Episode 185 – News for February 9, 2017

DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Are we relevant?

ANGRY NEWS

UPDATE – DeVos confirmed in 51-50 vote
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/betsy-devos-democrats-confirmation-234691

UPDATE – Falwell appointed to higher ed deregulation task force
http://au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-appoints-creationist-jerry-falwell-jr-to-lead-higher-education

UPDATE – Travel ban halted
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/03/politics/federal-judge-temporarily-halts-trump-travel-ban-nationwide-ag-says/index.html

Jebus would ban dem pesky Muslims, too!
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bryan-fischer-would-jesus-be-in-favor-of-restricting-immigration-absolutely/

Mississippi town puts Christian flag back up after rally
http://wreg.com/2017/02/04/town-rallies-after-being-forced-to-remove-christian-flag/

32% of Americans think you have to be Christian to really be an American
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/01/you-have-to-be-christian-to-truly-be-american-people-in-the-us-are-far-more-likely-to-say-so/

Idaho Gov doubles down on Christian “preference” refugee statement
http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131213034.html

FUNNY NEWS

Jones: Lady Gaga’s performance was a Satanic ritual
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lady-gaga-super-bowl-halftime-satan-illuminati-confirmed-alt-right-a7564796.html

Obama is getting the Satanists to overthrow Trump.

A Spanish nun is receiving death threats for suggesting that Mary and Joseph had sex
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/nun-receives-death-threats-suggesting-mary-virgin

A 19 year old man convicted of statutory rape, with a history of 34 partners, ordered by judge to remain celibate until marriage. Yeah… right…
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/08/idaho-judge-rape-social-media-twin-falls
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/sex-marriage-ban-idaho-man.html

GOOD NEWS

Washington Gov Inslee proclaims Darwin Day
http://humanistsofwashington.org/washington-governor-jay-inslee-issues-darwin-day-proclamation/

SCIENCE

Beloved 100 year old lungfish, and oldest known zoo/aquarium fish, dies
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/granddad-worlds-oldest-public-aquarium-fish-dies-shedd-his-home-1933

Promising male contraceptive gel work in rhesus monkeys for over a year
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/pf-sao020317.php

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