Dear Clint McCance: STFU – a REAL Message of Hope


If you haven’t heard the story, a Midland, AR school board member recently said on his Facebook page (allegedly. The account has either been removed or made completely private) that “fags” should die. Responding to “Spirit Day” (a movement I was also against, though for very different reasons), Clint McCance posted a giant screed including … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Molly Norris, Artist Behind “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day”


Seattle artist Molly Norris may best be known outside of the Emerald City as she who spawned worldwide controversy after creating “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day.” The even, in which everyday people were to draw cartoon depictions of the Islamic prophet and post them online created a worldwide furor, culminating in many fatwas being placed on … Continue reading

Ann Coulter Dropped from WorldNetDaily Conference


WorldNetDaily has dropped Ann Coulter from a speaking engagement at their “Taking America Back National Conference” after she agreed to be the keynote speaker at this year’s “Homocon,” a conference for gay conservatives sponsored by the group GOProud. Says WND CEO, Joseph Farah: Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for … Continue reading

The Right to Pray – Where Rights Conflict

God Bless America

According to FOXNews.com, a Chicago man was arrested outside a Planned Parenthood clinic simply for praying, alone, on the sidewalk: A Chicago man says he’s fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying. Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the … Continue reading

Separation of Church and State, Garofalo Style

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Self-styled intellectual, Janeane Garofalo, has struck again, giving an interview to the A.V. Club recently. I’m not going to bother dissecting her idiotic ramblings; they pretty much speak for themselves. Also, AWR Hawkins already did it on BigJournalism.com. Instead, I’m going to address just one statement, because Garofalo makes the same mistake many self-styled progressives … Continue reading

The Internet “Kill Switch” – Tin Foil Hat Time?


Internet networking sites have been abuzz with rumors that legislation is under consideration that would give the President of the United States an Internet “Kill Switch.” That is, the right to shut down the Internet at any time, or, if you are more reasonable, during times of war or impending/occurring cyberattack. Apparently, an unnamed Senate … Continue reading

The Politically Correct Conundrum


First off, let me start out by saying Helen Thomas’ recent statements about Jews in Israel went far beyond what I consider “politically incorrect.” But  Thomas’ statement does open a dialogue on an important issue. More than one, actually. To read what I consider the most insightful point of view on the Thomas scandal, please … Continue reading

Freedom of the Press Threatened Yet Again

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In April, a New Jersey appellate court ruled that a blogger posting information about a software pornography company wasn’t covered by the state’s Shield Law, which protects journalists from having to revel their sources, among other things. The court concluded the blogger’s postings were more in the style of a “letter to the editor” than … Continue reading

Watching the Watchers – Draw Mohammad Day, Part 2


Will you allow them to take away our puppies? Our puppies!

May 20th – Everybody Draw Mohammad Day


Until last night, where I swear I saw an interview with her on KOMO 4 News, I had no idea the person behind the “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” movement was a Seattle artist. Shows how much I pay attention. Of course, I’ve scoured the KOMO 4 site for the interview, but it doesn’t appear to … Continue reading

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