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Oral Roberts University
granneman.com

Scandal at Oral Roberts U.

Televangelists and scandals seem to go together, and now some members of Oral Roberts’ family may be about to rise a few ranks on the faith-based-and-disgraced list that includes Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart.  This time, Roberts’ son, Richard, and Richard’s wife are apparently at the heart of the hullabaloo, and the wife’s penchant for texting underage fellows in the wee hours isn’t even the half of it.

Posted on Oct 6, 2007 READ MORE


Richard Dawkins

The Science of Atheism

Biologist Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion,” debates Stephen Colbert on the irrationality of religion, the misrepresentation of evolution and the idiocy of intelligent design.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


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In the news today:

  • Bush’s odious torture legislation clears procedural hurdles, moves closer to passage
  • Security forces storm a Guatemalan prison controlled by inmates who produce drugs and live in luxury.
  • For all you Sam Harris fans: Richard Dawkins is coming out with a new book that savages God and religion.
  • The massacre of a U.S.-trained Colombian anti-drug force demonstrates the difficulty of fighting the drug war.
  • New York City’s board of health votes to ban trans fats in restaurants—upsetting small-government conservative types.
  • A German opera is canceled because of a scene depicting the severed head of Muhammad.

  • Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Memo Proves Condi Made False Statements to Press

    A terrorism memo sent from Richard Clarke to Condoleezza Rice in 2001 directly contradicts what the secretary of state told reporters Monday. Raw Story has the details.

    Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Richard Sexton and Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Plays the Name Game in Jersey

    Stephen Colbert sat down with Richard Sexton on Tuesday to discuss his congressional candidacy against the confusingly named incumbent, James Saxton.  As can be expected, hijinks ensue, including Colbert’s generous offer to smear Sexton’s opponent for him and a mock concession call not to be missed.

    Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Ben-Veniste

    9/11 Panelist Slams ABC?s Fib-U-Drama

    On Wednesday?s ?Countdown,? 9/11 commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste, above,  added his voice to those criticizing ABC?s credibility-challenged 9/11 ?docudrama,? saying: ?It was quite clear, as the 9/11 commission report states, that Clinton authorized the CIA and the American forces to get Bin Laden?capture or kill?and this miniseries does not depict it accurately.?

    Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Armitage Was CIA Leak Source, Lawyer Confirms

    Richard Armitage, Bush’s former deputy secretary of state,  has confirmed through a lawyer that he was the original source in the CIA leak case. But he says he had no malicious intent. He was just gossiping with reporters.

  • How does this fit in with the theory that the Bush White House leaked Valerie Plame’s name as a revenge ploy against her husband? (Jump to find out.)

  • Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Times Bashing
    Dwayne Powell

    Richard Clarke: How Gullible Does Bush Take Americans to Be?

    The president’s former counter-terrorism chief says the White House wants “the public to believe that it had not already occurred to every terrorist on the planet that his telephone was probably monitored and his international bank transfers subject to scrutiny.”

    Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Duke Reinstating Lacrosse Team

    Duke University President Richard Brodhead said about his decision: “I am, I know, taking a risk in reinstating men’s lacrosse ... [but] if we did not allow these players the chance to take responsibility for creating a new history for their sport at Duke, we would be denying another very fundamental value: the belief in the possibility of learning from experience, the belief in education itself.”

    Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch
    Clinton: smh.com.au / Murdoch: dnevnik.com.hr

    Hillary, ‘Who the Hell Are You?’

    Just who is this woman who is accepting a fundraiser thrown by Rupert Murdoch, asks columnist Richard Cohen in this incisive piece.

  • Meanwhile, Hillary defends cozying up with the rabidly right-wing Murdoch: “He’s my constituent.”
    Oh, puh-leeze!

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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


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