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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 30 2011

Interesting Case of a Florida Teacher

You may have heard by now about the teacher in Florida who was briefly suspended after posting some relatively obnoxious statements on his Facebook page about same-sex marriage. Here’s what he wrote on Facebook: On July 25, Buell posted on his Facebook page, “I’m watching the news, eating dinner, when the story about New York …

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Aug 30 2011

Jesus Could Be Coming to Detroit

Lou Engle, one of the loonies behind Perry’s prayer rally, is planning a big revival event in Detroit. And he’s bringing with him a guy who says he talks to Jesus face to face all the time. Right Wing Watch reports: Lou Engle, who is set to lead The Call: Detroit on November 11 with …

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Aug 30 2011

Robert O’Brien Nominee: Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson joins the chorus of stupid: Robertson: Ladies and gentlemen I don’t want to get weird on this so please take it for what it’s worth. But it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument …

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Aug 30 2011

Coulter Hearts Behe

With evolution becoming a political issue again after Rick Perry’s ignorant babble on the subject, you knew it wouldn’t take long for Ann Coulter to say some really stupid things about the subject. And she’s all about the Behe, folks. This week, we will consider one small slice of the mountain of scientific evidence disproving …

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Aug 29 2011

McCain’s Libyan Adventure

Here was John McCain earlier this week criticizing Obama for not doing more militarily to overthrow Gaddafi: This achievement was made possible first and foremost by the struggle and sacrifice of countless Libyans, whose courage and perseverance we applaud. We also commend our British, French, and other allies, as well as our Arab partners, especially …

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Aug 29 2011

Perry’s Private Meeting with Crazy Preachers

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent this weekend at a private gathering of some of the craziest of the wingnuts at the ranch of his biggest financial backer, including David Barton and Rick Scarborough. We all know about Barton, but Scarborough is a Texas evangelist I talked about in my C-SPAN speech (Part one, part two) …

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Aug 29 2011

Worldnutdaily Columnist Waxes Stupid on Evolution

I know it will come as a shock to hear that a Worldnutdaily columnist would say lots of stupid things about evolution. You could have bowled me over with a proverbial feather when I saw it (/sarcasm). But Robert Ringer wants you to know that he approaches the subject from a purely intellectual perspective: I …

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Aug 29 2011

Judge Smacks Down Texas Legislators Even Harder

A couple weeks ago I reported on the Texas judge who delivered a sharp smackdown to some Texas legislators who filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a new anti-choice law they passed. Not to be deterred by reality, the legislators then filed the same motion again — and got it turned down …

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Aug 29 2011

Gheen: Obama Wants War With ‘White America’

You probably don’t know who William Gheen is. He’s the head of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. He spewed some serious crazy on a radio show recently and Right Wing Watch has the audio and transcript. What Janet Napolitano has spent most of her time doing in the last couple of months has been, …

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Aug 29 2011

Important New Ruling on Eyewitness Evidence

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a very important ruling on how trial courts must handle eyewitness testimony. The Innocence Project reports on the development. “Today the New Jersey Supreme Court has said that the legal architecture set by the U.S. Supreme Court 30 years ago to evaluate identification evidence must be renovated. This is …

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Aug 29 2011

Researcher Accuses Clement of Distorting Her Work

There are a couple of interesting developments in the legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act in which the House has hired Paul Clement to defend the constitutionality of the law. The first is that Clement apparently tried to cite lots of research about the dangers of gay parents in his filings, but without …

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Aug 29 2011

The Racial Injustice of the War on Drugs

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This report from the Washington City Paper could have been written about any large city in the country. But even with a high arrest rate, some people in D.C. can probably safely get high without worrying that the cops are coming. Those people are white people. In 2007, 91 percent of those arrested for marijuana …

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Aug 28 2011

Auto-Start Videos

I’ve heard isolated reports of auto-start videos on the site. I hate them every bit as much as you do, but I haven’t seen one and I can’t track down its source (we use multiple ad networks) without more information. If you see one, please get a screenshot of the ad for me. That might …

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Aug 28 2011

Really, Politico?

It’s bad enough that the Worldnutdaily gives Chuck Norris a weekly column, but Politico? Seriously? Yep. And it’s the same ignorant nonsense we’ve gotten used to already. This one is all about how Obama has a secret plot to get your guns. It’s been said that guns have two enemies – rust and politicians. Rust …

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Aug 28 2011

Why the Evolution Question Matters

Kevin Williamson at the National Review Online has a rather odd position about Rick Perry’s recent creationist talk. He basically says, “Okay, so Perry is an ignorant blowhard — but you shouldn’t be asking him such questions in the first place.” Here’s the first part: I’ll get into the question of tossing around these kinds …

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