Pwns Pastor John Hagee; Greenwald Nails Joe Lieberman

by matttbastard

(Christian) Zionism: yr doin it wrong:

I’m with Glenn: Serious Centrist™ Joe Lieberman is totally getting a whiteboy pass from the media for appearing at an event sponsored by this anti-Semitic extremist.

h/t Hamsher @ FDL

Background: More on double-standards and Pastor Hagee:

Yes, Virginia, People Actually Get Paid For This Horseshit

The Rules: Hagee Rewind

The Rules: John Hagee on an Anti-Semitic Remix Tip

CNN: McCain Officially Rejects Hagee Endorsement

Pastor John Hagee: “The Antichrist is a dispatch deep from the recesses of my id!” and other NOOZ!

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Gordon Robertson Warns of Outlaw of Christmas

by matttbastard

The Nizkor Project:

The Slippery Slope is a fallacy in which a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question. In most cases, there are a series of steps or gradations between one event and the one in question and no reason is given as to why the intervening steps or gradations will simply be bypassed. This “argument” has the following form:

  • Event X has occurred (or will or might occur).
  • Therefore event Y will inevitably happen.
  • This sort of “reasoning” is fallacious because there is no reason to believe that one event must inevitably follow from another without an argument for such a claim. This is especially clear in cases in which there is a significant number of steps or gradations between one event and another.

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    Things That Aren’t Cool

    by matttbastard

    Today’s example: Slanderously appropriating catastrophic events in someone’s life just to rig some Mean Girls redux game of “See? I told you those women are walking the razor’s edge!”

    Great–you’ve won a postcard from Clueville with the words “get a life” written on the back in cherry red lipstick.

    Look, I can’t for the life of me see any difference between comments like these and the recent decision rendered by Alberta Justice Peter McIntyre.  Rape/VAW apologia is wrong, regardless of who is spouting it.


    Your Feminazi membership card ain’t no pass for hyping a passive aggressive variation on “she was asking for it”, y0. It should be obvious, but obviously bears repeating: women never, ever invite anything upon themselves.  There is no fucking excuse for violation of bodily sovereignty.


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