New York Store Owner Says He Won’t Sell Guns to Muslims… Somehow

In a now-deleted Facebook post, the owner of JJ’s Sporting Goods in Saint Johnsville, New York said he would no longer sell weapons to Muslims:

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Camille Paglia Calls Prominent Atheists “Juvenile” and Christopher Hitchens “Weak” in Salon Interview

Camille Paglia, dissident feminist and social critic, has finally driven a stake into the heart of her relevancy, and I’m not just saying that because I disagree with her.

In her latest interview on Salon, I find plenty of points we agree on… only to see, a few syllables away, a statement that is an utter betrayal of what I expect from a thinking person. She has achieved a perfect blend of a Libertarian version of Ann Coulter, boldly disagreeing for disagreement’s sake, with a twist of Stuart Smalley, had he been an egomaniac: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone-it, I like myself so much I don’t care if other people like me. Oh, and I was an atheist before it was cool.”

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Houston County (AL) Sheriff’s Office Vehicles Now Say “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” and “Matthew 5:9”

We’ve posted a couple of stories on this site recently about law enforcement officials putting “In God We Trust” stickers on patrol cars. They get away with it because they can just hide behind the “It’s our nation’s motto” excuse… even though we all know they’re doing it to advance their religion.

But what the Houston County Sheriff’s Office in Dothan, Alabama is doing is unequivocally wrong:

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Ultra-Orthodox Jew Stabs Six People at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

As you may have heard by now, an ultra-Orthodox Jew went on a stabbing rampage yesterday during a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, injuring six people (two seriously). His ultra-Orthodox community is one that is known for its “hostility towards homosexuals.”

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Fishes, Pirates, and Evolutionary Stability

In a really neat video, Richard Dawkins explains the concept of evolutionary stability using the example of birds who catch their own fish and the birds who steal the fish from them:

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