The beating of the drums

mojo-obama-conspiracyMore songs of angry men.

Reason has a piece on the county sherriffs in Alabama, Arizona Kentucky, and Oregon who have sworn they’ll refuse to uphold any laws on gun control they deem unconstitutional as if this were a good thing.

White supremacist groups are sponsoring “Gun Appreciation Day.”

Obamacare is fascism! (more from “reason”)

Rep. Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) first move as the new chair of the House Science and Technology Committee is to hold a climate change denier meeting.

David Roberts tweets:


and follows with “Right-wingers are attacking modern science in state legislatures across the country. Welcome to the 21st century.”

Oh, and: Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories Edge Toward The Mainstream.

(Graphic source.)

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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