Archives for October 2006
We’ve been meaning to mention Lauren Sandler’s fantastic new book, Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement. It’s a wonderful overview of the emerging ‘disciple generation’ that introduces readers to our nation’s leading evangelical youth leaders and their followers. From the scary (Ryan Dobson), to the misogynistic (Mark Driscoll), to the bizarre (Stephen Baldwin), to […]
Jen Dunlap Friday October 20th • Start it off with FREE BEER and art: Jen Dunlap at Riverfawn MORE INFO HERE Then: • Frank Black at Warsaw Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. 718.387.0505 8 p.m. $25. From Paper: For those of us that long for the Pixies like the deserts miss the rain, we will always […]
So are they listening, as they claim, to the commanders on the ground or to the “divine” voices they hear in their heads? [From the AFP] The top US general defended the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying it is inspired by God. “He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him […]
GOP to Air Ad Warning of Terror Attacks You can see the disgusting new ad here.
The hilarious and talented Matt Taibbi penned a fantastic cover story for Rolling Stone this month: “The Worst Congress Ever.” If you haven’t read it yet, here it is: There is very little that sums up the record of the U.S. Congress in the Bush years better than a half-mad boy-addict put in charge of […]
Yes, this is the same Larry Craig (above middle) who has repeatedly voted to deny gays basic human rights: [Hat Tip Jesus General] * Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006) * Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002) * Voted NO on expanding hate crimes […]
Congressman Studds “Compassionate Conservatism” at its best: [from Lowell Sun via Think Progress] Gerry Studds, the nation’s first openly gay congressman, pushed the country to another landmark development when he died Saturday: the federal government for the first time will deny death benefits to a congressman’s gay spouse. The federal government does not recognize the […]
Our brother site, evangelicalright.com has the story.
Radar ranks the 10 biggest fools on the Hill. 10. Sen Jim Bunning (R-KY) 9. Rep Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) 8. Sen Conrad Burns (R-MT) 7. Rep Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) 6. Rep Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) 5. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 4. Rep. JD Hayworth (R-Ariz.) 3. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) 2. Rep. Donald Young (R-AK) 1. […]