The State of the Union as Pep Rally and Stump Speech

I’ve made no secret of my complete disdain for the State of the Union address, pointing out that it’s almost entirely made up of empty rhetoric and is a boring and awkward affair for everyone involved. But if finally occurred to me the morning after the most recent one why I hate it so much: It’s a pep rally.
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CBN ‘News’ and the Noah’s Ark Myth

There have been lots and lots of news reports about the ancient Babylonian text about the building of a round ark, a text that predates the Biblical texts by nearly 2000 years. I’m sure it won’t surprise anyone to find out that Pat Robertson’s CBN “News” handled the find with their usual dishonesty:
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Wingnut: Conservatives Being Assaulted by The Gay!

As I’ve said, I’m not a fan of the mass wedding at the Grammys (or of the Grammys, for that matter), but I’m really enjoying watching the anti-gay bigots lose their freaking minds over it. Selena Owens of Conservative Campaign Committee PAC (I’m guessing those are pronounced as hard ‘C’s) says it was an assault on conservatives who had to — gasp! — see gay people being happy.
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1.8 Million Militia Members to ‘Definitely’ Show Up

For the May 16 “Operation American Spring” protest we’ve heard estimates of 30 million, 20 million and 10 million. Now a spokesperson says that there are “1.8 million definite militia members” who are going to show up to remove President Obama from office. I’m sure he’s quaking in his boots.
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Pop Stars, Bigots and Mass Weddings

I didn’t watch the Grammys because, well, I don’t know why anyone would watch the Grammys (it’s a lot like the Nobel Peace Prize going to Kissinger — once you’ve named Milli Vanilli the best new artist and given Jethro Tull the award for best heavy metal album, I no longer take you seriously). But I heard about the mass wedding, which strikes me as crass and ridiculous (what are they, Moonies?). Still, I am really enjoying watching the bigots absolutely lose their shit over it.
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Rush: Gay People Will Make Us Attack Them!

The utterly deranged Erik Rush went on a typical abusive husband style monologue on his radio show this week when complaining about Sally Kohn saying there should be a Disney movie where a princess marries a princess. He says those evil gay people are pushing people to get violent against them. People like…Erik Rush, of course, though he’s only just warning about “hateful nutjobs” going “homo hunting” (wink, wink). Baby, you have to make me stop beating you up!
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Beck: Criticism of Perkins Proves Him Right

Glenn Beck came to the defense of Tom Perkins, the billionaire who made the deluded claim that we’re on the verge of killing the ultra-rich just like Hitler did the Jews, on his show. He even said that the criticism of Perkins, and the fact that his own company distanced themselves from his comments, is proof that he’s right. “We are Germany 1930,” Beck said. “You can deny it all you want, but the socialist revolution is here.”
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Keyes: Obama Pot Comments Just Like Terrorists

Alan Keyes, who took a serious ass kicking when he carpetbagged into Illinois in 2004 to run against President Obama in a Senate race, has got himself all fired up again. This time it’s over Obama’s comments about pot being no more dangerous than alcohol. Naturally, that makes Obama like both Nazis and terrorists.
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The Acton Institute and Religious Freedom

I was asked a local Grand Rapids news site, the Rapidian, to comment on an event hosted in Grand Rapids by the Acton Institute, a Christian right think tank, about “the growing threat to religious liberty.” After seeing an initial draft of the article I sent several statements, though probably only part of one will appear in the article when published.
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