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February 2009– Republican senators, led by a Susan Collins (R-ME) stripped Obamas stimulous package for funding to the CDC and pandemic flu preparedness: “Everybody in the room is concerned about a pandemic flu, but does it belong in this bill? Should we have 870 million dollars in this bill? No, we should not.” Stimulus bill…

If you are in/around the OKC area, you arent going to want to miss the FREE event the OK chapter of Americans United is throwing this Saturday! Oklahoma City Chapter Americans United for Separation of Church & State Spring Dialogue Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Midwest City Public Library Forum Room,…

HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS??? A couple weeks ago, the would-be-hilarious-if-they-werent-so-dangerous group, the National Organization for Marriage (OMNOMNOMONOMNOM!) had their 2008 donor list leaked via the Human Rights Campaign (pdf). One of the largest donations came from none other than the president of the John Templeton Foundation, John Templeton ($450,000) and his wife Josephine…

HB1551 is dead

The Young Earth Creationist Intelligent Design Creationist ‘Academic Freedom’ bill ‘authored’ by infamous Young Earth Creationist Intelligent Design Creationist ‘Academic Freedomist’ Sally Kern (introduced this year by King Gus of the Playground) is dead. The Education Committee didnt even talk about it. Cant wait to see the exact same bill introduced by the exact same…

There has been a ‘fun’ story going around the scientific and pop-culture media circles for the past couple of months. Apparently, a couple of labs worked together to make a ‘bird flu’ a ‘mammal/people flu’, and somehow terrorists are going to use this information to kill everyone on planet earth, and this research must be…

Oklahoma gets first openly gay state senator!

As much crap as Oklahomans get for being backwards hicks, Oklahoma is a state of many faces. Slowly but surely, the faces of the politicians are starting to represent the diversity of Oklahoma (not just middle-upper-class ‘straight’ Evangelical white male Oklahomans). To counter the insane, homophobic rhetoric of Sally Kern, we have an openly, happily…

Im glad none of you accused me of joking or exaggerating when I told this story: A *very* common exchange I have with the general public regarding HIV-1: Person– Where did HIV-1 come from? Me– HIV-1 is related to a virus we can find in African primates, SIV. SIV crossed over from chimpanzees to the…

Recently, several impossible events have happened here in Oklahoma City: 1– 5.6 magnitude earthquake 2– Abbie rides motorcycles 3– OKC add sexual orientation to nondiscrimination policy END TIMES! END TIMES!!!!! Just last week, it was entirely legal for, say, an OKC fire department, not to hire someone because they thought the applicant was gay. It…

REMINDER: Ayaan Hirsi Ali at USAO!

I was recently chatting with a friend from South America about my excitement about getting to see Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak right here in Oklahoma. He had never heard of her before, which of course flipped me into super-fan-mode and I started gushing about her life and accomplishments and powerful voice and OMFG SHE IS…

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! *runningaroundlikeacrazyperson* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! *pointsexcitedlytolink* An evening with AYAAN HIRSI ALI October 27, 2011 7.30 pm Te Ata Memorial Auditorium Chickasha, OK (pdf) I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!