Barton Even Lies About His Lies Being Vindicated

Warren Throckmorton, who really has become a very important critic of David Barton, notes that Barton is now lying about his previous lies having been shown to be true after all by two lawsuits. I’ve written before about the lawsuit that was settled over the claim that he is “known” for speaking at white supremacist rallies. The second was against a guy who said Barton is an “admitted liar.” Here’s what he has claimed about those two cases:
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The Art of the Christian Self-Aggrandizing Humblebrag

This quote from Gov. Scott Walker is a textbook example of using religion to position yourself politically:

“I’m still trying to decipher if this is God’s calling. You’ve got to be crazy to want to be president of the United States. You’ve got to be crazy. To look at what it does to a person and a family, you’ve got to be crazy. But you should only do it if you feel that God’s called you to get in there and make a difference.”

With that single statement he has told voters three things.

1. That being president is such a terrible thing that if he does decide to run, it can only be because he’s a selfless, dedicated public servant who is willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good.

2. That if he decides to run for president, that proves that God is on his side.

3. That he’s completely full of shit and will pander to the rubes as much as he possibly can.

Chicago Police Officer Tortures Detainees at Gitmo

My former AINN colleague Spencer Ackerman was on the Rachel Maddow Show with a remarkable report on how a Chicago police officer named Richard Zuley was sent to Gitmo to interrogate a detainee, using torture that was directly approved by the White House. And apparently he engaged in much the same conduct while interrogating suspects in Chicago as well.
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Former CBS Reporters Call O’Reilly a Lying Fabulist

A whole bunch of reporters and cameramen for CBS who were in Buenos Aires, Argentina when Bill O’Reilly says he bravely dragged a cameraman to safety after he was injured, which he described as covering the Falkland Islands war, have come forward to say that his version of those events is completely inaccurate.
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Lively: Same-Sex Marriage Will Cause End of the World

When it comes to making hyperbolic predictions about what will happen if he doesn’t get his way, few can match Scott Lively. And you know the man who thinks gay people are responsible for the Nazi Holocaust was going to have some seriously stupid things to say about the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on same-sex marriage. He does not disappoint:
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Warren Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Reason Station’

On Monday, I was exchanging emails with Jeff Seaver, executive director of CFI Michigan, about a lawsuit filed in Warren, Michigan because the city has a “prayer station” in city hall but refused to allow a resident to set up a “reason station.” I’m the chair of the group’s advocacy committee and this is one situation we wanted to keep an eye on.
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Back to Journalism 101 for the Worldnetdaily

Fascist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio already has his own lawsuit against President Obama’s immigration orders but now he’s filed a brief, written by Larry Klayman, in the Texas case in which the judge issued a preliminary injunction against those orders last week. I haven’t read the brief, but I’m sure it’s as inane as Klayman’s briefs always are. Here’s the Worldnetdaily report on it:
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Why Dave Agema Isn’t Going Anywhere

Dave Agema, the incredibly bigoted and ignorant Republican National Committee member from Michigan, has taken a huge amount of criticism from Republican officials, even being censured by the RNC itself. But Susan Demas explains why he isn’t going anywhere: Because he’s highly popular among the Republican rank and file in the state.
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Mack: Loss of State Sovereignty Will Cause Bloodshed

Richard Mack, one of those far-right sheriffs (former sheriff, actually, but he’s now the head of the fringe Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association) is making pretty much the exact same argument used to defend slavery: state’s rights (which do not exist). And if states can’t continue to discriminate against gay people, he says, only bloodshed will fix it.
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