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‘Islamic State’ blows up Tomb of Jonah

Tears this morning among Jews and Christians as the “Islamic State” (a.k.a. ISIS) blows up the Tomb of Jonah. CNN: If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, explodes. The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape. There’s a sudden burst of dust, […]

Slate: Only Orthodox Catholics know what an anus is for

According to Mark Joseph Stern at Slate, orthodox Catholics are the only people these days who know that the anus is for expelling bowel movements and not for having things thrust into it. We’ve heard this primitivist, coitus-fixated argument before, of course; anti-gay crusader Robert P. George memorably deployed it to a similarly disturbing effect. […]

Rick Santorum ‘definitely considering’ another run for president

Yes, Rick Santorum is “definitely considering” another run for president. He’s been saying this for months but several media outlets are reporting on this today, so I may as well mention it. PennLive: MECHANICSBURG — Rick Santorum is “definitely considering” another run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, he said Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, […]