Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Let’s Face Facts: Spike in violence against Blacks tied to Right Wing hostility toward Obama

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 After news broke of the mass murder of nine African-American members of the AME Church of Charleston, SC last Thursday, the “discovery” that the shooter was a Confederate Flag waving racist gun nut, surprised no one. What WAS surprising was the lengths to which Fox “news” went to to suggest that this might have been an attack on […]

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June 22, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Rants, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

These “Religious Freedom” laws were the same counter argument to the 1965 Civil Rights Act

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 When the Johnson Administration pushed for equal rights for blacks in 1964, the Religious Right opposed the bill on the grounds that it was impinging on their rights. Their “religious” right to be a bigot. They claimed that The Almighty himself segregated the world by putting people of different races on different continents, and that forcing people […]

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April 7, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Politics, Racism, Religion

When Your Only Tool for Peace is a Military Hammer…

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 This past week saw the bloody attack on French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and a nearby Jewish deli by three Muslim extremists (trained by ISIS… or was it AQAP? No one seems to be sure) out to “avenge The Prophet!” for being depicted in a cartoon (question: If no one if allowed to draw “The Prophet”, how do you know that’s a cartoon of […]

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January 12, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Religion, Terrorism, War

Scientists of convenience: “Life begins at conception”?

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 If you’re like me, you probably noticed loooooong ago that “Conservatives” and “Science” go together like horseshit & ice cream. In October of 2012, Congressman Paul Broun (in)famously declared that sciences like “global warming” and “evolution” were “lies straight from the pit of hell.” During the 2004 Presidential Campaign, John Kerry was called an “elitist” because he was fluent in […]

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July 7, 2014
Posted in: Abortion rights, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Rants, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity

You can always find another lunch counter, er, baker, florist

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 I‘m fairly convinced by this point that Conservatives just don’t listen to themselves when they speak. How else do you explain Fox’s George Will or ABC guest pundit Rich Lowrey decrying yesterday the veto of Arizona’s noxious “(bigotry in the name of) Religious Freedom Act”, saying, “Hey, if a baker or florist refuses to cater your gay wedding, […]

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March 3, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, General, Racism, Religion

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2014: No more predictions for Syria (kinda)

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 I never put any stock in “13” being an “unlucky number”, but after the year I just had, one can’t help but wonder. My predictions for 2013 were a bit rushed. I cranked them out at the last minute as I spent my days preoccupied trying to save the life of my beloved cat “Lefty”. One year […]

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December 30, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, voting, War

The Lesson of Christmas this Year is to Always Look at Things Differently.

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 Back when I was in college, I was having lunch with a group of friends, one of which was a girl from Switzerland (one of the great things about college is it’s one of the few times in your life when you’ll frequently come in contact with people from other countries). The topic? What we miss […]

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December 23, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Partisanship, Religion

Republicans Desire for Us the Worst of Every Society

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 Just a short hit & run on this holiday weekend folks. Have you ever noticed how Republicans seem to look at some of the most deplorable aspects of any society and say, “Hey! I like that!” I first noticed this after 9/11, when after we were attacked by religious zealots stationed in a middle-Eastern theocracy, Conservatives started “admiring” (for […]

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April 1, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Middle East, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, War

Guest Op/Ed: Does passing laws stop abortion?

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 Special guest-commentary today by user “Tom J.” I met Tom during an OFA Viewing Party of President Obama’s big convention speech last August, where he posed some interesting questions about life in countries with strict anti-abortion laws vs those that keep abortion legal & freely available. Impressed, I asked him to share those thoughts with you today. Several […]

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October 16, 2012
Posted in: Abortion rights, Election, Guest Blogger, Healthcare, myth busting, Politics, Religion

Romney Rehab Week 2: The Full Quayle

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 Twenty years ago this past May, while campaigning in California, the Sarah Palin of the 1980’s… Vice President Dan Quayle… publicly humiliated himself once again by criticizing TV’s “Murphy Brown” for “having a child out of wedlock.” The man was already a laughing-stock for his endless list of gaffes (most notably “correcting” a Spelling-Bee champion for “misspelling” the word “potato” by […]

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September 17, 2012
Posted in: Election, Middle East, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, War

Special guest comment: Our Changing Relationship with Gaza

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 Special Guest blogger “Grant from Texas” recalls his time working in Israel in the mid-1970’s and how much our relationship with the people in that region has changed since then. Minor edits, a few corrections and some supporting links were added for clarity. Romney is on TV this morning accusing President Obama of “sympathizing” with […]

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September 12, 2012
Posted in: General, Guest Blogger, Middle East, Politics, Rants, Religion, Terrorism, War

10 Things You WON’T Hear Mentioned at the Republican Convention This Week

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 As you know, the GOP will be holding its Presidential Convention & Cross Burning Clambake all this week in Tampa Bay. Well, not ALL week, because for the second convention in a row, the first day of the RNC Convention will be canceled due to a hurricane lashing the pavilion. In 2008, religious morons “prayed for rain” to disrupt the […]

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August 27, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, General, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Middle East, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, voting, War