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[edit] August 2014

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4Anita Sarkeesian receives death threats, moves out of her house to be safe. Thunderf00t calls it "A new low in attention-mongering."
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3The ice bucket challenge is a purification ritual for the great human sacrifice. Bonus points for shoehorning in the NWO and the 27 Club
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23"Dept. of Justice opens investigation into Foley beheading -- and this man will have more due process rights than college men accused of date rape"... umm what?
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16Dinesh D'Souza is a Racist, part #1214
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31This is a new one: Gays now blamed for Spain's trillion euro debt.
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30Don't think when liberals criticized Republican presidents, they criticized their collar fashion.
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2The Anti-Feminist Internet Targets 'Depression Quest' Game Creator Zoe Quinn
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16Who knew back-seat drivers would be so damn funny?
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6A list of the most absurd conspiracy documentaries (and an episode of NOVA).
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36Peer-reviewed journals are forcing political correctness down our throats! We need "alternative" journals so we can promote open racism and science denialism... uh, I mean, combat the politicization of science.
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28Whites should riot like blacks to have their voice heard.
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28WND's touching obituary to Robin Williams says he probably consorted with demons.
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22Ebola might just be the bestest thing evah for religious fucktards to spread their message of impending DOOM.
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19America's dumbest politician claims "undocumented Democrats" are bringing Ebola across the border.
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7The only time Tea Party Crusaders call out America's gender and racial inequalities? When it has to do with environmental groups. Or the White House.
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28Bryan Fischer: lesbians are the most powerful people in the world, who can use their Super Lesbian Powers to force a Grand Jury to indict.
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23Thought Catalog publishes one of the most grotesquely transphobic articles ever to appear on a mainstream website.
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28Kevin Swanson: Abraham Lincoln introduced communism to America by attacking those poor Southern slavers.
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30"El Rushbo": Robin Williams died because liberals are never happy. UPDATE: Twenty-four hours later, he claims his verbatim comments were (a) misquoted, and/or (b) taken out of context.
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23The Big Bad Barack is going to kill 25M people, and he'll call you racist if you object!
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37Roosh V: "How to tell if a woman is a slut? If she's ever lived on her own."
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15The "Tea Party Crusaders" issue their 2014 list of the 50 most popular conservatives. They should have just named it "Everything that is wrong with the Right.; the author conflates google searches with popularity, explaining why George W. Bush is #1.
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32Rush Limbaugh: "Militant vegetarians are going to breed and unleash an army of allergy-procuring bugs to get people to stop eating beef." ...Poe? Not according to the horse's diseased mouth.
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34To be fair, science journalism just doesn't get much more solidly reliable than the Daily Express citing Revelation 6:12.
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24Guess who's getting blamed for the Ebola epidemic...
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-22 Men's rights forum (you can guess which one) starts a Whitehouse.gov petition to require all women 18-25 register for Selective Service.
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35 Ann Coulter showing what a worthless human being she is Blames heroic doctor for catching ebola.
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36Ebola - coming to America to end the scourge of atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography, and abortion.
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26It was going to happen sooner or later: anti-racism is anti-white is now the mantra of Mo "I will do anything short of shooting immigrants" Brooks. (And he doubles down!)
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7Justine Tunney pulls a Galileo Spinoza gambit.
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31"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
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17"Believing in the power of human reason requires a greater leap of faith than believing in God.": an self-proclaimed atheist philosopher who hates science and loves religion(?!?!?) speaks out.

