February 17, 2014

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Give Bigotry No Sanction

Commentary via NoBigotry.facinghistory.org – courtesy of George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom … notables and officials of that city, and representatives from various religious groups, jockeyed for the honor of reading the president letters of welcome to their city. Among them was one of the officials of the [Newport Hebrew] congregation, Moses Seixas, who was […]

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February 16, 2014

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Delph’s rampage pt 1

By now, almost everyone paying attention to politics in the US knows that Mike Delph got grumpy on Twitter about how his amendment to add the infamous 2nd sentence back into HJR-3 was defeated. We also just learned through that tirade that he has an openly gay brother. This makes for an interesting dichotomy of […]

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February 13, 2014

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With Liberty and Justice

Why I’m not there with you today This morning, as hundreds of my friends gather at the Indiana state house, my feet are propped up on the stone hearth of the fireplace in the coffee shop. The flames from the fireplace lick gently at the ceramic “logs” inside the glass and steel-screened box. Catty-corner, around […]

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February 10, 2014

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Open Letter to Senator Delph

I just emailed this in to my Indiana State Senator, Mike Delph, about HJR-3 Dear Senator Delph, As one of the founding members of the Indiana TEA Party, I stood with 5,000+ other Hoosiers on a cold, grey Indiana afternoon on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse. I listened to “Thomas Paine” (Dr. Bob Basso) […]

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February 6, 2014

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Don’t come to us to fund your wants, Indy

Crossposted with permission from the LPHC page. By Andrew SmithChair, Libertarian Party of Hancock County In virtually every city where a significant number of residents and businesses has left the urban core for the suburbs, the central city authorities have tried to figure out a way to grab their wallets on the way out. Indianapolis […]

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December 18, 2013

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Another TEA group supports Marriage Discrimination

By Troy The We the Hoosiers Facebook page carried a post today (December 18, 7:56 am) advocating their members to call in and support Indiana’s HJR 6 – or as the post by the group’s president, Tom Minnery, refers to it: “Natural Marriage.” The first question I have is: if the government is involved in […]

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July 7, 2013

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Giles waves the Dominionist flag!

By Troy Pastor Doug Giles has an interesting little piece over on Clash Daily, entitled: “Hey, Secularists: Our Founders Respected Christianity — Get Over It” I often wonder why being a “Christian Nation” is so very, VERY important to the Christian Nationalist crowd. After all, many of our Founders were also members of the Masonic […]

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June 19, 2013

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Barton reversing Jefferson again

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Pardon the mixed analogies. I just don’t know how to communicate this one without something strange in the metaphor department. Glenn Beck and David Barton teed up a great idea, and sliced it – not just a little off target – but so far out of the course that their “ball” of an idea ended […]

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June 19, 2013

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You’ll shoot your eye out!

One of my all time favorite movies is “A Christmas Story.” You know, the one with bespectacled Raphie who just wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Remember the scene where Ralphie is walking back from school, after being told by his teacher his dream present will cause him harm: “You’ll shoot your eye […]

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April 24, 2013

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Common Core Rally

Common Core is up for a final this spring, and the TEA folks are doing their darndest to keep it out of Indiana schools. But, the GOP legislature, in their eminant wisdom is ignoring the TEA party base yet again. Here’s a notice from our friends at the Constitutional Patriots about a Rally for HB1427 Thursday […]

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