Dan Johnson

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I’m Back… Or Something

Blogosphere forgive me, for I have sinned. It’s been three and a half years since my last blog post. Yeah, it’s been a while. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say (my Twitter feed provides that evidence), but I just didn’t have much I wanted to write at length. Today I decided to …

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Marriage Equality!

Liberty and Justice

It’s official!! President Obama looking at Fox News like… pic.twitter.com/7Q13njTL79 — Xavier (@Rev_Xavier) June 26, 2015 Dang, universal healthcare AND gay marriage in America by 2015 pic.twitter.com/tVou0FXMDM — Ryan Broderick (@broderick) June 26, 2015 Fox News and the Neocons* so silly… [*Dibs on band name!] pic.twitter.com/q2bMQmcyPe — Dan J (@RelUnrelated) June 26, 2015 Anti-SSM peeps: …

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Kirby Delauter: Clueless Ignoramus

Kirby Delauter, who represents District 5 on the Frederick County, Maryland County Council has provided evidence that he truly doesn’t have a clear grasp of reality. It starts with a newspaper reporter and a brief article. Bethany Rodgers is a reporter for the Frederick News-Post in Frederick County, Maryland. She wrote an article, Shreve raises …

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Why Do These Guys Get A Free Pass?

It certainly isn’t the first time I’ve seen a headline like this: Seating Dispute Delays Another Flight to Israel If these had been Muslim men refusing to sit next to women, they would most likely have been held at gunpoint by the TSA until the FBI arrived to take them into custody. If they had …

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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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Keystone B-1 16mm Movie Camera

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Vintage Cameras Over the past year or so, I’ve been putting together a collection of vintage cameras. I don’t view them as any kind of “investment.” I enjoy cleaning them up and making minor repairs when they need them. They look neat, too. A few of them aren’t really fit to be used any more, …

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Doing and Being

I’ve not blogged in quite a long while. It’s not due to any lack of things I want to write about, certainly. Every day brings something that catches my attention enough that I want to express my thoughts about it. I even start writing posts once in a while, but the drafts never seem to …

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The Tide Has Turned

It was refreshing to read this article at the Rhode Island Public Radio web site this evening: Algiere, Bates join RI Senate GOP bloc in backing bill favored by same-sex marriage supporters. This marks the first time that a partisan state legislative caucus has expressed unanimous backing for a bill in support of same-sex marriage. …

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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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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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