Need Some Design Help

To my readers with artistic talent: I need something designed for a t-shirt and bumper sticker and I’m hoping someone can help me out. What I need is a graphic with a set of hands on it with stigmata. In fact, it would be better if it was two separate graphics, one left hand and one right hand. I’d love them to look like a pencil sketch of the hands with a red stigmata on each, kind of angled with the right hand tilted to the right and the left hand tilted to the left (I hope that makes sense). If anyone has time and talent and can put a graphic together for me, I’d really appreciate it. You can email it to me here. Thanks.

Dean Doesn’t Understand First Amendment

Remember when Bradlee Dean did a school assembly in Dunkerton, Iowa and delivered what was really a sermon full of lies about gay people and lots of other things? Well he’s going back to the town now to give a talk at the city library, where he promises to clear up “misconceptions” about what he said (which is on video, so we know exactly what he said). Apparently, the city tried to keep him from speaking at the library as well:
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Christian Prof Doesn’t Say Jesus a Muslim

The Worldnutdaily does its usual job of distorting the truth with this article about a Christian professor who thinks Jesus’ focus on social justice is similar to the focus of much of the Quran. But since that doesn’t sound outrageous enough, WND distorts that and says that the professor “says Jesus was Muslim.” The lie is in the very first sentence:
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Olson Claims Roberts Switch Leaked Before Ruling

Walter Olson of the Cato Institute is a legal scholar I have long respected a lot and often cited. He’s an advocate of marriage equality and generally a very reasonable guy. But I think this op-ed piece about the Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling is rather irresponsible in its speculation that Roberts’ change of position had leaked to Washington insiders. The evidence he gives for that claim is pretty thin, to say the least:
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Beck to ‘Restore Love’ With Help of Hateful Liars

Glenn Beck is planning another big rally called Restoring Love, to be held at Texas Stadium on July 28. And he plans to restore love with the help of a sizable group of hateful bigots and liars, including David Barton (who wouldn’t know the truth if if crawled up his pantleg, perched on his ass and yodeled the Ave Maria). And he’s hardly alone:
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Kamal Saleem’s Tall Tales

Kamal Saleem, who lives here in Michigan and claims to be an ex-terrorist, has been telling breathless tales of his adventures as a seven year old bad guy — yes, seven years old — on Mat Staver’s radio show. I suspect these stories are as reliable as his others have been, which are doubtful at best. As Right Wing Watch puts it, he’s the Forrest Gump of the wingnut set, claiming to have been involved in every terrorist plot since the sacking of Rome. Here’s a particularly ridiculous story about him running guns into Israel at 8 years old and getting into a firefight with the Israeli military.
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Paterno, Penn St. Officials Engaged in Cover Up

8 months ago, Penn State University asked former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh to do an investigation of who knew about Jerry Sandusky’s rape of children and what they did about it. Freeh’s report is now out and PSU probably isn’t going to like the answers. The report concludes that nearly everyone at Penn State, including Joe Paterno and the PSU leadership, engaged in a 14 year cover up of those crimes.
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The Result of McCotter’s Resignation

Thad McCotter’s sudden resignation from the House — the political equivalent of stomping his feet, taking his ball and going home — has not only left the people in his district without representation in Congress, it’s also costing money to have an emergency election to fill his seat for a whopping two months. Jeff Wattrick has the details:
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Family Planning Saves Money

Here’s a video from the Texas Tribune that looks at how the cuts to contraception, family planning and preventative care in Texas end up costing the state far more than covering family planning would have cost in the first place. When the religious right claims to be fiscal conservatives, that’s nonsense; they’re just moral authoritarians.
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