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Jul 23 2014

Barton Preaches Theocracy in Ukraine

Glenn Beck recently claimed that his good friend, fake historian David Barton, had been invited to give his usual lecture full of lies to politicians in a former Soviet republic. Now Barton has revealed that it was in the Ukraine, where he told them how to base their entire country on the Bible.
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Jul 23 2014

Wingnut Xenophobe: Death Too Good for Obama

Stephen Steinlight is a senior policy analyst for bigoted anti-immigration group the Center for Immigration Studies. He likes to speak to Tea Party groups. And he likes to tell them that not only should Obama be impeached, being drawn and quartered is too good for him.
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Jul 23 2014

Akin: My Stupid Statement Was Part of ‘Spiritual Warfare’

Todd Akin is still on a tour promoting his new book and he’s still saying really, really dumb things in interviews. Now he says that his inane statement about women’s bodies having the ability to “shut down” to prevent pregnancy during rape was all part of the “intense war” on evil he was fighting.
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Jul 23 2014

Kluwe Vindicated, Vikings Playing CYA

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken gay rights activist, accused the Vikings’ special teams coach of saying that gay people should be killed during a meeting and he has now been entirely vindicated in that accusation. But the Vikings are playing a furious game of cover-your-ass and pretending that everything’s fine.
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Jul 23 2014

WND Dominionist Runs for Office on ‘Freedom’ Platform

The Worldnetdaily’s Molotov Mitchell is running for the state legislature in North Carolina and his employer is pulling out the stops to promote his candidacy on their “news” site. Hilariously, and ridiculously, Mitchell says he’s running a platform of privacy and freedom.
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Jul 23 2014

Amid Drought, CA Couple Faces Fine for Not Using Enough Water

California is in the middle of a historic drought that is straining water supplies so much that the state has now ordered mandatory restrictions on unnecessary water usage. At the same time, cities are fining people for not using enough water to keep their lawn green.
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Jul 23 2014

Ken Ham’s Idiotic Bleatings About SETI

It seems that there is nothing that Ken Ham’s cartoonishly simplistic ideas about what his enemies believe can’t explain. Charles Darwin has invaded everything, according to Ham, even forcing us to look for evidence of extra-terrestrial life.
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Jul 23 2014

Ramtha the Racist Cult Leader

Susy Buchanan has a story at Alternet about JZ Knight, the ridiculous con artist who has become very wealthy telling people that she’s channeling the voice of a 35,000 year old warrior named Ramtha. It seems some video leaked of a drunken Knight going on a bigoted rant about Jews, Mexicans and gay people.
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Jul 22 2014

Farah’s High Opinion of Himself

Joseph Farah, amusingly, actually thinks he’s a journalist. And not just a journalist, but a groundbreaking, innovate thinker in the field of journalism. And he’d like to tell you all about it in his latest column that pretends to give you the “shocking truth about the big media.”
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Jul 22 2014

No Religious Exemption in Obama Anti-Discrimination Order

President Obama is set to release a new executive order forbidding discrimination against LGBT people for companies that get federal contracts and the White House announced that it will not contain any exemptions for religious beliefs by the company’s owners.
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Jul 22 2014

Chuck Norris: Anti-Vaxxer

Chuck Norris believes so many astonishingly stupid things that it certainly should come as no surprise that he’s apparently also an anti-vaxxer. In his latest Worldnetdaily column, he claims that vaccines are the cause of allergies and says some seriously dumb things along the way.
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Jul 22 2014

Man Threatens to Kill Miami-Dade Councilmembers

An obviously disturbed extremist wearing a t-shirt opposing infamous right wing bugaboo Agenda 21 appeared before the Miami-Dade County Commission and threatened to kill every one of the members, saying the Constitution gives him the right to do so if they sell his home after he failed to pay fines for environmental damage.
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Jul 22 2014

Jesus Took the Wheel; You’ll Totally Believe What Happened Next

A woman in Ft. Wayne is in jail after running over a motorcyclist because, she said, God told her out of the blue that he would take over the driving. I think she may be taking that “God is my co-pilot” bumper sticker just a little bit too literally.
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Jul 22 2014

Education: The Process of Disillusionment

On Saturday, I had lunch at the Humanism at Work conference with Greta Christina and her brother and I mentioned my recent reunion with my old French teacher and that he had told me, when I went off to college, that “education is the process of disillusionment.”

When I brought that up, Greta made a really interesting comment that had never occurred to me, which is that we use the word “disillusionment” or “disillusioned” as a negative thing. When people use it, it’s usually in the context of terrible disappointment — “I was an activist on issue X, but then I just became so disillusioned.” But as skeptics and rationalists, shouldn’t disillusionment be a positive thing? Losing one’s illusions about the world is one of our primary goals, isn’t it?

Jul 22 2014

Farah Just Can’t Understand a Civil Rights Movement

Joseph Farah is confused. Pointing to a recent CDC survey that found about 3% of Americans identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual, he demands to know why gay people get so much attention these days because he simply doesn’t understand why they don’t only get 3% of the attention.
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