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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 29 2012

Why the Right Can’t Claim MLK Legacy

Of all the ridiculous things Glenn Beck spews on a daily basis, his constant attempts to portray himself as the true heir to the legacy of Martin Luther King has to rank near the top. John Avlon explains why those attempts by Beck and other conservatives is utterly inane:

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Aug 29 2012

Your Worldnutdaily Headline of the Day

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From our friends at the Worldnutdaily, an objective and rational look at current events:

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Aug 29 2012

Trump to Speak at Liberty University

In the battle between God and mammon, Liberty University is — predictably — choosing mammon. They’ve invited Donald Trump to speak to students and Jerry Falwell, Jr is amusingly hailing him as “one of the nation‘s foremost proponent’s (sic) of fiscal conservatism.” And there’s more:

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Aug 28 2012

New Shirt: I Need Jesus Like I Need a Hole In My Hand

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I’ve got a new shirt for sale in my CafePress store and I think you’re gonna like this one. You can get them here. And you can still get the Evil Big Thing shirts too.

Aug 28 2012

The GOP’s Crackpot Caucus

The mind-blowing idiocy of Todd Akin’s statements on rape and pregnancy — no, he didn’t “misspeak,” he repeated a routine wingnut talking point — was compounded by the fact that he has a seat on a House science committee. But he’s hardly alone. Timothy Egan looks at a number of other ignorant crackpots who sit …

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Aug 28 2012

CBN: Isaac Prayed Away from RNC

This is the kind of vile idiocy that just enrages me. CBN did a report on the Republican National Convention and quotes Christians from Florida saying that God responded to their prayers and moved Hurricane Isaac so it wouldn’t hit them. Really? So the people in Alabama and Louisiana weren’t praying? Or not enough of …

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Aug 28 2012

Romney Admits to Owning Sweatshop

This is really an incredible video of Mitt Romney, apparently speaking at a private fundraising dinner, talking about buying a factory in China. After finding out that the workers at the factory lived in terrible conditions, he casually accepted the seller’s claim that people actually liked that and wanted it in China.

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Aug 28 2012

Atheist Billboards Prompt Rage and Violence. Film at 11.

American Atheists recently put up billboards in Charlotte and Tampa, where the two major parties are holding their national conventions, and they were — very predictably — greeted by violent threats, rage and hatred. Here are a couple of emails they received in response:

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Aug 28 2012

Warren Cancels Non-Existent Event

Rick Warren announced the other day that he was canceling a planned forum with President Obama and Mitt Romney, similar to the one he hosted with Obama and McCain in 2008. His reason: The campaign was too mean and divisive and he didn’t want to be a part of it. But Amy Sullivan points out …

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Aug 28 2012

The Barbarism Continues in Pakistan

Caution: This story may make you sick to your stomach, especially the description of the mutilation of a young Christian boy in Pakistan. The barbarians there are not just trying to burn an 11-year old girl for blasphemy, they’re actually chopping up little kids.

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Aug 28 2012

FFRF Files Complaint Over Proselytizing Coach

In a situation that repeats itself daily all around the country, the Freedom From Religion Foundation recently sent a letter to a high school in Georgia about the actions of its football coach, who apparently thinks his job is to turn his players into Christians.

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Aug 28 2012

The Message of Hurricane Isaac, Decoded

For the second straight election, a hurricane has disrupted the start of the Republican National Convention. Given that a sizable percentage of the GOP’s base believes that weather disasters are sent by God as punishment, I was greatly anticipating the wingnut pronouncements of what this event means. Question answered.

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Aug 28 2012

Decriminalization a Huge Success in Portugal

On the 10th anniversary of the decriminalization of all drugs in Portugal, the evidence shows that it is a major success. Treating drug addiction as a health problem instead of a criminal one has resulted in a 50% drop in addiction in that country.

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Aug 28 2012

Ryan Channels Romney’s Flip Flops

Now this is just funny. Paul Ryan, the alleged fiscal conservative, is trying to blame the sequestration deal that could lead to very small cuts in defense spending on President Obama. Guess what? Ryan voted for that bill. You can almost hear Romney saying, “You have learned well, young jedi.”

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Aug 27 2012

Please Don’t Ask Mitt About Abortion

Not only does Mitt Romney not want you to know what’s on his tax returns, he doesn’t want you to ask him about abortion or Todd Akin either. In fact, he is apparently making that a condition of interviews now — you can interview him only if you agree not to ask about abortion, about …

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