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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 22 2012

Bacon sparks hate crime investigation in NYC & thougtful discussion at FTB

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There’s a lot of wacky claims made by religion and the jihad against bacon, sweet salty innocent bacon, is one result. FWIW, I like bacon, I think bacon tastes good on everything including ice cream. But some wayward bacon left in a New York City park before the Muslim holiday Ramadan raised concerns over religious intimidation:

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Aug 21 2012

The religious elephant in the rape room

The GOP elephant in the rape room is this: among the socially conservative base of the Republican Party is a core group of faith-based misogynists who believe 1) women lie about being raped, and 2) that it’s the women’s fault when she gets raped. The code words and dog whistles about “forcible rape” and the jihad against birth control …

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Aug 21 2012

GOP to Akin: You are screwing up our agenda to screw over women

So Paul forcible-rape Ryan and friends called on Todd legitimate-rape Akin to drop out of the race. Otherwise, their plans to cut further taxes on conservative zillionaires by fucking over women will be endangered by Akin’s untimely quip about one branch of wingnut pseudoscience used to fuck over women. So far Akin has declined to drop out, and if he does the evangelical …

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Aug 20 2012

Todd Akin sits on the House Science Committee

It’s amazing, and yet all too predictable. Rep Todd Akin, the same guy who seems to have bought into wingnut pseudoscience that insists women who are raped can somehow selectively prevent or abort any resulting pregnancy, sits on the House freaking Science Committee. And the good news is, he may stay there, because his bid …

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Aug 20 2012

It’s “God’s shield”

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Update: The WH responds  and it’s good to see dems hitting the GOP over the head with their own culture war club. Akin’s comment in which he accidentally told what he really thinks, known in teaparty circles as misspeaking, didn’t come out of nowhere. Just as teajihadists have their own creationist pseudo-biology and their own evangelical pseudo-history, they also …

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Aug 20 2012

Romney to Founding Fathers: You didn’t build that

Speaking in front of a dazed and confused grassroots conservative crowd today, Mitt Romney waded into the usual rhetorical gumbo so favored by the right, saying that America was the best economy in the world because of our freedom, and he mentioned that good ole chestnut, ‘rights don’t come from government, they come from God-eh’! Now, elementary …

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Aug 19 2012

Ryan-Romney forced to respond to ‘Legit Rape’ comments

Rep. Akin’s stupid remarks about legitimate rape versus whatever the hell he thinks another kind might be has raged through the media and will be front and center tomorrow. Naturally, Ryan-Romney distanced themselves, with bold and forceful timidity, saying they don’t agree with Akin:

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Aug 19 2012

Conservative lawmaker thinks victims of “legit rape” never get pregnant

War on women, what war on women? (Looks around wildly for invisible war on women made up by democratic commies) Oh wait, this might be it!

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Aug 19 2012

Texas, August, Hell & Reprieve

Texas in August, it’s a bleak, sizzling time of year. There’s really nothing good about it. After 90 days of blistering sun even local lakes and swimming pools are reaching for near body temperature. Short of a few springs and river bottoms stirred up by turnover or dams,  there’s no relief outside of air-conditioned shelters or a nice walk in …

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Aug 18 2012

Did I mention Curiosity has a laser?

And not just any old wimpy office presentation pointer laser, either. No, Cursiotiy’s ChemCam system includes ba serious, rock vaporaizing weapons grade zap gun intended to examine samples at the molevular level. Or fend off tentacled monsters with a thirst for human blood:

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