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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 24 2012

Headline Muse 2/24

In the story, below, that I’m linking, Santorum’s support is found shrinking; Has he lost his appeal? Could it be (if it’s real) Just a sign that the voters are thinking? Headline: Santorum lead shrinking in national poll When your popularity is based mostly on the fact that you are not Mitt Romney, the more …

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Feb 24 2012

Nebraska Ghosts! (This Way To The Egress!)

They heard the museum was haunted! Undaunted, They brought their equipment, to see for themselves. Recorders and other such get-up were set up Midst Indian artifacts filling the shelves You might, given that’s what your choice is, hear voices In fuzzy recordings and that sort of thing The noises they’ve heard may be ghostly, but …

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Feb 23 2012

Lenoir City Update

Krystal will not be pushing the issue, it seems. She has no hard feelings toward the school, and recognizes their position in trying to control what is published. I note one big difference between Krystal and Jessica Ahlquist (of Cranston, RI): Krystal takes this stand with the support, but not the agreement, of her parents. …

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Feb 23 2012

Lenoir City HS Refuses To Publish Atheist Student Editorial

“We would let you print your letter But we think it would be better If it didn’t point out places where our policies are wrong; We’re not happy with your saying School board meetings start with praying And there’s indirect coercion—can’t we all just get along?” First amendment violation Seems a hobby in this nation …

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Feb 22 2012

Headline Muse, 2/22

When a bill that would force a physician To rape patients, against own volition, Hits the national news And we see voters’ views Watch the governor change his position! Headline: Governor of Virginia Calls for Changes in Abortion Bill Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia reversed his position on Wednesday on a bill requiring women to …

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Feb 22 2012

I Spoke Too Soon

When your team is on top, there’s no need to complain That the rules that you play by aren’t fair So let’s look at the interfaith statement again But let’s notice which names are not there.

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Feb 21 2012

Religion, Politics, and Strange Bedfellows

No, wait–it’s actually good news this time! I’m used to religious groups disagreeing with one another. I get really nervous when they start agreeing, cos it usually means an attempt at consolidating political power. And there’s nothing that gets a quarrelsome group to unite like a common enemy. And if you’re talking about uniting religious …

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Feb 20 2012

The Ballad Of Bryan Griem

Once, a low, disgusting man Who believed he knew God’s plan And whose prejudice was nothing less than sinister; Gave his honest Christian views To the people in the news He’s the Reverend Bryan Griem—and he’s a minister. (rest of the ballad–and a bit of a rant–after the jump)

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Feb 19 2012

Cranston Cliff-Notes

What with the decision not to appeal, and now some articles reporting on the scholarship Jessica will be getting (the brainchild of The Friendly Atheist, and proudly supported by Freethought Blogs), a whole new crop of people are hearing about the Cranston Banner for, apparently, the first time. Or if they have known about it, …

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Feb 18 2012

A Rapist Named Virginia

If a person named Virginia Tried to stick an object in ya In a manner you objected to, we’d have to call it rape. When this horrid violation Is an act of legislation, Then not only is it legal, it’s a crime if you escape. It’s as if the state has told you “If you …

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