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April 27th, 2022 - 2:07 pm § in Politics, Religion

GOP candidate wants Dr. Fauci shot

John R. Bennett, an Oklahoma pastor (photo, left; bio here), told a cheering crowd of Republicans that Dr. Anthony Fauci should be shot. Bennett previously has said Hillary Clinton should be shot, and has called Oklahoma state agencies “terrorists” simply for pointing out that budget cut[...]

April 1st, 2022 - 8:15 pm § in Politics, Racism, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Treating LGBQT people like humans isn’t a “political issue”

“A gay Ohio substitute teacher was fired last week after handing out Pride bracelets to high school students, the latest example of LGBTQ discussion in schools sparking controversy amid heated debates in school boards and states around the country,” CNN reported on Friday, April 1, 2022 [...]

March 30th, 2022 - 12:10 pm § in Religion, Science

Hubble finds a very old star

It’s the most distant star astronomers have ever seen, “a super-hot, super-bright giant that formed nearly 13 billion years ago at the dawn of the cosmos,” about 900 million years after the Big Bang, Huffington Post says (read story here), adding, “But this luminous blue star[...]

March 19th, 2022 - 5:32 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Religion

Judge allows lawsuit against gay marriage license refuser

Kim Davis (photo, left) thinks her personal beliefs supersede the law and displace other people’s legal rights. She’s lost that argument at the ballot box and in the courts (see, e.g., previous story here), and just lost again. A judge has ruled two gay couples can sue her for refusing t[...]

March 15th, 2022 - 6:40 pm § in Politics, Religion, Science

Here’s GOP candidate’s “proof” evolution isn’t real

“At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?” No. Science never said “man came from apes.” But that’s what GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker told a congregation on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (story here), adding for good measure, “If that is true” (it i[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 12:54 am § in Foreign Affairs, Humor, Religion, Russia

What’s with Putin’s long tables?

This is new; he hasn’t held meetings this way before (photo, left). The media’s typical explanation is that so-and-so hasn’t been tested for Covid-19, or something like that (see, e.g., story here). However, there are other possibilities. It’s well known that Putin is paranoi[...]

December 21st, 2021 - 6:51 pm § in Religion

Utah’s richest person quits Mormon church and donates to LGBQT group

Jeff Green, a Microsoft alumnus and billionaire data entrepreneur (photo; not to be confused with flashy Florida billionaire Jeff Greene, they’re different people), has quit the Mormon church, which he accuses in a scathing resignation letter of “doing harm in the world.” Green has[...]

December 13th, 2021 - 8:43 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

How to make school prayer legal

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (photo below), a Republican, is pushing a bill that “would require public school districts to provide a daily moment of silence for ‘voluntary prayer, reflection, meditation, or other quiet, respectful activity,'” the tabloid Daily Mail reported on Mon[...]

November 28th, 2021 - 1:51 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Religion

Making sense of “MAGA” and the politics of unreason

Retired professor and book author Bill Schneider explains (here) the Republican Party “is becoming a cult” based on the “MAGA” values espoused by Trump. This isn’t new. “Right-wing extremism,” he says, “dates back to the earliest days of the country.&#[...]

November 26th, 2021 - 5:19 pm § in Politics, Religion

Cable snaps on Rep. Boebert’s elevator joke

Crash! Boom! Thud! Rep. Lauren Boebert’s elevator joke (watch it below) fell down the shaft and landed with a sickening bang. The video leaked (helpful hint: they always do). Now, after getting caught, Boebert (R-CO) is scrambling to apologize to the Muslim congresswoman she insinuated is a te[...]