Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daily Blend: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Big Ben (left) and the Mecca Clock tower (right)
Big Ben (L) & the Mecca Clock Tower (R)
[source: The Telegraph]

Go forth and Disqus!

  • Saudi Arabia wants to replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca Time as the world standard. Their methodology: Building a bigger clock than the Big Ben. … Uh, guys, ur doin it rong.
    (via Pharyngula)

  • Always thought there was something queer about soccer
    (via Diaphanitas)

  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona): […] we need to realize that [President Obama] is an enemy of humanity” and one of the nation’s most dangerous enemies.

  • Family Research Council: Huge Trekkie geeks or just really, really stupid?

  • Numerous researchers complain that the religious Right distorted their works to smear LGBT people with false claims.
    (via Right Wing Watch)

  • Secular billboard vandalism called clever and relatively respectful by Washington Post editor David Waters.

  • NewsBusters attacks Jon Stewart and calls him a “hypocrite” for not defending “religious liberty” because he mocked Rightists’ hysterical opposition to the Cordoba House (ie. the “Ground Zero Mosque”) when Comedy Central caved in to radical Islamists threatening violence and censored a South Park episode. Despite the fact that A) censoring to appease dangerous extremists is not infringing on religious freedom but protecting lives; B) Stewart launched into a long segment addressing the controversy, and even ended with a choir chanting “go fuck yourselves!” to the Islamists; and C) NewsBusters praised him for it.

  • Young woman Janet Moses dies from “accidental drowning” during attempted exorcism.
    (via @religionnews)

  • Robert Knight in the Washington Times: Same-sex marriage is a “fantasy cooked up in hell”, compares homosexuality to (of course) incest, polygamy and bestiality. Y’know, the usual.

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