Voter Registration Fraud in Action

Here’s a Youtube clip of a woman in El Paso County, Colorado who is registering voters — but only ones who are going to vote for Romney. I’d really like to know who she was actually working for. If it was the county, as she claimed, some elected official is in a world of trouble. If it’s a Republican third-party group, that would be good to know too so they can be prevented from doing the same thing elsewhere.
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Those Unskewed Republican Polls

Alex Pareene of Salon.com links to this website, which changes the demographic weighting of public opinion polls to conclude that Mitt Romney is actually a huge favorite to win the election in November. Unskewedpolls.com is all the rage on the right these days. They take a whole bunch of polls, change the makeup of the polling samples, and declare that Mitt Romney is actually leading by 8 points nationally.
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Wash. Post Reports on Popular New Form of Woo

Are you tired of traditional medicine and its artificial restrictions on “natural healing”? Do you have a chronic pain or illness that needs to be fixed? Maybe you should have someone scrape your back with a kitchen spoon. But be sure to give it an Asian name so you can convince yourself that it’s vaguely mystical. Yes, that’s a bit of woo that, the Washington Post reports, is gaining in popularity.
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Dumbass Quote of the Day

Today’s dumbass quote of the day comes from W.F. Price, writing at something called The Spearhead about what he calls the “inherent conflict between atheism and feminism.” In explaining why there are more more male atheists in our communities than female ones, he proposes that it’s because women are just so damn irrational:
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Philosopher Pulls a Sokal on Theology Conferences

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the now-infamous Sokal hoax, in which physicist Alan Sokal submitted an article to a postmodernist journal that was, quite literally, gibberish — they accepted it for publication, of course. Now a Belgian philosopher has pulled a similar hoax on two theology conferences.
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An Old Exchange With Ellis Washington

Michael Heath reminded me of an exchange of emails I had with Ellis Washington, a columnist for the Worldnutdaily who falsely pretends to have been the editor of the Michigan Law Review (truth: he was a fact and footnote checker when he was an undergrad; he did not attend U of M law school) back in 2010. I’m going to reprint that exchange here. He challenged me to provide evidence of common descent, which I did — and the response was simply hilarious. Actually, let me reprint the full exchange.
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The Real Reason for Romney’s Reluctance to Release Returns?

Holy alliteration, Batman! Paul Abrams, writing at the Huffington Post, continues to argue that the real reason why Mitt Romney has refused to release most of his tax returns is because he took advantage of an amnesty provision to close a Swiss bank account that was being used to avoid taxes that he legally owed.
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The Utterly Deluded William Murray

In doing some research for my book, I found out that Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s two sons were beaten up several times when she was challenging the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in their school. One of those sons was William Murray, who is now a Christian fundamentalist. And the man is either utterly irrational or a baldfaced liar. Here’s what he writes on the website of his PAC:
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Knight: Obama Reelection Could Destroy America

The absurd rhetoric from the religious right about Obama continues, as Robert Knight, formerly one of the men who ran the group Concerned Women for America and now a “senior fellow” at the American Civil Rights Union (one of the numerous wingnut legal groups that thinks it’s incredibly clever to name themselves in a similar manner to the ACLU), says that if Obama is reelected it might destroy the republic.
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Continetti Shows Standard Conservative Aversion to Facts

The freefall that the Romney campaign is experiencing is plain for all to see. Well, almost everyone. Matthew Continetti demonstrates the typical right-wing immunity and aversion to reality, blaming it all on that darned liberal media for bringing up those stubborn facts that disturb his almost touching self-delusion.
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