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The American Taliban strikes again, not surprisingly in Alabama, where Gov.-elect Robert Bentley (R) told a Martin Luther King Day crowd that they were all his brothers and sisters – if and only if they are Christian and have “been saved.”

Yes, on a day dedicated to teaching justice, equality, togetherness and unity, the future governor of Alabama took it upon himself to say that although he doesn’t see color, he just can’t be friends with someone who’s different than him.

I was elected as a Republican candidate. But once I became governor … I became the governor of all the people. I intend to live up to that. I am color blind,” Bentley said in a short speech given about an hour after he took the oath of office as governor.

Then Bentley, who for years has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, gave what sounded like an altar call.

“There may be some people here today who do not have living within them the Holy Spirit,” Bentley said. ”But if you have been adopted in God’s family like I have, and like you have if you’re a Christian and if you’re saved, and the Holy Spirit lives within you just like the Holy Spirit lives within me, then you know what that makes? It makes you and me brothers. And it makes you and me brother and sister.”

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We don’t all agree on everything, especially when it comes to politics, but with soaring deficits, mounting debt and Baby Boomers who are about to blow up Social Security, we should be agreeing on more. So as a starting point, can we all agree that John Shimkus (R-IL) should NOT be the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee? I don’t mean this in a partisan way. Elections have consequences, blah blah blah, but seriously…THIS GUY!!

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) — who claimed this week he is “uniquely qualified among a group of talented contenders to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee” — said that climate change should not concern us since God has already promised not to destroy the Earth,” the Toronto Star reports.

Said Shimkus: “The Earth will end only when God declares it’s time to be over. Man will not destroy this Earth. This Earth will not be destroyed by a Flood. I do believe that God’s word is infallible, unchanging, perfect.”

I’m being serious: is there any reason we can’t all agree on this?

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Crazy leftist commies Interpol are following in the footsteps of hippie stoner-socialist Gen. David Petraeus in warning of dire circumstances if Florida freedom-lover Pastor Terry Jones follows through with his decision to burn Korans to commemorate 9/11. From Talking Points Memo:

Interpol today warned its 188 member countries that there may be a higher threat of terrorism if a Florida fringe pastor burns Korans on Saturday as planned.

“One of INTERPOL’s primary functions is to prevent crime, and given that we have been made aware of a significant threat to public safety – an assessment which we share – it is our duty to ensure that we pass this information on to law enforcement agencies around the globe so that they can take appropriate measures,” Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said in a press release.

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This whole debate over whether a community center featuring swimming pools, basketball courts and an auditorium should be built near Ground Zero is really bringing out the best in America, right? Newt Gingrich has likened Muslims to Nazis, GOP candidates as far away as Florida and California are using the local zoning issue as a race-baiting means of collecting votes, and hundreds of people who can’t tell a Muslim from a black guy wearing a do-rag are flocking to the old Burlington Coat Factory to protest.

Democracy! Ain’t it grand!

[h/t Gawker]

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Which freedom-hating homo-lovin’ terrorist-sympathizin’ 9/11 widower would do such a thing!? Just former Bush Solicitor General Ted Olsen, that’s all.

While the everything-in-the-Constitution-must-be-strictly-interpreted Teabaggers remain largely silent on the issue of Cordoba House, you can add Olsen to the list of actual strict Constructionists who believe First Amendment protections trump political expediency. For the record, that list also includes Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough. We’d write more on this ridiculous wedge issue, but why dignify something of no importance — a local zoning issue — with additional words when thoughtful people of all sides can see through the fear-mongering that’s pushed it into the mainstream.

[TPM]

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Is there some kind of nutso meeting that takes place where Republicans think of things to call Barack Obama? Is the GOP braintrust (ironic, yes) shocked when the names and accusations stick? When someone in the room said, “Hey, we should say he’s just like Hitler!” did anyone in the room say, “You know, I think that might not work”? If he did, he was wrong. According to a new Harris Interactive poll (of 2,300+ Americans):

[Forty] percent of adults believe [Barack Obama] is a socialist, and about a quarter of survey participants thinking the president is a racist, anti-American and even doing things Hitler did.

Yawn. Duh. Of course he’s a socialist, and of course he’s just like Hitler. Tell us something we don’t know, Harris Interactive.

The whammy: 14 percent of Americans say President Barack Obama may be the Antichrist. When split by political party, 24 percent of Republicans and 6 percent of Democrats viewed the nation’s leader in this way.

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Yawn, the NFL combine. So boring, right? A bunch of overgrown man-children run, throw and catch. Boring. Or is it? Today, we ran across perhaps the greatest thing that’s ever happened at an NFL combine:

At the Scouting Combine, the Wonderlic exam is administered to players in groups.  The 12-minute test is preceded by some brief instructions and comments from the person administering the test.

Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow’s group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam.

Said one of the other players in response:  “Shut the f–k up.”  Others players in the room then laughed.

From behind our computer screens, we join said other players in laughter. Shut the fuck up, Tim Tebow. Where’s your Jesus now?

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