Black Jeezus’ News Quickies

Not one of the Ten Commandments is in the U.S. Constitution. This should be news to no one except Sarah Palin.

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Here’s an excerpt from an awesome op-ed in the New York Times on why the pill should be freely available over-the-counter:

Women don’t need a doctor to tell them if they need cold medicine or condoms, and they shouldn’t need a doctor’s permission to take the pill. Over-the-counter sales would expand access to safe, effective contraception, and help women take control over their sexual and reproductive lives.

Damn skippy.

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From Foreign Policy magazine, a list of the world’s worst dictators.

Spoiler alert: only one of them can reasonably be considered an atheist, and that’s China’s Hu Jintao. Not that it’s relevant, anyway; evil motherfuckers will be evil motherfuckers, whether they’re religious or not.

It is nice when the religious aren’t able to claim the moral high ground, though.

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10-year-old Will Phillips will be the youngest Grand Marshal of the NWA Gay Pride Parade in history. You remember him. He’s the kid who refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance because there is no “liberty and justice for all” in a country that won’t give marriage licenses to homosexuals.

Smart kid.

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A British Columbia man tried to avoid paying taxes by claiming that he stopped being a “person” in 1996, and hasn’t been one since. Instead, he calls himself “David-Kevin: Lindsay, a full liability free will flesh and blood living man.”

You can pretty much guess where this went.

If only, dude. If only.

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