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More Nazi Attacks in Greater Kansas City Area — Three Dead at Jewish Community Centers

April 14, 2014


A recent photo of Frazier Glenn Miller

Only a few short months ago on November 9, 2013, a large gathering of Neo-Nazis associated with the “National Socialist Movement” held a rally in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It fell on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and this was of course on purpose. At that time, the scientific editors of Selecting Stones warned our […]

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Fred Phelps Is Dead!

March 20, 2014


Fred Phelps

Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain revealed today that Fred Phelps died last night at 11:15pm CDT, apparently of natural causes. Also yesterday night, at approximately 10:00pm CDT, Selecting Stones released a small piece of news analysis on Phelps’s alleged excommunication.  Our own Frank W. Strauch made the astute observation that, by the Westboro Baptist […]

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Power Struggle Rocks Westboro Baptist Church, as Fred Phelps Prepares for Hell

March 19, 2014


Jesus Loves Fred Phelps

By Frank W. Strauch On Monday, the Topeka Capital-Journal once again proved itself to be powerhouse of investigative journalism by revealing the details of Fred Phelps’s excommunication from Westboro Baptist Church.  Read the full article here. In a nutshell, the rumor is true that Fred Phelps, Sr. was excommunicated last August from the famously Calvinistic […]

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Happy International Women’s Day 2014

March 8, 2014


International Women's Day, USSR

Happy International Women’s Day from the scientific editors of Selecting Stones. In keeping with our practice from 2012 and 2013, we present a small collection of images in honor of the holiday. Here is an old favorite… a classic, in fact: And here is something from a few years ago by cartoonist Carlos Latuff:

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Powerman Saves the World!

February 17, 2014



By Misty Lee Bystanders saw a flash of red and blue emerge from the public restrooms on Jackson Street at one-hundred miles an hour.  Spandex.  A cape.  Carefully manicured nails.  Teeth whiter than white.  Knee high patent leather boots.  A bulging package, emphasized by the slip worn on the outside of his tight leggings.  They […]

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On the Proposal to Abolish Marriage in Oklahoma

January 28, 2014


Mike Turner

About three years ago, state legislators introduced a bill to ban Islamic law (sharia) in Oklahoma.  It remains a mystery why certain right-wing politicians in the United States of America think that there is an imminent and realistic threat of their courts beginning to hand down decisions based on Islamic sharia.  Likewise, it remains a […]

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The Death of Celluloid: De-skilling in the Cinema Business

January 10, 2014



By Patrick M. Dixon When I grew tired of mopping up vomit in a nightclub in 2003, I applied for a job working for the UCI Cinemas close to my home in Dorset in the United Kingdom.  I passed a basic interview where I was asked questions like “What is your favorite film?” and “What […]

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2014: The Year of Self-Criticism and Industry!

January 6, 2014



Exactly one year ago on January 6, 2013, the scientific editors of Selecting Stones announced that 2013 would be the Year of Work, and set out on an ambitious plan for the year. Although we achieved superhuman feats of Science over and over again, our stated goals for the year were so ambitious that we […]

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Political Parties With Shitty Websites: The Alaskan Independence Party

December 27, 2013


Sarah Palin

By Hercules Abdelaziz After Misty Lee’s thorough investigation of the crappy Angelfire-hosted website of the Vermont independence movement, the scientific editors of Selecting Stones thought that it might be a good idea to carry forward with some scrutiny of a more well-known separatist movement’s piece-of-shit website.  Accordingly, I decided to contribute a short article on […]

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Political Parties With Shitty Websites: The Green Mountain Republic

December 22, 2013


Flag of the Vermont Republic

By Misty Lee “…a separation must be staged with the bloated bureaucracy of the United States.  This break must occur on all levels: political, economic, societal, cultual, [sic] and emotional.” So says the webmaster of our latest shitty website, that of a party “founded on the belief that democracy CANNOT be practiced on a large […]

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Political Parties With Shitty Websites: The Objectivist Party

December 8, 2013


Objectivist Party: Stevens - Link 2012

By Misty Lee In early 2008, Thomas Stevens — who advertises himself as “Dr. Tom Stevens” — resigned from the Boston Tea Party and founded the Objectivist Party on February 2, the birthday of reactionary author Ayn Rand.  While Stevens has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a law degree from Hofstra, he […]

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The Real Threat of Identity Theft

December 5, 2013


Citibank: Thelma and Norma, identity theft victims

By Amien Essif, of The Gazine Alright, holiday shoppers of 2013 — are you having fun yet?  Did you get your rush on Black Friday, which has now been moved up to Thursday somewhere between the corn casserole and the cranberry relish?  More importantly, did you get your discount?  Great, but don’t let the romance […]

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Confederate Flag Merchandise at a Kanye West Concert

December 4, 2013


Yeezus Shirt and Confederate Flag

The following image demonstrates some merchandise for sale at a Kanye West concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on the evening of December 3, 2013. Here are some zoomed-in views: Note that “Yeezus” is the name of Kanye West’s hot new album. What can be said about this?  Other than the obvious, […]

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Political Parties With Shitty Websites

December 1, 2013


Obama demonstrates

By Misty Lee In the United States of America, all children who attend school learn how the electoral system works: When they reach the age of eighteen they are obliged to register for jury duty, and as an added extra they will be given the option of voting for one of the two parties that […]

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Homelessness in America’s Wealthiest Counties: Arlington County, VA

November 26, 2013


Rosslyn Metro Station, Arlington, VA

Each year, Forbes magazine publishes its list of the United States of America’s wealthiest counties.  As usual, Arlington County, Virginia — a snake’s den of America’s most God-fearing defense contractors, CIA employees, and retired four-star generals, just across the Potomac River from DC — comes in near the top of the list.  As Forbes itself […]

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Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part three

November 22, 2013


Plaça de George Orwell

By Misty Lee …Continued from part two, All three of the protesters began to glare at the police officer whom Reagan had spotted, looking to elicit some sort of response.  They were defying the state!  Wasn’t he going to crack down on them?  He glanced up from a comic book and then returned to it.  […]

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Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part two

November 19, 2013


Coins to Melt

By Misty Lee …Continued from part one, The location for a political protest was in many ways obvious.  It was the area in lower Manhattan that had been the center of the United States government since the nineteenth century.  Long referred to as Wall Street, it had been renamed after the revolution to Rosenberg Street, […]

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Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part one

November 13, 2013



By Misty Lee Reagan Campbell read through one of the city’s many different newspapers and learned of the final capitulation of Robert Kraft to the pressure of Labor.  Having resisted for months, he had conceded that the Kraft Group did not constitute private property and should be reorganized so that all may benefit equally from […]

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Have you met the mysterious Nicole Tacket?

November 8, 2013


Ms. Tacket's full Facebook profile picture

By Patrick M. Dixon “Who is this Nicole Tacket?” a friend asked me a few months ago.  “I noticed she’s friends with you, Bob, and Dick, but I’ve never heard of her before.”  These names have been changed for the purposes of anonymity. I had never met Nicole Tacket either, but realizing that many, many […]

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Kansas City Welcomes Neo-Nazi Rally, making it World’s Most Reactionary Place

November 7, 2013


The World's Most Reactionary Places

This Saturday, November 9, 2013, Neo-Nazis from the American “National Socialist Movement” will converge on the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri for a rally.  The Kansas City Star reports that two groups are planning counter-protests, which is good news, but the shocking fact that this Nazi rally is to go forward this […]

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