Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Daily Blend: Wednesday, September 08, 2010

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Nashville street signs: “← Church St | Gay St →”
Nashville street signs
[source: The Agitator (Radley Balko)]

Okay, so make it next Tuesday that I return to my music classes. *gnashes teeth*

  • A quick history of the increasingly routine usage of violent rhetoric amongst conservative Republicans.

  • Glenn Beck guest Rabbi Lapin: [a]theists are parasites who profit from all that religion has done for America, and that the best places are where people are the most religious. Note that he said this with a straight face.

  • Why a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is becoming increasingly unlikely as November approaches, and may be virtually impossible to achieve if things keep going down the current path.

  • I don’t know who to blame more, here: the thugs, who utterly destroyed a state-of-the-art crocodile sanctuary in Belize and killed numerous of its scaly residents, or the “psychic” who claimed that two missing children had been eaten by those crocs (when they haven’t and have yet to be found).
    (via Pharyngula)

  • Sure-fire way to make your eyes bleed: Read Victoria Jackson’s cringe-worthy column at the WorldNetDaily. Especially that alleged “debate” with a reporter. Even her own words make her sound like an ignorant idiot.

  • President Obama voices his frustrations and says that Republicans “talk about [him] like a dog”, so Vox Day ridiculously claims this is an allusion to his supposed “Indonesian Muslim upbringing”. Maybe if he keeps reaching like this, he’ll eventually grasp a clue.

  • Conservative bloggers placed former President Jimmy Carter at the top of the list of the absolute worst people in American history. So, naturally, he flies to North Korea to successfully free a (Christian) American, gets the government to restart nuclear disarmament talks, and helps lessen tensions over the sinking of a South Korean ship. “Another monstrous act by the Worst. American. Ever.

  • Oh, naughty Nashvillians [pictured].

  • 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 'Ridiculous', Al Qaeda Says

  • Is the Rapture nigh? I (mostly) agree with Bill Donohue for the very first time ever about “Burn a Koran Day”.

  • Did someone steal Rush Limbaugh’s Oxycontin? (Take two.)

  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, another Republican who fought against the stimulus bill, comes begging for the funds he opposed.

  • Nicholas Kristof examines how most of the opposition to Park51, the “Ground Zero Mosque”, may be routed, not in mere bigotry, but in sheer fear.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Ex-Dick Cheney Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, who blew CIA undercover agent Valerie Plume’s cover when she was hunting down Iranian nukes in 2003, now whines about how they weren’t able to stop Iran from getting nukes in 2003. You can’t make up hypocrisy this blatant.
    (via @todayspolitics)

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