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Politics and its Discontents: An Encouraging Sign Amidst The Terror

While the right seems hell-bent on exploiting the Paris massacre, it is heartening to see that some of the people most affected, the French, are demonstrating that they won’t be so easily manipulated French mourners in the city of Lille, which is north of Paris, sent anti-immigrant bigots scurrying away after they tried to intrude . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Encouraging Sign Amidst The Terror

Politics and its Discontents: Ward, I’m Worried About The Beaver

In this complicated world filled with dire threats ranging from rapidly-escalating climatic disasters to unprecedented rates of marital discord to street (and theatre) violence that leaves everyone feeling more vulnerable than ever, I’m sure many Americans pine for the halcyon days of tranquility and simplicity epitomized by that classic family show, Leave It . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Ward, I’m Worried About The Beaver

Montreal police dragging feet on investigating infamous Christianist Twitter troll ‘David Mabus’?

I’ve read the name ‘David Mabus’ a few times on Twitter, mostly in tweets from PZ Myers. Montrealer Mabus (real name: Dennis Marcuze) has made a name for himself by threatening atheists with “decapitations, executions and genocide”.

Montreal police have received over 3,000 requests for investigations of this individual and they are not happy with the number . . . → Read More: Montreal police dragging feet on investigating infamous Christianist Twitter troll ‘David Mabus’? . . . → Read More: Montreal police dragging feet on investigating infamous Christianist Twitter troll ‘David Mabus’?

The Disaffected Lib: European Union to Crack Down on Right Wing Extremism

The Norway massacre has pushed the European Union and the organization’s police arm, Europol, into action against right wing extremists.this week both European Union interior ministers and the European law enforcement agency Europol pledged to review … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: European Union to Crack Down on Right Wing Extremism

Pam Geller and Charles Johnson object of Anders Breivik admiration and disgust, respectively

In his manifesto, right wing terrorist Anders Breivik praises Islamophobic blogger Pam Geller while eviscerating Charles Johnson and his blog, Little Green Footballs.I have watched, for the better part of a year, a number of decent human beings includi… . . . → Read More: Pam Geller and Charles Johnson object of Anders Breivik admiration and disgust, respectively

Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Revisionist Revere and The Nuclear Threshold.

Half-term governor turned facebookin’ an’ tweetin’ an’ reality teevee-in’ star Sarah Palin once again found herself being set up by the “lamestream media” when some reporter asked her (I shit you not) the “gotcha question” of what she learnedhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif during her visit to Paul Revere’s house.

What the “librul state-run-media” apparently just does . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Revisionist Revere and The Nuclear Threshold.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Revisionist Revere and The Nuclear Threshold.

Half-term governor turned facebookin’ an’ tweetin’ an’ reality teevee-in’ star Sarah Palin once again found herself being set up by the “lamestream media” when some reporter asked her (I shit you not) the “gotcha question” of what she learnedhttp://www… . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Revisionist Revere and The Nuclear Threshold.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Freeper Friday*:

“Behold the next Holocaust brought to you by Obama, Pelsoi, Reid and the DemoRAT party. Their camps will be hospices where you will be remanded to for your “end of life” care courtesy of Big Bro and Big Sis.

Welcome to 1930’s Germany. Obama “shovel ready” jobs will be those that come for you via . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Freeper Friday*:

Enormous Thriving Plants: Freeper Friday*:

Behold the next Holocaust brought to you by Obama, Pelsoi, Reid and the DemoRAT party. Their camps will be hospices where you will be remanded to for your “end of life” care courtesy of Big Bro and Big Sis.

Welcome to 1930’s Germany. Obama “shovel ready” jobs will be those that come for you via their Gestapo or union goons to haul you off. Think not? Think Again! Always remember, the political class will ensure that they get the best health care available via We The People’s tax dollars. You, on the other hand, are expendable for the good of the state.”

For a group of self-described “rugged individualists”, they sure seem quick to collectively head for their fainting couches.

*Many thanks to the fine conservative commentators over at FreeRepublic.com for providing an never-ending source of entertainment! . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Freeper Friday*:

Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: More Pam Geller tea-bagger insanity.

America’s “Muslim Presidency”, brought to you by last week’s teabagging moran, Pam “Atlas Shrugs” Geller.*We’re devoting space each Monday to documenting Teabagger idiocy. Stay tuned for more head-slappingly idiotic antics from America’s incoherent, b… . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: More Pam Geller tea-bagger insanity.

Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: More Pam Geller tea-bagger insanity.

America’s “Muslim Presidency”, brought to you by last week’s teabagging moran, Pam “Atlas Shrugs” Geller.

*We’re devoting space each Monday to documenting Teabagger idiocy. Stay tuned for more head-slappingly idiotic antics from America’s incoherent, but conservative fledgling political movement!

. . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: More Pam Geller tea-bagger insanity.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Religious bigotry is just like fighting the Nazis!

So sayeth conservative televangelist/ fundie wingnut favorite Pat Robertson:

As I’ve said multiple times before, I think everyone espousing the whole clash-of-civilizations concept should be put on some sort of isolated, rocky island to sort it out for themselves, leaving the rest of us to live free from the violent consequences of their . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Religious bigotry is just like fighting the Nazis!

Enormous Thriving Plants: Religious bigotry is just like fighting the Nazis!

So sayeth conservative televangelist/ fundie wingnut favorite Pat Robertson:As I’ve said multiple times before, I think everyone espousing the whole clash-of-civilizations concept should be put on some sort of isolated, rocky island to sort it out for … . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Religious bigotry is just like fighting the Nazis!

Enormous Thriving Plants: Twitter Tuesday: Doubling-down on Santorum’s "Man-on-dog" slippery slope.

The blogger previously known as ALL-CAPS SUZANNE FORTIN (but who you cannot refer to by name now, lest she throw a twitter tantrum over it) has once again unwittingly illustrated the conservative tendency to reject reason and logic as relevant to morals.

Echoing the Catholic Church’s ridiculous efforts to blame its problems with abuse on . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Twitter Tuesday: Doubling-down on Santorum’s "Man-on-dog" slippery slope.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Twitter Tuesday: Doubling-down on Santorum’s "Man-on-dog" slippery slope.

The blogger previously known as ALL-CAPS SUZANNE FORTIN (but who you cannot refer to by name now, lest she throw a twitter tantrum over it) has once again unwittingly illustrated the conservative tendency to reject reason and logic as relevant to moral… . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Twitter Tuesday: Doubling-down on Santorum’s "Man-on-dog" slippery slope.

Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: Pam Geller just can’t let go of birtherism.

Obama is an illegitimate child, which disqualifies him to be president. Who knew?

…Teabagger brilliance, in all it’s rabid, racist, xenophobic glory.

*We’re devoting space each Monday to documenting Teabagger idiocy. Stay tuned for more head-slappingly idiotic antics from America’s incoherent, but conservative fledgling political movement!

. . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: Pam Geller just can’t let go of birtherism.

Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: Pam Geller just can’t let go of birtherism.

Obama is an illegitimate child, which disqualifies him to be president. Who knew?…Teabagger brilliance, in all it’s rabid, racist, xenophobic glory.*We’re devoting space each Monday to documenting Teabagger idiocy. Stay tuned for more head-slappingly… . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: "Moran" Monday*: Pam Geller just can’t let go of birtherism.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Palin’s making a movie.

In yet another illustration of extreme conservative self-unawareness, The Quittah From Wasilla is makin’ a movie about… herself you betcha darn tootin! What could go wrong, given the incredible success of her self-promotin’ outdoor-adventurin’ “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”?

John Cole at “Balloon Juice” has a thread up documenting some pretty hilarious title suggestions. My fav: “John . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Palin’s making a movie.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Palin’s making a movie.

In yet another illustration of extreme conservative self-unawareness, The Quittah From Wasilla is makin’ a movie about… herself you betcha darn tootin! What could go wrong, given the incredible success of her self-promotin’ outdoor-adventurin’ “Sarah… . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Saturday Sarah: Palin’s making a movie.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Where’s the best place in Saskatoon to enjoy a post-Rapture drink?

Some conservative religious group from the US is apparently putting up billboards all over (including Saskatoon) proclaiming that the “Rapture” is going to occur on May 21st, removing all of “the saved” from the planet and leaving the rest of us to enjoy the universe fundie-free for 5 months before God finally destroys the earth . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Where’s the best place in Saskatoon to enjoy a post-Rapture drink?

Enormous Thriving Plants: Where’s the best place in Saskatoon to enjoy a post-Rapture drink?

Some conservative religious group from the US is apparently putting up billboards all over (including Saskatoon) proclaiming that the “Rapture” is going to occur on May 21st, removing all of “the saved” from the planet and leaving the rest of us to enj… . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Where’s the best place in Saskatoon to enjoy a post-Rapture drink?

Enormous Thriving Plants: Small silver-lining for Election 41.

Sure, Saskatoon-Humbolt was willing to re-elect a radical fundie whose social views are even too extreme for PM Harper to endorse, but at least it said “No Thank you, Pankiw”!

. . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Small silver-lining for Election 41.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Small silver-lining for Election 41.

Sure, Saskatoon-Humbolt was willing to re-elect a radical fundie whose social views are even too extreme for PM Harper to endorse, but at least it said “No Thank you, Pankiw”! . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: Small silver-lining for Election 41.

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide!

Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it.

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide!Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it. . . . → Read More: Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!