SCOTUS Victory Helps Hobby Lobby CEO Build $800 Million Bible Museum

When your biggest claim to fame is how devoted you are to eliminate the separation of church and state, and you win big with the help of our Catholic SCOTUS, there are no limits to your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, Christian, earning-potential. Hobby Lobby CEO and Bible Study fanatic, Steve Greene, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss his victory over the baby-killing heathens who brought the scourge of Obamacare upon this nation.

He explained to Steve Doocy that he just couldn’t disregard his family’s deeply held religious beliefs that life begins at conception. Women, no matter what they believe, will live their lives the way the Greenes decide, never ending any pregnancy. It doesn’t matter what a woman wants, the Greene family are allowed to impose their religious beliefs on all their female employees.

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Responsible Gun Owner's 2-Year-Old Shoots Himself In Head In Another Tragic Accident

If you left your backyard gate open and a kid got in and drowned, you would probably be charged. Knowing that makes people more careful with backyard pools! But people are rarely charged in these “tragic accidents,” which is why they keep happening!

CLAYMONT, Del. (CBS) — A two-year-old is in critical condition after police say he accidentally shot himself in the head inside a home in Delaware Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened at about 10 a.m. in a home on Cliffside Court at the Valley Run Apartments in Claymont, Delaware.

According to investigators, officers with the New Castle County Police Department were called to the home for the report of a two-year-old who shot himself in the head.

Paramedics performed CPR at the scene and the child was eventually flown to Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in critical condition.

New Castle County Police Department officials said the child was at the home with his mother when the shooting occurred.

What To Be Wary Of In The Govt's New Site Detailing Industry Money To Docs

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Sep. 30, 2014, 10 a.m.

This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.

The government’s release today of a trove of data detailing drug and device companies’ payments to doctors has been widely hailed as a milestone for transparency. But it is also something else: a very limited window into the billions in industry spending. Before you dive in and search your doctor, here are five caveats to keep in mind. 

What the New 2018Collaborative Media’ Can Mean

* The data doesn’t cover all payments.

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BB Gun-toting Bible Nut Shoots Same Same-sex Couple Over Hand-holding At Gay Bar

A Minnesota man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly shouted Bible verses and shot a BB gun at a gay couple because they were holding hands.

Tyler Erickson told KMSP that he had worked security at the Saloon, a well-known gay bar in Minneapolis, for five years and had never seen the type of hate crime that occurred last Thursday night.

“Usually our issues are actually on the street, nothing to this extent,” Erickson said.

At around 10 p.m. on Thursday, 43-year-old Wayne Steven Odegard started harassing customers at the Saloon, Erickson recalled.

“He made a disrespectful comment towards the homosexual community, towards a couple that was holding hands and he obviously didn’t appreciate that,” he explained.

According to Erickson, Odegard began yelling anti-gay slurs, and pulled out a CO2 powered BB gun.

“I ran after him and then it ended up he shot a different gay couple in the leg, with that gun and it went through his jeans and drew blood,” the security guard said.

Erickson was able to catch Odegard after a chase that lasted less than 30 feet. He then contacted the police.

“He told me multiple times that I’m going to go to hell and he’s going to bring me with him,” Erickson noted. “He recited a biblical passage — I think it’s a deuteronomy passage.”

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Reagan Set Up The Death Of The Middle Class, But China Was The Clincher

Campaign for America’s Future’s 2010 Reagan Revolution Home To Roost series, especially the post Reagan Revolution Home To Roost — In Charts described the beginning of the great decoupling of the American economy from the middle class.

The summary:

Conservative policies transformed the United States from the largest creditor nation to the largest debtor nation in just a few years, and it has only gotten worse since then.

Working people’s share of the benefits from increased productivity took a sudden turn down.

This resulted in intense concentration of wealth at the top.

And forced working people to spend down savings to get by.

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Historian Reza Aslan hits the nail on the head with his dismissal of Bill Maher’s opinions on Islam. Maher is someone who seems to fancy himself an intellectual, but it appears he’d rather pick up a spliff and blow smoke out his ass than do the actual work of forming nuanced opinion. Maybe someday he’ll surprise us! Via Raw Story:

On his show last Friday, Maher criticized President Barack Obama and liberals for insisting that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria were not true Muslims. He accused liberals of overlooking human rights violations committed by Muslims, citing the high rate of female circumcision in Muslim countries.

But Aslan told CNN that Maher’s criticism was unfounded.“Well, I like Bill Maher,” he remarked. “I have been on his show a bunch of times. He’s a comedian.”

“But, you know, frankly, when it comes to the topic of religion, he’s not very sophisticated in the way that he thinks,” he continued. “I mean, the argument about the female genital mutilation being an Islamic problem is a perfect example of that. It’s not an Islamic problem. It’s an African problem.”

Aslan noted that predominately Christian nations, like Eritrea and Ethiopia, practiced female genital mutilation.

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Evidently prostrating yourself is not viewed with the same enthusiasm by the NFL as "a Tebow".

via Canada Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that “the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play.”

The flag thrown in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night led to criticism on social media, with many wondering how it was different from players such as former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow dropping to one knee in Christian prayer.

Abdullah is a devout Muslim who took a year off from football to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. He said after Monday’s game that he knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady.