Anatomy of a Modern-Day Political Ad

Ominous music plays

Did you know that (Opponent name) (supports / opposes) (abortion / gun control / same sex marriage)? Even worse they want to (raise / lower) (your / upper class) taxes.

Cheerful music plays

(Candidate name) doesn’t, (he / she / they / xi) promise to stand up for you and your right to (abortion / gun control / same sex marriage).… Read the rest

Little House on the (Title Redacted)

Purging Laura Ingalls Wilder from the Canon

One problem with censoring and expunging certain books and authors for their retrograde attitudes is that, ironically, it covers up and blinds us to the very evils they are accused of.

Some anti-slavery books, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Huckleberry Finn, are now considered racist because of their racial language and their “stereotypical” depictions of black people. 

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We aren’t a Christian nation, and we don’t act like one either.

From today’s ELCA daily bible reading:

For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly act justly one with another, if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt, then I will dwell with you in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your ancestors forever and ever.

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“I wuz jokin’ guyz, I promise!!!”

Milo Yabbadabbadoopolis, brown stain on the collective underwear of society, claims he was “just joking” when he called for armed attacks on journalists.

“The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you. I sent a troll about ‘vigilante death squads’ as a *private* response to a few hostile journalists who were asking me for comment, basically as a way of saying, ‘F–k off.’

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Taking the case of Sprinkle V. Dunk to a new extreme.

Former Irish President: Infant Baptism Violates Human Rights

Mary McAleese has said that the baptism of infants is a form of coercion and is calling on the Church to change its practice.

Oh for…. (facepalm)

“You can’t impose, really, obligations on people who are only two weeks old, and you can’t say to them at 7 or 8 or 14 or 19, ‘Here is what you contracted; here is what you signed up to’ — because the truth is, they didn’t,” she said in a June 23 interview with The Irish Times.Read the rest