Archives for October 2011

Cain Gets His Demagogue On

Hermain Cain did an interview with a far right Israeli newspaper called Israel Hayom and engaged in some serious demagoguery, with a whole lot of ignorance unsurprisingly thrown in for good measure. But he also revealed who might be his VP choice if he gets the nomination: … [Read more...]

Obama Responds to Secular Petitions

The White House has responded to two petitions on its We The People website that got enough votes to force such a response. One would remove the phrase "under God" from the pledge of allegiance and another would remove "In God We Trust" from our currency. Josh Dubois, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, wrote the response: … [Read more...]

Libya: One for All — and All for Love, Baby

It seems the revolution in Libya has done more than topple a brutal and corrupt dictator. In autumn, a young rebel's heart turns to romance and the sounds of Barry White can be heard wafting through Tripoli. … [Read more...]

Christian Nation Nonsense in Military Training

FTBer Chris Rodda documents an appalling bit of training given by the U.S. military to foreign troops studying American culture and history. She quotes this passage from the training session that is simply incredible: … [Read more...]

Fun With Creationist Logic

I saw this on Fundies Say the Darnedest Things and it's hilarious. In a forum discussion about stellar distances and the age of the earth, one creationist wrote: … [Read more...]

Obama’s Mythical Regulatory Nightmare

You know all that talk from conservatives that Obama has put such onerous rules and regulations on business that they simply can't create any jobs for fear of falling victim to his socialist interference? Yeah, not so much. Turns out he's approved fewer regulations than W had at this point. … [Read more...]

Cops Love Lawbreaking Cops

The behavior of hundreds of police officers in New York City demonstrates more powerfully than anything else the fact that law enforcement personnel -- with some exceptions, I'm sure -- really do believe that they should be above the law rather than subject to it. Try not to be appalled while you read this NYT article: … [Read more...]

Bigoted NY Clerk Gets a Challenger

Remember that clerk in New York who is refusing to sign marriage certificates for gay couples even though that state has full marriage equality? Well she's getting a challenger in the next election who is making an issue out of it. Hope he wins. … [Read more...]

Pat Buchanan’s Bizarro History

Pat Buchanan appeared on the Diane Rehm show this week and took a break from his usual racial bigotry to go old school and bring back his anti-gay bigotry. And he had some seriously twisted history to justify it: … [Read more...]

The Second Coming of Bill Buckingham

Some of you will remember Bill Buckingham, the hapless school board member from Dover, PA who consistently embarrassed himself and weakened the legal defense for the Dover school board by referring to intelligent design as creationism and openly saying things at school board meetings like, "Two thousand years ago someone died on a cross. Can't someone take a stand for him?" It looks like Mt. Vernon, Ohio may have a budding Buckingham clone soon. … [Read more...]

Funniest Thing I Read Today

Herman Cain is trying to shore up his foreign policy cred by hiring a consultant to give him a few clever catchphrases to throw around that sound inspiring and compelling. Like this one, from the consultant himself: … [Read more...]

No Gun Safety Lessons for You!

The owner of a store in Texas -- of course -- has a radio ad for his business teaching gun safety for people to receive their conceal/carry permits. But he won't teach you if you're a liberal. Or a non-Christian. Especially an Arab or a Muslim. … [Read more...]