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New Washington DC Government Discriminates Against Seculars at Inauguration

The Secular Coalition for America informs us by e-mail yesterday that when it sought to have a humanist celebrant included at Mayor Vincent Gray’s first inaugural event, “One City … Praying Together,” they were denied. Representatives of American religious groups were given seats at the event.

“We would prefer that a government function such as [...]

Debate Question for Sarah Palin: Do Pitbulls Get Free Salmon, Complimentary Facials and Zoning?

Here’s a question I’d like Sarah Palin to answer at tonight’s debate:

Governor Palin, you say you’re a fighter against corruption and the special interests. But as Mayor of Wasilla, which was until a year and a half ago your only elected office, you regularly received gifts from influential townspeople and businesses, you used your [...]

Palin Believes God and Witch Fighter Made Her Governor

When Thomas Muthee first visited Alaska, Sarah Palin, hearing of Muthee’s witch-fighting prowess, asked Muthee to pray over her to give her the power to become Governor of Alaska. Just a few weeks ago, Palin said that it was this magical ceremony that enabled her to become Governor. Does the USA want to send someone who believes in witches and the divine appointment of rulers to the White House? Isn’t this all just too medieval for the 21st century? [...]

Abusing Snopes With Sarah Palin Story

It is as if, at a murder trial, the defense team claims that the prosecution’s case is completely inaccurate because, although the defendant was photographed at the scene of the crime holding the murder weapon, a lawyer on the prosecutor’s team once said that the defendant was wearing a hat, while the photograph shows no hat. [...]

Obama, Sarah Palin, Jesus, and Pontius Pilate

It dazzles them. It hypnotizes them. Say “Jesus” in combination with a political argument, and an evangelical Sarah Palin supporter is defenseless. [...]

Sarah Palin Mismanaged Pension Funds

Under Sarah Palin, Wasilla’s pension funds fell into a shambles. By 2002, the funding of the village’s pension obligations had dropped dramatically to just 73 percent, and the unfunded pension liability Wasilla faced had risen to 52 percent. [...]

66 Pages of Facts About Mayor Sarah Palin

A good place to start is the sixty six page summary of Sarah Palin’s time as mayor of Wasilla, created by Democrats in 2006. The summary is written by Democrats, but the information is from state and local newspapers and the public record. [...]

Sarah Palin to Librarian: Ban These Books Or You're Fired!

Gary sends me a link this morning to Time magazine about Palin’s time as mayor:

Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. “She asked the library how she could go about banning books,” he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. “The [...]