Hi there, I was just browsing Pope Hat and saw you were interested in animals from this post (https://www.popehat.com/2012/06/21/if-a-bigfoot-hunter-doesnt-have-his-reputation-what-does-he-have/). So I thought you might also be interested in linking to a resource we put together on how pets improve your health. Here is a link for your review: [link] Our post is comprehensive, up to[Read More…]
Yes, rights are important, and we must offer them generously. But surely we can agree that Nazis don't have rights? Can't we? I mean, surely we can agree that we don't have to extend rights to people who, given a chance, would take those rights from us. Surely we don't have to extend rights to[Read More…]
It's time for the Road to Popehat, the feature in which we check the site traffic logs, look at the searches that brought you here, and say "THIS IS HOW TRUMP GOT ELECTED." We're here to help. blocked tweets first amendment violation: TwitterLaw: here to explain to you how your peeves and momentary disappointments are[Read More…]
Prepare for viral nonsense about a lawsuit: "TRUMP RALLY GOER SUES TRUMP FOR INCITING HIM TO VIOLENCE!!!!" Except it's 90% nonsense. Here's a breathless CNN: Donald Trump supporter Alvin Bamberger is accused of assaulting a protester at a 2016 campaign rally in Kentucky. But if the 75-year-old veteran lost his cool at the Louisville rally,[Read More…]
Last night I asked a series of questions on Twitter about the strike on Syria and about our goals and plans in such limited strikes in general. Someone Storified them here. The question underlying them all is this: do we have an achieveable goal that this action reliably advances?
Thanks to Dean Sterling Jones at Shooting The Messenger, I see that the demented and easily enraged Craig Brittain has returned to his habit of ineffectual gestures at censorship. You remember Craigbo. He ran a revenge porn site called "Is Anyone Down," posing as a lawyer named David Blade in order to extort victims into[Read More…]
I have a question. It's not about boys and girls again, is it? Because I told you to ask your parents. Well, sort of. It's about a new decision I heard about that says that it's illegal for employers to discriminate against someone because they're gay. You're talking about the decision by the United States[Read More…]
Late last week some bad legal journalism about Donald Trump inspired a flurry of outrage, drama, and triumphalism. To their credit, many of the media outlets and journalists have since corrected misleading headlines and stories, but some survive. Take (if you must) The Independent: Or Us Weekly. This is bad legal journalism. Here's what really[Read More…]