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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31 2012

FYI Republicans: Tocqueville Was Actually Insulting America When He Referred to it Being “Exceptional”

If a drinking game had been made out of Republicans calling America “exceptional” at the RNC, the hospitals would have been full of people with alcohol poisoning this week. Unfortunately, and a bit embarrassingly, what these exceptional Americans don’t seem to realize is that the term “American exceptionalism” actually comes from an insult to America, …

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Aug 26 2012

Sunday Funnies: Special ‘You Really Should Have Left That Fresco Alone’ Edition

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I’m assuming by now everyone has heard about the well-intentioned elderly parishioner in Spain who attempted to restore a deteriorating fresco of Jesus at her church, with results that were … well … probably not quite what she expected.   When I first saw this story, the first thought that went through my mind was, …

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Aug 19 2012

Sunday Funnies

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Aug 17 2012

David Barton Tells Glenn Beck a More Obvious Lie to Refute the Refutation of a Less Obvious Lie

On Thursday’s episode of Glenn Beck’s web-based GBTV show, Beck’s guest was none other than pseudo-historian David Barton, who, as everybody knows by now, just got his bestselling book The Jefferson Lies pulled by Christian publisher Thomas Nelson. Barton was on Beck’s show to refute the critics and save face with his followers. (And Beck …

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Aug 14 2012

Does Rick Green Think MRFF is Freakin’ Voldermort?

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So, David Barton’s henchman Rick Green posted another post on his blog today. In this one he claims to want to have a scholarly debate, and, of course, the best way to have an objective scholarly debate is always to attempt to completely discredit any opponent with ad-hominem attacks beforehand. In his latest, titled, Let’s Get …

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Aug 14 2012

Rick Green Has Posted My Comment!

Well done, minions, well done!     Link to Rick Green’s post where I commented … stay tuned …

Aug 12 2012

Sunday Funnies

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The Sunday Funnies are a bit late this week, but I was kind of busy last night.   .  

Aug 12 2012

Will Barton’s Minion Rick Green “Have Time” to Post to this Comment?

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I have just submitted a second comment to Barton’s mouthpiece Rick Green, this one giving one specific example of a lie in Barton’s book. This is precisely what Mr. Green asked for. From his second post: “I’m still looking for specific examples. I’m not going to post ridiculous, unrelated, illogical ramblings, but I will gladly …

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Aug 12 2012

This is Rick Green’s Promised Response to My Acceptance of His Challenge?

David Barton’s minion Rick Green has not posted my comment on his earlier blog post accepting his challenge to show specifics proving that Barton is a liar, and it doesn’t appear that he is going to. Instead, he has written a second post. Here’s Green’s reason for not posting my comment accepting his challenge: “I’m not …

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Aug 12 2012

Barton’s Minion Rick Green Responds — Sort Of

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Deborah Beeksma of God Discussion posted a little post on her blog about Barton’s radio co-host Rick Green not approving my comment on his blog post. Deborah’s post is now #1 on Google News if you search on David Barton.     Apparently this caused a bit of discomfort for Mr. Green, who posted the following …

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