Archive for November, 2011

Fake Terrorist: Obama Wants Sharia Law

We have a relatively new group here called Transformation Michigan, group of serious wingnuts like you wouldn’t believe. They were one of the groups that organized that prayer rally at Ford Field a few weeks ago and they’ve been going all over the state announcing a divorce decree between the United States and Baal. Yeah, we’re talking some serious crazy here. And Rachel Tabachnick at Talk2Action reports on a conference call they held recently that included Kalam Saleem, one of the many fake “ex-terrorists” that are making money by claiming to be experts on terrorism. Saleem says Obama wants Sharia law. Read more

Gingrich and Christian Nation Mythology

Bruce Wilson at Talk2Action has video from a conference where Newt Gingrich appeared with David Barton and others pushing the Christian Nation myth. He writes: Read more

Why Science Doesn’t Destroy Wonder

One of the arguments made by many people, from fundamentalist Christians to pagan, new agey types, is that science somehow destroys the “magic” of the world and robs us of our sense of wonder. That argument has never made sense to me at all. Robin Ince gives a TED talk on why it’s nonsense. Read more

Conservatives Love the Constitution. Except When They Don’t.

There are few things more absurd than the right’s rhetoric about the Constitution. To hear them tell it, the Constitution was delivered to the Founding Fathers by Jesus himself at Mt. Sinai, a perfect and holy document that they nonetheless are always wanting to change. Read more

Rubin Declares Bachmann Competent

Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post’s conservative columnist, has an “exclusive” interview with Michele Bachmann. How is an interview “exclusive” if the person is giving interviews to lots of other people too? I suppose she hasn’t done this exact interview before, but that would make every interview an exclusive and that kind of defeats the purpose of having exclusive interviews, doesn’t it? Read more