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Watch The Truth about Islam in News |  View More Free Videos Online at I caught a bit of Wafa Sultan on The Brian Lehrer Show yesterday morning. Sultan has capitalized on her 2006 YouTube rant against Islam and it’s treatment of women by writing a new book, called “A God Who Hates.” I’m not Read More

(x-posted from U.S. of J.) I agree with conservatives like David Horowitz and John Hinderacker; in light of the shooting at Ft. Hood, we need to reassert and protect our values. The question of course, is the who we’re protecting our values from. Hint: it’s not Muslims. But first, a few quick points about Muslim-American Read More

I’m going to hope that, unless you grew up in my hometown,* you never had to deal with the frustrating experience of having scripture quoted back at you in response to everything you said. I know I have probably seemed in previous posts as though I hate religion, but I think The Bible has its Read More

So where do we go from here? President Obama has been portrayed as a monkey, witch doctor, various types of pimps and now The Joker. Certainly, there’s more variations on this general theme. But I really want to know, what’s the endgame? Is this supposed to advance some principled political opposition? Or merely “to get their country back”?: As always Read More

Because of technical difficulties and an unusually busy work day, this almost became Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup. Sorry I’m late again. Your PostBourgie-approved weekend reading material: First things first, Stacia, one of our co-bloggers, is writing a novel and posting a chapter a day at her personal blog. What is this space for, if not Read More

Hey, has anyone else seen that picture of President Obama ogling that 17-year-old girl’s ass at the G8 summit in Italy?: Of course you didn’t. Because there’s no such picture and he wasn’t doing that. Silly rabbits. And without any further ado, your reading material from the weekend: 1. On Friday, the Washington Post reportedthat Read More

  “I was born secular and inconsolable.” –– Jenny Lewis My parents fell down on the job.  Both were marched into church relentlessly as children, Sunday after Sunday; mother Catholic-christened Methodist-practicing in Kingston, JA, father Baptist in “real” Virginia.   My mother did teach me to pray.  Not because she really believed the words, but because Read More

I first saw Mute Math in concert at The Knitting Factory, not long after I moved to New York.  I was so excited, I think I might have completely lamed out and worn a band t-shirt. I knew there was a distinct possibility that I’d be the only Black person there and I didn’t care. My Read More

  Brad Wilcox, a sociologist at the University of Virginia, is somewhat infamous for being one of the sociology department’s dedicated religious conservatives.  Wilcox tends to view religious belief as a net positive, and is generally something of an advocate for measures which encourage religious belief in the United States.  And while this isn’t a Read More

Obama says he’s ready for a fight to push his $3.5-trillion budget proposal through Congress. Ugh. The economy shrank by 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter, which was worse than anyone predicted.  The Dow slipped below 7000 for the first time in 12 years. AIG, the world’s largest insurer, just posted a $62 billion dollars Read More

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