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Americans Elect makes first communication with Irregular Times: a Takedown Notice

I am happy to say that today, after nearly a year of trying, I finally got someone at Americans Elect to communicate with me.

I’m sorry to say that the content of the communication was a takedown notice.

Last night, I reported on Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine’s contention on his question-and-answer website [...]

Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine: No Time to Post Information, We’re going on the Colbert Report

Update, August 11 2011: Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine has used Americans Elect’s terms of service through getsatisfaction.com to require that we remove all quotations from this article that criticize Americans Elect. Although we believe that under fair use provisions of copyright law we have the right to publish excerpts for purposes of [...]

Behind the Footnotes, Jamestown Satanic Panic Founded in a Deluded Evangelical Zeal

Satanic Panic by Jeffrey S. Victor is a great book for its empirical thoroughness, tracking the spread of rumors about Satanic cults across the United States in the 1980s, documenting a complete lack of evidence for actual cult activity, and working to explain how an utterly fictitious threat could have aroused a vivid campaign of [...]

Canadian Catholic Censorship Gone Wild!

The Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School issued an invitation to comic Dawn Whitwell to participate in its new anti-bullying program, but revoked the invitation yesterday, after it found out that Whitwell is a lesbian. [...]

Canadian School Elevated Above The Rainbow

The St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School in Cornwall, Ontario has banned rainbows out of fear that rainbows could encourage students to become gay. The school also took money from an unofficial student group seeking to fund a GLBT support line, and gave the money to a Catholic organization instead. [...]

Coalition In Congress Praises Ban On Artwork

A congressional resolution written by Louis Gohmert celebrates an attempt to ban almost all artwork. [...]

Mohammed Comic Strip 6: Taking a Hammer to a Lake

You know, I hadn’t really planned a sixth installation (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5) in our series of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons, but in the last few days we learned that Jihad Jane and some people in Ireland tried to kill someone who drew a nasty sketch of Mohammed, while the multinational [...]

ACLU Defends Christian Students’ Anti-Islam Tshirts

It seems that the Alachua County Schools allow only messages that praise religious beliefs, while banning messages that criticize religious beliefs – an unfairly skewed form of censorship. [...]

What Does Document Censored By Obama Justice Say?

We would seek an alteration in subsection 22 of section A, inserting the word “pretty” in front of the word “please”, and further inserting the phrase “with a cherry on top”. [...]

Congressman Moran Says You Can't Get It Up On TV

The Families for ED Advertising Decency Act has been sent off to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, but as for a full vote on the floor of House of Representatives, well, Congressman Moran can’t seem to get it up there. [...]

Warn Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama About the Danger of Hubris

“That’s not Change! That’s more of the Same!” — Joseph Biden

Late last week, word was leaked from the White House that both President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had “warned” liberal activists not to air advertisements criticizing Democrats who failed to live up to those activists’ policy expectations.

You [...]