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Archive for October, 2009

Happy Halloween

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Holidays

Just Say No To Trick Or Treating

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Holidays

I’m with Mark Jaquith: Halloween is my least favorite holiday (or rather, holiday eve). At its very best, it can be a celebration of the season and a diverse display of clever costumes. But more often than not, it’s about store-bought licensed character costumes, more candy than a person should ever eat in a year, […]

Using Halloween To Teach Your Kids The Truth About Taxes

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics

This is brilliant: H/T: Tertium Quids

Top Ten Examples Of Stimulus Pork

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Economics, Politics

H/T: Jason Pye

What Happens To Scozzafava’s Supporters ?

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under In The News, Politics

Nate Silver digs into the details of the latest Siena poll in search of answers: Consider the Siena poll out this morning, which has all sorts of useful cross-tabs. Scozzafava’s supporters in this poll: — Have a favorable view of Barack Obama by a 64-31 margin. — Have an unfavorable view of Hoffman 15-57. — […]

Another Crazy Christian Attacks Halloween As “Satanic”

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Holidays, In The News, Religion

In an article that originally appeared at CBN.com, but was subsequently removed, and which also appears at Charisma.com, Kimberly Daniels joins Pope Benedict in raving about the alleged evils of Halloween: The key word in discussing Halloween is “dedicated.” It is dedicated to darkness and is an accursed season. During Halloween, time-released curses are always […]

Opposition Leader Threatening To Boycott Afghan Recount

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs

There’s a serious political crisis developing in Afghanistan: KABUL — A presidential run-off election planned for Nov. 7 was thrown into turmoil Saturday, with the main challenger to President Hamid Karzai, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, widely expected to pull out of the race. Campaign spokesmen for Abdullah said he had not made a final […]

Pope Benedict Calls Halloween “Dangerous” And “Anti-Christian”

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Catholic Church, Dumbasses, Holidays, In The News, Religion

Don’t plan on trick-or-treating at The Vatican this year: The Vatican attempted to put a brake on the growing popularity of Halloween yesterday, branding it anti-Christian and dangerous. The condemnation follows criticism from Catholic bishops who this week urged parents not to let their children dress up as ghosts and goblins. The Vatican sHalloween is […]

Muslim Woman Tried To Kill Husband For Being “Un-Islamic”

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under In The News, Islam, Religion

Well, this is a different version of a story we’ve seen before: A soft-spoken Muslim woman tried to slit her Staten Island husband’s throat as he slept – enraged that he made her eat pork and wear sexy skirts, officials said. “It’s time for you to die!” screamed Rabia Sarwar as she pounced on hubby […]

Obama Apparently Looking At Afghan Options Involving Fewer Troops

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Politics

The Washington Post reports this morning that President Obama is apparently looking at options for Afghanistan other than the one put forward by General Stanley McChrystal: President Obama has asked the Pentagon’s top generals to provide him with more options for troop levels in Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said late Friday, with one adding that […]

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