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Man, I haven't laughed so hard at a headline in a long time. From Eye of the Tiber (the Catholic version of The Onion): Burke Named Head of Vatican's Congregation of Janitorial Services. The article itself wasn't that good, but boy, that headline had me in tears.

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I'm glad all our Muslim fears are simply silly medieval notions: “For 6,000 years, the people of the earth have suffered under a mischief-making rule. Bloodshed and war, hatred and strife, all because a man with a new color – or the lack thereof – thought that he was better than all of those who inhabited the earth before he was even a thought,” Farrakhan said. “But I am here to announce today the end of his world and the beginning of a brand new reality that all human beings will enjoy peace, freedom justice and equality under the rule of Allah.” From "Thousands chant 'Allahu Akbar' for Farrakhan in Detroit."

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Gavin McInnes writes about his altercation and getting pepper-sprayed at New York University, then dealing with his protesters during his speech. It's a very good piece. A few excerpts:

"[T]hey have made “Nazi” mean: any white male who isn't deeply ashamed of himself. So yeah, I guess I'm a Nazi."

"I told the crowd I was nervous immediately after I got sprayed because I worried it was acid. 'Then I remembered, this isn't Islam,'"

"I approached them and offered up an extra microphone. I said they could come up on stage and make their point. They recoiled in horror at the idea and stared at the ground while chanting like catatonic Moonies."

"In retrospect, I should have just grabbed one and hurled him across the table. That was the only thing these kids would understand. They're not here for politics or a rational discussion. They're here to look cool. It's a new subculture."

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