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Jim Risch: My Bill Only Has 7 Supporters, and it’s Obama’s Fault

U.S. Senator Jim Risch Tweets today:

I intro'd legislation in Jan '13 to get Boko Haram designated a terrorist org-took admin too long. #BringBackOurGirls http://t.co/NuInoeFPK5

— Senator Jim Risch (@SenatorRisch) May 6, 2014

Hang on a tic with me here while I try to figure what Senator Risch is all atwitter about.

Jim Risch’s [...]

Americans Elect introduces new “Priorities” Ranking System… Contradicting its Old System

What is Americans Elect doing?

At one level, we know what Americans Elect is doing: it intends to run the first-ever corporate privatized presidential nomination in little more than four months’ time. But on the path to that nomination, it’s rather unclear what Americans Elect is doing; its procedures, rationales, leadership, communications, funding and metrics [...]

Photographic Proof Jesus Walks The Earth: Biblical Scholars Agree!

Biblical scholars have examined a photograph and concluded that it is evidence that Jesus Christ has returned to walk the earth. [...]

Bizarre: Obama Admin sez Hurry with Patriot Act Re-Up, or we won’t be able to use Power we’ve never used

The reasons for quick reauthorization of provisions of the Patriot Act have moved past dubious, through the paper-thin wall between rational and irrational, and straight into the land of the bizarre.

In a letter written yesterday to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper provided the Obama administration’s justification for [...]

Paladino Sought Endorsement from Man blaming Gay people for Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Terrorism

Lost in the kerfuffle about Carl Paladino’s anti-gay remarks is the reason he gave them in the first place. Carl Paladino, the Republican Party nominee for Governor of New York State, delivered virulently anti-gay remarks in New York City as part of a deal to receive an endorsement from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the founder and [...]

Will Maine Elect a Creationist Governor?

Maine Republican gubernatorial nominee Paul LePage couldn’t possibly have been more upfront this year about his advocacy for putting creationism in public schools. Asked “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?”, LePage’s complete response was, “I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have [...]

Barack Obama 50% White, 44% Arab and 6% Black: the Proof, Gauged

PawPaw writes to us today with helpful scientific information about Barack Obama:

He is 50% white, 44% Arab and 6% Black.

I wasn’t sure at first whether to believe PawPaw or not, because he didn’t include any documentation of this claim or any links to such documentation. Those are pretty specific numbers, too: 44% Arab, [...]

What Happened to Clinton’s War Powers Promise?

The promised legislation to revoke the war authorization in October of 2007 has not appeared. Senator Clinton has not introduced the legislation, and neither has Senator Byrd. Why? Does Hillary Clinton no longer believe that it is time to sunset the authorization for the war in Iraq? [...]

The Mystery of the Salt Water Daughter

Why did the man sitting in front of me on the airplane ask his wife to determine whether their daughter had been drinking water with salt in it? [...]

Startling Shampoo

I expected lavender, but was surprised to discover that the shampoo smells like nothing so much as Play-Doh. What irregular adventures in my present journey could this omen fortell? [...]

Why Is Unity08 Not Filing IRS Forms Electronically?

Unity08 is a corporation that claims it will nominate its own candidates for president and vice president through the first ever online nominating process — one in which delegates will vote without ever being publicly identified. Unity08 has filed a lawsuit in federal court to prevent itself from being classified as a PAC — which [...]