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Sect Fight!

From the AP: BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The annual cleaning of one of Christianity’s holiest churches deteriorated into a brawl between rival clergy Wednesday, as dozens of monks feuding over sacred space at the Church of the Nativity battled each other with brooms until police intervened. The ancient church, built over the traditional site… Continue reading Sect Fight!

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If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember Bill Donohue as a guy who has called for boycotts of Calvin Klein, HBO, Disney, Target, the TV show Nothing Sacred, 20th Century Fox, the Brooklyn Museum of Art , the city of San Francisco, Showtime, the New York Jewish Museum, the Arlington diocese lenten… Continue reading Boycott

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Inexplicably-Elected Official Recommends Magic Spell

From the office of the governor of Texas, Rick Perry: WHEREAS, the state of Texas is in the midst of an exceptional drought, with some parts of the state receiving no significant rainfall for almost three months, matching rainfall deficit records dating back to the 1930s; … NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas,… Continue reading Inexplicably-Elected Official Recommends Magic Spell


Tagline Dump

If you’ve gotten mail from me, you may have noticed that there’s a randomly-generated tagline at the bottom. Here are some of the more recent ones, that I haven’t sorted through yet. Some are by me; most aren’t. I’ve linked to the original sources where creating a link didn’t involve a lot of work.


It’s Not a Timeline, It’s a “Time Horizon”

George Bush has long been opposed to timetables for withdrawal from Iraq. So when prime minister Nouri al-Maliki started pointedly looking at the clock and asking whether American troops didn’t have a plane to catch, obviously Bush couldn’t just set a timetable for withdrawal. However, President Bush and Iraq’s prime minister have agreed to set… Continue reading It’s Not a Timeline, It’s a “Time Horizon”