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Beck ‘historian’ David Barton: Illiteracy rates higher because students lack ‘fear of the Lord’

A so-called “historian,” who conservative radio host Glenn Beck has hired to teach at his online university, recently argued that scientists needed a “fear of the Lord” to do their job, and students’ test scores would increase if schools had “a daily Bible reading.” During Tuesday’s Education a Higher Calling…

Florida man cites ‘Bush doctrine’ after pre-emptive killing of neighbors at Labor Day cookout

Lawyers for a Florida man this week cited President George W. Bush’s pre-emptive war in Iraq and the “Bush Doctrine” as a defense after their client killed two neighbors and attempted to kill a third on Labor Day. Florida Today reported on Wednesday that attorney’s for William T. Woodward had…

Tulsa school sends girl home because ‘dreadlocks’ and ‘afros’ are too distracting

A father in Oklahoma said this week that he was forced to pull his daughter out of classes after the charter school she was attending sent her home for having the wrong hairstyle. Terrance Parker told KOKI that he is a barber and he always made sure that his 7-year-old…

Rumsfeld dismisses Obama as the ‘so-called commander-in-chief’

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama’s leadership had been so lacking on the issue of Syria that he only deserved the title of “so-called commander-in-chief.” “The essence of leadership, really, is clarity and a vision, and there hasn’t been one,” Rumsfeld told the…

Ted Cruz: Obama shouldn’t use U.S. military as ‘Al-Qaeda’s air force’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested this week that President Barack Obama would be using the U.S. military as “Al-Qaeda’s air force” if he went forward with plans to strike Syria over the use of chemical weapons. Joe Pags, who was guest hosting Glenn Beck’s radio show on Tuesday, asked the…

Right-wing attorney: ‘Clownish’ transgender people the ‘laughing stock’ of the LGBT movement

The heads of a conservative law firm believe that transgender individuals are “clownish” and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell encouraged gay soldiers to rape their colleagues. Wednesday during their “Faith and Freedom” video series on YouTube, Mat Staver and Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel discussed the transformation…

Bill Nye cast on ‘Dancing with the Stars’: ‘It’s all physics!’

ABC announced on Wednesday that Bill Nye “The Science Guy” had been cast to star in the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. During an event on Good Morning America, the network revealed that Nye would be paired with Burlesque actress and dancer Tyne Stecklein. “I surprise myself,” Nye…

Boston mayor under fire after saying he would ‘blow up’ Detroit

Boston Mayor Tom Menino apologized this week after saying that he would like to go to Detroit and “blow up the place.” In an recent interview with The New York Times, Menino had been asked how he would handle Detroit’s bankruptcy if he were mayor. “I’d blow up the place…

Christian radio host: Military’s ‘homosexual takeover’ could doom attack on Syria

A Christian radio host warned on Monday that a strike on Syria could be doomed to fail because of a “homosexual takeover” of the U.S. military. The American Family Association’s Sandy Rios told her listeners that she opposed an attack on Syria because it was “the nature” of Secretary of…

Cleveland man sentenced to hold ‘idiot’ sign for threatening police

A man in Cleveland wore a sign describing himself as an “idiot” on Labor Day as punishment for calling 911 and threatening police officers. Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr in May ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign that read, “I apologize to…

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