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That Christian love you hear so much about

Via Pharyngula comes this story of the persecution of an 8th grade science teacher in North Carolina, persecution based on the students’ and their parents’ belief that the teacher isn’t a Christian. Here are the facts: Melissa Hussain was suspended from her job teaching 8th grade science after she complained…

The Republican National Committee Enjoys Chicken Fingers

Up until a couple of minutes ago, the RNC’s Facebook page contained this image, uploaded as a fan image: Full image available here. Now, as we all know, MoveOn.org held a user submission contest several years ago where someone uploaded a video comparing Bush to Hitler. It was taken down…

Scenes from an induced misery culture

I’m a day late on “Mad Men”, but will have a review up tomorrow. From Jezebel, I discovered the sort of article that really reveals what Ambrose Bierce meant when he said, “Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves,…

Papa Ratzi to be bombarded with 5 million condoms

Delicious! Pope Benedict XVI triggered yet another scandal when he criticized the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Now the protests are taking an unusual form: The pontiff is about to receive a deluge of condoms by post — gifts from international members of a Facebook…

Handicapping The RNC Chair Race

As if it’s not already… There are currently five people (plus, apparently, whoever wants to wander in off the street) running for the thankless job of sending out blast faxes from Rush Limbaugh to RedState. Oh, excuse me, Twitter updates. They’re so 21st century! Here are the five candidates, and…

Facebook groups: The new YouTube comment threads

It’s almost mystical, isn’t it? Between college classmates who lament the abortion holocaust and midwestern cousins who join a group which includes such sentiments as: America will soon know how good of a president he was and Thank you for being one of the best Presidents America has ever had!…

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