According to a new Newsweek poll, 52% of Republicans think that President Barack Obama "sympathizes with the goals of Islamic fundamentalists who want to impose Islamic law around the world." Poll results [.pdf]
Meanwhile, according to a new Gallup poll, Republicans have a 10 point lead over Democrats (51% - 41%) with registered voters. Gallup poll results.
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It could end up as a comic strip.
Saturday, August 28. Anytime. Anywhere. (As long as it's public)
The concept is fairly simple: everyone take an hour or two out of their day today (it's also the birthday of Jack “King” Kirby, incidentally) to read a comic book in a public setting—a park bench, a beach, a bus, the front steps of your local library.... Let strangers see you reading a piece of sequential art.
Take to the streets. Be proud. If someone asks what you’re reading, say, “a comic book” (the phrase “graphic novel is also acceptable, but let’s face it, it sort of defeats the whole purpose). Heck, lend them a book, if you’ve got an extra—what better way to make a new friend and convert a new reader?
In Warsaw, Ohio, 9 miles of cornfields separate the Christian church of New Beginnings Ministries from The Fox Hole strip club where women don panties and pasties and dance.
That distance is not great enough for the church, who, predictably, have been picketing the club.
What hasn't been predictable has been the response of the women who work at the strip club who have, in turn, donned bikinis and have been counter-protesting the church, brandishing signs with Christian slogans reading "Do unto others as you would have done unto you" and "Jesus loves the children of the world!"
Club owner Tommy George has offered to call off his protesters if church pastor Bill Dunfee does the same.
Pastor Dunfee's response:
"As a Christian community, we cannot share territory with the devil. Light and darkness cannot exist together, so The Fox Hole has got to go."
Dancer Laura Meske (a 42 year old mother of four), who has seen her earnings drop from a couple hundred dollars a night down to $30 since the church protests began, explains
"Everybody has sinned, and that doesn't mean I'm not gonna get into
heaven," she said, the stud piercing in her chin shimmering in the
sunlight. "I believe in Jesus. I don't believe what they preach. They
preach hate. ... I'm not the most beautiful woman in the world. I go out there and I try to make my money."
A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO KYLE BOBBY DUNN by KYLE BOBBY DUNN I had never heard of Kyle Bobby Dunn before. Typically, when I review albums, they are records I have chosen that I listen to regularly, really like or have sought out. However, I received an email one day from Mr. Kyle Dunn. He asked me if I would review his album. It took me a while (a bit too long. sorry Kyle!) to listen to this record. I should have listened to this immediately when he sent it to me because it is quite a beautiful and vast album.
Kyle Dunn creates some truly magnificent soundscapes and drones on this album. The first song is an almost 20 minute epic called "Butel". "Butel" builds and builds using a rather quiet drone that changes form, pulls you in and takes you to some otherworldly places. That's what it felt like to me the first time I listened to it.
The rest of the album is equally as impressive and hypnotic. His sound is somewhat similar to Jason Urick, though it is on the more mellow side of things as Jason's music can get quite intense. I'm really happy that Kyle sent me his stuff as I will surely be following what he does from now.
Fox News is encouraging discontent about the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" in Manhattan. They are calling the person funding the mosque an Islamic extremist without fully identifying the person. That person is Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the owners of Fox New's parent company, News Corp.
Yes, if you are opposed to this mosque, and you watch Fox News, you are helping fund the building of the mosque.