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[edit] July 2016

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30Ben Carson: Growing up rich is a disadvantage
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10The dumbest way to defend the feminist cause
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33David Duke: Jews did Melania's plagiarism. (HT Mammoth.)
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44Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos
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35LessWrong-style rationalists, specifically Scott Alexander fans, continue spouting neoreactionary talking points, suggest "A sterilization plague that ideally targets the less intelligent 90% or whatever. Done in secret and presented as a natural occurrence..." Don't worry, it'll be "paired with compassionate material," because these are definitely good people and not at all the second coming of 1920s eugenicists. (Note that this started from a discussion about getting rid of mosquitoes.)
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23Karl Rove does something sensible for once, by calling airport security on Alex Jones
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-9Is My Intolerance of Your 
Intolerance Intolerant? Altogether now!
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8The best way to end excessive police violence? According to one protest group, get rid of the police.
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33Rick Wiles: Satan Using Pokémon Go To Spawn 'Demonic Powers' And Murder Christians. Clinton is running for President, Pokémon is a tool of Satanic indoctrination...it's the 90s all over again!
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24Pam Geller Sues The US Gov't Because Facebook Blocked Her Page; Says CDA 230 Violates First Amendment. Full of all sorts of nonsense, considering the CD230 doesn't apply and isn't used to take down such items, even though Geller is claiming it's a "heckler's veto".
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34Rudy Giuliani believes that "Black kids are 99% likely to kill each other" and says Black Lives Matter is "inherently racist".
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33The neoreactionary/alt-right cultural critical analysis of Zootopia is a goldmine, (((brackets))) and all.
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18NaturalNews, in response to the FBI not charging Clinton: LAWS DON'T APPLY TO ANYONE ANYMOOOOOOOORE!!(redirect)
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41Jim Bob Duggar: Molestation Is Common In Christian Families. The money quote is “It was a very difficult situation. But as we talked to other parents and different ones since then, a lot of families have said that they have had similar things that happened in their families.” These would be other Quiverfull families.
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45Fox News is worried that the Statue of Liberty might be a transwoman.
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31Conservatives freak out over ‘UN takeover’ after spotting trucks made in Virginia and sold overseas.
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26Mr. Mean-Spirited (actual blog name) knows that professional archeologists are just the well-paid tools of multicultural elites. Careless thieves Noble amateurs who dig random artifacts up and hang them on their walls are the true lovers of history!
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30 Nassim Nicholas Taleb: "Who do you think is behind the 107 Laureates petitioning for Greenpeace to stop blocking golden rice? The answer is Monsanto!" This is not a surprise to why sane people do not take you seriously!
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31DUMB BRITISH BLONDE FUCKS 15 MILLION PEOPLE AT ONCE, courtesy of Pornhub. Rule 34 has been broken.
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39Christy Sheats was right to shoot her daughters, because they were "sleeping with black boys" and why should she "have to explain to her friends why she was carrying around a yellow mixed baby." Oh yeah, and she's a martyr for Christ and we should appreciate her will to die for Christ. UPDATE: She doubles down - "I will NOT apologize for my views in that blog. Miscegenation is WRONG and it will destroy the white race as we know it."

[edit] June 2016

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20A bunch of right-wing hacks in Congress jump on John Kerry for saying a correct statement about ISIS.
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26During a hearing led by Ted Cruz, a crank accuses Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, Congress's only Muslim members, of being affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
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47The 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting didn't happen because the club only has 12 parking bays, which means that there could never be 300+ people inside.
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43What do you mean my idealist/protest vote counted?!?!?!?!? Protest voters ‘quite worried’ as they regret backing Brexit. Edit: Ha. Double ha. Edit 2: Cornwall, which voted 56.5% "leave", expects the UK to cover all that fat EU money they've been getting.
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39Faux News reports on Britain leaving the UN.
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40Remember that couple in Canada who were convicted for their child's death after they tried to treat him with maple syrup and homeopathy instead of actual medicine? Have they learned their lesson about the dangers of substituting medicine with altmed? Nope. They blame the ambulance workers.
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30Of course there are conspiracy theories floating around about Orlando. One particular "Faulty Math" meme grew popular enough to be addressed by Snopes. And while it may be difficult to believe, Pat Robertson did not blame the shooting on gays.
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28Alex Jones now endorses Hillary Clinton.(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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34There is a time and place for campaigning for racial justice. Derailing a vigil for the victims of the Orlando attacks to accuse the LGBTQ community of being racist ISN'T ONE OF THEM.
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24Meanwhile in Canada, the Flat Earth "debate" gets heated.
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25Chuck Todd responds to Bernie Sanders' calls for stronger gun control by telling him he should "stop politicizing" the Orlando shooting.
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36The Orlando Pulse club massacre is a false flag by the Gay Mafia.
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23The latest alt-right brain fart: "identifying" Jews (or "Jewish interests") with triple parentheses. (Wikipedia article)
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22Scott Adams "endorses" Clinton out of fear that her supporters will kill him if he doesn't
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29Larry Pratt: I'm not saying I might murder judges if the Democrats win in November. I'm just saying someone might! This is why we have guns: to shoot the people trying to take away our guns!
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23Erick, son of Erick, freaks out after receiving a taste of his own racism-denying medicine

