Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Daily Blend: 04/02/13

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Dr. Deandre Poole
Dr. Deandre Poole
  • So, I guess that should read “exemplary teacher [pictured] threatened by student after asking class to step on piece of paper with Jesus’s name in harmless exercise on cultural sensitivity”. And he’s been receiving death threats from those ever-lovin’ Christians, of course.

  • I was in kinda-sorta-loose agreement with Sam Harris right until he says “[t]here is no such thing as Islamophobia” and that “[it] is a term of propaganda”. Now that’s how you shipwreck an argument, folks. (If he wants to contest the conflation of genuine criticism with bigotry, he should stress that ‘Islamophobia’ only applies to the latter, not that it isn’t actually a thing.)

  • Reality: Hoaxer dude calls domestic violence counseling line with phony abuse story, repeatedly refuses offered assistance to find free shelter or contact authorities. MRAs: “Abused man ‘denied help’”!

  • Public Policy Polling does conspiracy theories, reveals an average 10–15% of Americans are effin’ nuts. Not sure why “Bush lied about Iraqi WMDs” is counted as a myth, though.
    (via @BuzzFeedAndrew)

  • And finally, it’s getting almost impossible to tell when Vox Day is being either seriously or facetiously stupid.

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.