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Man, you know it's bad when George Takei calls you a douchebag.

YouTube - George Takei Calls Out Anti-Gay Arkansas School Board Member

Thanks for bringing it all into perspective Jon!


YouTube - Jon Stewart's speech at the Rally For Sanity.

Interesting concept. Look at actual American histotry to figure out where the concept of a "Christian Nation" came from.

From the earliest arrival of Europeans on America's shores, religion has often been a cudgel, used to discriminate, suppress and even kill the foreign, the "heretic" and the "unbeliever"--including the "heathen" natives already here. Moreover, while it is true that the vast majority of early-generation Americans were Christian, the pitched battles between various Protestant sects and, more explosively, between Protestants and Catholics, present an unavoidable contradiction to the widely held notion that America is a "Christian nation."

America's True History of Religious Tolerance | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

Way to go Jack! Jack may be a bit of a weirdo, like when he said hell was in black holes, but let's give credit where credit's due.

VAN IMPE: And right now, the National Association of Evangelicals informs us that this man has done damage, and it could actually take the lives of some of the missionaries in South America because the news media in South America is bombarding this thing across the airwaves around the clock. God forgive him.

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Not only that, but Mr. Robertson, you are pro-life, and yet you wanted the members of the Supreme Court to die last year, and now the president of Venezuela. We believe this book: Thou shalt not kill; Exodus 20, verse 13. And my Bible says that this is wrong, and I want to challenge you right now to change your ways. Because we as Christians do not need an Osami [sic] Bin Laden leading us.

Televangelist Jack Van Impe called Robertson "an Osami bin Laden" | Media Matters for America

  White Power USA

Al Jazeera's People & Power looks at the current American neo-Nazi movement.

YouTube - People & Power - White Power USA

Who is Rob Ford, you ask? He's currently the frontrunner in Toronto's mayoral race.

He has complained about city spending on AIDS prevention, claiming that only homosexuals and drug users are at serious risk of getting AIDS. He says he supports the views of a right-wing pastor who thinks that same-sex marriage will "dismantle" civilization.He has called Asian people "Orientals" and suggested that they are taking over, then when rebuked explained that he thought this was a positive thing. He has suggested that Toronto cannot handle any more immigrants and that in a "perfect world" Toronto's population would remain even.
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Make Your Own Rob Ford Funny - Torontoist

Some interesting questions and answers about the new American healthcare.

YouTube - Avengers Assemble! Episode 1: Healthcare

Using this handy temporal flowchart.

Comparing MLK to Glenn Beck

Comparing MLK to Glenn Beck

A cute slideshow during the Prop 8 protests.

My favourite: "Jesus had two dads and he turned out fine."

YouTube - Gay protest signs (funny)

  I'm Voting Tea Party

Nuts to those Canadian socialists!

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I'm Voting Tea Party brand t-shirts by Jeremy Kalgreen

  Hey Arizona!

Don't Fuck With This Mexican...

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Rodriguez is calling this his "Illegal" trailer. You see, Robert talked Fox into letting him put together a Cinco De Mayo message for ARIZONA - given. Well, the way things are in Arizona at this moment - it is kinda insane that there is a movie that was shot over a year ago waiting to be released that is about - THIS EXACT ISSUE... but if, Danny Trejo and buddies went Revolution Wacko as a result.

Make no bones about it, this is a pure Mexploitation film, but like real exploitation at its height, that shit was pulled straight out of the headlines, even sometimes slightly before the headlines were the headlines.

MACHETE has some Cinco De Mayo words for you!

FYI, FOX News had an article about this, but their YouTube clip got DMCA'ed -- by 20th Century FOX, their parent company:

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Oh, how we will miss those awesome videos. Now what will we do?

Oh yeah:

Hitler, as "Downfall producer" orders a DMCA takedown from Brad Templeton on Vimeo.

A recent wave of takedowns notices affecting many of the Hitler "Downfall" parody videos has resulted in their removal from YouTube. (EDIT: These videos were blocked by YouTube's Content ID system, not taken down via DMCA notices. For more on the difference between these two, see the EFF's Guide to YouTube Removals.) The copyright claim is being filed on behalf of Constantin Films, the German production company that owns the rights to the 2004 film Der Untergang (Downfall), from which the clip originates.

Downfall parodies are a well-established part of online culture and follow a familiar format: phony subtitles are presented along with Hitler's final soliloquy in his besieged bunker (you might need to watch for yourself). The Downfall format has been used to mock everything from social networking sites, to politicians, to the iPad, to self-important hipsters. The list goes on, but as of this week Downfall videos are disappearing fast. Both "Hitler Gets Banned from XBox Live,"--which had over 4 million views before it was taken down--and the meta-parody "Hitler Wants to Make a Meme," are currently unavailable due to Constantin's copyright claim.

The Downfall meme is so well-established that it has literally become standard curriculum for digital moviemaking courses, as evidenced by this class' page which counted 14 videos before the takedowns were issued (currently, only two of these videos remain playable).

Open Video Alliance | Hitler "Downfall Meme" gets taken down


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