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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. Farah’s High Opinion of Himself — July 22, 2014
  2. No Religious Exemption in Obama Anti-Discrimination Order — July 22, 2014
  3. Chuck Norris: Anti-Vaxxer — July 22, 2014
  4. Man Threatens to Kill Miami-Dade Councilmembers — July 22, 2014
  5. Jesus Took the Wheel; You’ll Totally Believe What Happened Next — July 22, 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 18 2014

Republican Woman: Women Too Stupid for Charts and Data

I’m never surprised to hear a Republican legislator being sexist, but here’s an example of a female Republican legislator, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, during a meeting on how the GOP can better reach women, saying bluntly that women are too dumb to understand charts and graphs and stuff.

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Jul 18 2014

The Bus Full of Refugees That Wasn’t

Adam Kwasman, a Republican state legislator now running for Congress in Arizona, is one of those far right politicians who is simultaneously demanding that all of the refugee children be sent back immediately and that Obama is to blame for the mistreatment that led them to come here in the first place. And he has …

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Jul 18 2014

The Racist Trope of the Disease-Ridden Immigrant

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One of the most commonly repeated tropes in American history is the idea that immigrants come here and spread disease. It’s been used to oppose virtually every immigrant group throughout our history and now it’s being used by xenophobes once again to demand that 52,000 young refugees be sent back to Central America. Samuel Kleiner …

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Jul 18 2014

Cliven Bundy for Governor of Wyoming

Apaprently, Cliven Bundy is running for the Republican nomination for governor of Wyoming, only he’s using the name Taylor Haynes. Haynes is running on a platform of taking over that state’s national parks, including Yellowstone, and arresting federal officers if they try to do their jobs.

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Jul 18 2014

Perkins Only Wants to Have It His Way

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council joins the chorus of bigots throwing a major tantrum over a San Francisco Burger King using rainbow-colored wrappers on their Whoppers. And with all the charm that a 14-year old comedian wannabe can muster, he calls them “Burger Queen.”

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Jul 18 2014

MN Republican Candidate A Young Earther

Remember Bob Frey, Michele Bachmann’s buddy who is running for Congress from Minnesota and thinks that AIDS is caused by an enzyme in sperm? I’m sure you’ll be shocked to find out that he’s also a young earth creationist who thinks humans and dinosaurs lived together and that this should be taught in schools.

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Jul 17 2014

Miller: Refugee Children a Threat to Our Survival

As the right wing continues to freak out about the presence of about 50,000 kids who are refugees from Central America, Joe Miller, a former Senate candidate from Alaska and Tea Party darling, says that their presence in this country is a threat to our very survival!

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Jul 17 2014

Staver Thinks You Have a ‘Reprobate Mind’

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, has an explanation for why some people (like me and probably you too) are so upset by the Hobby Lobby ruling: Because God has “given us over to a reprobate mind” and we are therefore incapable of logic.

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Jul 17 2014

Another Moronic Claim that Atheists Don’t Exist

Alex Kocman, writing at Matt Barber’s wayward home for clueless dumbasses, seizes on a recent Science 2.0 article that is barely any better to claim that “atheists may not exist.” Funny, I’m pretty sure I exist and I’m pretty sure lots of other atheists do too. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that they …

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Jul 17 2014

‘Sovereign Citizen’: ‘Legalese’ Doesn’t Apply to Me

Another day, another “sovereign citizen” arrested who thinks the law doesn’t apply to him and he can do whatever he wants. This one stole $20,000 worth of copper wire from a church and then told the police that he doesn’t have to follow “legalese.”

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Jul 17 2014

First They Came For the Carbon Dioxide Molecules

Okay folks, I think we’ve found a Hitler analogy so mind-bogglingly stupid that it could make Godwin pull out a Luger and kill himself. A Princeton professor went on national television and said that scientists are demonizing carbon dioxide just like Hitler demonized the Jews.

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Jul 17 2014

The Death of Pat Buchanan’s America

In his latest column, old-school racist paleo-conservative Pat Buchanan declares that America is “no longer 1 nation, 1 people,” as if we ever were such a thing. But what he means by this is that we have too many brown-skinned people here now and he doesn’t like it one bit.

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Jul 17 2014

The Life of a Woman on Youtube

My friend Gretchen linked to this Jezebel article and noted that this is one of the reasons she hasn’t started a Youtube vlog. If this doesn’t ring true for you, you’re either completely oblivious or downright delusional about the way women are treated online (and offline too).

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Jul 17 2014

Obama is Giving Away 8 States to Mexico!

Well here’s a bizarre right-wing conspiracy I haven’t heard before. According to Dave Hodges, host of the Common Sense Show, President Obama is preparing to give away 8 states to Mexico to form the nation of Aztlan. I’ve heard that part before, but not that Obama is doing to do it.

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Jul 17 2014

FRC VP: Satan Behind Gay Rights

Kenyn Cureton, the Family Research Council’s Vice President of Church Ministries, tells an audience that the “demonized forces of hell” are behind the “homosexual agenda.” We hear this all the time from the anti-gay bigots of the Christian right. This is, quite literally, dehumanizing gay people and those who advocate equality.

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