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Only in America would such a thing be considered necessary, or for that matter, be regarded as being “offensive” or at all controversial.

Big surprise that O’Reilly would weigh in on the matter given his predilection for waging a neverending “culture war” with secular humanists. Here, he interviews spokesman Fred Edwords (American Humanist Association) about his motivation for advertising during Christmas Season.

A Strategic Retreat


Well, well… Harper flip-flops (again):

After 24 hours of peering into a yawning political abyss, the Harper government took a step back on Saturday, dropping a plan to kill subsidies for political parties.

“When it comes to the funding and subsidies that political parties get, we just don’t think it’s worth getting into an election on that issue,” Transport Minister John Baird said.

“We won’t be proceeding.”

A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the government will have more to say on Sunday, suggesting there may be more further [sic] retreats in store.

Now, does anyone this side of Jupiter think that der Führer won’t try this again at some time down the road?

Attention: Conservative Hypocrites


To all of those Tory supporters fuming with outrage at the possible “overthrow” of Harper’s minority government in an “undemocratic coup” and who are especially aggrieved at the thought of the Bloc’s participation in a progressive coalition government, please read the following letter from your Dear Leader to then Governor General Adrienne Clarkson dated September 9, 2004:

As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister to dissolve the 38th Parliament at any time should the House of Commons fail to support some part of the government’s program. We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

That letter was signed by all three opposition leaders: Gilles Duceppe, Jack Layton and Stephen Harper.