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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 20 2012

Golshifteh Farahani Exiled For Nude Photos

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Iran censors an act meant to highlight the struggles of Muslim women. As my fellow blogger Maryam Namazie has reported, recently the Iranian born actress Golshifteh Farahani posed nude in a French magazine to protest the conservative policies of her homeland and highlight the plight of women across the Muslim world. Upon seeing the blasphemous …

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Jan 20 2012

What Randall Terry Wants You to See at the Superbowl

Anti-abortion advocate exploits federal law to run graphic ads. By running in the Democratic primaries, Republican Randall Terry has found a way to push his biggest issue onto the TV screens across at least one state. And just one look at his campaigns website will clue you into what that issue is; abortion. He has …

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Jan 20 2012

PIPA is Dead

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Harry Reid postpones vote on the Senate’s Protect I.P. Act. Following real life and internet protests on the House SOPA  and Senate PIPA bills,  the internet witnessed representatives and senators begin to pull their support from the controversial internet censorship measure almost instantly.  

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Jan 20 2012

We Are All Evil Little Things

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Support Jessica Ahlquist’s college fund and get a sweet T-Shirt. Since the completely predictable and unavoidable judicial order removing the prayer banner at Cranston High, Jessica Ahlquist has been on the receiving end of an awful lot of harassment. So let’s show some solidarity with Jessica and declare that like her, we are all “Evil …

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Jan 18 2012

The Troll Behind the Banner

The author of the Cranston High School Prayer is pissed. So about 60 years ago, there was this guy named David and he went to Cranston High. There was a contest and something that David wrote was put on a wall. Swing forward to today and that thing David wrote was now having the opposite …

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Jan 18 2012

A Great Quote on SOPA and PIPA

“It’s a different world we’re going into but it’s all based on the Internet. It’s all based on these connections. If you start limiting the connections, you’re going backwards as a society.”  – Glenn Beck Let’s face it, if FTB and Glenn Beck both think a piece of legislation is really this bad… It probably …

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Jan 18 2012

Taking It to the Grave

Deceased Connecticut woman faces exhumation amid religious and racial issues. When Juliet Steer finally succumbed to lymphoma, her brother dutifully and loving carried our Juliet’s final wishes. She had been a devoted Christian in life but wanted to be buried in the Jewish manner, under the same traditions that Jesus had been buried with. She …

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Jan 17 2012

Are Social Conservatives Rallying Around Santorum?

The Christian Right attempts to rally after the plethora of Republican candidates split the vote. Perhaps Romney’s biggest advantage going into the Republican Primary was the sheer number of presidential competitors with strong records on social issues. The often revered Religious Right vote was split between Bachmann, Santorum, and Perry from the earliest days of …

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Jan 17 2012

Back In-Action

Well that was a heck of a few weeks! But I am back from my extended vacation and catching up on the over 200 emails that accumulated in my in box as my daily routine resumes. However on a more sober note, this month my family said goodbye to my grandfather. Husband, father, District Attorney, …

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Jan 03 2012

Sen. John Thune Asserts that Millionaire Mitt Romney is not One of the 1%

And neither is Michael Moore… It is very telling in how prominent political figures of all persuasions are shying away from being labeled as wealthy even as they push policies geared to support the rich. If nothing else, OWS has at leased made us all take note of the ever increasing income inequality in America. …

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