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Good Without God Billboard Removed from Columbus… After Church Objects

The Freedom From Religion Foundation got all the details right when it posted a billboard featuring the friendly face of Dylan Galos in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard, which featured the words “I can be good without God,” wasn’t posted on public land or with public money — it was placed on private property using privately [...]

Worse than Bush: Obama Agents Go Through Your Trash Without a Warrant

A nod of the nose to Tom and a serious tip of the pen to Charlie Savage of the New York Times for reporting that FBI agents are about to be unleashed to search through the trash and other belongings of people with no suspicion (much less probable cause to believe) that they have done [...]

118th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Rely on Conservapedia as your Source of Truth

James Delingpole’s 152nd way to Drive a Liberal Crazy:

#152. Announce you’ve been boycotting Wikipedia ever since you discovered that its supposedly neutral entries have been hijacked by leftists and eco-fascists. From now on you’ll rely on the only online encyclopedia that tells it straight: Conservapedia.

Conservapedia tells it straight? Read this Conservapedia entry for [...]

How to Exasperate a Liberal #116: Try to use Government to Make People Use Your Religion’s Special Words

Don’t tell me, do not tell me that we cannot enforce laws against profanity, laws against blasphemy, laws against misusing the Lord’s name!

— Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, May 2011

Bryan Fischer, we cannot enforce laws against profanity (the uttering of words that a religion considers offensive to its sacred ideas, like [...]

Senator Harry Reid Contradicts Himself to Push Patriot Act Surveillance

A tip of the pen to Spencer Ackerman of Wired for uncovering Senator Harry Reid’s bald hypocrisy on the use of fear to push reformless reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, May 25 2011, explaining why the Patriot Act must be reauthorized immediately without amendments or reform:

If the Senator [...]

101st Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Skirt NonReligious Meeting Laws and Arrest Those Who take Them Seriously

School board administrators in Polk County, Florida have had a hard time keeping their religion out of the public schools. Last spring, a God-themed banner was placed outside one of its elementary schools, and last fall a Polk County citizen complained of persistent opening prayers at school board meetings dominated by Christian clergy and references [...]

99th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Bigoted Religious Death Threats

“OSAMA TODAY ISLAM TOMOROW”

— Spray painted on the side of a Mosque in Portland, Maine on the morning of May 2, 2011.

Vandalizing a house of worship and threatening to kill people for their religion is a return to the know-nothingism of the 19th Century. To call that “exasperating” is an understatement.

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94th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Keep Bush’s Surveillance-War Team and Call it Change

As Jake Tapper of ABC News points out, 3 out of 4 of President Barack Obama’s “new” 2011 team in charge of worldwide spying and war were leaders in President George W. Bush’s team conducting worldwide spying and war: David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker and John Allen.

“That’s not change! That’s more of the same!” — [...]

90th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Ignore that most Terrorists actually AREN’T Muslims

“Most terrorists are Muslim” is a phrase you’ll encounter over and over again in conservative America, a phrase assumed by its speakers to be true and often used to justify escapades in religious profiling.

Terrorists are Cowards:

Terrorism is often linked to religious fanaticism. Certainly the terrorism that has been perpetrated upon the citizens of [...]

81st Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Characterize Probable Cause as a Burden to be Bypassed

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution is very clear about what the United States government has to have in order to search through and seize the property, papers and personal effects of people under its jurisdiction. The government has to demonstrate probable cause:

Amendment IV. The right of the people to be secure in their [...]

Perhaps they’ll be Joined by some Communist Stockbrokers

2012 Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, trying to have it both ways in a speech at John Hagee‘s Cornerstone Church on March 27 2011:

I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re [...]