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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 27 2012

Geller’s Latest Temper Tantrum

Pam Geller is having another hysterical freakout, this time because the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles canceled a speech she was scheduled to give there over the weekend. Even her co-religionists think she’s nuts, apparently. So now she’s going to protest against them and call them terrorist collaborators:

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Jun 27 2012

First Rule of Fight Church: Talk About Fight Church

USA Today has a story about a Christian mixed martial arts organization in New York, where people try to kick the crap out of each other for Christ. Turn the other cheek with this group and you’re gonna get a knee to the face.

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Jun 27 2012

Anti-Christian Bias in Air Force?

A group of religious right legislators are complaining about “anti-religious” bias — meaning anti-Christian bias, of course — at, of all places, the Air Force Academy. Why? Because MRFF has successfully stopped clear Christian bias at the academy.

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Jun 27 2012

JTP: What? I Wasn’t Talking About the Holocaust

Joe the Plumber has gotten a hugely negative response to his campaign commercial that claims that gun control led to the Armenian genocide and to the Holocaust. So he’s just decided that the right response is to tell an easily disproven lie about it:

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Jun 27 2012

Greatest. Correction. Ever.

The Huffington Post issued the most hilarious correction ever made: CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the large hadron collider as a large “hardon” collider. Unfortunately, that’s not what it is.

Jun 27 2012

Catholic Superior Convicted for Aiding Pedophile Priest

This is good news, though far too late and far too rare. A Catholic priest has been convicted for not taking action to stop another priest under his authority from molesting children in his parish. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

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Jun 27 2012

Seattle ‘Loses’ 100,000 Dashboard Videos

This is the least shocking news I’ve heard all week. Faced with a FOIA request for dashboard cam videos of police misconduct, one of the worst cities in the country for police brutality has conveniently misplaced more than 100,000 of those videos.

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Jun 27 2012

Wingnut: God Out, Gays In

Mikey Weinstein sent me a link to this amusing article at OneNewsNow, the “news” site owned by the American Family Association. It’s a former chaplain throwing a fit because the Pentagon was allowing a gay pride celebration but not officially-endorsed Bibles.

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Jun 27 2012

Somin Answers Yoo on Obama Immigration Policy

Ilya Somin, a libertarian law professor and often a critic of President Obama, agrees completely with his new immigration policy of not deporting those who were brought here as children. And he takes on John Yoo and other partisan hacks for their unjustified objections to it:

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Jun 26 2012

Muslim Gets 12 Years for South Park Threats

A Muslim man was convicted for posting threats online aimed at the creators of South Park and sentenced to 12 years in prison. And he actually seems to have recognized that he did something wrong:

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Jun 26 2012

More Discrimination Against Atheists and Humanists

In the wake of the lawsuit going on in Michigan over a country club canceling a Richard Dawkins appearance, we have another case of clear discrimination against atheists and freethinkers. This time it’s a movie theater in Texas that refused to show a video for a group before the movies because of a bad reaction …

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Jun 26 2012

Bachmann Buys Delgaudio’s Mailing List Too

Because Eugene Delgaudio was the first one to use the non-existent [email protected] email address (which goes to me because it doesn’t exist), it’s easy to tell who is buying his email list. Rand Paul and Ron Paul have both done it. Now so has Michele Bachmann, who is begging for money:

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Jun 26 2012

Bradlee Dean Discovers the 21st Century

Bradlee Dean, the rather dim evangelist who is suing Rachel Maddow and my old employer, seems to have discovered the startling fact that presidents travel by plane today instead of horse and buggy and that things are more expensive now than they were in colonial times. And this fact has left him spouting a lot …

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Jun 26 2012

Kasich Appoints Dropout to Board of Education

One of the big problems we have in this country is putting manifestly unqualified people on school boards, both local and state. Ohio Gov. John Kasich offers a perfect example, appointing a college dropout to the state board of education — but hey, he was a quarterback at Ohio State, so that obviously makes him …

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Jun 26 2012

Yet Another Blasphemy Case

I’ve lost count of how many blasphemy prosecutions I’ve written about in the Muslim world. The latest is from Malaysia, where a bookstore manager has been arrested and faces two years in prison for selling an unapproved book to a customer. The Star, a Malaysian newspaper, reports:

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