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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31 2012

Free BBQ at Rock Beyond Belief

How could the Rock Beyond Belief event get any better? How about free BBQ for everyone before the event? Clearly, God loves me. Or rather, clearly Todd Stiefel is a generous man with excellent taste in food.

Mar 31 2012

Awesome Reason Rally Video

This is a really cool video put together by The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews.

Mar 31 2012

Cert Denied in Two Church/State Cases

Howard Friedman reports that the Supreme Court has denied cert in two cases involving religion in public schools that have gotten a lot of attention in recent years. He gives the details on the two cases:

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Mar 31 2012

The Christian Right Beatitudes

During a conversation over dinner tonight, I had a sudden epiphany that someone ought to write up a new list of beatitudes to reflect what the Christian right in this country actually believe, as taught by their version of Jesus. Here’s the new list:

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Mar 31 2012

Tim Minchin Loves the Pope

At the Reason Rally, Tim Minchin did his infamous song about the pope. I can’t find a good video of that performance, but here’s the same song from another time and place.

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Mar 30 2012

The Search for the Limiting Principle

One of the key arguments in the health care reform case is whether the individual mandate to buy health insurance has a “limiting principle” — that is, if the government has that power, can’t it also force you to buy almost anything else? And this argument isn’t necessarily without merit, but as Akhil Reed Amar …

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Mar 30 2012

Romney’s WTF Statement of the Day

David Plouffe recently said that Mitt Romney is the “godfather” of the health care reform bill — which is true, by the way — and Romney is still scrambling to explain why the very idea he supported as governor is now a socialist plot to destroy the country. And he gave this really weird answer …

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Mar 30 2012

Lively’s Bizarre Uganda Conspiracy

Lunatic anti-gay bigot Scott Lively was on Bryan Fischer’s radio show last week and offered a truly whacked conspiracy theory to explain why he simply had to go to Uganda and encourage them to pass harsh anti-gay legislation. And it’s all George Soros’ fault, of course.

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Mar 30 2012

So That’s What It Takes to Fire a Cop

I’ve written for years about police officers getting away with just about everything under the sun — drunk driving, faking police reports, beating people up in bars, even killing unarmed suspects — without losing their jobs. So what does it take to get fired? Mowing your lawn in boxer shorts.

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Mar 30 2012

Dick Morris Lies About Obama

When I flew from Washington, DC to Florida on Monday, I ran into Dick Morris at National Airport. He was walking in to a gift shop that I was walking out of, having just bought something to drink. He’s incredibly short, maybe 5’6. He’s also incredibly dishonest, as a new video on his website shows. …

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Mar 30 2012

NOM Looks for ‘Victims’ of Gay Parents

A court has released previously sealed internal documents from the National Organization for Marriage and it includes a 2009 strategy document with items they were looking to fund. Included in those items was someone to find “victims” of gay parents that they could use to discredit same-sex marriage and adoption.

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Mar 30 2012

NYC: No ‘Evolution’ on State Tests

New York City seems intent on one-upping even Kansas and Arkansas when it comes to bad educational policy. The NYC Department of Education has released a list of 50 words they say should not appear on state tests because they might offend someone. Included in that list: dinosaurs and evolution. Staks Rosch has the full …

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Mar 30 2012

Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Fischer v North

Far right nut Bryan Fischer isn’t actually talking to even further-right nut Gary North, a genuine Christian Reconstructionist, but there’s a clear disagreement between them over the Constitution. Fischer, on a recent radio show, claimed that the U.S. Constitution was really a covenant with God.

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Mar 30 2012

Mother Jones on Fake Former Terrorists

Mother Jones has an article about the burgeoning industry of fake “former terrorists” selling their alleged expertise to the FBI, local police departments and wingnut groups and turning their mostly invented stories into cold, hard cash. One of them is Kamal Saleem, who is from Michigan and and has been involved with a lot of …

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Mar 29 2012

Geraldo Offers World Class Notpology

It baffles me that people actually watch, and Fox News still airs, a show by Geraldo Rivera. And I’m sure you know by now that he said a startlingly idiotic thing when he said that Trayvon Martin died because he was wearing a hoodie. Well now he’s offered one of the most blatant notpologies ever:

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