by U2, The Joshua Tree 
So you’re a Jehovah’s Witness couple whose anemic 5-year-old son urgently needs a blood transfusion. Do you: A) use your religious beliefs to rationalize letting your child die, B) rope in other church members to “besiege” the OR and stop the transfusion, C) disown the boy if he does end up receiving said life-saving treatment, or D) all of the above? Normally, I mock those who let their religious nuttery remove them from the human gene pool, but amusement turns to loathing when the victim is an innocent child.
(via Friendly Atheist)
As they say: When Glenn freaking Beck is the voice of reason in a debate, you know the other side is completely and utterly beyond help. Oh, and it’s John McCain, talking about refusing to Mirandize the captured Times Square would-be bomber.
“Climategate” debunked once again: East Anglia University’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) scientists have been cleared of any deliberate ethical or scientific wrongdoing (yes, again, the first investigation being a parliamentary committee), this time by a panel of six scientists. But, of course, they’re all shills who are in on the conspiracy, see …
(via Bad Astronomy)
Look, when your smear campaign ads against your political opponents are even more bizarre and revolting than the skits on The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, there’s a problemo.
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