Hitchens Brings The Most Eloquent Takedown Of The Tea Party Ever

Every time I see him speak of late, he only becomes better. It’s almost like the cancer only makes him stronger: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Best Of Shepard Smith: Taking On BP, Torture, Anti-Vaxers, Glenn Beck, Joe The Plumber, & More

FOX News’s one passionately sane and moral voice last week went after BP executive Tony Hayward for his flippant attitude towards the ecological disaster his company has recently wrought.  The man is an oasis amidst his network’s cynical demagoguery and sincere lunacy. And, of course, there is his passionate denunciation of torture from over a [Read More...]

More Info On The Birther Infomercial

Princess relays this video about the Birthers and those exploiting them. Money quote from Rachel Maddow: Birtherism may have been disproven, it may be becoming a political punchline even on the American right.  But it’s also apparently becoming a really good scam for raising money off gullible, sad people.  Which probably means it’s here to [Read More...]

A Birther Infomercial

Oy: The full video, which will play across the country, was made by “Live Prayer.com” is here, the website of fundamentalist Christian minster Bill Keller.  Talking Points Memo coverage is here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is Birtherism More Nationalist Than Racist?

Daniel Larison has an interesting spin on what’s more operative in the Birther movement’s attempt to discredit Barack Obama as genuinely American: Assuming that racism is the central or overriding element behind this obsession, as Aziz does, is the easiest move in the world, but it is not necessarily accurate. It is a ready-made answer [Read More...]

Where Is Jesus’ Birth Certificate?

Truelogic, enlightened by the Birthers’ groundbreaking methodology for revealing birthplace conspiracies discovers that Obama is not the only one whose alleged birth circumstances are extremely dubious: I did a little research on the Birthers’ claims and investigative methods and was very impressed with what I found–so impressed, I decided to test those methods out myself.The [Read More...]

The Epistemological and Metaphysical Case Against Obama’s Birth Certificate

Heretical Ideas just rocked my world: It might seem, to the average person, that the “Birthers” must have a tough time proving their case. After all, Barack Obama has released his Certification of Live Birth (pictured above), which meets all the requirements for proving one’s citizenship to the State Department. The authenticity of the certificate [Read More...]

Birthers Just The Latest Legitimacy Challengers?

Harry Shearer makes an interesting connection between the fringe birther movement questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s citizenship and recent presidential history: The reason for the growth of birtherism, I’m suggesting, lies in the history of the last two presidencies. Bill Clinton was reviled by Republicans, partly because he won and partly because he won [Read More...]


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