Tag Archives: Healthcare

Friday Fundamentalist Farce File – 2/25/11

The Friday Fundamentalist Farce File is a week’s worth of “news” clippings from conservative hubs like WorldNetDaily and the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow. Millions of Americans absorb these messages as gospel truth—literally—on a daily basis.

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So You Want To Be a Teabagger: Hiding Prejudice Behind Capitalism

Let’s imagine starting a new society, a whole new humanity. We’re playing SimEarth or Civilization here or something; just imagine it with me. We start it knowing everything we know now. We know there’s nothing to substantiate prejudice based on sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Those identities all present naturally and in […]

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A Microcosmic Healthcare “Debate”

Hooray for HCR passing the House last night! The following is an aftershock… Seriously, don’t read this unless you are having a very slow Monday. It will frustrate you. I could have protected the identities of the people in this, but meh. Their names won’t come up in search results. It was on a wall, […]

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Faces For Equality: Vanessa Torres (Resource Center Dallas)

Name: Vanessa Torres Age: 29 Hometown: Dallas, TX Occupation: Admissions Representative, Aviation Institute of Maintenance Why I Found Her at Creating Change: Vanessa didn’t travel far to get to Creating Change, but she made up for it by working hard. Vanessa is one of many volunteers for the Dallas LGBT Center who gathered to help […]

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Society Is Better Off Without Religion: The Supporting Research

Yesterday, I saw a link on the Richard Dawkins Foundation page for an article called “The Chronic Dependence of Popular Religiosity upon Dysfunctional Psychosociological Conditions” written by Gregory Paul for the Evolutionary Psychology journal.  Naturally, I was curious. Not everybody eagerly sits down to read a 30-page academic journal article, but I did. And it […]

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Faces For Equality: Scott Ruppert and Robert Richendollar

Names: Scott Ruppert and Robert Richendollar (Pictured above with their son, Riley) Ages: 44 and 44 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Occupation: Co-own Wholesale Business Why I Found Them at The NEM: Scott, Robert, and Riley are not legally a family. The above portrait might look like a loving couple with a child they are raising together—your […]

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Faces For Equality: Becky Barton

Name: Becky Barton Age: 21 Hometown: Storrs, CT Occupation: Pizza Maker Why I Found Her at The NEM: Becky just moved to Connecticut to be with her partner, who is a student.  She was still in California, however, to experience the anguish of Proposition 8’s passing, which she protested. It’s clear those experiences are still […]

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Faces For Equality: Lana Thiel

Name: Lana Thiel (That’s Ms. Thiel to you, Maria!) Age: 26 Hometown: Appleton, WI Occupation: English Teacher Why I Found Her at The NEM: As a young professional in our nation’s school system, Lana has already committed herself to our nation’s youth. Not only is she teacher, but she also serves as the advisor for […]

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