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Sashay, Chante!

Several times this weekend I tried to post this clip of Sarah Palin working the pageant runway in 1984, but the Republicflacks kept getting the clip pulled. I guess they’ve given up since so many folks are reposting it on their own. The Alaskan guy who posted this portion has promised to also post her flute solo talent segment. What …

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Glossolalia, Part 2

Since this cartoon first appeared in the online edition of the Washington Post three weeks ago, over 750 emails of complaint have poured in from people who think speaking in tongues is nothing to laugh at. Oh, wait…I’m ’bout to get caught up in the spirit! Obama Obama bo bama, bonana fanna fo fama, fee fi mo mamah, Obama! Whew!

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Yes On 8 Launches TV Campaign

The Yes On 8 group Protect Marriage has launched their first TV ad. Jeremy at Good As You has pulled the clip off their site, go check it out. Jeremy thinks the clip is an “ineffective snoozefest.” The ad ridiculously claims that Prop 8 would cause churches to lose their tax-exempt status and flashes a completely unrelated headline from the …

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Matthew Shepard Memorial Opens

Via AP: The nation — and the city of Laramie — has become more accepting of gays and lesbians in the 10 years since a gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, lashed to a lonely fence and left to die, his mother said Saturday. “We’ve learned a lot, we’ve talked a lot; we do it in public forums now,” …

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Nuke Detectors For Everybody!

Scientists at Purdue University are lobbying Congress to require that radiation detectors be installed in cell phones, allowing the government to instantly triangulate the location of a potential dirty bomb. “We have to fight this American knee-jerk toward the highest tech,” says Andrew Longman, a project leader. The Purdue team is designing a detection system that’s so small it could …

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Top Ten Bank Failures Of All Time

Via Get Listy:1. Washington Mutual, Seattle (2008)Total assets: $307 billion 2. Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust, Chicago (1984)Total assets: $40.0 billion 3. First Republic Bank, Dallas (1988)Total assets: $32.5 billion 4. IndyMac Bank, Pasadena, Calif. (2008)Total assets: $32 billion 5. American S&LA, Stockton, Calif. (1988)Total assets: $30.2 billion 6. Bank of New England, Boston (1991)Total assets: $21.7 billion 7. …

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You Deserve Hell! And Pizza!

Pam Spaulding came across this pizza box-wielding baby fundie at North Carolina Pride this weekend. Go check out Pam’s videos and slideshow for a cavalcade of crazy Christers, as well as some of the good people working on your behalf. By the way, the kid’s t-shirt says “Virginity Rocks!”

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