A Bad Lip Reading of the First Republican Debate

You know all those instances of pareidolia, where people “see” patterns that aren’t actually there (like Jesus in toast)?

It happens in lip reading, too:

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To Stop Harassment, Missouri Republicans Suggest “Intern Dress Code”

Earlier this year, Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (a Republican) resigned after it was revealed that he had sexted with a 19-year-old legislative intern. Months later, State Senator Paul LeVota (a Democrat) resigned after two interns accused him of sexual harassment (he denied the charges).

There’s clearly a problem in Missouri politics. So how do you fix it?

According to two Republicans: Tell the interns to wear more appropriate clothing.

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Iowa Official Says Local Display of Soldier Kneeling Next to Christian Cross Will Stay Put

If you visit Young’s Park in Knoxville, Iowa, you’ll see a display of a kneeling soldier, holding a gun, underneath a Christian cross:

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Interfaith Coalition to Oklahoma Officials: Get Rid of Ten Commandments Monument

Did you know we’re still talking about the Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds?

Nearly two months ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the monument was unconstitutional:

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Atheist Activists from Around the World Call on Bangladeshi Officials to Take Action After Blogger Murders

In response to the multiple murders of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh this year alone, and the law enforcement official who recently said this problem could be solved if only the atheists would stop criticizing religious beliefs, the International Humanist and Ethical Union has coordinated an open letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid, signed by atheist activists from around the world.

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