Cathie Adams, president of the far-right Texas Eagle Forum, has had more than four years to learn how to spell the name of the president of the United States and still can’t. She still seems more interested in making sure people know that his middle name is Hussein and that she thinks he’s a dirty ol’ MARXIST. From Adams’ front-page article in the group’s November Torch newsletter:

“President Barak Hussein Obama has failed America. His vision for our children and grandchildren is bleak because his worldview is Marxist. He wants to ‘fundamentally transform’ the U.S. socially, economically, and environmentally through global government regulations and control. It is his, and his fellow progressives’, utopian dream, rooted in Marx & Engels’ Communist Manifesto.”

Sigh. “Barak” isn’t a typo. She uses the same incorrect spelling for “Barack” again later in the same article.

Anyway, the rest of the article is a long screed attacking Agenda 21, a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations designed to promote sustainable development. Agenda 21 was adopted at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Adams claims Agenda 21 is “at the… Read More

As we often have said, the religious right is really a political movement that strategically uses religion and religious language to push a political agenda that often has little connection to the values of mainstream people of faith. Today we see another example of how the religious right nakedly shills for powerful economic interests. OneNewsNow, Website for the "Christian news service" American Family News Network, has a story today about the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. OneNewsNow exists, the Website says, "to present the day's stories from a biblical perspective." But we see no biblical perspective in this absurdly slanted piece. Instead, we see the usual right-wing attacks on what some people might see as a need for common-sense regulations to prevent such environmental disasters in the future. Read More

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So when we do this again in two years, how about we: - create an online voter registration system - allow college students to use their student IDs to vote. And when we do this one, let's also ... - require polling locations on university campuses #txlege