What We Can Learn from the Paris Attacks (Without Ignoring the Elephant in the Room)

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Florida City Commission Accidentally Said the Pledge of Allegiance Without “Under God”

A week before Veteran’s Day, the Mayor of Kissimmee, Florida had every intention of saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the City Commission meeting. But just to make things interesting, he decided to play a video of entertainer Red Skelton‘s famous bit defining every word in the Pledge. The story, as Skelton tells it, is that when he was younger, his school’s principal felt the students were just reciting the Pledge without really understanding it, so he explained to them its true meaning.

Just one problem. Even though Skelton gave his speech in 1969, that story took place before 1954, when the words “Under God” were added.

Which led to mass confusion when all the Commissioners began reciting the Pledge along with Skelton…

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Disease Promoter Jenny McCarthy is Mad That Charlie Sheen Didn’t Tell Her He Was HIV Positive

Jenny McCarthy, who played Charlie Sheen‘s love interest on several episodes of Two and a Half Men, is furious that the actor didn’t tell her he was HIV-positive when they worked together. Because, you know, she might have caught it in some way.

She made the remarks on her SiriusXM radio show:

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Palestinian Poet Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia for Allegedly Blaspheming Against Allah

Saudi Arabia has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death because he supposedly blasphemed.

Ashraf Fayadh wasn’t given a fair hearing or a chance to defend himself, but none of that matters in a country where human rights violations are just a way of life.

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Stockton (CA) Mayor Gives God Key to the City During Prayer Rally

On Sunday, a six-year-old girl was shot in Stockton, California. It’s a tragedy and people in the community wanted to do something in response, so they held a prayer rally on Monday. No, prayer won’t fix the problem, but that’s fine. Mayor Anthony Silva joined them, too, which is also fine if he’s acting as a citizen.

That wasn’t the case, though. He promoted the prayer rally on the city’s website and Facebook page, and even used city resources to host the event.

And to top it off, he gave God a “key to the city“:

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