Doctors Want Dr. Oz Out of Columbia Medical School

In addition to being the host of a TV show on which he routinely promotes all manner of fraudulent quackery, Dr. Oz is also the vice chairman of the surgery department at Columbia University Medical School. A group of doctors has written to Columbia demanding that he be removed from that position. Here’s the text of that letter:
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Dieseltech Owner Tries — and Fails — to Defend Himself

After the uproar over his public declaration that he would refuse to fix the vehicle of anyone who is “openly gay,” the owner of Dieseltec in Grand Rapids posted a lame and dishonest attempt to defend himself to Facebook. He managed to shove a whole lot of stupid and inconsistent into only a few paragraphs.
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The Roots of Right Wing Paranoia

I have long wished there was an online archive of documents from the John Birch Society to search through (there is a big archive at Brown University, but it’s not online and requires permission to access on site). I found one that has some of the early documents and…wow. Here’s what JBS founder Robert Welch said at the first meeting of the national council on Jan. 9, 1960:
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MRA/PUA: Women With Short Hair are Mentally Ill

Several times a week I read something and I wonder to myself how a person this ridiculous and horrible could actually exist. That’s exactly what I thought while reading about MRA/Pickup Artist Roosh V, the guy who said that rape should be legal on private property and now says that women who cut their hair short are mentally ill and hurting society.
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Tancredo Thinks Obama Will Launch Military Strike on Israel

Every day I read claims made by far-right “thinkers” and wonder to myself just how demented, how deranged, how utterly disconnected from reality someone has to be to take such claims seriously. Here’s another example: Tom Tancredo thinks Obama is going to launch a military attack on Israel on behalf of Iran. Seriously.
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Terrorists Don’t Attack US to Not Embarrass Obama

Dan Klein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, went on quite a rant this week on Sandy Rios’ radio show about how Obama is letting terrorists cross the border to destroy America. And he said the only reason the terrorists aren’t attacking is so they don’t embarrass their buddy, President Obama.
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