Archive for November 2011

Why firebomb Charlie Hebdo?

Nov 2nd, 2011 10:11 am | By

Because they published the Motoons, and because they were about to publish more Motoons. Therefore boom.

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French Muslims don’t feel accepted *

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So a few of them bomb Charlie Hebdo office. Quite understandable. Underground tensions in society, see?… Read the rest



No Motoons for you *

Nov 2nd, 2011 | Filed by

The firebombing comes a day after Charlie Hebdo named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor-in-chief” for this week’s edition.… Read the rest



Firebomb attack destroys Charlie Hebdo office *

Nov 2nd, 2011 | Filed by

They published the Motoons, and were about to publish more Motoons. Can’t allow that. Boom.… Read the rest



Charlie Hebdo office destroyed by bomb!

Nov 2nd, 2011 9:35 am | By

It’s a fucking outrage.

 

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Trending up

Nov 1st, 2011 4:06 pm | By

FTB got almost 5 million pageviews for October. That’s a lot. I knew you would be pleased.… Read the rest

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Forced everything!

Nov 1st, 2011 3:30 pm | By

PZ had a good time with a blogger fretting about the US moving from democracy to despotism on account of not sucking up to Catholic bishops quite enough. I took a look at the blog post and spotted an item or two for mopping up.

The Church is raising the alarm: Our religious liberty is under attack.

Cardinal Francis George was prophetic in 2009 when he said the White House had taken “the first step in moving our country from democracy to despotism.” That was when President Obama broke the promise he made to Catholics at Notre Dame and made the decision to strip conscience rights from Catholic health care professionals, a ruling that could force them to either perform

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What she said

Nov 1st, 2011 11:11 am | By

So there’s this atheist comedian Kate Smurthwaite who did a BBC1 chat thing which went viral, and she got the kind of comments that women get. She posted a selection, and they’re…the kind of comments that women get. There was one about the trash-talking cunt getting her tongue ripped out, and more than one about how she needs to be gang-raped.

And she comments a little.

Interesting to see how a lot of people actually feel. I know almost no-one
would say these horrid things to my face. So in a sense it’s good that the
Internet lets women and other groups see how much some people really hate us.

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It’s an outrage

Nov 1st, 2011 8:53 am | By

There are more, and even worse, details at WEIT. It’s all really quite astonishing.

Well, you’re not going to see that tape—ever.  After agreeing to be taped, Haught decided that he didn’t want the video released.  Here’s what happened:

  • Dr. Robert Rabel, head of the Gaines Center for the Humanities, which sponsored the debate, informed me on Sunday that Haught had requested that he did not want the video posted. Note that Haught had already agreed to be taped, so his appeal that it not be made public was a post facto decision.
  • Rabel decides to honor Haught’s request on the grounds that he didn’t get permission from Haught in advance to post the video.  I find

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If you disagree with a woman, talk about raping her *

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Especially if she’s an atheist woman.… Read the rest



John Haught tries to hide

Nov 1st, 2011 7:45 am | By

How tacky. I’ve disliked everything I’ve read by John Haught, and it turns out he’s a sore loser, too.

John Haught is suppressing the video of the debate he had with Jerry Coyne. He signed off on permission before the debate, but has now reneged, claiming he did poorly because of the presence of “Jerry’s groupies”, and that the event “failed to meet what I consider to be reasonable standards of fruitful academic exchange”. He got his ass kicked, in other words.

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