Projecting US Pathologies Onto Muslims

Glenn Greenwald offers a mirror for those of us who worry about the elements of theocratic expansionism which are enough a part of the Koran and early Islamic history to be considered potentially dangerous forms of the religion itself on its own terms (and not just of its appropriation by political agents): I’m always amazed [Read More...]

My Political Inclinations In Graph Form

My “Political Compass” scores: Economic Left/Right: -5.50 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.79 Am I the only one who when I took this test thought all the answers just obvious and couldn’t imagine why anyone would disagree with his own? I’m essentially in the same spot on the chart as Gandhi: You? Your Scores?  Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Carl Paladino: Homophobe

Vile stuff: Transcript of the vileness: We must stop pandering to the pornographers and the perverts who seek to target our children and destroy their lives. I didn’t march in the gay parade this year, the Gay Pride parade this year. My opponent did. And that’s not the example we should be showing our children, [Read More...]

The Case For The Republican Party

It’s pretty compelling: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Sundaily Hilarity: Neo-Con Jesus

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Selective Media Indignation Over Provoking “Blood-Spilling”?

Glenn Greenwald finds the outrage of the media over the possibility that bona fide nut job Terry Jones’s proposed Qur’an burning might lead to “the spilling of blood” to be self-serving, hypocritical, self-righteousness. In particular he points to this clip from Morning Joe which involves Jon Meacham’s cringe-inducing attempt to invoke religious authority and make [Read More...]

King vs. Beck

Just as Christian fundamentalists quote only very selectively from the Bible what is most useful for their rather peculiar contemporary interpretations of their religion, so does Glenn Beck only focus on narrow slivers of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas despite insisting that he and those in his movement are the true heirs of, and resumption [Read More...]

ZJ On “The Ground Zero Mosque”

5 of the best minutes of discussion on this topic anywhere on the internet: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ken Mehlman, Former Bush Campaign Chief And RNC Chief, Comes Out Of The Closet

He now wants to become an advocate for gay marriage.  He explains: “It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life,” said Mehlman, now an executive vice-president with the New York City-based private equity firm, KKR. “Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over [Read More...]


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