Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Daily Blend: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.)

Ever feel like you’re stuck in a microcosm, like little Sims? Just waiting for a temperamental gamer god to delete all the doors and set the house on fire …

  • Why Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) [pictured] and his faith are one and the same, and also why he is therefore simply unfit for elected public office if he is unable to separate superstitious piety from his political work.
    (via Friendly Atheist)

  • Border-jumpers’ newest problem: assault-rifle-toting neo-Nazis who’ve taken border patrol into their own loathsome hands. This cannot end well for anyone.
    (via Dispatches From the Culture Wars)

  • Missouri Republican-dominated legislature decides to tackle on those big, pressing issues, like … banning strip clubs.
    (via The Agitator)

  • So it’s both sides of an argument who are afflicted with confirmation bias? Yeah, that’s new and shocking.
    (via The Agitator)

  • What is it with Bill O’Reilly actually making sense and defending President Obama from unjust attacks these days?
    (via @daveweigel)

  • An elderly Washington woman agreed to let drug-investigating cops in only if they agreed not to hurt her dog. So, naturally, they proceeded to ransack her home, find the locked-in dog and shoot it dead.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: “Feeling sorry for BP is just GOP philosophy.” Sarah Palin: “NOT TRU NOT TRU U POOPYHEAD!!!11!”

  • The UK-based Sunday Times retracts a February article about all the anti-Global Warming, anti-IPCC bullshit and issues a detailed apology. Good on them. If only more would do so.
    (via @ebertchicago)

  • Amen, brother: Ray Garton at God is for Suckers! on how it has become all but a social crime to criticize religion in the United States. Lengthy and interesting.

  • Gays can parent, too: Labor Department to issue regulations ordering businesses to give gay employees equal treatment including unpaid leave to care for newborns or loved ones.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Glenn Beck’s show hits all time ratings low and the downward trend is only furthering. What say you, Beck? Time to rejoin the Light Side before it’s too late?

As always, if you have any story suggestions, feel free to send them in.