Dan Rather is my hero

From Dan Rather: I think we should erect a monument built from materials impervious to the elements and list the names of all the elected officials and others in positions of power today in the United States who refuse to stand with the science on climate change. We can put this monument on the coastContinue reading “Dan Rather is my hero”

These aren’t normal times.

Just so we are clear on the kind of thing we’re up against. Trump chose Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Scott hates the EPA and has been a vocal opponent of the EPA. Scott doesn’t believe in climate change. Scott is a huge supporter of and in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry.Continue reading “These aren’t normal times.”

true stuff

Examples of true stuff Vaccines do not cause autism or mental retardation.  Proven fact. The climate is warming up.  Fact. Human activity is contributing to the warming of the climate.  Fact. Most living creatures (including humans) will suffer in many, many ways as the climate warms.  Duh. The earth is not 6,000-10,000 years old.  It is aroundContinue reading “true stuff”

the culture war isn’t new

The “culture wars” have been going on since before the founding of America – the Civil War, women’s suffrage, prohibition, desegregation/civil rights, religion in school, voting rights, abortion/reproductive rights, science versus faith, gay rights and more. In each of these there is/was a battle between tradition/faith (always in part justified by the Bible and conservativeContinue reading “the culture war isn’t new”

why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy

For those of you out there who didn’t grow up in the evangelical culture, you may not be aware of this.   Did you know that there are many, many fundamentalist Christians who believe that God is basically pulling the wool over our eyes, planting phony evidence for carbon-dated fossils, geological formations, DNA-based evolutionary relationships,Continue reading “why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy”

an Oklahoma school district figures out that abstinence-only sex ed is a complete failure

By Stephen Foster, Jr. Long one of the most conservative states  in the nation, Oklahoma is one state that has steadfastly refused to implement comprehensive sex education that includes contraception. Instead, Republicans in the state have advocated for abstinence-only plans that have been proven not to work time and time again. And because of that epicContinue reading “an Oklahoma school district figures out that abstinence-only sex ed is a complete failure”