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Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 30 2013

Christians Sue to Stop Science Standards in Kansas

In case you thought Kansas hadn’t had enough idiocy over science curricula in public schools, a group of fundamentalist Christians has filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the implementation of science standards on the grounds that they will teach things that are “inconsistent with the theistic religious beliefs” of the plaintiffs. The Pacific Justice Institute, …

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Sep 30 2013

Bill O’Reilly’s Spiritual Guidance

Bill O’Reilly has a new book out, Killing Jesus, which purports to tell the real story of the gospels. And he was guided in this process, he claims, by the holy spirit him/her/itself. It all came to him in a dream, you see. A very fortuitous dream.

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Sep 30 2013

Kansas School Board Votes for Intercom Prayers

The school board in the badly misnamed town of Liberal, Kansas really, really wants to force students to listen to people praying. I mean really, really badly. So much that they ignored the advice of their superintendent and attorney and voted for it with no discussion when it wasn’t even on the agenda.

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Sep 30 2013

Dean Chambers’ Dumbest Prediction Yet

Dean Chambers clearly doesn’t learn lessons very well. Or maybe he just doesn’t care if he ends up being humiliated publicly as long as it earns him some attention. But after being thoroughly embarrassed by “unskewing” the polls and predicting a Romney landslide last year, he’s made his dumbest prediction yet: Chris Christie is going …

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Sep 30 2013

Kessler Gets a Radio Show

After being fired as police chief for his appallingly moronic and violent rhetoric against his own constituent, Mark Kessler quickly found a new job in a cesspool where he should be quite comfortable: Right wing talk radio. And he’ll be joining fellow neanderthal Pete Santilli:

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Sep 30 2013

Jacobs Does Least She Can Do

Our old friend Cindy Jacobs says she wants to do something about child sex and labor trafficking. That’s great, of course, because that’s a very serious problem. So is she going to raise money for organizations that are working to fight it? Nope. She’s gonna pray for three weeks.

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Sep 30 2013

Mefferd Isn’t Good at Math

Wingnut radio host Janet Mefferd is beside herself that the Senate confirmed the nomination of an openly gay judge to an appeals court and she shows both her inability to do math and deliberate indifference to reality in claiming that gays are “overrepresented” on the federal bench.

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Sep 30 2013

Barton’s Bizarre View of the 2nd Amendment

David Barton has some really bizarre positions on all sorts of issues, but when it comes to the second amendment he takes a position that even the most extreme gun rights activists don’t: That it protects an individual’s right to own not just guns but tanks and fighter jets too.

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Sep 30 2013

More Abuse for Jessica Ahlquist

With the announcement the Class of 1963 at Cranston West High School has donated two new banners to be put up in place of the prayer mural taken down after Jessica Ahlquist’s successful lawsuit, there’s a new torrent of hateful abuse being aimed at Jessica on Twitter. When she playfully tweeted that she hadn’t been …

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Sep 30 2013

Real Estate Marketing for Dummies

Or perhaps to dummies would be more accurate. Olivia Newton-John called in a Catholic priest to exorcize a house she owns in Florida and is trying to sell. A contractor committed suicide there and apparently potential buyers, including Rosie O’Donnell, were being scared off the by the specter (see what I did there?) of ghosts …

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Sep 30 2013

The Blaze Covers FFRF’s Stoning Event

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is holding a Stone a Heathen event on Monday to call attention to International Blasphemy Rights Day and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night project. It’s a clever fundraiser first done at the University of South Carolina where people can buy water balloons and “stone” …

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Sep 30 2013

Michigan Filmmaker Pushes Christian Nation Nonsense

I’d never heard of Joseph Zabrosky, who grew up in Brighton, Michigan and now lives in nearby Howell, until I saw this article in a local paper. He’s apparently made a film called The Real One Nation Under God, which “uses a fictional storyline to make his argument that the Founding Fathers’ intentions and case …

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Sep 29 2013

Cuccinelli: Quoting Me is a ‘Personal Attack’

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, like his running E.W. Jackson, thinks it is just terribly unfair of people to bring up his long track record of anti-gay statements and policy positions. In fact, it’s a “personal attack” to do so.

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Sep 29 2013

NSA Spied on Political Enemies in Cold War

Foreign Policy reports on newly declassified documents that show that the NSA spied on a whole range of people that the LBJ and Nixon administrations considered their political enemies, including at least two sitting U.S. Senators, Martin Luther King and even — for crying out loud — Art Buchwald.

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Sep 29 2013

House Debt Ceiling Bill: Surrender or the Government Gets It

The House Republicans gave a copy of their proposed legislation for raising the debt ceiling and to call it laughable would be a rather significant understatement. They essentially demand that President Obama give them everything they want on every other issue and throw in a pony too. Ezra Klein’s got it nailed:

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