Articles by: T. SteelmanT. Steelman
A lifelong Liberal, I have been writing about politics for over 20 years, half of that time online. While I'm a policy wonk and interested in all aspects of politics, my focus is on religion, especially issues of religious freedom. Though I do try to keep it in check, my sarcasm gets off of its leash -- more and more often nowadays. I enjoy reading, making jewelry, Prog Rock and etymology. I share my home with my husband, daughter, 2 cats and a small herd of alpacas. "If the future's looking dark, we're the ones who have to shine..."

Wacko GOP Chair To American Muslims: ‘Except Jesus Chist Or Leave The Country’

This insane rant came from an elected official. Hopefully, he is removed from office.

Image via Whitley's Facebook page.

This insane rant came from an elected official. Hopefully, he is removed from office.

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Sarcastic Teens Tweet Pics Of Gross School Lunches To Michelle Obama (IMAGES)

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Of course, these teenagers aimed their hate at the First Lady, failing to realize that, while, yes, she has lobbied for healthier school lunch food, she cannot and does not control the USDA.

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Look At What Was Done To This Muslim Cemetery: Was It A Hate Crime?

This Muslim cemetery was vandalized. Family members feel that it was a hate crime. Photo: King5 News, Seattle

This Muslim cemetery was vandalized by Islamophobes. Will it be seen as a hate crime?

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Must See! What Happens When Three Grandmas Smoke Pot For The First Time?

These three Grandmas smoked pot for the first time and loved it!

These Grandmas are smoking pot for the first time ever. They had a good time, understand the appeal, and, hopefully, help stop some of the stereotypes associated with marijuana use.

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This Amazing Video Captures The ‘Lake Effect’ That Buried Buffalo (VIDEO)

This satellite picture shows the winds coming down over the Great Lakes, creating the "lake effect."

This video does a great job of showing what the lake effect looks like.

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Anti-Gay Group Serves As Perfect Example Of Projection: Gays Want To ‘Criminalize Christian Belief’

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The group calls itself MassResistance. Their website carries the banner: Pro-family activism that makes a difference! Their latest press release concerns the Human Rights Campaign  — whom they call “Orwellian-named,” displaying ignorance of that term — and their upcoming fundraiser in Boston. It’s bad enough that the HRC has a […]

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Which Is Really Exploitative? The Internet Gets It Horribly Wrong

One of these things is not like the other.

Kim Kardashian’s bare butt picture was exploitative. Matt Taylor’s shirt? Not so much.

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Clueless Kirk Cameron Says That Pagans ‘Stole’ Christmas, Ignores Actual History… Again

The Christmas tree is one of many pagan traditions which have been adopted by Christians. No big deal, we're happy to share.

With a movie he produced about his favorite holiday opening on Friday, Kirk Cameron is hitting the (mostly Christian) talk circuit to plug it. “Saving Christmas” is, according to him, going to save Christmas while pissing off atheists. But why stop with atheists when you can piss off the Pagans, […]

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This Is What Happens When Republicans Control Women’s Reproductive Decisions

This Is What Happens When Republicans Control Women’s Reproductive Decisions

With the GOP in control of legislation, things are about to get even scarier than they already are for women. Having a miscarriage could actually result in a murder charge. Yes, really.

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Father Open Carries Into School; The School Board’s Reaction Was Perfect

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A Michigan man, picking his child up at school, carried his pistol into the building in his hip holster. The staff was not amused. Since open carry is legal in Michigan, the parent was within his rights. But the Huron Valley School District’s board decided that they needed to have […]

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They’re Not Even Hiding It Anymore: Caller To C-SPAN Drops N-Word (VIDEO)

Steve Scully got a nasty surprise from a caller.

A C-SPAN caller actually dropped the n-bomb on the air. The host attempted to smooth it over with an apology, but what is done is done.

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This Is What Happens When Voting Is Easy, And Why Republicans Hate It

Oregon voters turned out and progressives won big.

In the red tide of the midterms, there were a few bright spots for Democrats.

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Washington State Passes Toughest Background Checks In The Country For Gun Purchases

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The voters of Washington state have made a statement about the loopholes in background checks to buy guns. That statement was; make them tougher! Initiative I-594 has passed 60% -40%, making Washington’s background checks the most stringent in the nation. The initiative was led by Cheryl Strumbo, a survivor of […]

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Somebody Call Kevin Bacon! Utah Town Shuts Down Party For Dancing (VIDEO)

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The cops in Utah actually shut down a party Utah because people were dancing.

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Right-Wing Nut Job Rick Wiles Claims Halloween Leads To ‘Demonic Possession’

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Halloween may be over but stupid comments from the right are still floating around.

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You Won’t Believe What This Girl Was Caught Shoplifting!

You Won’t Believe What This Girl Was Caught Shoplifting!

It’s embarrassing enough to be caught shoplifting – Marched to the mall security office, held in a room that smells of old cigarettes and rent-a-cops, getting picked up by the real police and all that goes with that – but Karla Farmer of Spartanburg, South Carolina was nabbed by mall […]

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New Mexico DMV Calls Native Speakers ‘Illiterates’, Refuses To Help With ID Applications

New Mexico DMV Calls Native Speakers ‘Illiterates’, Refuses To Help With ID Applications

Republicans continue to do everything they can to disenfranchise groups of people who are unlikely to vote for them. This time, a DMV email to employees in New Mexico, is saying that “illiterates” will no longer be helped with driver’s license applications.

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Former Gay Activist Says Homosexuality Is Addictive ‘As A Drug’

Linda Harvey, Founder of Mission America
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Linda Wall used to be gay, an activist for LGBT rights, even. And, as do most converts, she is attacking her former way of life.

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Jon Stewart’s Takedown Of Sean Hannity Has To Be Seen To Be Appreciated (VIDEOS)

Jon Stewart’s Takedown Of Sean Hannity Has To Be Seen To Be Appreciated (VIDEOS)

The feud between Jon Stewart and Sean Hannity goes into high gear as Hannity tries to attack Stewart’s program, only to be mocked in return.

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Hate Crime? Man Shoots At Jewish Locales On Passover Eve

Hate Crime? Man Shoots At Jewish Locales On Passover Eve

In what is likely a hate crime, a man has opened fire at a Jewish center and retirement home, killing three.

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