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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

Peter Sprigg’s Tortured Logic

If you want to see some truly bizarre “reasoning,” look at this post by Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. Marriage equality was 4 for 4 on election day earlier this month, but Sprigg somehow manages to pretend that this proves that marriage equality is still wildly unpopular. Take a look at these mental …

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Nov 30 2012

Romney Adviser: We Won the People Who Matter

Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for the Romney campaign, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying, in essence, that Romney won a majority of the Real Americanstm — you know, the white, middle-class voters, the ones who really matter.

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Nov 30 2012

Gohmert: Obama Advised by Muslim Brotherhood

In the latest edition of the Real Douchebags of the Republican Congressional Caucus, Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, who may very well be the single dumbest person in the entire House (yeah, I know, there’s a lot of competition for that title) told unhinged Islamophobe Frank Gaffney that Obama is being advised by the Muslim …

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Nov 30 2012

SPLC Files Fraud Suit Over Reversion Therapy

This is going to be a very interesting lawsuit to watch. The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit, apparently the first of its kind, against a New Jersey clinic that claims to be able to turn gay people straight through “reversion therapy.” Calling such therapy “a dangerous and discredited practice that …

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Nov 30 2012

Another Mythical Threat to American Sovereignty

For all the constant freakouts from the right about everything the United Nations does being a threat to American sovereignty, it’s really a wonder that we still exist as a nation at all. We should have lost our sovereignty decades ago, and multiple times. Rick Santorum and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are the latest …

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Nov 30 2012

Virginia AG Agrees Obama Stole the Election

Ken Cuccinelli, the extremely far right attorney general of Virginia, went on a wingnut radio show that has been making outrageous allegations that Obama stole the election and completely agreed with the hosts that what they’re saying is correct and that they were “preaching to the choir.”

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Nov 30 2012

Glenn Beck Will Save the World

This is a hilariously deluded video from Glenn Beck, claiming that God has tasked him to fix everything in the world, including reforming the media and the educational system, protecting Israel, and even find new sources of energy for the world. And he’s just overwhelmed by it all, but he knows God will lead him. …

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Nov 30 2012

When Religion Controls the Law

Reading Jeffrey Toobin’s new book and came across this passage from a Supreme Court ruling in Bradwell v Illinois in 1872. The case was about whether the state of Illinois could ban women from being lawyers. In the initial case, the Supreme Court of Illinois said yes, they could — and quoted a religious rationale …

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Nov 30 2012

Islamic Militia to Murder 12 Gay Men in Libya

This is a very disturbing but hardly surprising story. In Libya, one of the many reactionary Islamic militias has kidnapped a bunch of men they say are gay and plan to mutilate and kill them in the name of Allah. Because being gay is way more immoral than mutilation and murder.

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Nov 30 2012

Mark Cuban: Skeptic

I’ve always liked Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. I like the fact that he speaks his mind even when it pisses off the NBA and that he matches all his fines from the league with donations to charity. And here’s another reason to like him: He’s hammering the NBA for partnering up …

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Nov 30 2012

SCOTUS Lets Ruling on Taping Police Stand

The Supreme Court denied cert in Anita Alvarez v. ACLU of Illinois, an appeal from the state of Illinois trying to overturn a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the right to record police officers on duty. But that’s not entirely the end of the case:

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Nov 30 2012

Lively’s Imagined Coalition With Progressives

The utterly unhinged Scott Lively is ready to ditch the Republican party and form a new coalition, which he amusingly imagines will include “grassroots progressives” that usually vote Democratic. Specifically, he thinks they can win over ethnic minorities and the working poor by pushing for “Biblical values.” It’s a pretty funny screed.

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Nov 29 2012

Appeals Court Reverses Bible-Based Decision

An appeals court in Oklahoma has reversed a lower court judge’s ruling denying a transgender woman the right to legally change her name because, in essence, the Bible says so. You can read the full appeals court ruling here and a news report on the ruling here.

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Nov 29 2012

Lipkin: Obama Protects Israel to Destroy It

The wingnuts are tying themselves into all kinds of mental knots trying to explain why President Obama is both a Muslim who wants to destroy Israel and funded the construction of the “iron dome” that has protected that country so well against Hamas missiles. Avi Lipkin, the raging nutball who claims that Obama is importing …

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Nov 29 2012

Filibuster: Exchanging Scripts Again

With the Democrats holding a slim majority in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid is making noise about doing away with the filibuster, or reforming it in some way, to prevent the minority from blocking votes on legislation as long as they can get 40 votes to continue debate. So let’s set the wayback machine …

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