[edit] July 2014

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22Obama wants to help the poor, especially those evil children currently "blurring the borders of the United States," but Jesus said, "the poor you will have with you always." THIS MEANS OBAMA IS JUST LIKE JUDAS!!!!
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34The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, used Scottie dogs. This is somehow disrespectful to Malaysian Muslims.
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28According to Michele Bachmann, not only are the child refugees bringing Ebola to America, but Obama's planning to use them for medical experiments.
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32Conservatives launch a patriotic version of Facebook called Reaganbook. it goes about how you would expect.
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14After being called out by Greta Christina about his vile rape comments, the Amazing Atheist finally posts a video explaining his actions: He was only joking and Reddit trolls pissed him off, so he thought he'd offend them back.
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52Cathy Brennan makes one of the dumber claims ever made about RationalWiki: that MRAs use it as a reference site. Asked to back up this remarkable claim, she says that she means trans women, who she calls "MRAs in lady face." (Screenshot.)
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23No terror babies in 'Murrican wombs!
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18American conservatism is really scared of an educated black man. (Full whine)
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23Mike Adams, Part II: "Mike Adams Builds a Naturalnews Nazi Time Machine". Death threats, false flags, and forensic Javascript analysis!
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22Mike Adams calls for increased science education to combat scientific illiteracy. I don't even need a punchline for that.
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34The latest gem turdblossom from Ray Comfort: "Science discovered that gravity doesn't exist in space." (later edited to add "as it does on earth.")
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15Women Against Feminism have trouble logging into their (still active) facebook account. FEMINAZI CENSORSHIP!
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22The law is investigating the death threats on Mike Adams' "kill GMO supporters" site. So Adams now claims the site is a ... FALSE FLAG op by MONSANTO!!
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25Okay, fine, the globe is warming. But it's not man-made, okay, it's divine prophecy
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22Experience the wondrous logic of Ted Cruz.
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25In which a neo-Nazi uses Roko's basilisk as a metaphor for da JOOOZ. 'Cos that's obvious.
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22More demonizing of homosexuals. Literally. Really stinky demons too, apparently. A "genuine prophet of God" told him so.
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22The Eagle Forum argues that the government is Constitutionally required to fight homosexuality. (Warning: the article uses excessive boldface which may drive you mad.)
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14The National Review takes a page from the Daily Mail.
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21What do you do if you're a major website that is accused of anti-Semitism? If you're batshit-crazy crank media kingpins The Mind Unleashed, you do the most sensible thing you can do: accuse your critics of being part of a Zionist Plot.
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23The Wall Street Journal continues to shit on itself on its 125th anniversary: "Dear Israel: Violate the Geneva Conventions." (Of course.)
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22Men’s Rights Edmonton go to SlutWalk 2014. It's about what you would expect.
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19In case you were wondering, this is how to justify killing someone for picking up sticks on the Sabbath.
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24Ken Ham says there ain't no such things as aliens, because Jesus wasn't there to save them. (Scientology and Mormonism seem broad-minded by comparison.)
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21Another Murdoch-owned media outlet decides to rummage through the belongings of dead people, and is forced to apologize.
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22Burger King sold a Gay Pride burger in one San Francisco store earlier this month. Bryan Fischer, of course, fears that Christians might eat one accidentally.
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29"I was driving and out of no where God told me that He would take it from here and I let go of the wheel and let Him take it.” And then God knocked over a motorcyclist.
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32RooshV, Men's Rights Activist and sex tourism guide writer, declares gays to be a public health threat, on the basis that a) gay people are inherently promiscuous and b) he doesn't get how HIV works. Further, he declares July to be Heterosexual Awareness Month. We are the 95.8%!
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22allaboutgod.com obliviously continues to promote the death of children through faith healing
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24Why do nice Christian girls post seductive selfies? Because they're ghastly, evil seductive sluts who don't love Jesus enough, obviously.
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24Todd Akin just doesn't know when to stop digging.
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32Alex Jones shows he's never afraid to stoop too low for a rant, as he jumps on the "is Michelle O a man?" bandwagon.
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25There is only one man that can make Obama's foreign policy look absolutely sterling.
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35Bryan Fischer: God designed the U.S./Mexico border.
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45Teabaggers explode irony meters across the globe, as they accuse Obama of being "like a child in a sandbox who can't get along with others."
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24Keith Ablow channels Rick "Man on dog" Santorum: "If love is the foundation of marriage, they can love their dog, too."
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31Sunscreen doesn't prevent cancer. IT CAUSES CANCER! And sunbathing is GOOD for you! Note the conclusion - not sunbathing makes you twice as likely to die. That's something quite serious you know.
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27Harvard Social Psychologist Jason Mitchell: "Replication as part of the scientific method is overrated because when I cook, it never comes out looking like in the cookbook."
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16David Rose is at it again, supposedly pounding another nail in the coffin of climate change. (Debunking from Skeptical Science)
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10CNN serves up some Watergate apologism. The Ludwig von Mises Institute takes this in a rather...interesting direction.
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7MRAs petition Canadian Arts Councils about a lesbian haunted house that was open last Halloween
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16PolitiFact: "Make it stop! Please!"
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83If you're from the Daily Mail, and want to enliven a slow news day by posting aggressive false-flag messages on a Muslim forum ... you might want to learn how to use tor a proxy.
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47"Global warming isn't real because Mars has the same temperature as Earth." What?!
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24'darn Texan education at work.
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30Birds couldn't have evolved from dinosaurs, because the other dinosaurs didn't all vanish immediately after the birds first came around (yeah, like how you know your mom isn't really your mom, because she's still alive even after giving birth to you). Silly evolutionists!
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34Rand Paul: Obama ♥ ISIS!

