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Ed Brayton

Author's details

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. Poor Gretchen Carlson is Being Persecuted — July 29, 2014
  2. Klayman: Obama ‘Literally Destroying the World’ — July 29, 2014
  3. Reagan: Far More Undocumented Immigrants Than Obama — July 29, 2014
  4. The Pathetic Life of John Rocker — July 29, 2014
  5. Morse Not Worried About History — July 29, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. It Appears I’ve Started An ‘Atheist Cult’ — 842 comments
  2. Shermer and the Myth of Feminist Persecution — 405 comments
  3. Target’s New Gun Policy — 396 comments
  4. Major Changes at Freethought Blogs — 391 comments
  5. Professor: Rape is Okay if Woman is Unconscious — 375 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 29 2014

Poor Gretchen Carlson is Being Persecuted

There’s yet another ridiculous Christian persecution film out and it’s called, cleverly enough, Persecuted. It’s a dark, dystopic tale of a future where all Christians will be framed for murder if they don’t bake cakes for gay weddings, or something. The Worldnetdaily loves it, of course, and they claim that Gretchen Carlson of Fox News, …

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Jul 29 2014

Klayman: Obama ‘Literally Destroying the World’

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, sometimes lets his rhetoric get away from him just a bit. In his latest Worldnetdaily column, he declares that Obama is “literally destroying the world” before launching into a list of reasons he thinks Obama is a Muslim.

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Jul 29 2014

Reagan: Far More Undocumented Immigrants Than Obama

PolitiFact takes a look at a claim by Deirdre Imus that under President Reagan, illegal immigrants weren’t “pouring in” to the United States like they are now under Obama. The reality? Illegal immigration was far higher under Reagan than under Obama. The number of people arrested crossing the border averaged more than a million a …

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Jul 29 2014

The Pathetic Life of John Rocker

Disgraced former major leaguer and racist asshole John Rocker finally made it to Cooperstown. No, not into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but on the sidewalk in front of a store, where he set up a table selling xenophobic t-shirts and a hard night of drinking with him.

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Jul 29 2014

Morse Not Worried About History

Jennifer Roback Morse of the National Organization for Marriage-affiliated Ruth Institute was interviewed on a Christian radio show recently and was asked whether she was concerned about being judged by history as being on the side of bigotry and discrimination. She put on a brave face:

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Jul 28 2014

Rape Helping Fuel Child Refugee Crisis

Here’s one major aspect of the child refugee crisis on our southern border that is rarely mentioned: The role that sexual violence in Central America is playing in driving young girls to flee north. The New Republic sheds some light on the issue.

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Jul 28 2014

GOP Rep. Thinks American Officials are From India

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Tea Party-backed Republican congressman from Florida, made a complete ass out of himself during a committee hearing by talking to two senior administration officials, both of apparent Indian descent, as though they represented the Indian government rather than ours.

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Jul 28 2014

Mainstreaming the Fringe Backfires on the GOP

I’ve been arguing for the last four years that the Republican party has created a major problem for itself by trying to ride the enthusiasm of the Tea Party movement to electoral success. It’s been a successful strategy, but it has brought the far-right fringe into the mainstream of the party and now the horse …

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Jul 28 2014

NV Candidate Worried About Fluoride and Chemtrails

A Republican candidate for the Clark County Commission in Nevada named Cindy Lake, who has been endorsed by none other than Ron Paul, went off at a recent event about the evils of fluoride in the drinking water and expressed concern about the dangers of chemtrails.

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Jul 28 2014

Yes, Some People Should Be Shunned

As is usually the case, Greta Christina says what I’ve either said or wanted to say much more eloquently than I could. Following up on my post about the appalling behavior of the “Amazing Atheist” and the equally appalling defenses of that behavior being offered, she makes the case for shunning.

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Jul 28 2014

Warren Mayor Compares Atheists to Nazis, KKK

Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, which is currently being sued because he refuses to allow a reason station along with a Christian prayer station at city hall, responded to that lawsuit by comparing atheists to Nazis and the KKK.

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Jul 28 2014

Todd Akin: Totally Not Playing the Victim

Todd Akin’s comeback tour is inadvertently turning into a comedy show. On the Steve Deace show, Deace began the interview by declaring, “We’re conservatives here, so we’re not into victimology.” And literally one minute later Akin said, “There was an obvious intent on the part of left to victimize anybody which (sic) is Republican if …

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Jul 28 2014

Christian Right Suddenly Opposes Discrimination

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Christian martyr. His name is Bob Eschliman and he was recently fired as the editor of a small Iowa newspaper after writing on his personal blog about Satan being behind the “Gaystapo” that is going to destroy…well, everything. Todd Starnes immediately got an erection and ran to his …

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Jul 28 2014

Wingnut: Warren Presidency Would Be ‘Communist Coup’

Matt Barber’s site BarbWire published a column by someone named Luke Hamilton claiming that Obama is trying to get Elizabeth Warren elected president instead of Hillary (good luck with that one) to complete the “communist coup” he allegedly has begun. Because as we all know, the hallmark of every communist coup is a booming stark …

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Jul 28 2014

GOP Candidate Thinks People Can Own Missiles

Jody Hice, the preacher who won a Republican runoff and is almost certainly going to be elected to Congress from Georgia this year, has been trying to remove the archives of his radio show because he’s said some truly whacky things on there, like that the 2nd Amendment allows people to own missiles and fighter …

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