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Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 30 2013

Bradlee Dean Manages to Top Even Himself

We’ve grown accustomed to Bradlee Dean saying all manner of stupid, bigoted things, but I think this time he may actually have managed to top himself, with help from his partner-in-stupid Jake McMillan. Like with this bizarre and utterly false claim that gay people are responsible for half the murders in big cities.

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Aug 30 2013

When Keyes and Gohmert Met

There have been many times in history when great men have met and the world was rapt with attention. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. FDR, Stalin and Churchill. Caesar and Brutus. Ali and Frazier. But all must now take a backseat to the day when Louis Gohmert and Alan Keyes took to the radio …

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Aug 29 2013

Fischer: Liberals Can’t Be Wise Without God

Here’s a class Bryan Fischer diatribe declaring that liberals “cannot be clued in, you can’t be discerning, you can’t be perceptive, you can’t be wise unless you begin with a holy reverence for God.” Wise like you, Bryan? You’re one of the most virulently ignorant people I’ve ever encountered, a volcano of inanity.

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Aug 29 2013

Another ‘Satanic’ Panic Debunked

Every once in a while people fall into the grip of a Satanic panic, thinking that there are covens of witches and warlocks doing unspeakable rituals to people or animals. It always turns out to be nonsense, of course, and the latest one did as well.

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Aug 29 2013

Ken Ham is Not Happy With Me

Last week when lightning struck a zip line attraction at the creation museum, I wrote a post making fun of the fact that we’re always hearing how such incidents are God’s message for something, usually The Gay. So what message was God sending then? Ken Ham scurried over to the Christian Post to express his …

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Aug 29 2013

Another State Drug Testing Failure

We’ve already seen that drug testing for welfare recipients has cost more than it saved in other states and now Utah has found the same thing. Their system was quite different from Florida’s, involving a written test that was supposed to tell who needs to be given a drug test.

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Aug 29 2013

Major Defector on Marriage Equality

Joseph Bottums, a conservative Catholic who helped draft the Manhattan Declaration, has defected on the issue of marriage equality in an essay in Commonweal magazine. In that essay, he makes a “Catholic case for same-sex marriage,” but it seems to be more of a pragmatic case than a principled one:

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Aug 29 2013

Rush Limbaugh and the 24-Year Old Women

Media Matters put together this montage of clips from Rush Limbaugh over the years showing an obsession with the idea, which he is clearly fixated on, that 24 year old women are frightened of him and intimidated by him. It’s really kinda creepy.

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Aug 29 2013

NYPD Officer Charged With Lying on Arrest Report

In an extraordinarily rare occurrence, an NYPD officer has been charged for lying on an arrest report after arresting a New York Times photographer for taking pictures of him arresting someone else. But it’s pretty clear he isn’t the only one involved in the situation who was lying.

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Aug 29 2013

Tony Robbins Has Famous Friends

Longtime readers may recall that I hate motivational speakers, hate them with a passion usually reserved for Celine Dion. And the king of these con artists is Tony Robbins, that tall bundle of white teeth and bullshit that has gotten quite rich selling platitudes to the clueless. So I cringed when I saw this article …

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Aug 29 2013

Wingnut: ‘Lincoln’ Movie Made to Help Obama

Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union (for some reason, the religious right thinks it’s incredibly clever to play on the ACLU’s name) has a column in the Moonie Times making an absolutely bizarre claim. He says that Steven Spielberg made the movie Lincoln to help Obama implement health care reform. Speaking of Saul …

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Aug 29 2013

Does Beck Even Read The Blaze?

For the third time, Right Wing Watch has caught a contradiction between what is said on Glenn Beck’s TV show and what it says on his website. This time it came from David Barton, who guest hosted for Beck and repeated this suddenly popular new meme on the right that the Common Core standards will …

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Aug 29 2013

‘Ex-Gay’ Activist Wants Apology From Exodus

I wrote a bit about Alan Chambers, once the most prominent leader of the “ex-gay” movement, shutting down Exodus International, the largest and most influential “ex-gay” group, and apologizing to the gay community for the damage they’d done. Now another “ex-gay” activist is demanding an apology and even writing a proposed apology that he wishes …

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Aug 29 2013

Murder of a Skeptic

The New York Times has an article about Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, a prominent Indian skeptic who was murdered last week. The identity and motives of the murderers is not yet known, but the Times notes that Dabholkar had a long list of enemies because he routinely debunked the tall tales and myths that gave them …

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Aug 28 2013

‘Ex-Gay’: I Made ‘Covenant With Satan’

The 700 Club did a story on Debra Gauthier, an “ex-gay” who tells a lurid tale full of witches, covens, demons and Satanic rituals. And she managed to escape all of this when she actually saw the demon inside her girlfriend while they were having sex:

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