Boston, Chicago Go Off the Rails on Chick-Fil-A

The president of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, is a first-class bigot who has donated large sums of money to hate groups like the Family Research Council. And I’m all for a boycott of the company and for criticizing the man in very strong terms. But two cities, Boston and Chicago, are taking this entirely too far in attempting to prevent the company from opening stores there.
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How Ex-Politicians Get Rich

When looking at the influence of corporate money in politics, we tend to focus on the billions of dollars spent on lobbying efforts and campaign contributions, but there’s another way that big business influences legislators — by promising them cushy positions on their boards of directors after they leave office. 24/7 Wall Street did a study of the 100 largest public companies and the former politicians who sit on their boards:
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Pennsylvania Stipulates No Fraud in Voter ID Challenge

As a state trial on the legality of the new voter photo ID law in Pennsylvania is about to start, the two sides have reached a stipulation agreement on what they will argue during the case — an agreement that all but admits that voter impersonation, the only thing that photo ID could possibly help avoid, does not exist.
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RIP Skip Evans

I just found out that Skip Evans has passed away. Most of you probably don’t know who he is, but Skip was a veteran warrior of the evolution/creationism battles, having worked for the National Center for Science Education and on the Panda’s Thumb. Skip is the guy who managed to get Kent Hovind’s dissertation from Patriot University, for those who are familiar with that whole situation.
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Fischer: ‘Big Gay’ Picking On Poor Chick-Fil-A

It’s always amusing to hear the anti-gay bigots, who seem to spend most of their time launching boycotts against companies they deem to be insufficiently hateful, cry and scream about how intolerant anyone else is if they try to pressure corporations to support equality. Bryan Fischer throws a delightful little temper tantrum here:
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Ray Comfort Explains Aurora Shootings

We’ve heard from every other ignorant halfwit and religious right looney tunes on what caused the Aurora shootings — all ignoring the obvious, that they were caused by one clearly mentally ill shooter — so why not here from the king of moronia, Ray Comfort? Naturally, the Worldnutdaily is giving him a platform:
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Appeals Court Rejects Graduation in Wisconsin Church

It’s rare that an appeals court accepts an en banc rehearing and even rarer that the rehearing is successful in overturning the decision made by a three-judge panel, but it just happened in a Wisconsin case. A 10 judge en banc panel has ruled that a public high school cannot hold their graduation ceremonies in a church.
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Boykin: Military the ‘Last Bastion of Morality’

Unhinged nutball and retired general Jerry Boykin is now the executive vice president of the Family Research Council and he joined his new boss, uber-bigot Tony Perkins, on the radio to declare that Obama is actively trying to undermine the U.S. military because it’s the “last bastion of morality and ethics” in the country.
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