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I hope they don't mention that they are trolling too soon. Unlike some people.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 9:31 AM
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They should at least organize people of good will to look for a common-sense bipartisan solution: grappling hooks for the 18-foot-walls around abortion clinics.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 9:32 AM
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It's not under Hobby Lobby, as such, but a Mississippi clinic just won its case against an admitting privileges rule on appeal.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 10:09 AM
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So the idea of abortion clinics opting out on Hobby Lobby grounds is too ludicrous to work? I was being earnest in the OP.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 10:10 AM
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3 was actually the case that got me wondering.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 10:10 AM
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RFRA doesn't apply to the states. However despite being a Christian I have to admit that the Satanic Temple is attractive because it appears to be the religion of trolling.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 10:11 AM
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Oh. NEXT THREAD!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 10:12 AM
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Satanic Temple is attractive because it appears to be the religion of trolling.

Satan does seem pretty appropriate as the patron saint of trolls.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 10:14 AM
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The way courts have been ruling these days, it seems like it only counts as trolling if you are going up against judges that are appointed by the other side. Conservative arguments that are on as thin a legal ground as the Satanic Temple argument get creedence when put before conservative judges. If you are presenting to a friendly audience, you can get away with the stupidest shit.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07-30-14 8:42 PM
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What about the Satanic goat sculpture outside some Oklahoma courthouse? That seems like pretty awesome trolling.


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 12:11 AM
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Yes, the Satanists seem to be on fire these days, trolling-wise.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 12:16 AM
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What about the Satanic goat sculpture outside some Oklahoma courthouse? That seems like pretty awesome trolling.

It's the fresh-faced children casting adoring gazes upon the Prince of Darkness that takes it over the line into trolling greatness.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 6:49 AM
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I would just suggest that it might not be a good idea for the pro-choice side to ally itself too closely to the Satanic Temple.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 6:52 AM
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13: Right. Though they may be scurrilous slander against the Satanists, the rumors of ritual sacrifice of infants are something the pro-choice people will want to stay well clear of.



Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 7:00 AM
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6: Not that I think they've actually thought this through, but they could bring a claim under a state RFRA. Hobby Lobby wouldn't be binding, but that's not especially relevant since they wouldn't win under HL in any case.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 7:08 AM
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12: wait, is that statue actually installed at the courthouse? I had heard the proposal, but I assumed that the idea would be killed somehow.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 7:13 AM
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Lucien Greaves told me that the statue will be unveiled in October.


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 07-31-14 7:42 AM
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