[edit] May 2016

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35Oh, here we go. Mike Adams launches his own "independent, peer-reviewed" science journal that "rejects... all the blind, obedient "consensus" science narratives that only end in stupidity."(redirect) He even has his first "study" of heavy metals.(redirect)
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38Confused Rush Limbaugh thinks evolution is a hoax because Cincinnati gorilla never became human.
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29Actually, no, wait, it's really ending this weekend on the 3rd/4th because of a misinterpretation of the 2012 Mayan predictions.
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27The world is ending tomorrow, says this e-mail I just got. (Spoiler warning: It didn't end.)
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28John Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews argues that public affirmation of same-sex marriage is the Mark of the Beast foretold in Revelation: "Having some mark which allows buying and selling is not evil in and of itself, thus there must be something attached to getting the mark which makes receiving it worthy of eternal damnation. It would follow logically that in order to have the means to buy and sell people could perhaps be required to be upstanding citizens. Might not they be expected to sign on to some statement of human right to attest to such a state?" And then he argues that Sr. Lucia of Fatima foretold that the final battle between God and Satan would be about marriage and family. (Because what promotes marriage and family by denying it to the LGBT community?)
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30As a rational, neutral alt-right poster, I can assure you than Ben Shapiro is a stupid SJW Jew and anti-Semitism doesn't exist.
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5Editor-in-Chief of gaming site The Escapist: Us "real liberals" want to have a conversation about "real oppression" but the "Neo-Puritans" aren't listening to us so we shouldn't listen to them.
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32Saudi cleric says on public television that selfies with cats – or photographs in general – are "prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with cats, not with dogs, not with wolves, not with anything." They might want to consider using a ring binder to make adding new prohibitions easier.
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22Cosmic Convergence: 2012 and Beyond says yes, the government researched projecting holograms of god as a mass psyop. Citing RationalWiki's article on Project Blue Beam, they say "Unfortunately, they’re wrong."
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16From berts to fascists, Hillary Clinton is still seen as some sort of evil boogeywoman to the right wing.
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30David Harsanyi, from the Federalist, says there should be tests in order to vote.
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18'Toilet terrorists' get U.S. military hero William G. Boykin canned from his job at Hampden-Sydney College using subversive PC gender ideology.
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24Pope Says No to Trans-Kids, Teach Young ‘to Accept Their Own Body as it Was Created’, Breitbart
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10NPR airs an interview featuring actress Marilu Henner promoting her book, "Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer", which credits integrative medicine curing her husband's cancer and other significant health problems.
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24Gamergate video game currently in development. Set "30 years after 1984, the world is now controlled by SocJus, a totalitarian regime that seeks to impose their vision of equality on society." Yeeeeeeah. (On a side note, guess who they're listing as their inspiration)
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26Angry Birds: a silly (and kind of stupid) children's movie meant to profit on the popularity of a ubiquitous mobile game, or a sinister "meninist political statement attempting to vindicate male anger?... Maybe men shouldn't make movies."
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11Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew, Breitbart.
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20Some YouTuber made a video on this woman named Evalion and now her channel is getting some attention. She's been making videos for at least a month now and she is: antisemitic, anti LGBT, anti feminism, racist, neonazi, she promotes fat shaming and she's a radical Christian. Jee! What a combo we have here! Not sure if a Poe but the drunken peasants podcast declared her "not a troll." EDIT: her channel appears to have been deleted.
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15Prager "University" explains why progressive income taxes are unfair. All this requires is a perfect world where everyone starts out from the same background and all income differences are due to personal choices.
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28For pity's sake, someone stop Milo from posting.
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19Virgin Mary Statue ‘Weeps’ sports condensation In Fresno, California.
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50David "Avocado" Wolfe on solar panels: "Do you think draining the sun is a good idea?"
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53Mike Adams goes off the deep end: claims the CDC, FDA, USDA and EPA are run by "dark, demonic souls occupying human bodies."(redirect)
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-18The Telegraph wades into Brexit waters.
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4A heady blend of what is this I don't even.
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41Kebab-aric behaviour: Ultranationalist party Britain First has released a video of them staging an "invasion" of a halal slaughterhouse, accusing workers of funding terrorism and offering the meat to "Satan".
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17Barbara Lee, the lone Congressperson to vote against the war authorization in 2001, now criticizes Congress for not re-authorizing the war resolution she voted against.

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