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Ted Cruz defends Kim Davis with brazen ignorance of 8th grade civics

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Constitutional conservative Ted Cruz is mad on the Internet about President Obama lawlessly and tyrannically throwing Kim Davis in jail over her deeply held Christian beliefs.

Well, kinda.

The only words in that sentence that are correct are “Ted Cruz,” “mad on the Internet” and “Kim Davis.” The rest has been inferred by Cruz in this word salad of a press release following today’s federal court ruling that held Davis in contempt for refusing to abide by an earlier court order.

As Cruz wrote:

I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.

Cruz, who presumably took 8th grade civics before he clerked on the Supreme Court and served as Texas’s solicitor general, surely knows that nothing about Kim Davis’s…

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September 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

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Ferguson Man Charged With Bleeding On Cops Wins Appeal

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A man who was brutally beaten by Ferguson, Mo. police officers and then charged with bleeding on their uniforms has won the right to appeal his 2009 case.

Henry Davis’ story began during the contentious protest-charged environment of Ferguson after the killing of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson in 2014. Davis, 53, was arrested for a parking violation, which was later revealed as a case of mistaken identity, according to The Daily Beast. Davis was taken to a crowded Ferguson jail and requested a mat to sleep on. When he was denied one, arresting Officer Christopher Pillarick claimed a handcuffed Davis refused to go into the cell. Pillarick called for backup and several officers tackled Davis, kicking him and punching him as he lay on the ground.

Because blood from the beating stained the officers’ uniforms…

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July 31, 2015 at 8:31 am

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Donald Trump Engaged A ‘Modern Family’ Writer In A Twitter Feud And Got Absolutely Served

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Like every other reasonable person on the planet, I can’t stand Donald Trump because he’s an idiotic, hateful little sh*tmonger whose toupee I wouldn’t wipe my ass with. I really hate giving him any attention at all, except when it’s because he just got FACED in a Twitter feud with a “lightweight” writer of that “boring” Modern Family. Danny Zuker is his name, and he is so good in his ongoing Twitter feud with Trump that I’m totally willing to forgive the fact that he was one of the people behind the American version of Coupling. The topic is China. The angle: Trump’s hypocrisy.


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Winner by KO: Danny Zuker.

That was fun.(via)

And for more you may have missed on the web…

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July 6, 2015 at 11:28 am

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Yes, I’m going there. Dongles, Disagreement and Disproportionate Derision

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Michael Nugent is just the latest and maybe most persistent of PZ Meyers most defamed people

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I have been hesitating to write this blog post for various reasons. Amazingly enough, there are still a few people not familiar with Donglegate.  Which means in the secular community, many won’t be familiar with an incident arising out out Donglegate.  I have read that I am being referred to as a casualty of friendly fire.   The impetus of my finally writing about this was a comment PZ Myers made on a blog post Jason Thibeault wrote yesterday. More on that later. First the background. For those of you familiar with the story, you won’t need the following summary.

Adria Richards, a self-described developer evangelist, was at a tech conference sitting in the audience for a presentation.   Two men were seated behind her and talking using technical language (dongles and forking)  that allegedly  morphed  into a juvenile sexual joke overheard by Richards.   She  stood up, turned around and took…

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April 8, 2015 at 8:48 pm

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Poem: ‘To Remember Me’ by Robert Test

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To Remember MeThe day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital busily occupied with the living and the dying.At a certain moment, a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped.When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine, and don’t call this my death bed. Let this be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives.Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman.Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist.Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow.If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all prejudice against my fellow man.If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or a word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.-Robert. N. Test

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February 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm

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“Microaggressions”, “Trigger Warnings”, and the New Meaning of “Trauma”

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When I joined the Marines, I met a man who had survived a helicopter crash during a training exercise. The first time I saw him his head and face were covered in burn scars. A balloon filled with saline, that looked like a dinosaur’s crest, was implanted in his scalp to stretch the skin so hair could grow. Something that looked exactly like the checkered buttstock of an M16A2 was imprinted on one side of his head. He greeted me when I checked in to my unit, and totally ignored the shocked expression I must have had when he approached. He shook my hand, asked a few questions, then left with a friendly “See you later, PFC.” His demeanor left me with the absurd thought, Maybe he doesn’t know how strange he looks.

He had been assigned to my reserve unit while undergoing treatment at a nearby military burn unit…

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January 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

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Here is perpetual victim ‘feminist’ Amanda Marcotte jumping the insane shark for good

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