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Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 30 2014

Michigan Republican Has Really Weird Fetish

Jordan Haskins is the Republican candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 95th district, which is in the Saginaw area. But he’s got a wee problem, a long history of criminal convictions because he has a fetish for breaking into other people’s cars, tinkering with their engines and masturbating in them. And no, …

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Jun 30 2014

Huntsville, AL City Council Cancels Wiccan Invocation

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on opening local council meetings with prayer was a bad one, but it did say firmly that the prayers could not be limited only to Christian ones. The city council in Huntsville, Alabama seem to have missed that memo.

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Jun 30 2014

Kilmeade Takes the Lead in Doocy Stupid Competition

Brian Kilmeade may have seized the title of the Dumbest Man on Television from his co-host Steve Doocy with his recent comments about global warming. He says that global warming is a hoax because the Jamestown settlers didn’t say, “Let’s Not Bother The Indians, Let’s Not Even Make A Fire … Until We Solve This …

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Jun 30 2014

OK Republican Claims Opponent is a Body Double

In what has to be one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen in politics, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Oklahoma is challenging the results of his primary challenge to Rep. Frank Lucas because, he claims, Lucas is dead and has been replaced with a body double.

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Jun 30 2014

Hobby Lobby and Harris: Bad, But Limited, Rulings

The Supreme Court handed down rulings in the last two cases of its term this morning, Harris v Quinn (whether public sector unions could charge fees to non-members) and Burwell v Hobby Lobby, the now-infamous challenge to the ACA’s contraception mandate. In both cases, I think the results are wrong but probably the best we …

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Jun 30 2014

MA SWAT Teams Claim to Be Private Entities

Friend of Dispatches Radley Balko found something rather disturbing in the ACLU’s recent report on the militarization of law enforcement. SWAT teams in Massachusetts are claiming to be private entities rather than government ones in order to not comply with open records requests.

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Jun 30 2014

Get Your Miracle Spring Water

Christian con man Peter Popoff was put out of business briefly when James Randi exposed him as a fraud in the mid-80s, but he’s back now with his “miracle spring water” that will bring miracles to your life. Here’s a video that leaves one wondering how anyone could possibly be gullible enough to fall for …

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Jun 30 2014

Matt Barber: Not the Sharpest Bulb in the Sign

I haven’t had a chance to read the ruling from the Supreme Court in McCullen v. Coakley, which struck down the Massachusetts’ law requiring a 35 foot buffer around abortion clinics, but I did read Matt Barber’s response to it and it made me laugh out loud.

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Jun 30 2014

Dr. Oz Shouldn’t Use Twitter

In the wake of being firmly put in his place by Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate hearing, Dr. Oz apparently decided to ingratiate himself with his fans by asking what they were were eating that would be #OzApproved. It didn’t go well for him.

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Jun 30 2014

Land: The Bible Speaks to Everything

Richard Land, formerly the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and now the head of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, told OneNewsNow, the AFA’s “news” outlet that the Bible says something about everything:

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Jun 30 2014

Beck’s Bizarre Analogy on McDaniel Loss

Glenn Beck is still absolutely outraged by Chris McDaniel’s loss in the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi to Sen. Thad Cochran and is offering a truly bizarre analogy. He says it’s just like the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and even hinting that Cochran is a communist.

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Jun 30 2014

Wingnut: Gay Marriage! Socialism! SLAVERY!

Donald Hank is a virtually anonymous and irrelevant far-right ranter, given a platform on Alan Keyes’ Renew America website to spout some seriously stupid things about gay marriage. Like most bigots, he has nothing but dumb arguments to offer. Like this one:

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Jun 29 2014

WND Gushes About Todd Akin’s Courage

The Worldnetdaily is publishing a new book by Todd Akin, the world class dolt who lost the Missouri Senate race to Claire McCaskill after saying monumentally stupid things about rape and pregnancy. And they’re extolling his extraordinary courage in the face of a Republican party who abandoned him.

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Jun 29 2014

William Owens Thinks He’s a Civil Rights Leader

There’s something rather perverse about the black Christian pastors who spend all their time and energy trying to deny equal rights to LGBT people while claiming to be civil rights leaders. Rev. William Owens says that they must be willing to die to stop equality the way MLK Jr died to bring it about.

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Jun 29 2014

Why Meriam Ibrahim Was Arrested Again

A day after being freed from a death sentence for daring not to be Muslim, Meriam Ibrahim was rearrested by the government of Sudan as she attempted to leave the country. Details are now emerging on why that happened and it’s even more absurd than you might imagine.

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