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Michael Shermer’s Skepticism Missing In Giving Praise Of David Brooks

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image of Michael Shermer Michael Shermer is founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine “Skeptic”. He is a BIG NAME in the freethought community and is well known for debunking pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. Shermer has been an advocate of Scientific skepticism – questioning the veracity of claims using the scientific method – except it seems for his own political views. Recently Shermer wrote a series of tweets praising an OpEd by David Brooks that complained about the Occupy movement. He (and Brooks) totally missed the point.
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The 3 Blind Mice Of Congress

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Saw an image on another site of the three Republican leaders in Congress together at a press conference – Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) – and it gave me an idea for an image that expresses my frustration with the obstructionist GOP. Enjoy!
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God Motto More Important Than Jobs For House GOP

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image of the wall of separationThe Republicans really are in their own little world. Instead of trying to help the 99% they instead voted on a “God check” bill titled “H.Con.Res 13 — Reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States.” The jobs are where…???
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Speaker Boehner Demands President Help Pass Phantom Job Bills Stuck In Senate

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image of  Speaker Boehner cryingOn Thursday US House Speaker John Boehner stood before reporters and, in an attempt to deflect growing pressure on his party’s obstruction of President Obama’s jobs plan, demanded the President help pass 15 so-called Jobs bills passed in the House and stuck in the Senate. The bills that Boehner defines as “job bills” have nothing to do with actual jobs. The bills only help the 1% by gutting EPA rules and allowing more environmentally suspect oil drilling.
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Occupy Columbus A Big Success

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screencap from report about protest in Columbus OhioSaturday was the big global protest day as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and in Columbus hundreds showed up at the steps of the Ohio State House to join in the event. The top news station in town WBNS 10tv had a surprising objective report allowing for a good bit of face and sign time as well as mentioning the other locations of protest in the almost 4 minute report at the top of the 11 PM newscast.
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