Sarah Palin: A Daily Show Retrospective

In honor of the surprising news of Sarah Palin’s resignation, here are my nine favorite classic Daily Show segments on her (in chronological order): September 3, 2008: Sarah Palin Gender Card September 4, 2008: Sarah Palin-Vet This! September 15, 2008: Sarah Palin Won’t Blink September 18, 2008: Gov. At First Sight October 6, 2008: Vice [Read More...]

Palin A Fighting Quitter

David Kurtz notes that the meme of Palin as a fighter hasn’t changed even as she’s resigned office. [Read more...]

Did Palin Foreshadow Her Resignation?

Here she expresses thoughts of quitting weeks ago in a (fawning) interview with John Ziegler: [Read more...]

Convert and win a free pilgrimage!

The brilliant minds behind reality TV turn their attention to religion: A Turkish television show is offering contestants what it claims is the “biggest prize ever” — the chance for atheists to convert to one of the world’s major religions. The show, called “Tovbekarlar Yarisiyor,” or “Penitents Compete,” features a Muslim imam, a Catholic priest, [Read More...]

Freethinkers Camp In UK

From The Guardian, via The Reason Project Stein said the camp was not only for the offspring of atheists or “irreligious” parents. “It is a secular alternative open to children of parents of all faiths and none,” she said. “It is not about changing what they think, but the way that they think. There is [Read More...]

Reactions To Palin’s Resignation

PZ Myers: She doesn’t give a good reason why; in an annoyingly chipper speech, she whines about the way she was being scrutinized for ethics violations, and the fact that she was currently an ineffective lame duck governor, and then announces that she’s stepping down from office. It makes no sense at all, and it [Read More...]

Palin Resigns Governorship!!

Story here: In a stunnign announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks. It is baffling if she wants to run for president that she would think that not even finishing her term as a governor is going to help her.  Especially when even conservative opinion makers [Read More...]

Making The Cut

Bradlaugh: A Yemenia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean Tuesday. Of the 153 people on board, only one survived, 13-year-old Bahia Baraki of Paris. Said her Dad:  “I can’t say that it’s a miracle, I can say that it is God’s will.” I guess the relatives of the other 152 passengers, the ones who didn’t make the [Read More...]

Muslim Mayor Ahmed Marcouch Vs. Homophobia

He’s the mayor of a conservative (mostly Muslim) suburb of Amsterdam: Ahmed Marcouch, 41, is on a self-appointed mission to end homophobia in Slotervaart, just a stones’ throw from the capital but light-years away from its anything-goes mentality. To make his point, Mayor Marcouch recently invited Amsterdam’s annual Gay Pride parade to pass through his [Read More...]


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