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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 30 2013

Sunday School for atheists

Viruses are pretty sneaky. But researchers are now using them to implant a very different and far more benign payload. This isn’t a miracle, this is science.

Jun 28 2013

Fall to your knees … and pray the gay away again

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All ye good and true Americans, heed the command of Tony Perkins and his small government ideology — except when the government is in the bedroom enforcing modern-day Puritism. Hark, though the SCOTUS decision does not force states to recognize gay marriage, and Perkins tries to celebrate this crushing defeat divine victory, we still must …

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Jun 27 2013

WTF is accurate intercourse?

Welcome to my world, Texas, it’s a whole ‘nother country! Politically we’re highly diverse with growing enclaves of progressives and swelling ranks of disenfranchised former conservatives and independents. The two faster growing groups in that latter category are Latinos and women. For obvious reasons, powerful elements in the GOP would like to essentially enslave both …

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Jun 27 2013

Rick Perry tries to school Wendy Davis from his Bible meet up

Texas Governor Rick Perry appearing at a fundamentalist nat’l right to life event concerned trolled state senator Wendy Davis this week after her successful filibuster of his favorite chestnut policies. I.e., regulating women’s health services clinics out of existence and making abortion illegal after 20 weeks for any reason. That kind of willful ignorance and …

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Jun 27 2013

Best bet to meet a special someone is on the Intertoobz

When it comes to relationships, many feel if it wasn’t for bad luck they’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on end. But Cranach at Patheos directs us to better odds:

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Jun 27 2013

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no one is following you

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Seems a secret group with hidden motives has been quietly signing up to monitor dozens of prominent atheists on Twitter — I knew I was being followed! We even have a pic of the perps above! Clearly, they’re dangerous subversives. Well, before this turns into a massive scandal orchestrated from the Oval Office, it turns …

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Jun 26 2013

DoD moves forward with same sex benefits

It’s been a whirlwind day in many respects, but the one really firing people up the most is the DOMA ruling. SecDef Chuck Hagel says work on getting full benefits to same sex couples will begin immediately:

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Jun 26 2013

Draft Wendy Davis for Texas governor’s race

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In January we found Wendy Davis trailing Rick Perry just 47-41 despite- at that time- pretty low name recognition — @ppppolls The lady who held social conservatives at bay in Texas last night is now the subject of a Netroots-based draft movement to put her in the governor’s race in 2014. Check out some highlights …

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Jun 26 2013

Jesus “weeps” over DOMA

Zombie candidate and eternal right-wing pundit Mike Huckabee knows a thing or two about Jesus. The former Arkansas governor doesn’t think his Lord and Savoir is perturbed by tax cuts for zillionaires, sweetheart contracts for war profiteers, or budget cuts for those struggling with the real world consequences of Huckabee’s fave policies. But when it …

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Jun 26 2013

SCOTUS rules DOMA unconstitutional

9:04 AM PT: The Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law allowing Federal and state governments to discriminate against legally married same-sex couples, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has ruled. It’s a 5-4 ruling. Roberts and Scalia and dissent. Kennedy has written the ruling. The focus is equal protection. 9:03 AM PT: SCOTUSblog: “DOMA is …

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