Atheist Billboard Hits Grand Rapids

The Center for Inquiry's Living Without Religion campaign has reached Grand Rapids, Michigan, where a new billboard now displays this message:You don't need God -- to hope, to care, to love, to live.I like that. It's a positive message, better than some of the alternatives I've seen in such campaigns. Below the fold, a picture of the billboard along with two friends, Jeff Seaver and Jennifer Beahan, who run the CFI Michigan chapter that I've long been involved with. … [Read more...]

The Weird World of Michael Moriarty

Actor Michael Moriarty's warped mind has belched forth another love letter to Sarah Palin that is breathtaking in its lunacy.Or have they become that nervous as a result of Sarah Palin’s possible entry into the Republican race?She is making The New World Order Establishment profoundly nervous.Hysterical actually. … [Read more...]

Bachmann Listens to God. And the People.

Michele Bachmann got into the act of blaming recent natural disasters on God sending us a message. This time it's about spending. Or it might be. She doesn't make that clear. In fact, she quite obviously changes her argument around right in the middle of it. Speaking at a campaign rally in Florida, Bachmann said:"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' … [Read more...]

CIA Censoring Soufan Book

If you don't know who Ali Soufan is, you should. He is a former FBI interrogator who played a vital role in the war on terrorism before he became an even more vital opponent of the government's torture regime. He's trying to publish a book that reveals even more, but the CIA is preventing him from doing so -- even with information that is already in the public domain. Glenn Greenwood has the details:He has written a book exposing the abuses of the CIA's interrogation program as well as … [Read more...]

CAP's Islamophobia Report

The Center for American Progress has issued a detailed report on the foundations and individuals who have been funding the self-described anti-jihadists. It focuses particularly on five people:• Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy• David Yerushalmi at the Society of Americans for National Existence• Daniel Pipes at the Middle East Forum• Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and Stop Islamization of America• Steven Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism … [Read more...]

Mayor Drives Illegally Seized Vehicle

Here's yet another asset forfeiture horror story. The mayor of Tampa, Florida is now driving around in a vehicle seized from someone last month who hasn't even been tried yet, much less convicted.Mayor Bob Buckhorn's city vehicle, a jet black GMC Yukon Denali with tinted windows, was seized from a man charged last month with sex trafficking, sexual battery and forcing someone to become a prostitute.Tampa police seized the SUV on Sept. 28 during their investigation. In addition to … [Read more...]

Bill Donohue's Latest Bit of Buffoonery

Is there a bigger and more ridiculous blowhard than Bill Donohue of the Catholic League? I'd be hard pressed to name one. He's all verklempt over an organized boycott of an organization that funds anti-gay groups and he was distributing some major league manure on a radio show with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.Yesterday, Bill Donohue joined Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, on his radio program Washington Watch. “Radical proponents of gay marriage h … [Read more...]

NY Clerk Won’t Issue Marriage Licenses

Another clerk in New York thinks they can pick and choose which parts of their job they'd like to do and refuse to do their job for those they disapprove of.Ledyard Town Clerk Rose Marie Belforti submitted a letter to the Ledyard Town Board saying that her religious beliefs prevented her from signing marriage licenses for same-sex couples and the board discussed Belforti's letter at Monday's meeting, according to John Binns, a member of the town board.When reached for comment Thursday, … [Read more...]

Robert O’Brien Nominee: Linda Harvey

This one is a real doozy. Wingnut Linda Harvey of Mission America says gay people don't even exist:Harvey: There’s one big fact that’s not backed up. There is no proof that there’s ever anything like a gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgendered child, or teen or human. One of the other things you’re gonna see as I mentioned is a big campaign GLSEN’s gonna roll out this year calling for 'respect,' respect! Not just for people, but for homosexual lifestyle. The PR campaign to hold up gay as a go … [Read more...]

Jacobs: Earthquake is a Sign From God

Add another whacko who thinks the recent earthquake was a message from god. Cindy Jacobs, one of the craziest of all the wingnuts, says she prophesied the whole thing in 1999 when the Holy Spirit told her that God would shake the earth.I'd just like to say that Mother Nature is going to make it rain in the future. And every time it rains, it will prove me right. So you'd better all listen to me of you could lose some shingles on your house or end up with all your neighbor's leaves in your … [Read more...]

Pastor Wants National Registry for Atheists

Pastor Mike Stahl of the Living Water internet church thinks atheists should be registered.Brothers and Sisters , I have been seriously considering forming a ( Christian ) grassroots type of organization to be named "The Christian National Registry of Atheists" or something similar . I mean , think about it . There are already National Registrys for convicted sex offenders , ex-convicts , terrorist cells , hate groups like the KKK , skinheads , radical Islamists , etc..This type of … [Read more...]

Allah Sent the Earthquake to Punish America!

Here's an amusing twist on our theme from the last few days, a crazy Muslim claiming that the earthquake was sent by Allah to punish America.According to a posting titled “Allah’s punishment on Americans” on the Shoumokh Al-Islam jihadi forum by someone writing under the name Abu Ibrahim, “Allah has struck New York and the capital city Washington by an earthquake as a punishment for their disbelief.”“Such a little earthquake that measured 6.0 has terrified the tyrant American people and f … [Read more...]