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Hitchens: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic God talk, or is he just pandering for votes?

Perry did not, of course, suffer politically for making an idiot of himself in this way. Not even the true believers really expect that prayers for precipitation will be answered, or believe that a failed rainmaker is a false prophet. And, had Perry’s entreaties actually been followed by a moistening of the clouds and the […]

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens is undergoing radiation treatment and wasn’t able to write this week’s column on his usual schedule. He hopes to file soon. From Christopher Hitchens Sad to see this.

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Ronald Reagan: Would America have been better off without him?

To this day I refuse to call my local airport “Reagan,” since before the name change it was Washington National, which means, thanks very much, that it was already named for a perfectly good ex-president. From Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine Hitchens on naming things after Reagan That’s the quip of the day.

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Tea’d Off

I didn’t like Bill Clinton: thought he had sold access to the Lincoln Bedroom and lied under oath about sexual harassment and possibly even bombed Sudan on a “wag the dog” basis. But when I sometimes agreed to go on the radio stations of the paranoid right, it was only to be told that this […]

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Friday Oct 29th is Don’t Pray for Hitchens Day

Stricken with cancer and fragile from chemotherapy, author and Slate columnist Christopher Hitchens is standing by his atheist beliefs: He will not take part in a prayer day devoted to him. From Video: Christopher Hitchens won’t attend a prayer day in his honor. – – Slate Magazine I’m declaring Friday Oct 29th to be Don’t […]

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Hitchens Unjumps Shark

It therefore seems to me that the Republican Party has invited not just defeat but discredit this year, and that both its nominees for the highest offices in the land should be decisively repudiated, along with any senators, congressmen, and governors who endorse them. From Vote Obama – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine Hitchens’ […]

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Believe Me, It’s Torture

You may have read by now the official lie about this treatment, which is that it “simulates” the feeling of drowning. This is not the case. You feel that you are drowning because you are drowning—or, rather, being drowned, albeit slowly and under controlled conditions and at the mercy (or otherwise) of those who are […]

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Jerry Falwell, faith-based fraud

Try this: Call a TV station and tell them that you know the Antichrist is already on earth and is an adult Jewish male. See how far you get. Then try the same thing and add that you are the Rev. Jim-Bob Vermin. “Why, Reverend, come right on the show!” What a fool Don Imus […]

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Exclusive excerpts from Christopher Hitchens’ God Is Not Great

This week Slate is publishing three excerpts from Christopher Hitchens’ new book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. From Slate Magazine Finally, a book critical on religion from the only atheist more pompous, self righteous and infuriatingly arrogant than Richard Dawkins. I hope this book is successful enough to bloat Hitchens already swollen […]

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Kissinger’s back in the White House

Bob Woodward’s disclosure of the influence of Henry Kissinger on the Bush administration’s Iraq policy both is and is not a surprise. After all, we have known for a long time that the bungling old war criminal has his admirers within the White House. From Slate Magazine Hitchens called Kissinger a gargoyle. I couldn’t agree […]