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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 26 2011

Cain Backpedals on His Backpedal

It’s really getting fun watching Herman Cain try to explain what he really by some stupid thing he said. There’s a pattern developing here. He says something that appeals to the wingnuts and then he pretends that he didn’t really mean it and then the wingnuts get mad at him for it. Here he is …

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Oct 26 2011

Krauthammer v Santorum on Marriage Equality

Charles Krauthammer asked Rick Santorum why allowing gay people to marry would destroy the institution of marriage and, predictably, he babbled and repeated himself and failed to make any coherent argument at all. “It’s something natural, men and women coming together, having children, raising them for the benefit of society,” he said. “To redefine it …

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Oct 26 2011

Roy Moore Considering Running Again

Judge Roy Moore says he’s considering running for office again — not for president, or for the governor of Alabama again, but to get his old job back as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He was kicked off the court after refusing a federal court order to remove a huge Ten Commandments monument …

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Oct 26 2011

Romney on Obama and Qaddafi

Think Progress notes a particularly ironic passage from Mitt Romney’s ridiculous book No Apology. It’s ironic both in light of Qaddafi’s death and Romney’s inevitably inconsistent positions on Obama’s policy toward Libya.

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Oct 26 2011

Who Are the Occupy Wall Street Protesters?

With the Occupy Wall Street movement growing in numbers and spreading across the country, social scientists are working on compiling the demographic data to find out who is participating in the protests and supporting them. The results are quite interesting.

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Oct 26 2011

The Birth of the Scientology Scam

Michael Shermer reviews two new books about Scientology, one of the most blatant and obvious scams ever perpetrated on the world. Those two books are:

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Oct 25 2011

Cherry Picking the Bible

Photo from Religion Poisons Everything

Found this on Facebook:

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Oct 25 2011

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

In one of the most blatant cases of psychological projection you will ever see, Bryan Fischer has declared the creation of an “American Association of Religious Bigots.” The charter member is Chris Christie, for criticizing a teacher who made anti-gay comments on her Facebook page.

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Oct 25 2011

Cain’s Equivocation on Abortion

Talking Points Memo documents the many confusing statements made by Herman Cain recently over his position on abortion, ranging from declaring there should be absolutely no exceptions to a ban to saying that the government should stay out of it.

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Oct 25 2011

Kristol Wants Another War

Bill Kristol, who has never seen a proposed invasion that didn’t give him an erection, now has his sights set on Iran. He’s using the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador as a pretext for launching yet another multi-trillion dollar war that will end up killing hundreds of thousands of people not named Bill …

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Oct 25 2011

Marco Rubio’s Creation Myth

By now you’ve probably heard that the life story that new conservative hero Marco Rubio has been telling was a lie. Though he has always claimed that his parents fled Cuba to escape Fidel Castro, they actually came here more than two years before Castro took power, when Batista was the American-favored dictator there.

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Oct 25 2011

Life on Planet Wingnuttia, Issue Number One

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This is the first edition of a new comic series called Life on Planet Wingnuttia. I’m working on it with my friend Cabin Campbell, a very talented graphic artist who blogs at The Strangest Adventures. We’re going to try to have one done per week, illustrating the bizarre alternate reality that wingnuts seem to inhabit. …

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Oct 25 2011

Iraq War Not Really Over Yet

President Obama announced on Friday that all American troops will be removed from Iraq by Christmas. But my former colleague Spencer Ackerman says this is only partially true. Official government troops are leaving; paid mercenaries will remain. Lots of them. And they now become more dangerous than ever.

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Oct 25 2011

Catholic School Refuses Freethought Club

The University of Dayton, a Catholic college, is refusing to allow a student club called the Society of Freethinkers to form at the school and get recognition along with other student organizations. And as a private school, they have that right. But here’s the part that I find fascinating:

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Oct 25 2011

Senate Republicans Block Criminal Justice Reform Commission

Leave it to the Republicans in the Senate to block a bill that virtually no one could be opposed to — and to invent patently absurd reasons for doing so. James Webb’s bill, which would create a commission to make recommendations on how to reform our criminal justice system, failed to get cloture when 43 …

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