Right Wing Journalist Accuses Allen West of Adultery, Sexual Harassment

Charles C. Johnson, a controversial right-wing muckraking blogger, is publicly accusing one-term Congressman Allen West of being a well-known and multiple adulterer and of sexual harassing at least two female employees of Pajamas Media, the conservative blogging network that used to actually matter.
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Glenn Beck vs the GOP: Battle to the Death

After saying he was tired of politics and was going to stop focusing on it so much, Glenn Beck has picked a fight with the Republican party and, in his typically melodramatic fashion, has declared that it’s a battle to the death — and that he’ll probably be vanquished in his brave attempt at…well, something.
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BarbWire Declares Death of Presbyterian Church USA

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the Presbyterian Church USA, the more liberal Presbyterian denomination, recently endorsed same-sex marriage. The Christian right is, of course, flipping out over that. BarbWire called on a guy who wrote a book called — I kid you not — The Boobonic Plague to declare the death of the denomination.
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The Wit and Wisdom of Sylvia Allen

When I started my blog back in 2003, one of the first state legislators I hammered was Gerald Allen of Alabama, who proposed a law to ban all books by or about gay people from all state libraries. Now Sylvia Allen of Arizona is stepping into the spotlight. And as Right Wing Watch reports, she has a history of dumb and extreme ideas. Here she is claiming that the world is only 6000 years old:
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Boykin Wants ‘God’s Army’ to Rise Up Against Evil, Hitler

Former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, who was punished by the Pentagon for claiming that his troops in Somalia were fighting for God, is now a VP of the Family Research Council. In that role, he gets to travel to places like Springfield, MO (where Skepticon is held, coincidentally) and spew extremist rhetoric like this:
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Florist Gets Small Penalty for Violating Anti-Discrimination Laws

To hear the Christian right tell it, the Gaystapo is trying to destroy anyone who owns a business and refuses to follow the law and provide their services to gay people. They’re going to bankrupt them and probably thrown them in a FEMA concentration camp too. In reality, they pay a small fine, like this prominent case in Washington:
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Eric Hovind Teaches ‘Critical Thinking’ in Public School

Hemant reports that last week, Eric Hovind gave a seminar — Hovind says it was about “critical thinking” — to a public school in Georgia during the school day. And one of his readers filed a FOIA request and got a copy of the presentation. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear it’s all about creationism.
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Once Again, Automakers Easily Meet CAFE Standards

Every time the federal government announces an increase in the CAFE standards for auto mileage and emissions, conservatives, libertarians and auto business lobbyists claim that those standards are virtually impossible to meet and will drive up costs in a huge way. And every time, that turns out not to be true. And so it is again.
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Obama Files State Secrets Privilege in Private Lawsuit

For the first time I’m aware of, the federal government has intervened in a private defamation suit and got the entire case dismissed by asserting the State Secrets Privilege. With no information being given even to the lawyers on either side, the judge dismissed the case based solely on the government’s claim that it could reveal classified information.
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