Taliban alive and well and tax-free in America

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the Christian American Family Association (AFA), says that atheists and other “secular fundamentalists” are America’s version of Muslim extremists because they want a separation of church and state. Maybe he should read the Constitution instead of just using it as a backdrop?

An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.

Researchers are again fingering static electricity as the culprit in the Hindenburg Disaster.

How to make a photograph out of Cheez Whiz, Kool-Aid, and dead skin.

Here’s a gallery of foods to avoid on a first date. Trigger warning: may cause painful memories!

SciAm presents research showing that placebo treatments work better on “nice people”. (preview)

Placebos can’t fix the gun-crazy: Walmart shopper pulls a gun after her $1 coupon is rejected. Ironically yours, from The Smoking Gun.

Obama is ‘lazy,’ Newt Gingrich a ‘prick,’ Joe Biden ‘as dumb as an ashtray’: an excerpt of Zev Chafets’ new biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes is up at Vanity Fair.

Lauren Drain spent her teenage years in the infamous Westboro Baptist Church before being kicked out and disowned by her family. Now she’s writing about it.

Latest footage of the American Taliban in action:

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3 Responses to “Taliban alive and well and tax-free in America”

  1. Mordanicus Says:

    I always thought that those evangelicals were the American Taliban, with their instance on biblical law etcetera. Maybe I am just an ignorant European.

    • offlogic Says:

      Hahahah, yeah it’s always been my fear that the fundies would discover how much they have in common with the salafists and join forces.
      One of Tulsa’s suburbs still outlaws dancing in public (big bible college town). It is beyond all reason here.

      • Mordanicus Says:

        Your post reminds me of a remark from Jon Stewart about Michele Bachman’s fear of atheists willing to transform into an Islamic state: “Atheist secular state of the islamic type? What would that mean? Praying five times a day to a god in which they do not believe?” (I am paraphrasing Stewart)

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