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FOX news Iraq war anniversary coverage

I'd say it's unbelievable, but it's FOX, so you won't be surprised.

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/03/19/foxs-bolling-iraq-war-was-the-smartest-thing-ge/193131

Sarah Palin's arrested development

Hate to say it, but I almost miss Palin's grade school humor. Actually, in her pathetic attempts to remain relevant she's almost pre-school now. The stopping to take a big gulp at CPAC was classic. The "Obama's all drama" line was clever. (see the rhyme scheme there?). A teleprompter joke. A little boob humor. And the sensational, "More background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President -- should've started with yours."

She just kills, doesn't she? And to think, all this comedic brilliance could have been a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Parents surprised by offspring coming out?

Almost posted this morning a remark about Rob Portman changing his tune about gay marriage after his son announced, at 18, that he was gay. This just mystifies me. I know that our children are not always open books to us, but I can't fathom how you don't know your child's sexual orientation for 18 years. This dad, in another DU post, wasn't caught unaware. The post inspired me to comment. Wonder what others think.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022511486#post26

Religion Hits Low Point

Religion Among Americans Hits Low Point, As More People Say They Have No Religious Affiliation: Report

The number of Americans who claim to have no religious affiliation is the highest it has ever been since data on the subject started being collected in the 1930s, new research has found.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/religion-america-decline-low-no-affiliation-report_n_2867626.html


I SOOOOOOO don't give a spit

about the next Pope, and SO resent the media operating under the assumption that you absolutely MUST give a shit.

O'Reilly is cracking up

His Monday night meltdown was among his worst. I think something's going on with the guy. Maybe the ratings?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/oreilly-bull-blank-alan-colmes_n_2815481.htmlI

I LOVE me some Joe Biden

Hearing that our VP has an F rating from the NRA, and is tasked with working on proposed gun control legislation, just thrills me. This is exactly the right man for the job.

In light of Ann Coulter's latest remark:

"Michigan has become a state like Cuba," I'm proposing a new word. Help me refine the definition. Possibilities are almost limitless.
coul’ ter

— verb. coulter – to make loud, forceful and angry commentary for the purpose of shocking the public and insulting particular groups or individuals. Example: She coulters 9/11 widows, Muslims, and gays with impunity.

— noun. 1. coulter – a person unredeemed by ordinary moral, ethical, and social sensibilities. Example: Todd Akin is an idiot and a coulter.

— noun. 2. coulter - the caustic, venomous sputum ejected from such a person, often landing on newspapers and websites, and frequently injuring innocent bystanders. Example: Scalia’s coulter is all over the headlines this morning.


Antonin Scalia Defends Legal Writings Some View As Offensive, Anti-Gay

Source: Huffington Post

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay.Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder.

"I don't think it's necessary, but I think it's effective," Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.

Scalia has been giving speeches around the country to promote his new book, "Reading Law," and his lecture at Princeton comes just days after the court agreed to take on two cases that challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Some in the audience who had come to hear Scalia speak about his book applauded but more of those who attended the lecture clapped at freshman Duncan Hosie's question.

"It's a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the `reduction to the absurd,'" Scalia told Hosie of San Francisco during the question-and-answer period. "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"

Scalia said he is not equating sodomy with murder but drawing a parallel between the bans on both.

Then he deadpanned: "I'm surprised you aren't persuaded."


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/antonin-scalia-book-tour-legal-writings-antigay_n_2274413.html

Confused over God's politics

Full disclosure: I'm agnostic. So maybe I don't get it. But many of my Facebook fans, after posting short warnings of the apocalyptic results of another 4 years of Obama, are urging others to pray for a Romney win. What I can't figure out is where the believer goes, intellectually, in the event that doesn't happen.
Is it? (a) We didn't pray hard enough, or enough of us didn't pray. (b) God is actually a Democrat (c) God doesn't do politics, (c) The devil prevailed on this one, or (d) Geez, something else.

Whatever it is it seems to be to take the same kind of mental, and moral, gymnastics required when the team you prayed for doesn't win the World Series. Oh well.
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