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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 29 2012

Your Crazy Wingnut Quote of the Day

Rick Joyner gives us the crazy wingnut quote of the day: We were unquestionably founded on Judeo-Christian principles but there is an effort in America today to rob us of that identity, to take that away from us. If you want to see what can happen when you lose your identity all you have to …

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May 29 2012

West Doesn’t Like Early Voting

Rep. Allen West continues to make bizarre statements with no grounding in reality. He told a reporter for ThinkProgress that early voting, which has been reduced significantly in Florida, might be unconstitutional. He also makes a completely irrelevant comment about people thinking it’s an “entitlement.”

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May 29 2012

Barton Still Wants to Throw Gay People in Jail

In this video, David Barton compares homosexuality to murder and other barbaric acts, and says that he doesn’t care what the Supreme Court says, being gay should be illegal in this country.

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May 29 2012

Bauer Lies About Abortion Poll

Gary Bauer, like many wingnuts, is completely distorting the meaning of a recent Gallup poll on the subject of abortion. He writes:

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May 28 2012

Fumento Leaves the Right Behind

To a list that includes Andrew Sullivan, Charles Johnson, Bruce Bartlett and a few others — conservatives who have fled from conservatism as practiced by today’s American right wing — add the name of Michael Fumento. He’s a longtime conservative writer who worked in the Reagan administration and has written for the National Review, the …

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May 28 2012

It’s Not Drunk Driving When Cops Do It

Here’s yet another example of a police officer — a retired one this time — driving drunk, causing an accident and then not even having a breathalyzer or blood alcohol test administered by the officers who found him parked in the middle of the street, having just hit a telephone poll, reeking of alcohol.

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May 28 2012

LA School Psychologist Spouts Racism Online

The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that a psychologist with the Jefferson Parish school district has been leaving racist comments in an online forum on that very newspaper’s website. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has an ongoing lawsuit against that district over treatment of black students, is calling attention to those comments as evidence …

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May 28 2012

Federal Judge Blasts DOJ on Guantanamo Tapes

A federal judge is apparently fed up with the stonewalling from the Pentagon and the Department of Justice in a Freedom of Information Act case seeking video recordings of forced cell extractions at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Politico reports:

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May 28 2012

Obama Stance Continues Shift on Marriage Equality

When President Obama announced his support for marriage equality, as tepid as it was, I said at the time that it would likely result in a shift of a few points in public opinion polls in favor of equality. And it has done exactly that, according to a new poll:

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May 28 2012

How to Tell a Real Virgin Mary Apparition

The Catholic Church has released, for the first time in English, its rules for figuring out whether a claimed apparition of the Virgin Mary, or a message allegedly received from the Virgin Mary, is genuine or not. They’re pretty amusing, wasting a great deal of verbiage with little actual meaning.

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May 28 2012

Joyner ‘Prophecies’ Martial Law

For the looney right, it seems, we are forever just on the verge of having martial law declared. This was standard John Birch Society rhetoric for decades and now wingnut preacher and “prophet” Rick Joyner says the Lord has revealed to him that the entire world economy is going to collapse and martial law will …

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May 28 2012

New Database Tracks Wrongful Convictions

The University of Michigan Law School and the Northwestern University School of Law have joined forces to establish a database of major criminal exonerations around the country, initially finding about 2,000 of them, which only really begins to scratch the surface of the wrong convictions in our justice system.

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May 27 2012

Crouch: God Kills People Who Oppose TBN

Trinity Broadcasting Network founder and first class con man Paul Crouch and his smarmy son, Matt, had a conversation that was captured for a TV show and put on Youtube. It was removed, but someone else had captured it and reuploaded it. In that conversation, they clearly implied that God would kill those who opposed …

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May 27 2012

Police Misconduct Project Gets New Home

For the past couple years I’ve been on a mailing list for the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, which was a one-man operation run by David Packman. This is how I’ve found many of the stories of police brutality that I regularly report on. The project just got to be too much for Packman, so …

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May 27 2012

Congregation Fine With Pastor’s Barbaric Teachings

Pastor Charles Worley’s novel idea of rounding up all gay people and putting them in what would essentially be a concentration camp may look barbaric to any sane people, but there don’t appear to be many such people in his congregation. They love the idea.

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