Yesterday the head of a Florida white supremacist militia retracted his claim that Nikolas Cruz had been part of his group and had trained with them. I expressed some skepticism of that because the retraction seemed far too convenient for them after initially admitting it. Now CNN reports on Cruz’ frequent expression of white supremacist ideology in a long-running private Instagram group chat. (more…) Read more

Every time there’s a shooting in a school we get the same tired argument from the Christian right: This wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t kicked God out of schools! The latest examples are flowing freely after the massacre in Parkland, Florida. Let’s start with Lucian Wintrich, intrepid White House correspondent for Jim Hoft, the oft-declared dumbest man on the internet. (more…) Read more

Con man and arch-bigot Rick Scarborough has been named the new pastor of SkylineDC, an offshoot of Jim Garlow’s Skyline megachurch in California that was set up to be a ministry (unofficial, of course) to Congress and the federal government. This after the first try crashed and burned. (more…) Read more

In a surprising move, Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian citizens for a number of crimes related to interference in the 2016 presidential election. That is, a grand jury indicted them, but that’s pretty much the same thing. Greg Sargent of the Washington Post explains what this means for the broader Russia investigation. (more…) Read more

Predictably, it took Alex Jones about 5 seconds to scream FALSE FLAG over the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Because everything is a false flag in the bizarro universe inhabited by Jones and his followers — unless it involves Donald Trump, for some mysterious reason. (more…) Read more

Mass shootings always prompt some seriously stupid arguments over politics, but this one might take the cake. Some in the wingnutosphere are blaming the shooting on the FBI’s Russia investigation, the argument being that they were too busy investigating the “hoax” of Trump collusion with Putin to stop the shooter after they’d been notified of the things he’d said. (more…) Read more

Rick Gates, the Robin to Paul Manafort’s Batman, is working out a plea deal with Robert Mueller after initially pleading not guilty when charges were filed against him. Since Mueller wouldn’t offer such a deal if Gates didn’t have evidence for them to nail someone more important, this is bad news for Trump and his inner circle. (more…) Read more

Ted Cruz did an interview with Fox and Friends about the mass shooting at a high school in Florida that killed 17 people and wounded more than 50 more. What he said was just a bunch of empty word salad, full of platitudes and little else. And a lot of talk of the usage of the word ‘evil’ as a noun. (more…) Read more

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire has really been revealing his inner bigotry over the last few months, starting with his anti-Semitism and now his racism as well. He says he’s had it up to here with black Christians who voted for that “Muslim freak” Obama. (more…) Read more

No one seemed to have noticed that the guy who killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida had come right out and said he was going to do that in multiple places on the internet, so let’s make sure to identify the next potential right-wing domestic terrorist. His name hasn’t been released, but he’s a student at Wayne State University in Detroit. He’s been suspended by the university after this altercation. (more…) Read more

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