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  • Just Bypass the G.O.P.

    An easier way for President Obama to achieve his huge health care and energy goals than begging, pleading and negotiating for help from Republicans. The absence of bipartisan consensus, after all, has prevented strong action on either front for decades. • Here is how: Congressional Democrats pursue Mr. Obama’s agenda under the arcane rules of “budget reconciliation.”

  • Churches Should Be Taxed

    Since we’re in full Economic Crisis Assessment Mode, the time is ripe to talk soberly about all of the Judeo-Christian corporations disguised as spiritual organizations. They’re in the God business, and therefore need to be taxed. ***Because it costs you and me billions.*** We are not talking chump change here. Consider that for every tax dollar a religious organization does not pay, you and I pay it on its behalf. Many are among the wealthiest organizations in the world: by 1971, the amount of real and personal property owned by U.S. churches was approx. $110 billion. In New York City alone, the amount was $3 billion in 1989. A 1986 estimate showed religious income in that year of approx. $100 billion, or about five times the income of the five largest corporations in the U.S. All tax free. • For 8 more reasons go to taxthechurches.org.

  • Mascarita Dorada’s Amazing Spin Move Takedown

    Lucha libre (Spanish for “free wrestling” or free fighting) is a term used in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking areas referring to a form of professional wrestling involving varied techniques and moves. • Watch Mascarita Dorada vs Damian and prepare for awesomeness. • Viva Lucha Libre!

  • Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life

    AtheistCampaign.org began when comedy writer Ariane Sherine saw an advert on a London bus featuring the Bible quote, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find Faith on this Earth?” [sic]. A website URL ran underneath the quote, and when Sherine visited the site she learned that, as a non-believer, she would be “condemned to everlasting separation from God and then spend all eternity in torment in hell”.

  • Imperial Struggles [written in 2005]

    A country can gamble away a reputation built over decades in far less time. Don’t jump to any premature conclusions when reading the following story where I have omitted one detail for the sake of thrill — until the end of the story.