Another Amazing Worldnutdaily Conspiracy

Since the autopsy showed that Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure, thus robbing them of the predictable “Obama had him killed” position they had been helping to promote, the Worldnutdaily has a new story, full of dark implications, to tell: One of the techs at the coroner’s office has now died. And that must mean … well, something. And they’ll leave it to their paranoid and irrational readers to make the leap:
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The Know-Nothing Torture Advocates

As a new book by the man who erased the tapes of 90 CIA interrogations restarts the torture debate, Matthew Alexander — the lead investigator who helped find Zarqawi in Iraq — writes at the Huffington Post about the differences between torture advocates and opponents. Like the fact that the opponents have actually participated in interrogations:
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Is Nothing Too Far for Michigan Republicans?

The Republican party took control of the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010, riding the Tea Party wave into power, and since then there seems to be almost no policy so vile that they would not seek to pass it. The latest outrage is a provision in a bill that would punish universities if anyone at the school works with pro-labor groups in any protest against a business — even one that is breaking the law and violating people’s rights.
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Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Farah v Wurzlebacher

Pop the popcorn, kids, it’s wingnut on wingnut crime time again. This time it’s Joseph Farah of the Worldnutdaily vs (Not) Joe the (Not) Plumber. NJNP, as I will henceforth call him in this post, told CBN that Obama was blessed by God to become president after leaving Islam for Christianity, and that makes them brothers:
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The Worldnutdaily Lauds Own Greatness

The Worldnutdaily’s Joe Kovacs writes all about why he left the mainstream media to join Joseph Farah’s merry band of idiots and lunatics, the first in what they promise is a whole series of such posts to celebrate their 15th anniversary. And this is really funny stuff. You see, Joe used to run some local TV stations. And he once met Peter Jennings. So he was a Very Important Journalist. But then he realized that his job was boring and his colleagues were bad journalists:
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Adelson Wants to Keep Campaign Donations Secret

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire gambling maven who contributed more than $20 million to the pro-Gingrich Super PAC, plans to give more money to Republican PACs during this election cycle. After that, he says, he’s going to start contributing to groups that don’t have to disclose where the money came from. Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun reports:
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Senate Passes VAWA Reauthorization

The Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which has been credited with significantly increasing the number of women willing to report domestic violence. The House has yet to take up the bill, but it will be much more difficult to pass there. But I had to laugh at how CBS News framed the vote:
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The Fake War on Secularism

It’s rather amusing to me to listen to the wingnuts spew invective about “secular progressives” as if we actually had some huge influence over legislators. We could only dream of the kind of power and influence they think we have. Rick Perlstein has an article in Rolling Stone about the right’s phony war on secularism, or secular humanism. It begins with this anecdote:
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