Category Archive: Politics

May 24 2014

Virginia county board says no followers of ‘pre-Christian deities’ allowed to deliver prayers

Virginia county board says no followers of ‘pre-Christian deities’ allowed to deliver prayers (via Raw Story ) County officials in Virginia have apparently violated the constitution by designating which religious leaders can deliver prayers before public meetings, according to the state’s American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU sent a letter Thursday to the…

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Feb 12 2013

Misinformation Works; Dangerously So

Yes; misinformation works. Places like Fox News excel at it. Nutjobs like Pam Geller and her ilk have been very successful at promoting fear of anything associated with Islam. They achieve this by simply lying, and playing into the xenophobia already present in many members of the far-right-wing. I follow someone on Twitter named Joe …

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Feb 10 2013

A Mad Rush

It’s not the rush you’d expect. This one happens to be Erik Rush, and I refer to him as mad not because he’s angry, but because he seems to be rather mentally unhinged. My story begins with a blog post by Ed Brayton. Ed’s post is “Rush: The Commies are Coming, Led by Obama!” The …

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Aug 13 2012

Chris Rodda Debunks David Barton’s Jefferson Lies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqMIOc7afZ0&list=PL5CFC7050BA485613&feature=plpp_play_all

David Barton, the über-right-wing’s darling ‘historian’ is a liar. What’s worse is that he’s a liar for Jesus. He and his ilk will stop at nothing to rewrite the history of our nation to reflect their own ideas about the way things should have been. They long for a place and time that never existed. …

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Jun 09 2012

The Disgusting Hatred of Homosexuals via KRK

Lest we forget that the hatred of people based on their sexuality is not exclusive to fanatics in the United States: For those who may not be able to read the graphic, Mr. Khan tweeted this gem on 21 May 2012: “Today I accept tat if I shall have homosexual son or lesbian daughter then …

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Feb 13 2012

NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion…

The First Amendment and Religion The title of this blog post is from the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” are commonly known as the Establishment Clause. Together with the Free Exercise Clause, they make up what are …

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Jun 26 2011

It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 5

Up now in It’s a Conspiracy!, it’s time to look at the next couple of locations from 13 Places Google Doesn’t Want You To See. Check out Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 for more of the conspiratorial fun. Image № 7: Mobil Oil Corp. in Buffalo NY Here is what Google …

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May 30 2011

Listen to “Packard Pokes At”

For the past several weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a podcast called “Packard Pokes At.” It’s a weekly podcast that covers news, politics, and religion. Each show is about an hour in length. We record the show on Friday evenings at 9:00pm central time. The show is broadcast live on …

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May 20 2011

Christian Supremacy Rears Its Ugly Head

Damon Fowler, a senior at Bastrop High School in Bastrop, Louisiana, is graduating this evening. Many people in his community are wishing that he weren’t graduating, or that he kept his mouth shut, or that he went to school elsewhere, or that he simply didn’t exist. You see; Damon is an atheist. As Damon explained …

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Apr 27 2011

Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

It has recently come to my attention [by way of a post at Dispatches From the Culture Wars] that a group of Christians in the State of California feel that they need to codify their rights to evangelize and spread the gospel because those rights are in grave peril. They think that an amendment to …

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