The following is a list of stores that were closed or open on Thanksgiving day today. While I’m not the biggest fan of the origins of Thanksgiving I am a big believer that people should have time to unwind especially on a day when families traditionally get together. The only decent argument from consumers for opening on Thanksgiving is that these lower income retail workers need the extra work and in some cases get paid extra for the holiday. My response? These massive corporations should recognize the value in mentally healthy employees and just pay them for the day off… even the part timers. The morale boost is worth it especially entering the busiest time of the year for these retailers. I will be boycotting the stores open on Thanksgiving until at least January 1st so that their 4th quarter earnings doesn’t show a penny of my money.
We have re-opened posting on the Atheism United wiki, it was closed due to uncontrollable spam. Over the years many people have asked me to put a link to their website on this site or one of the other sites I manage. My solution was to help all atheist sites by making the longest list of atheist sites ever created. I can always use your help, even if just to be a watchful eye attacking spammers. Please link to the list on your own blogs and sites. Why?
When someone searches for information on atheism, many of the sites that come up are full of nonsense from a theistic perspective. This page will increase the relevance of all atheist sites in those searches. This way some of the good stuff will be a little higher in the search results. The more people that link to the atheist link list, the more it increases the rank of every site. This list doesn’t play favorites, we list ’em all. If you own an atheist themed site, I want to help it grab more readers!
Quite a few #Republicans should be out of a job because of their negligence. I want to fight back. But I refuse to accept this idea from the DNC that a donation will do the job. Democrats don’t need my money to do their job. They will get their paychecks tomorrow even when others will not. The democrats must learn how to respond to the dishonest tactics of Republicans better. When the Republicans say “the american people want this” someone needs to be there to say “actually polls show the american people don’t want this.”
You don’t need my money to fight something that the Republicans promised to their base. The Republicans promised gleefully they would shut the government down as a tactic. They are getting what they want… the destruction of America so they can get their own sick twisted ideological goals based on a misinterpretation of a bronze age book and whoever is willing to give them the most money.
On a scale of 1-10 how mad are you at the Republican party for holding us hostage, risking our credit rating, and trying to restrict us from affordable health care? I am a 10. It makes me sick that they are treating our fiscal health and literal health like a game. Oh how ironic, I’m sick… I don’t have health insurance!
There are a few stories about the amazing teachers who died protecting the lives of their students. I just wanted to take a moment to honor her.
This is Victoria Soto born 11/04/85. She was killed protecting her students in Newtown. She made her children hide in closets and in the bathroom and in doing so put herself in harms way. I will remember her and I honor her courage and dedication to the well being of her students. And unlike the person who I found out about this story from, I refuse to use her story to make a political point. I believe she deserves to be honored simply for what she has done. Her bravery goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Here is a snippet from the news:
Miss Soto, who had taught at the school for five years was described by one of her deeply distraught 10-year-old pupils as ‘really nice and funny’, was trying to shield her students and usher them into a closet when she came face-to-face with the gunman.
Miss Soto’s cousin, Jim Wiltsie, said: “She put herself between the gunman and the children and that’s when she was tragically shot and killed.
“I’m just proud that Vicki had the instincts to protect her kids from harm. It brings peace to know that Vicki was doing what she loved, protecting the children and in our eyes she’s a hero,” he added.
Jacob Riley added that Miss Soto liked to chew gum in class – something not usually allowed for teachers. He said he often teased her about her habit – and she playfully teased him back.
Pacifist agnostic atheist non-cognitivist freethinking Darwin loving scientific treehugger who loves Philly sports. Proudly led thousands away from religion!
Reporting on an compulsive lying orange sociopath with tiny hands.