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Look, President Obama is in office now, and I’m fine with that. That’s what America wanted.

But, well, some of his more fanatical supporters freak me out. Including this crowd of  celebrities and psuedo-celebs preaching of their newfound zeal to Serve Man:

So, yes, that video is just plain creepy. This year’s hot new celebrity fashion trend will be hooded robes in lovely Lawgiver brown.

Iowahawk’s annotated version is much more entertaining:

Can’t quite place her, but think I maybe saw her on a cosmetics commercial once: [intense glare] to LOVE more.

Black Eyed Peas guy: I pledge.

Evita Lopez or Chiquita Gonzalez or something like that: To help children battle with serious illnesses — by standing here on the far right side of the frame.

Beats the hell outta me: Or here, on the left side of the frame.

Cameron Diaz: Me plemdge.

Nicole Richie: To give up food all together.

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From the folks at Volokh comes this summary of a new ABC News PrimeTime poll.

I’m surprised (in a happy way, generally) by how many people accept the Biblical accounts of the Flood, Creation, and the Red Sea literally, but I suspect that it’s not quite as it seems.

A third option in between the “word-for-word” and “just a lesson” would have made for a more accurate survey. People of faith may debate about the exact details of the flood (was it the entire planet, or just a local phenomenon) or creation (six 24 hour days, or intelligent design over ages of time) but that’s not really the same as saying it’s just a fable. Give those two stark choices I think most people would choose to err on the side of literal truth, even if they may not mean exactly that.

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