DOJ Notifies Defendants of Warrantless Wiretap Evidence

This is a very interesting development that could lead somewhere important. The Department of Justice is now informing defendants if any evidence in their case was procured through a warrantless wiretap. Why is this important? Because it gives them standing to challenge illegal surveillance.
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Oh Boy, an ‘Ex-Gay’ Anthem

The “ex-gay” movement now has a theme song, an anthem, that they’re talking up. It’s written and performed by Dennis Jernigan, who says he used to be gay but isn’t anymore. The song is horrible, five and a half minutes of melodramatic cliches about the need to “embrace your destiny” set to a tune that makes Celine Dion sound like Metallica.
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OMG! Obama Tried to Nuke South Carolina!

This is actually a couple weeks old, but I somehow missed it when it bubbled up from the fever swamps of the right wing fringe (if there is such a thing as a fringe on the right anymore). Several Tea Party and survivalist websites are claiming that Obama gave orders to the military to drop a nuclear bomb on Charleston, South Carolina and then fired the officers when they refused.
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Another Bizarre Glenn Beck Rant

When Glenn Beck gets going on one of his stream-of-consciousness rants, the results are simply bizarre. In this video, he says the country is going to be reborn. And it couldn’t happen before because “God didn’t have anyone to entrust the country to, until now.” And now he does because Beck is leading the way. Or something. It’s just weird.
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Bauer: Holidays Are For Political Discussions

Carol Bauer, wife of B-team Christian right activist Gary Bauer, sent a “prayer alert” to members of the Campaign for Working Families, one of their many non-profit groups that keep the money flowing in, telling them to take advantage of the holidays to provoke political discussions with young people to convince them that Obama is evil.
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