All Further Articles for 2011-12-22

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Blame the Gays
Gay rights advocates of Minnesota have apologized to Senate Majority Leader and marriage equality opponent Amy Koch, recently resigned after an extra-marital affair, for "our community's successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage." Video. "We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union."
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For Christmas, Your Government Will Tell You When It's Legal to Kill You. Just Kidding: It's Classified
In the wake of the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, the DOJ has rejected a Freedom of Information Act request from the New York Times asking for the legal basis for the American program of targeted drone killings of U.S. citizens off the field of battle. A lay-person's look at that decision. "The government dropped a bomb on a U.S. citizen, who, though a total dick and probably a criminal, may have been engaged only in propaganda...based in part on evidence it says it has but won't show anyone, and on a legal argument it has made but won't show anyone."
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Soldiers In Iraq: None of Us Were Like This Before
An interview with Joshua Phillips, whose harrowing new book, "None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture," explores the effects, on U.S. soldiers and their victims, of abuse and torture by one tank battalion in Iraq. The radio documentary, "What Killed Sergeant Gray," tells one of those stories.
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Fox Freaks: Marxist Muslim Kenyan Issues Christmas Card That's Only Sorta Christmasy, and What's With the Heathen Dog, Anyway?
Breaking News! Fox reports the official White House holiday card makes no mention of the word ‘Christmas’! Presents are by a poinsettia, not a Christmas tree! And the focus is Bo, the First (no doubt atheist) Dog, notes famed theologian Sarah Palin, not "American foundational values like family, faith and freedom.” Sigh. They continue to outdo themselves.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Molotov Heart
In honor of the Arab S pring, San Francisco mixed-media artist Francis Baker has created a series of glass, heart-shaped Molotov Cocktails. Because "there is a connection in any conflict between the combatants."
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'Tis the Season For Freebie Lines and Pawnshops
As commentary on our treatment of veterans, what's more poignant: the Afghanistan veteran who pawned his Purple Heart, or the Army families who lined up for free Christmas presents? The kicker: Many of the toys are donated by military contractors. Hell, they can afford 'em.
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