Wingnut Quote of the Week

Steve Deace said this at the Worldnutdaily and it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read all week:

At best the Republican Party establishment views evangelicals as what kids today would refer to as a hook-up or a booty call. At worst they outright hate us, because Christians are the reason GOP cronyists don’t get away with pillaging and plundering the public trough for their buddies with the same reckless abandon as the Democrats.

Translation: The Republican party is whack, yo. But I think he’s right. And he and the other evangelicals should all vote for someone other than Mitt Romney.

EM Repeal Petition Tossed in Michigan

I’m sure by now you all know about the appalling emergency manager law here in Michigan, which allows the state to appoint someone to essentially become dictators over cities and school districts. Michigan voters oppose it by a large margin, according to polls, and more than 200,000 people signed petitions to put a referendum on the ballot to repeal it. But opponents of repeal got the state board of canvassers to throw out those petitions — because the font was slightly too small. Seriously.
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Florida Drug Testing Plan Unconstitutional

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s obsession with drug testing everyone under the sun has run into another judicial snag. A federal judge struck down a law requiring drug testing for all state employees, concluding — quite rightly — that such testing can only be done based on individualized suspicion:
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Birtherism 2.0: Obama’s ‘Real’ Father

Jerome Corsi and the Worldnutdaily are taking birtherism to a new level, not only arguing that Obama wasn’t born in the United States (or falsely claiming that he gave up his citizenship when he lived in Indonesia for a few years as a child, another version of this idiocy), but that Barack Obama Sr. isn’t even his real father. And who is his real father? A communist!
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The Conservative Argument Against the Death Penalty

California is going to have a referendum on the ballot this fall to abolish the death penalty in that state and Conor Friedersdorf makes the conservative argument against the death penalty, based on both economics and the inherent contradiction within conservative rhetoric about the government:
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Michigan Senate Threatens U of M Over Stem Cell Research

In 2008, Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum that overturned the state’s laws against embryonic stem cell research. The University of Michigan, one of the premier medical research facilities in the world, quickly became a hot spot for such research. And now the Republicans in Michigan want to cut its funding over it. Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic leader in the Senate, delivered an angry speech on the floor in response:
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Pat Robertson Babbles About Science

Right Wing Watch has a clip of Pat Robertson being completely incoherent when talking about science, religion and the origins of life. He says scientists can’t say anything about the origin of life because they weren’t there — but if they talk about something millions of years ago, you should believe them.
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