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Christian Democrat calls on Congress to respect atheists in the military

Monday, June 17, 2013

Christian Democrat calls on Congress to respect atheists in the military (via Raw Story )

Rep. Robert Andrews on Friday (D-NJ) implored his fellow lawmakers to support an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would allow nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Nothing in this amendment in any way impairs the relationship between a Christian or Jewish or other soldier…


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Lindsey Graham: Republicans ‘are in a demographic death spiral’

Lindsey Graham: Republicans ‘are in a demographic death spiral’ (via Raw Story )

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday that he favored former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) as a 2016 presidential candidate, but no Republican could win unless comprehensive immigration reform was passed because the party was in a “demographic death spiral.” “I think we’re going to have a political…


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Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows (via Raw Story )

Republican strategist Karl Rove is encouraging Americans to support massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs because fictional police officers monitor phone calls on television dramas. “If you don’t like this program, which we now know was accessed 300 times last year, then…


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Dick "King of Zero Credibility" Cheney: Obama has ‘no credibility’ — but the NSA is ‘to be believed’

Cheney: Obama has ‘no credibility’ — but the NSA is ‘to be believed’ (via Raw Story )

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama has “no credibility” on the so-called war on terror. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out to the former vice president in a recently-recorded interview that Obama had said that his administration had “scrubbed…


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George Zimmerman’s dad lashes out at ‘racist’ Black community in e-book

George Zimmerman’s dad lashes out at ‘racist’ Black community in e-book (via Raw Story )

Robert Zimmerman Sr., the father of Florida murder suspect George Zimmerman, unleashed a host of accusations of racism at many segments of the African-American community in an e-book released on Friday, Think Progress reported. In the book, the older Zimmerman denounces the National Association for…


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In a symphony of stupid, Fox News panel clashes over Verizon data-mining ‘our butts’

Fox News panel clashes over Verizon data-mining ‘our butts’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Eric Bolling found himself in the middle of a heated argument between network contributors on Saturday over the role of Verizon Communications in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance of citizens’ internet and phone usage. “You don’t know what the hell you’re talking…


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Georgia Republican: ‘People of color are being paid by the government’

Georgia Republican: ‘People of color are being paid by the government’ (via Raw Story )

A speaker at this week’s conservative Faith And Freedom Coalition Conference said on Friday that the Republican Party struggles to attract minority voters because they’re “being paid by the government” in benefits. According to Think Progress, Rich Thompson, founder of the “school choice”…


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Most coal must stay in ground to save climate

Most coal must stay in ground to save climate (via AFP)

Most fossil fuels must remain in the ground because burning them will unleash changes that will "challenge the existence of our society", a new Australian government agency report warned Monday. The Climate Commission study found that the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, a key Australian export…


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Bill Maher slams out-of-touch ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ government of old corpselike men

Maher slams out-of-touch ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ government of old corpselike men (via Raw Story )

In his “New Rules” segment on Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher lambasted the out-of-touch senior citizens sitting in Congress. He began by saying that as long as Congress is going to accomplish nothing besides ensuring that they keep their jobs, then…


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Faux Christianist Hack, Glenn Beck: "We Are Living In Biblical Times"

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Snowden poses stress test for H.K.'s ties with China

Snowden poses stress test for H.K.'s ties with China (via AFP)

Edward Snowden has exposed not only US cyber-espionage but also political fault lines in Hong Kong that are deepening as the territory, a proud bastion of free speech and protest, chafes under Chinese rule. In retreating to Hong Kong and vowing to fight any extradition attempt, the former CIA analyst…


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Stellar Shitstick, Rand Paul (R-Dumbfuckistan): Liberals, Islamists Waging War on Christanity

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Rachel Maddow: GOP can’t stop playing to its ‘apocalyptic, paranoid, gun nut’ base

Maddow: GOP can’t stop playing to its ‘apocalyptic, paranoid, gun nut’ base (via Raw Story )

The Republican-led House of Representatives managed to pass a piece of gun-related legislation in time for Friday, the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. According to Rachel Maddow, however, the law is a conspiracy theory-inspired piece…


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In a Stunning Display of Stupid, TEAbagger Louis Gohmert: Muslim Brotherhood Fronts Pushing Sharia Law

Louie Gohmert falsely claims CAIR & ISNA are Muslim Brotherhood fronts, accuses military of ignoring problems of green-on-blue attacks

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China facing 'uphill struggle' against pollution

China facing 'uphill struggle' against pollution (via AFP)

China's newly announced measures to combat pollution by slashing emissions from major polluting industries and holding local officials responsible could take 18 years to bring air quality within acceptable standards, analysts said. The problem of air pollution has stoked popular discontent across the…


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Greenwald explains how he preempted the Snowden smears and took the media by storm

Greenwald explains how he preempted the Snowden smears and took the media by storm (via Raw Story )

Appearing Sunday with CNN host Howard Kurtz, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald discussed his thinking behind releasing a video interview containing explosive revelations about the National Seucirty Agency, saying he wanted to present whistleblower Edward Snowden in his own words to preempt the smear…


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