Future Congressman Loves Fake Founding Fathers Quotes

It has always amused me that right wing politicians who claim to love the Constitution almost invariably know next to nothing about it, and those who pretend to revere the Founding Fathers so much continually use fake quotes from them. Jody Hice, who is going to be the next Republican congressman from Georgia, is no exception.
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AL GOP Chair: Is Obama a Sociopath?

There seems to be no limit to the extreme rhetoric aimed at President Obama, not just from right wing radio hosts and bomb throwers but by powerful Republican officials. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead sent out an email to party members asking whether Obama is a sociopath because he played golf while on vacation.
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Robertson: Gay Teen Needs a Man In His Life to Turn Straight

Another day, another embarrassingly moronic response from Pat Robertson to a question from a 700 Club viewer. This time a woman wrote in to say that her stepson, who lives with his mother, thinks he’s gay. Robertson says being raised by a woman has changed his sexual orientation and he just needs a good man in his life to change him back.
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7th Circuit Appeals Panel Not Buying Anti-Equality Arguments

Earlier this week, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. The panel includes the legendary judge Richard Posner, a libertarian and maybe the single most respected federal judge not on the Supreme Court, and he was clearly not buying the state’s arguments.
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Westboro Baptist Church Now Protesting Has-Beens

Apparently running out of things to protest, the Westboro Baptist Church has announced that they’re going to protest a Goo Goo Dolls concert in Buffalo. The band is probably excited about this because it’s the most attention they’ve gotten in over a decade. I look forward to seeing the WBC go to Branson to protest the equally irrelevant Tony Orlando next.

I’m Enjoying Mark Driscoll’s Fall from Grace

The New York Times did a story the other day about Mars Hill Church founder Mark Driscoll and the avalanche of allegations that have knocked him off his pedestal and may well destroy him and his megachurch career. Plagiarism and shady schemes to get his book on the bestseller list were just the beginning of his troubles:
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Swanson’s Ridiculous Take on Non-Discrimination Laws

Kevin Swanson Generations Radio is not the sharpest bulb in the sign, that’s been obvious for a long, long time. But even by his standards, his recent rant against anti-discrimination laws was particularly idiotic. He seems to think that non-discrimination laws protect the right to kill people and rape children.
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Kerry Won’t Fight Terrorists Because He’s Pro-Choice

We’re used to some seriously daffy claims from David Barton and his radio co-host Rick Green, but the one they launched into on their show on Monday is particularly baffling. They seem to think that Obama and Kerry won’t fight against the terrorists (you know, the ones they’re bombing the shit out of right now) because they support reproductive rights.
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