From the daily archives: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rod Parsley has a new fund raising campaign focused on creating fear and spreading lies about new, proposed federal hate crimes legislation. He claims that, because it will grant protections against crimes based on gender identity and sexual orientation, ultra-conservative preachers won’t be free to spread their hate-filled message of homophobia.

Parsley, of course, isn’t the first to make this argument. Ken Blackwell made the same argument in a townhall.com piece, saying that this hate crimes bill will make “it illegal for people of various faiths to freely hold and profess their respective religion?s teaching on sexual morality”- […]

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A Small Price?

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ProgressOhio Celebrates One Year

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I posted over at PO today in celebration of one year of hard work countering right-wing misinformation. Go check it. I can’t wait for terrible twos!

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That Jerid is a pretty smart kid. He pointed out the other day that Bill Todd’s school funding lawsuit was one big publicity stunt. And now, Buckeye Institute is playing right along, calling the suit a “21st Century Brown vs. Board of Education”.

Of course, “playing along” probably isn’t a strong enough phrase, since Todd is using BI BS as the foundation of his case. This reeks of cooperation.

I wonder how long it took Todd to find someone named Brown to use as the plantiff?

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The Senate was unable to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster. A sham “non-binding” GOP bill was also shot down.

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Anarchy in the UK:

The UK’s big four supermarkets and dairies colluded to keep the price of dairy goods artificially high, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.

The price-fixing deal led to consumers overpaying for milk, cheese and butter by an estimated ?270m, the OFT said.

Wow. That’s a lot of grift for dairy. The only reason this was discovered was market regulation, and now the colluders face the possibility of a large fine (British Airways was just fined ?121m for collusion in fixing fuel surcharge prices). The defense of the British Retail Consortium?

“What we […]

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