More Southern Poverty Law Center mission creep; suing churches for trying to straighten out gay folks. I'm not sure what this has to do for protecting the little guy; once could see where their core mission of hate-group containment fit their title, since it was poor blacks that the Klan and Nazi types preyed upon, but gays aren't an impoverished group. A put-upon group at times, but not poor.
However, things have morphed where the SPLC is anti-conservative rather than for the little guy. It takes away from the honorable work it's done keeping tabs on hard-core haters and hitting them in the pocketbook via well-placed lawsuits; now, they're seemingly looking for the pocketbooks first and expanding the mission to fit.
I've passed on commenting on the 2.5 Men story, but this American Spectator piece opts to take both barrels to... Seventh Day Adventism, pulling out the greatest hits from the anti-cult literature on them; that's something of an own-goal to tackle the lesser evil first. The former half-man Angus Jones seems to have had a conversion through a SoCal SDA church; while it's theology leaves a bit to be desired (swapping annihilation for hell and some odd dietary rules alongside the Saturday-sabbath quirk), it's a better place to spend the weekend than the local bar.
Computer software is getting scary at times. The other day, someone Googled here under "FSM Save the Queen"; Google figured out on its own to translate the acronym to Flying Spaghetti Monster and found an old post of mine.
On a comparable vein, Typepad now has a link-generator that provides possible links for you based on your post. For instance, as I type this part, it gives me a Wikipedia link for FSM, which I just used above. What's creepier is that it's offering a Hulu link to 2.5 Men, translating the decimal appropriately; that's one Siri-ous algorithm. Thanks, but I'll pass, since I kinda agree with Jones' rant of the week.