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Shrub's Minions: Why Does the Republican Party Have Satanic Symbolism On Their Logo?

The upside-down star is a tradional occult symbol. According to the article Pentacles and Pentagrams "the upside-down star/pentagram has long been recognized as the symbol of Satan".

If this is true, why does the GOP logo include 3 upside-down stars?

This World Towel Day Celebrate the Unlightenment

World Towel Day is coming up. On May 25th the devout will honor dead author Douglas Adams by carrying a towel around with them all day. Of the many uses of a towel, one stands out:

Fox News Outlet Helps Promote Neo-Nazi Website

Stormfront, a major neo-Nazi website (logo at right), was favourably covered (video here) by a South Carolina Fox News outlet, which referred to their members as "white activists". After a predictable uproar, the accompanying web version of the story was removed.

Here's a snippet:

Anti-Creationism Professor Beaten, Pressured Into Resigning Position

Paul Mirecki, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, resigned his position on Wednesday. "This allows the department of focus on what's most important," said Barbara Romzek, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mirecki will still teach, but will not teach a spring course called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies" that angered Kansas Christians.

Upholding Christian Values, White House Style

I love this:

Spinning Halloween: The Pumpkin Gospel

Focus on the Family has a website called Focus on Your Child which is a gold mine of great tips on how to make sure your child maintains the paranoia and self-hate that is required to remain part of a fundamentalist cult.

Miers Withdraws

As a result of pressure from the Republican's conservative base, Harriet Miers has withdrawn as a nominee to the US Supreme court. Republican senators were clearly not willing to put themselves at risk politically to impose Bush's will. This marks Bush's first major defeat at the hands of his own party.

Bush's "Closet Heterosexuals"

Radar Online has a great piece by Americablog's John Aravosis about "sexually ambiguous" players in the Bush Camp. Rove, who is linked with fake journalist/male escort Jeff Gannon, is not mentioned in the article.

"God Told Me to Do It"

George Bush entered the esteemed company of numerous serial killers and garden-variety murderers in his defense that God told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bush Appoints Unqualified, Pro-Life Crony to Supreme Court

Bush, unfazed by the carnage wrought by underqualified crony Michael Brown (of FEMA misdirection fame), has done it again. Harriet Miers, a longtime friend and adviser to Bush, has no experience as a judge, but is being appointed by Bush to the Supreme Court.