Protip: Such arguments would be more persuasive without the gratuitous partisanship.
You really have no idea what you're talking about, do you? The political fight over state control of the Detroit municipal government has been going on for years. Try googling the terms "emergency manager" and "consent agreement".
Is an income tax more moral than a property tax or a sales/consumption tax, both of which reflect actual use of resources? Why should someone who makes good money but lives very frugally pay more in taxes?
"The poor" already don't pay taxes. In fact, "the poor" often get additional benefits in the form of tax credits. So what else ya got?
That's nonsense. It was just some random site that got hacked. The fact that it happens to be associated with a Mac product is irrelevant. If the news was that purplekittens.com got hacked, would you say "It's a good thing that purple kittens are getting attacked like green dogs have been attacked in the past!"?
This shot was in the name of comedy so grow a thicker skin.
If you replace "Tea Party" with "NAACP", "Greenpeace", or "NOW", is the joke still funny?
Perhaps you think it's among the best because you are part of that hivemind or groupthink. There is clearly a certain orthodoxy here, and if it is questioned, flamewars erupt. Hell, the Slashdot staff routinely takes advantage of this to drive traffic; you don't think all those posts about global warming and governmental abuse are actually meant to inform anyone, do you?
So far as I can tell he has never managed to 
That's an interesting choice of words. If he really was more tolerant, you would say "he doesn't want to". But you didn't, because he isn't. He wants to abolish all theism and impose atheism, he has said as much many times, he takes advantage of the tolerance of others in order to advance his agenda, and he can get away with it because he doesn't dare go where there is true, "we will behead you" intolerance. And that was the point.
Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.
Given the same level of truck driving education, i daresay the PhD grad would likely do better, because of more likeliness that he better understands driving physics.
Like a real-life Sheldon Cooper, huh?
The point is that there's nothing particularly daring or insightful about what Dawkins et al. are doing. Their antics are tolerated because modern, predominantly Judeo-Christian nations are, by definition, tolerant.
Which brings us right back to the inescapable conclusion that Dawkins et al. are the oppressors, not the oppressed. You're not allowed to believe what you want to believe, even if you're not hurting anyone else.
Director Ben Kalina says he hoped that an event at the museum would spark dialogue, especially because the museum is across the street from the state Capitol. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to invite people from state legislature, people working on issues in the state, and the public to discuss these issues.” Kalina says he made a balanced film that is not a polemic, although it does contain a scene from The Colbert Report, in which the comedian mocks North Carolina politicians for the bill. “I’m sure some people wouldn’t appreciate that,” he admits.
That's not science.
I reject your premise. Good people do not seek power in the first place.
That's not to say there are no good people with power. But those who have it almost always have it forced upon them by the circumstances of the moment, and when the moment has passed, they try to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.