U.S. free of measles for 10 years, until church preaching against vaccines becomes epicenter of an outbreak

August 22, 2013
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U.S. free of measles for 10 years, until church preaching against vaccines becomes epicenter of an outbreak

The Lord works in mysterious ways. For example, for several days now, state health officials have warned the public about a nascent measles outbreak in North Texas. The epicenter of the outbreak in Tarrant County is Eagle Mountain International Church which – wait for it – preaches against immunizations.            …

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Audio: GOP Texas Lt Gov Dewhurst calls police dept to get jailed relative released, wants preferential treatment

August 22, 2013
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Audio: GOP Texas Lt Gov Dewhurst calls police dept to get jailed relative released, wants preferential treatment

The Allen Police Department in Texas released a recording of a 12-minute phone call placed on August 3 by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Dewhurst’s relative was busted for shoplifting and Dewhurst called to have her released while asking for the name of the police officer on the phone, while mentioning eleventy thousand times that he…

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Gov Rick Perry: Those Obamacare funds I want so badly for Texas are not really Obamacare funds

August 22, 2013
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Gov Rick Perry: Those Obamacare funds I want so badly for Texas are not really Obamacare funds

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s duplicity is showing again. Perry is seeking $100 million in federal funds under a program set up under Obamacare, but since he’s been a longstanding vocal opponent of the health care law, he refuses to acknowledge the funds as being part of Obamacare. Confused? Yeah well, he does that to people.…

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God Hath Spoken: Creationist Museum staffer in Kentucky struck by lightning

August 21, 2013
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God Hath Spoken: Creationist Museum staffer in Kentucky struck by lightning

First responders were called to Boone County, Kentucky after a creationist museum worker was standing on the ground, holding a line, when lightning suddenly struck. An official says the electricity humped to the line, then shocked the staffer. The man had to be taken to a hospital but museum officials say his injuries are not believed…

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Deeper probing of Gov Bob ‘Ultrasound’ McDonnell’s wife starts to get painful

August 21, 2013
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Deeper probing of Gov Bob ‘Ultrasound’ McDonnell’s wife starts to get painful

The gift scandal enveloping Governor Bob ‘Gimme Money’ McDonnell seems to be reaching a crisis point.  Mrs. GimmeMoney, having received her share of the largesse her husband received from Jonnie Williams, CEO of Star Scientific seems to be drawing her own deep probing as her husband attempts to distance himself from her actions.    …

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Image: Republican Congressman announces his run for “Sentate”

August 21, 2013
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Image: Republican Congressman announces his run for “Sentate”

This is going to be a really short post. It doesn’t need many words as the image below should suffice. State Rep. Joe Carr, a conservative Republican has been running against embattled Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., but announced Tuesday that he will switch gears to challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., instead. Roll Call reports, Senate…

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GOP Congressman has the sads, finds out he can’t impeach Obama just because he doesn’t like him

August 21, 2013
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GOP Congressman has the sads, finds out he can’t impeach Obama just because he doesn’t like him

Michigan Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio said Monday to a crowd that it would be a “dream come true” to submit articles of impeachment against President Obama. He further explained, “I stood 12 feet away from the guy and listened to him. I couldn’t stand being there, but because he is president I have to respect…

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Court gives parental rights to a rapist,14 year-old girl had his baby and repeatedly requested no contact

August 21, 2013
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Court gives parental rights to a rapist,14 year-old girl had his baby and repeatedly requested no contact

A rape victim sued Massachusetts to stop the state from subjecting her to “a court-ordered 16-year unwanted relationship with her attacker” by giving him paternity rights over the child born from the rape. What has happened is, what most of us foresaw, the rapist gets rights with no regard for the rape victim. 32 states…

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The Pursuit

August 21, 2013
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The Pursuit

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” James Madison – The Federalist Papers # 51 “In the course of the preceding papers I have endeavored,…

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The Stupid Burns: Louisiana Republicans unsure if Govt response to Katrina was Obama’s fault

August 21, 2013
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The Stupid Burns: Louisiana Republicans unsure if Govt response to Katrina was Obama’s fault

Jesus, Joseph, Mary and Herman, what is wrong with Louisiana? In a the latest Public Policy Polling survey, a mind-boggling number of Republicans in that state are divided on the accountability of the government’s response after Katrina hit. OK, so far so good. Until we realize the divide is over whether it’s Obama’s fault. You…

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Creationist Guy: Tyrannosaurus Rex was created to eat plants and God gave them sharp teeth to do so

August 21, 2013
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Creationist Guy: Tyrannosaurus Rex was created to eat plants and God gave them sharp teeth to do so

We’re trying to educate ourselves, so we’ve been posting the real truth, via Creationists. A Christian ad recently explained to us that dinosaurs were passengers on Noah’s Ark. So why didn’t the dinos eat the humans? According to right wing Christians, humans and dinosaurs were pals.                 Paul…

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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

August 21, 2013
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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced 25 year-old Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the Washington Post reports.   Manning faced 90 years in prison for the largest leak of confidential material in U.S. history.        …

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Image: A sinkhole swallowed a lake in Florida

August 21, 2013
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Image: A sinkhole swallowed a lake in Florida

In Ocala, Florida, a sinkhole swallowed a lake. Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wes Herren, property manager for the Woodland Villages Association, told the Ocala Star-Banner that he noticed something seemed different with the pond, which has a fountain in the middle which sprays water into the air. And then the situation got worse.    …

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South Carolina city unanimously approves plan to make being homeless illegal

August 20, 2013
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South Carolina city unanimously approves plan to make being homeless illegal

A new plan has been passed which will make it illegal to be homeless in Columbia, South Carolina. That’s right, if you are homeless, you will be arrested. Last week, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved a new plan called the Emergency Homeless Response, which will remove homeless people from the downtown business district, and place them…

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Developer with close ties to Bobby Jindal pleads guilty to fraudulently billing Katrina Recovery Program

August 20, 2013
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Developer with close ties to Bobby Jindal pleads guilty to fraudulently billing Katrina Recovery Program

Tuesday, developer Praveen Kailis, owner of Lago Construction Company and friend and supporter of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, pled guilty to charges that he fraudulently billed the Katrina Recovery Project for up to $260,000 between June 2011 and November 2012. The US Department of Housing and Urban development found inconsistencies in billing hours and launched…

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