Another ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Goes to Court

Another Christian “sovereign citizen” who thinks he’s exempt from the laws because God says so is in court. This time it’s a business owner who thinks that he doesn’t have to pay taxes like everyone else. His lawyer acknowledges that he was wrong, but says he believed it so that’s all that matters.
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Gohmert: I’m Rubber and You’re Glue!

Louis Gohmert went on Glenn Beck’s show and made a monumentally stupid claim that because two female nurses have been infected by Ebola in Texas, this shows that the Democrats have declared war on women. Because, of course, it’s official Democratic party policy and has nothing to do with the fact that the hospital, which has nothing to do with Democrats, didn’t have proper procedures in place to handle an Ebola case.
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Cotton: People Loved Being Denied Healthcare!

Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for the Senate from Arkansas, has a habit of saying egregiously stupid and dishonest things, but his claim during a campaign debate that those with pre-existing conditions just loved being thrown into high-risk insurance pools where they were still routinely denied coverage before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
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Lively Stars in Russian Anti-Gay Documentary

Deranged anti-gay bigot Scott Lively vacillates between bragging about his role in spreading anti-gay laws overseas and claiming that he has nothing to do with them (when he’s responding to a lawsuit filed against him), but it will be hard to play down his starring role in a Russian documentary claiming that gay people are evil and that God wants them punished.
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Klayman Files His New Lawsuit

As promised, Larry Klayman has filed his latest lawsuit, which retired con law prof Howard Friedman calls “rather bizarre.” It’s every bit as ridiculous as one might predict. Klayman argues in the complaint that President Obama is deliberately letting Ebola into the country to aid his “infected fellow Africans” and “American Muslim ISIS suicide terrorists.”
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Georgia School to Remove Bible Verses From Monument

Remember a couple weeks ago when the American Humanist Association sent a letter to a Georgia school about a monument the school had at the football field with Bible verses on it that the players all touched on their way to the field? The school board voted to remove or cover those verses on the monument.
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Anti-Gay Nevada Lawyers Accuse 9th Circuit of Conspiracy

Lawyers for a private group that is defending Nevada’s law against same-sex marriage (the state decided not to defend it any longer) are asking for an en banc rehearing by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down that law last week along with a similar law in Idaho. They’ve got a curious strategy, to say the least. They’re accusing the appeals court of a conspiracy against them:
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Now McCain Wants an ‘Ebola Czar’

After previously attacking President Obama for naming “czars” (which are nothing of the sort, of course, they’re just special advisers), John McCain is now demanding that he name an “Ebola czar” to oversee the government’s response to the illness that has now spread to the United States in a very limited fashion.
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