Reddit must be Bro Heaven

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

But even the dudebros can occasionally see the light. This thread about a guy who wants to host a stripper party for his business is an amazing example of obviousness. His new business did better than expected, so he asks if there are any legal problems if he brings in some strippers, right into the place where they work, to have a celebratory party.

Right away, people start ringing the alarm bells of “hostile work environment”, but he has an answer to that. No problem!

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Trump Immigration Policy? Build Wall, Deport 11 Million
“So Fast Your Head Will Spin”

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From Jon Perr at PERRspectives:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tied into a pretzel over immigration; on Wednesday night in Arizona he will try to extricate himself. But for all of the talk about a new, “humane” approach with its “baby steps” towards the ejection of the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States, nothing about Trump’s position on his signature issue has changed. We know this not just because his campaign manager, campaign spokesperson and son told us so. When it comes to building his wall, deporting the “bad dudes” and removing millions of our friends and neighbors, Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to get it done “so fast your head will spin.”

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This Labor Day, Celebrate Intellectual Labor

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

The United States Department of Labor, speaking on The History of Labor Day, had this to say on its website:

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

Really? There is no doubt about what is meant here. McGuire was referring to people who “work with their hands”. Is that what built America?

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The Geniuses of Fox & Friends Wail: ‘No More Valedictorians?!’

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From Frances Langum at Crooks and Liars:

Everybody knows Brian Kilmeade’s Mensa Application Acceptance Letter got lost in the mail, right? Maybe that’s what he’s looking for while others are talking during this clip, because his eyes are shifting all over the place.

And he and fellow genius Ainsley Earnhart earned an “F” in how to cover an educational story by making the stupidest comments toward an educator this week and possibly ever.

They interviewed the Superintendent of the Greater Clark County Schools (Indiana) Andrew Melin about the district’s decision to discontinue the title of “Valedictorian” at the district’s three high schools.

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And On and On the Emails Go…

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From The Big Empty:

…while Donald Trump gets a free pass. He’s not pressed to release his tax returns; his ties to the Russians have been barely examined; he pays off Florida’s Attorney General and MSM goes silent; his use of undocumented labor goes unnoticed; his countless lies are seldom countered with facts; his failed and fraudulent businesses and business practices receive but passing notice. Nearly everything Trump says and does indicates he is unfit to be a businessman let alone President of the United States.

But here we are discussing day after day after day Clinton’s emails.

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Trump and – Mexico, Minorities, Coulter, Conservative Christians

Wait, You Can Actually Destroy Someone on the Interwebs?

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

Do you find yourself deeply annoyed by those headlines on Facebook and social media sites that declare that this politician or that scientist DESTROYED their opponent in a debate? It never happens. I’ve been in debates where the consensus is that I ‘won’, or was most informative, or was most difficult to refute, but the opposition usually has some rationalization to salvage their position. You can’t literally ANNIHILATE someone with an argument.

Or can you?

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A Hatchet Job on the Clintons from the Left

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From Green Eagle:

Everybody hates them! Even though nobody can actually find anything evil they have ever done! But who cares? It’s so much fun to help turn the country over to a traitor. The object of my current disgust? An article that appeared in Harpers’ magazine a couple of years ago, which has suddenly been resurrected. I found out about it from some alleged left wingers on Facebook who apparently do not have the ability to either read or think, and who seem to believe that it really stitches up the Clintons quite tightly.

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No There There?

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From Iron Knee Political Irony:

Maybe I’m missing something. Yes, I know that there is a narrative that Hillary Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy. There’s even the alt-right version where she is a criminal who should be locked up (for, among other things, assassinating 40 people).

To me, it just seems like people are taking any story about her and viewing it through that lens. This is not a question of me drinking kool-aid for Clinton (or even carrying water for her). I have been critical of both Clintons many times in the past. When they deserved it.

The scandal du jour is that, OMG, she had meetings while she was secretary of state with people who donated money to the Clinton foundation. A foundation that nobody disputes has done lots of good things around the world, including saving millions of lives.

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