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I have to wonder just what Newt Gingrich is really thinking . This is a guy I always managed to respect and admire even while i disagreed with him and his policies but with his over the top over reaction to the Sherry Sherod case, his over the top irrational response to the near ground zero Islamic mosque cultural center and now this naked "racial animus" (David Frum’s phrase) he’ jumped the shark and needs to be thrown in the same pile as some of the other irrational crazies and paranoid lunatics on the right such Michelle Bachman and worthless pandering players such as Sarah Palin.

Just what did Gingrich do? I’ll refer you to David Frum’s article: Gingrich: Obama Wants Whitey’s Money for an explanation of the depth of the absurdity of Gingrich (and D’Souza’s cover story in Forbes which Gingrich was affirming).

A couple of years ago here I published a short list of Conservatives I Like (but don’t necessarily agree with) and Therefore Listen To, Gingrich has managed to strike himself off that list.

For more on Gingrich and D’Souza you might also want to read:

I’m sure there will be more on this over the coming week or two.

To celebrate Richard Dawkins birthday (yes it is Richard Dawkin’s Birthday) I’m posting the winning entries to Project Reason’s recent video conference contest (Project Reason: Spreading Science & Secular Values).

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

A Hat Tip to UnReasonableFaith.com for this lead on the videos.

While I love Mr Diety this is my favorte episode of the whole bunch

Geez how dangerously niave and unaware are these 9/12 Teabaggers?

Blogger Ron Britton was lamenting about the lack of time he has found blogging recently while he’s living in a hotel as his home is being remodeled and that he has had to resort to "stealing" content origionally created by other bloggers. Well I am going to "steal" this from Ron only I don’t think of it as stealing but instead I see it as helping to spread awareness.

From Ron Britton’s post Teabag Czar:

[...] This video is worth watching. It won’t actually teach you anything you don’t already know. We all know that most teabaggers are ignorant illiterate morons. Fortunately, they are a minority. (Unfortunately, a very loud minority.) If you can actually distance yourself from the fact that these people are trying to sabotage our country and destroy the only hope we have for trying to undo some of the damage of the last eight years, it’s actually a very funny video. It’s the American freak show. PT Barnum would have loved to put them all into his freak museum, next to the Cardiff Giant and Fiji Mermaid. So just sit back and enjoy Morons on Parade.

Concentrated stupidity at giant tea bagging ceremony in Washington

Thanks Ron, and thanks to vjack for helping bring this to all our attention.

Yes, if you are going to do it this is how to do it.

I might use different music but this is the way to have a wedding.

Back in the days when I was designing and building theatrical scenery I had a few contracts that were for weddings but I never got to see what actually happened at the wedding. One in particular that sticks in my mind was for a Greco-Roman theatre stage and skene. I wonder was the wedding party all dressed up in Bacchic costume and regalia, was it a Dionysian festival?

I’m thinking in fact that IF was was going to get married here’s the music I would want to use ….Intro & Dancing In The Wind by Passport. I would need a good choreographer but I have the direction, staging, and lighting all worked out in my head.

Well usually whenever I hear or see a reference to Conrad Black‘s Canadian publication The National Post I roll my eyes and wonder "Oh boy, just what are the global warming deniers trying to tell today" but today I read an op-ed there that I thought was thoroughly delightful and put a grin on my face. For those who may not be initiated and familiar with the The National Post it has proudly proclaimed it’s intent to "provide a voice for Canadian conservatives" and openly advocates a "unite-the-right" movement in Canada and is the birthplace of Lawrence Solomon’s The Deniers.

Anyway John Moore in a July 16th 2009 op-ed article (aren’t all articles in the Canadian Post op-ed) writes:

One world government and global warming/climate change/whatever

I knew I was poking the bear when I sent my most recent column (Climate skeptic arguments don’t hold ice, July 14) to my editor here at the National Post. The [Financial] Post publishes almost weekly columns about the fiction of climate change so understandably some readers are well persuaded that the whole global warming house of cards is already tumbling down. The torrent of e-mails and some 48 on-line comments later and I have a new appreciation of just how fiercely some hold on to their denier status.

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Ya just gotta read the whole piece, its great.

Maybe it’s just guilty pleasure and I shouldn’t really say this but I just love seeing the readers of CP get a stick in their eye.

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