Signs reading “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” have sprung up in demonstrations offline and online around the world in the wake of a shooting in which two brothers shot and killed 12 people working for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The meaning
Right wing conspiracy theory web sites are adept at skirting the line between leading questions and blatant falsehoods. They offer questions that suggest to gullible readers that the ideas being questioned are, in fact, well-established, supported by evidence. For example, the sites Pakalert Press and
May 11, 2014 (FP) — After a favorable ruling by a federal judge, the council of the majority-Muslim township of Stewart, Michigan has agreed to continue a practice of beginning all town governmental meetings with an exclusively Islamic call to prayer led by an imam
J. Clifford has started a pretty interesting conversation about Rocky Anderson’s decision to seek a presidential nomination under the banner of the no-disclosure, unlimited-big-money 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect. As J. Clifford points out, there’s no small irony in a candidate who rails against politics
Krampus is organizing an Occupy North Pole protest, saying, “The days in which Big Santa can just creep down people’s chimneys in the middle of the night without being noticed. The man in the red suit paid no taxes at all last year, and appears to have given substantial gifts, year after year, to each and every member of Congress, as well as the President.”
I missed it earlier this summer when Comic-Con was on, but Evolving in Kansas tipped me off to a royal mocking of Fred Phelps and his “God Hates Fags” schtick: Good on ’em. Aggressively nutsy religion deserves to be lampooned. Hee.
It’s sad, but true: tales of protest don’t always end with “and then you win.” A couple of weeks ago, Rowan summed up the hopelessness that plagues many progressive activists with a poster reworking Gandhi’s old slogan to read, “First they ignore you, then they
The call went out yesterday from the anti-gay group Stand for Marriage Maine: SMM needs an actress willing to pretend to be a “working waitress type” and read a script explaining why waitress types in Maine should vote to ban marriage equality. I’ve always thought
When I was sent on to a post from the Idler declaring that: From today, all orders that we send out will include a nice little letterpress bookmark, featuring a picture of a little birdie and the phrase: “Read, Don’t Twitter”. my first response was
November 2003: Massachusetts Supreme Court declares the validity of same-sex marriage. Without noticing, Senator John Ensign stops telling his wife she looks pretty in the morning. February 2004: San Francisco begins to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Senator Ensign asks a staffer on a date. She
This photograph not only contains evidence of the forgery of Obama’s Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth, it also indicates that Obama was born in Kenya as Obama’s mother was on the Hajj, the Muslim holy pilgrimage to Mecca.