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Submission + - McCain decries "Hobbits," accused of ringbearing. (

Oxford_Comma_Lover writes: Senator McCain decried Tea Party "Hobbits" on Wednesday for their failure to support the GOP's debt deal, at times reading from a WSJ editorial that began the analogy. The Tea Party fired back, with a prominent member noting on CNN that McCain had been corrupted by the ring of power. The full text of his floor remarks should be in the Congressional Record later today.

Submission + - Kentucky Announces Creationism Theme Park ( 1

riverat1 writes: On December 1 Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced that a creationism theme part is expected to open in 2014. The Louisville Courier-Journal has the story.

The park called Ark Encounter will have a 500 foot replica of the Ark with live animals on it and a Tower of Babel explaining how races and languages developed. The park will be turned over to Answers in Genesis after it is built. They are a non-profit organization which may allow them to discriminate in hiring on the basis of religion.

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