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Flying Spaghetti Monster Plush Toy

   Tue, November 8, 2005 - 9:53 AM
For the uninitiated, Wikipedia states that Flying Spaghetti Monsterism ( ) is a satirical parody religion created to protest the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to allow intelligent design to be taught in science classes alongside evolution."

Inspired by JM's Fuzzy Spaghetti Monster Halloween costume, I decided to make a Flying Spaghetti Monster plush toy to decorate my cubicle. However, Mike had bigger plans for my handcrafted effigy of the FSM. Now it's being sold on ebay ( ) to raise money for the National Center for Science Education. ( )


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Tue, November 8, 2005 - 11:47 PM
I'm touched ...
This is sooooooooo cool! Yay Winnie!

Boo I.D.

Tue, November 15, 2005 - 9:47 AM

On selling this for over $500!

You're kicking ass!

Wed, January 27, 2016 - 1:23 AM
(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama on Thursday became the second state to sue the U.S. government over refugee resettlement, accusing the Obama administration of failing to consult with states on placement of those who have fled their home countries.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Birmingham, said Jennifer Ardis, spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Robert Bentley.

Bentley is one of several governors largely Republicans — who opposed the settlement of Syrian refugees in their states after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. The lawsuit does not specifically address refugees from Syria. But it follows the lead of Texas, which sued using similar arguments last month to try to block six Syrian refugees from settling in Dallas.

The Alabama lawsuit filed in federal court in Birmingham argues that the federal government hasn’t followed a portion of the Refugee Act of 1980 that says the federal government “shall consult regularly” with states on placement. The lawsuit says Alabama has not gotten information it needs to assess security concerns and plan for requests for social services.

“We are the one who secure the people of this state and protect the people of this state. We need to have the information on refugees as they come in to allow us to do that,” Bentley told The Associated Press, adding that federal officials are disregarding states’ rights.

The lawsuit asks a judge to require the federal government to provide the entire government file on refugees including medical information and the basis to support Medicaid eligibility who have been or will be settled in Alabama and to block any future settlement until that information is given.

The federal government controls resettlement programs, and experts have said states have no authority to bar refugees from moving to their jurisdictions.

The Obama administration has said states cannot block the placement of refugees. Attorneys for the federal government, in a court filing in the Texas case, said that nothing in the law requires the government to give states person-specific information on