All Further Articles for 2010-12-03

Friday, December 3, 2010
Resist The Devil and He Will Flee From You (But Leave A Trail of Particulates)
New promo video from the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, which deems the environmental movement "one of the greatest threats to society and the church." Its "Resisting the Green Dragon" tells how, "in God's wise design, people and nature can thrive together." These people are hysterical, literally. In More .
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Don't Ask... Until the Wars Are Over
Perhaps we should listen to the likes of Marine Corps Commandant Amos, who says we shouldn't force the confusing process of weaning our armed forces from their homophobia while still in the midst of endless combat in Asia and the Middle East. Let's end our wars and occupations , bring the troops home, and then educate them about tolerance and how wonderful it will be when gay and lesbian troops can pick up arms for the next "Global War on Terror."
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Maybe Ugly Paranoia Doesn't Sell So Hot After All
Hey, some vaguely, slightly good news! Latest cable ratings show Rachel Maddow's viewership up 20%, and Glenn Beck's - minus his 140 advertisers - down a whopping 36%. So the loonies get the press, but not the viewers? It's a start.
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Fire In The Belly, Or Do Not Be Afraid of the Ants
Uproar in D.C. over an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery depicting AIDS and sexual themes. At issue: an 11-second video by David Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS, showing ants crawling over a Christ figure. GOP and religious right leaders freak out. Cowed Smithsonian officials remove it. Artists and galleries protest . And People For the American Way note that if the right wants government out of our lives and health care, howcome they're letting it censor our art?
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Assange, His Cave and His (No Longer Private) Sex Life
Julian Assange was taking questions live with the Guardian; due to site overload, they started posting his answers online. Also, photos of the surreal fortress in Sweden where Wikileaks works. And word that Sweden's rape charges stem from claims that Assange didn't use condoms during consensual sex with two women. Can you say set-up?
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