jEFFSTANA on October 8th, 2014

Here’s one more example of the flying monkey effect originating within conservative blogs. Canadian Police Reject Own Anti-Terror Handbook for Being ‘Adversarial’ Search the Internet with the above query, and discover loads of right-wing sites lighting up, one after another, with duplicate “news” articles detailing how Canadians might consider a soft-pedal toward Muslim Jihadists. However, […]

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jEFFSTANA on September 27th, 2013

My starboard friends are becoming frantic as the enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws near. Wishing for a program to go away that was argued successfully, legislated in Congress and adjudicated before the Supreme Court seems the height of denial, but never let it be said that the rabid right holds reasonableness close […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 26th, 2009

Perhaps we can generalize about lying in American politics. Not so much a cherry-picking of existing facts to lend credibility to a particular belief system, but a full-blown invention of events in the absence of evidence. Welcome to the Republican Party and the continuing saga over our President’s origin of birth. The “birther” phenomenon is […]

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jEFFSTANA on December 23rd, 2008

The following viral email is just social non sequitur, but it does beg the following questions. Is the defining litmus test for wing-nut membership a fixation on bodily functions? I know at one level we are but organic machines, but we have evolved to consciousness of our existence, right? So why do the most spiteful […]

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jEFFSTANA on September 4th, 2007

Remember Ted Haggard? Founder and pastor of Colorado Springs “New Life Church” and president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Ted got caught with a male prostitute in an amphetamine-fueled sexual adventure which cost him his leadership position and six-figure salary. After spending a whole three weeks undergoing “restorative therapy” from which Haggard emerged and […]

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