[edit] June 2014

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21Psst... Israel... This is the guy that's leading your country. Update: It's getting worse.
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35Finally - a grand, unified conspiracy theory: Chemtrails are killing organic crops, allowing Monsanto's GMO crops to take over!
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19"How does evolution explane the existence of Angles and Demons .???" - actual email to Jerry Coyne.
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17Conservatives attack Obama for reaching over a sneezeguard to point at some food. Scroll down - you'll notice that one of the commentators compares him to Hitler.
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29The World Cup - Just another plot by Obama to distract the people from the important issues.
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38The Coultergeist shows her patriotism, as the US qualify for the last 16 at the World Cup: "No American whose great-grandfather was born here, is watching soccer..." (That would presumably have included The Almighty himself.)
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16The Religion Q&A blog at Patheos gets asked What’s the track record when atheists wield political power? and provides a sadly unsurprising answer.
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25Oldman yells at cloud.
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12Well, the only women who ever said yes to me were all prostitutes, anyways.
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22WND columnist Ed Klein on Faux News: Bill Clinton had considered using his own death to help Hillary Clinton win the presidency.
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21 Despite the fact that humans have been modifying plants for thousands of years, GMO's are immoral.
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-62 Oh Cracked.com. What would we ever do without your articles claiming that pointing out people are privileged is racist? You're right, pointing out privilege is only meant to make you ragequit on a conversation, so it really is more reasonable to expect all minorities to come to you and explain why they are different than you instead.
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21Crank magnetism rings true for the far right as this Arizona lawmaker wishes to discuss the weather changing effects... of Chemtrails. Seriously.
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15Prepare for the next "Once again, we (at Fox) put something on the air that's a flat out lie and distortion."
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24The Freedom and Faith Coalition features urinal cakes in the shape of Obama. Keep it classy, GOP.
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32Right-wing moll Phyllis Schlafly would rather have a Russian theocracy, than an American democracy.
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24The "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse" sees a message about Satan and the fall of the Church... in a Miracle Whip advert.
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30We all now have a reason to see The Box Office Shrugged, Part 3: I love gooooold!
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-10Yale comes up with a new policy on impaired consent. One CBC reporter thinks that this new policy means that students should "avoid sex with fellow students, period. It's just too risky nowadays." Not because of rape culture but because he longs for the days where "the freedom to get drunk or high and then have sex with someone was a right guaranteed by the sexual revolution of the Sixties."
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32Coming up next: Napoleon Bonaparte gives advice on how to successfully invade Russia. George W. Bush on federal disaster relief. And, get this, the Wall Street Journal editorial board on insightful commentary! (The Wolf on MSNBC is at least more honest with his denial: "This is more than just an obscure Shia/Sunni conflict.")
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24(VIDEO) Deepak Chopra responds to James Randi and Skeptics by issuing his OWN million dollar challenge! With blackjack and healing modalities!
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17World Net Daily teams up with Sun News Network to dredge up old Cold War conspiracy theories.
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22Catholic blogger Mark Shea has been suckered by a troll posing as ex-follower of Dark Enlightenment. Sith Lords? Legolas? Really? PZ Myers also swallows the Poe whole.
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18The first openly lesbian provincial premier in Canada is elected to a full term with a majority government. The Toronto Sun headline "WELCOME TO HELL," Part Deux!
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21Bryan Fischer goes ballistic over same-sex marriages in Danish churches, but "forgets" to mention that this is because Denmark does not have separation of church and state.
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25Ichthyostega lived in the sea, like a dolphin, and wasn't a transitional form. What?
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17Fanatical Christians pretend they messed up "Gay Days" at Walt Disney World, not the weather forecast. (Well, that would be God, too, right?)
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22If the GOP doesn't move quickly to galvanize moderates in the wake of the Cantor debacle, we now have a glimpse of its demise.
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15Reason magazine reminds us that school shootings are uncommon. That gun violence is so prevalent in the US is besides the point, I guess.
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19 According to WND asthma is a liberal lie to promote the global warming hoax! (warning: Marc Morano used as appeal to authority).
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35"If evolution is true, and it’s just all about the male propagating their DNA, we had to ask hard questions, like, is rape wrong?"
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16Irony alert: The week after it discontinues its own comments boards in favor of comments boards generated by Facebook, HuffPo posts this article.
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10George Will wants you to know that trigger warnings and increasing awareness of rape on college campuses are a progressive plot by the government for some reason. Ladies, Mr. Will enjoys long walks on the beach, the coveted and privileged status that comes with being a rape victim, and nonconsensual groping.
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18Fox News presents: The intellectual equivalent of smacking your head into an electric fence.
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28Quantum Physics Proves there IS an Afterlife, says the Daily Mail.
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21Before It's News defends New Brunswick cop-killer and gun nut, Justin Borque.
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18Nut leaves gun in toy aisle. Gun nuts claim gun control false flag operation.
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10Al Jazeera interviewed a member of A Voice for Men contributor. There are also comments...
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21According to Bill O'Reilly, having a beard means that your family are Muslims and traitors to the United States.
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32Don't be mean to water - shouting at it hurts its feelings!
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34The state of American conservatism, summarized.
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15Maureen Dowd eats a weed brownie. It's exactly as bad as it sounds. Update: Don't give Friedman any ideas.
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19Desmund Tutu visited the Alberta tar sands and didn't like what he saw. The reaction of the man most likely to become the next Premier of Alberta: "The oilsands is probably Canada’s greatest scientific achievement." Forget insulin, Forget the Canadarm, it's definitely the thing that's turning the country into an international pariah.
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35Today's best reaction to Obama finally taking action on coal: The EPA is a terrorist organization!

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