* New Jersey vs. The Gays.
*Jerry Falwell vs. George Washington.
* Barack Obama vs. Fox News.
* Jay-Z (featuring Drake) vs. Bill O'Reilly & Rush Limbaugh.
* Leon Panetta vs. Accountability.
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, CIA, Fox, George Washington, Jerry Falwell, Leon Panetta, LGBT, Marriage Equality, New Jersey, Pork Barrel, Rush Limbaugh, Torture
This story is so shocking, I don't even know where to begin.
Jerry Falwell's old homemade school for Christians — Liberty University — is in the news because its higher-ups have decided, in their infinite wisdom, that it would be a smart PR move to stir up a completely unnecessary shit storm and make the school's name even more ironic all in one brilliant maneuver…
Liberty's Young Democrats club — the first in school history — was formed during last fall's election season, and was given an award for Up-and-Coming Chapter of the Year by the Virginia Young Democrats in April. But earlier this month, Liberty vice-president Mark Hine wrote to club president Brian Diaz that the club's status was being dropped because it had supported candidates whose views were "contrary to the mission of LU and to Christian doctrine", even though the club itself was officially pro-life and anti-gay-marriage.
Following a maelstrom of criticism, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. offered to reinstate the club, providing it aligns itself with a pro-life, anti-gay Democratic group, and not the Democratic party in general.
What do you think is the most shocking aspect of this story?
a) That Christian Evangelicals are so blatantly admitting that they're an arm of the Republican Party?
b) That Liberty University ever approved a Young Democrat's club to begin with.
c) That there are enough young Democrats enrolled at Liberty University to constitute a "club."
d) That Liberty University gets to call itself a "university."
See the correct answer after the jump…
Tags: Bill of Rights, Christianity, Democrats, Education, Jerry Falwell, Liberty University, Religion
John McCain to Dick Cheney: "Um, We're Not Having a Convention This Year, So, Like, Don't Waste Your Time Attending or Anything."
Some have reported that Vice President Cheney will not be attending the Republican convention in Minnesota this year, due to John McCain's desire to turn the page on the Bush-Cheney years.
One GOP official told CNN there's a "mutual understanding" between Cheney's office and the McCain camp that he is "unlikely" to attend the convention…
The conservative American Spectator first reported Monday that Cheney, who has low national approval ratings… is not expected to attend the convention.
Some Washington insiders claim that VP Cheny is only one of many entries on Senator McCain's "No-Show Wish List." According to them, in an effort to distance himself from anything that voters find unappealing, Senator McCain has also asked the following not to attend…
* The ravenous cancer attacking the side of his face.
* His 100-year occupation war plan for Iraq.
* Scandal-ridden Republican Senator Ted Stevens.
* The ghost of Jerry Falwell. (If the convention happens on an odd numbered day. If it falls on an even number day, Falwell welcomed as always.)
* This picture.
* And also, this picture.
* Oh, wait. How about this picture?
* Senator John McCain
Tags: Dick Cheney, Jerry Falwell, John McCain, Minnesota, Republican National Convention, Ted Stevens