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Ed Brayton

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Name: Ed Brayton
Date registered: June 30, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches

Biography

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

Latest posts

  1. Fake ‘Ex-Terrorist’ Loses Copyright Case — April 24, 2014
  2. CWA Doesn’t Want Women’s History Museum — April 24, 2014
  3. Is There Anything the Right Can’t Politicize 2: Electric Boogaloo — April 24, 2014
  4. Corsi Thinks He’s Found the Birther Holy Grail — April 24, 2014
  5. David Barton Lies. Film at 11. — April 23, 2014

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  4. Professor: Rape is Okay if Woman is Unconscious — 375 comments
  5. Butler: Arrest Anti-Muslim Filmmaker — 258 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 24 2014

Fake ‘Ex-Terrorist’ Loses Copyright Case

Ergun Caner, a fake “ex-terrorist” who was fired from Liberty University when his harrowing tale of his evil past was thoroughly debunked, has lost a copyright lawsuit he filed against another Christian who used video of him speaking in a Youtube clip criticizing him. Fair use FTW.

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Apr 24 2014

CWA Doesn’t Want Women’s History Museum

Congress is considering funding for a National Women’s History Museum and Concerned Women for America Against Women are highly agitated because it might actually celebrate the movement that made women more equal instead of, say, anti-female women like Phyllis Schlafly.

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Apr 24 2014

Is There Anything the Right Can’t Politicize 2: Electric Boogaloo

In his weekly radio address over the weekend, President Obama talked about Easter and Passover, sending greetings to those who celebrate those two holidays. But he was far too ecumenical for hateful Islamophobes like Pam Geller, who accused him of “proselytizing for Islam” by even mentioning them. For the record, here is the transcript of …

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Apr 24 2014

Corsi Thinks He’s Found the Birther Holy Grail

Jerome Corsi is all atwitter with excitement over a British court case that he thinks might finally provide evidence for his birther delusions. Of course, the evidence is devoid of, you know, evidence. It’s a criminal case involving a man named Michael Shrimpton, who says he’s seen the proof that Obama was born in Kenya.

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Apr 23 2014

David Barton Lies. Film at 11.

David Barton is a liar. That’s been well-established. I don’t mean he sometimes gets things wrong, I mean he lies — constantly, flagrantly and repeatedly. His latest lie, which he’s told before, is that “the Obama administration has refused to prosecute any child pornography.”

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Apr 23 2014

Leaked Frat Emails Reveal Dudebro Life

For anyone who thinks there’s no such thing as rape culture or that misogyny isn’t a serious problem in our society, I would suggest reading the leaked emails and text messages from an unofficial fraternity at American University filled with future power brokers in business and government. It’s pretty appalling.

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Apr 23 2014

The Bundy Ranch Story is an Old One

Tom Kenworthy at Think Progress goes into the long history of attempts by ranchers like Cliven Bundy to get out of federal grazing fees and the attendant “range war” rhetoric that often goes along with those attempts. They never actually win because the law is crystal clear.

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Apr 23 2014

Nothing Says Easter Like White Supremacy

The same people behind the White Man March, or their supporters, are apparently the ones who snuck in Easter eggs that contained white supremacist messages at a neighborhood Easter egg hunt on Sunday. Because nothing says Easter like racist assholes.

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Apr 23 2014

Appeals Court Orders Release of Drone Strike Memo

A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously that the Obama administration must release portions of the legal memo used to justify the drone strike that killed American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. The Obama administration has been fighting this tooth and nail, of course.

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Apr 23 2014

Franklin Graham Loves Putin Too

The love affair between the anti-gay Christian right and Vladimir Putin continues. Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, went on ABC News on Sunday and praised Putin’s anti-gay crusade as him doing the right thing for Russia, as though the right thing for Russia was different than the right thing for America.

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Apr 23 2014

But Don’t Worry, Racism No Longer Exists

A new study confirms how much race still affects even those who undoubtedly do not view themselves as racist and are not viewed that way by others (which means most of us, of course). It was a rather clever study where they submitted the same writing sample to 60 partners in law firms, with half …

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Apr 23 2014

No, Easter is Not Based on Ishtar

Leading up to Easter last weekend I saw a whole lot of people on my Facebook friends list sharing a meme saying that Easter “was originally the celebration of Ishtar, the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility and sex.” It was posted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science on their Facebook page …

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Apr 23 2014

Russian Nationalist’s Vile Attack on a Journalist

If you think Vladimir Putin is bad (and he is), Vladimir Zhironovsky may be even worse. A far-right Russian nationalist, Zhironovsky over the weekend made a disgusting attack on a female journalist who asked an entirely reasonable question at a press conference about possible Russian sanctions against the Ukraine and against another woman who questioned …

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Apr 23 2014

Political Draft Committee Raises Millions

There are either a lot of people or a few very rich people who really, really want Ben Carson to run for president. A committee to draft him to run for president, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, has raised more than $2 million despite having no association with him and his repeated …

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Apr 23 2014

‘Ex-Gay’: I’m a Threat to Satan

Janet Boynes, Michele Bachmann’s favorite “ex-gay” activist, went on the Steve Deace show and said that homosexuality is really all about a huge battle between God and Satan and that Satan is attacking her because she’s such a threat to his side of that battle.

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