Donald Rumsfeld explains perfectly why people riot


In 2003, Donald Rumsfeld, the republican secretary of defense, explained why Iraqis looted and destroyed hospitals and local businesses after the US invasion. His statement could not apply more perfectly to the riots we saw break out in Ferguson, MO and even more recently the current riots in Baltimore, MD. "While no one condones looting, on the other hand, one can understand the pent-up feelings that may result from decades of repression and people who have had members of their family killed … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz says that President Obama has ‘inflamed racial tensions’


In an apparent effort to inflame racial tension, Senator Ted Cruz has blamed President Obama for inflaming racial tension under his presidency. In a speech to the US Hispanic chamber of commerce the 2016 presidential candidate said that Obama “could have chosen to be a leader” but insisted that the president: “has made decisions that I think have inflamed racial tensions – that have divided us rather than bringing us together.” According to Raw Story Cruz's speech didn't stop there and, "includ … [Read more...]

Texas lawmaker claims that what is happening in Baltimore is because of too many gay marriages

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Gay marriage is at it again! This time causing a ruckus in Baltimore.Sound stupid to you? Well it doesn't to Republican U.S. House Representative Bill Flores of Texas who said this week on the Family Research Council's Washington Watch radio show that: “You look at what’s going on in Baltimore today, you know, you see issues that are raised there,” the congressman continued. “And healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can rais … [Read more...]

Rand Pauls claims first amendment ‘doesn’t say keep religion out of government’


Rand Paul is a theocrat. I don't believe this has been a big secret. His father was a theocrat and he seems destined to follow in his footsteps, believing America is a Christian nation and believing religion has a role in our government.Paul however does not seem to have a firm grasp of the constitution, as someone running for president probably should. He is under the impression that the first amendment of the US Constitution is only a one-way street telling a small audience at a prayer … [Read more...]

A Baltimore resident confronts Geraldo Rivera about Fox News’ dishonest coverage

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A Baltimore resident confronted Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on the streets of Baltimore over the new outlets coverage of the riots in Baltimore. Rivera wanted nothing of it and claimed the young man was only "yelling" at him. "Every time a black man raises his voice you don't have to be intimidated," the man said. The young man tried to explain to Rivera, "I want you and Fox News to get out of Baltimore City, because you are not here reporting about the boarded up homes and the homeless … [Read more...]

Why I don’t believe Toya Graham is Mother of the Year

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A recent video from Baltimore has gone viral. The video shows Toya Graham hitting her teenage son, allegedly for throwing rocks at the police. Her act of aggression has her lauded as "the world's best mom." Most of the comments I have seen on the video, from various websites, praise her disciplinary tactics, most of which revolve around the theme "we need more parents to do this."Do we? When I watch the video, I don't see the world's greatest mother. What I see is a woman so incredibly … [Read more...]

Ken Ham promotes his fabricated visitor report for the Ark Encounter and believes the state is trying to silence Christianity

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In a new post by Ken Ham on Answers in Genesis titled, The Real Reason We’re Building the Life-Size Noah’s Ark in which he masterfully misunderstands everything about the Ark Encounter tax incentive loss; again.But not before first falsely reporting that the Ark Encounter attendance record in the first year of opperation would be 1.4 million people. "In fact, the very latest study by America’s Research Group (a renowned organization) has increased its estimated minimum attendance for the fir … [Read more...]

Systematic racism runs deep in Baltimore but the media only cares about the violence


It is still unclear what exactly led to the mysterious death of Freddie Gray while he was in Baltimore police custody. Gray was arrested on April 12th and died in custody a week later on April 19th. One could speculate as to what happened, but it seems to me that the best possible explanation the PD could have is that Freddie Gray died as a result of the PD’s negligence while he was in their custody, which is still rather damning. There are so many unanswered questions about the circumstances of … [Read more...]

The Worthlessness of Prayer in Crisis


Given recent events, there is much that the religious community feels is worthy of prayer. Between the rising death count in Nepal, the state of violence in Baltimore, and the general level of entropy that seems to be the status quo for our world, there is more prayer sentimentalized on Facebook, Twitter, and in casual conversation than I remember hearing before. It would be too easy, I think, to slap down prayer for its obviously blasé method of contribution. Besides, that is a song that has b … [Read more...]

Louisiana is using taxpayer money to teach creationism in the classroom


Thanks to Republican led education reform throughout many southern states, creationism is finding its way into countless public schools and even private schools that have been granted access to taxpayer funds via school voucher programs. States like Texas have a long history of editing textbooks to raise questions about the validity of evolution and have attempted to broker many back-alley deals and applying pressure to publishers in order solidify such changes. A new map constructed by Chris K … [Read more...]