Archives for December 2011

Paul Campaign Welcomes Endorsement of Theocrat Pastor

The Ron Paul campaign announced the endorsement of Rev. Phillip Kayser of Dominion Covenant Church in Omaha, Nebraska this week. Warren Throckmorton documents that Kayzer is a theocrat who wants to impose Biblical death penalties on gay people and adulterers. The article on the Paul campaign site appears to have been deleted now, but here's the cache copy. … [Read more...]

Obama Forces Everyone to Celebrate Kwanzaa

The loony right has something new to freak out about since Obama issued a greeting to those who celebrate Kwanzaa just like he did for Christmas and every other major religious holiday, even ones celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. And just like President Bush did every single year: … [Read more...]

Gingrich: Judges Should Come From Fundie Law Schools

If you had any doubt that Newt Gingrich would turn the federal courts into an instrument for theocratic rule, this conversation on David Barton's radio show will put that doubt to rest. … [Read more...]

Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Pat vs Ann Coulter

Our old friend Pat has moved his blog from to Blogspot, calling his new blog Thoughts and Rantings (one out of two ain't bad). And he seems to have it in for Ann Coulter, criticizing her for saying that she would prefer Ron Paul to Newt Gingrich with his usual class and grace: … [Read more...]

2011: Year of Anti-Choice Extremism

Though the Tea Party-backed Republicans who stormed into the House and into state legislatures around the country promised to focus on jobs and fiscal responsibility, the reality is that they have instead pushed an anti-choice agenda that is absolutely breathtaking in the sheer number and scope of the bills proposed (and often passed). ThinkProgress has just a few examples: … [Read more...]

Ron Paul’s Crazy Conspiracy Theories

One of the other serious problems I have with Ron Paul is his embrace of some of the right's looniest conspiracy theories. Talking Points Memo details one example, his claim that there is a plot to eliminate American sovereignty and form a single union with Canada and Mexico. On his 2008 campaign website, he said: … [Read more...]

Pat Buchanan’s Christian Nation

"Whose country is it, anyway?" asks Pat Buchanan in his latest column. His answer, of course: It belongs to Christians like him -- and to no one else. Or at least that's how it used to be and how he wants it to be again. … [Read more...]

Those GOP Promises to Close Federal Agencies

We all had a good laugh watching Rick Perry embarrass himself during a Republican debate a few weeks ago by not remembering which federal agencies he had promised to eliminate, but we should actually be laughing just as derisively at all of the candidates claiming that they'll just close up a bunch of agencies and save all the money budgeted for them now. Ron Paul, unsurprisingly, has been the most aggressive in this regard: … [Read more...]

Another Reason to Love the First Amendment

Austria continues to have a serious problem with freedom of speech. The nation that put David Irving in prison for three years for Holocaust denial has now fined Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for the crime of "denigrating religious beliefs." … [Read more...]

Obama Keeps Gingrich Off VA. Ballot

Crooks and Liars catches some of the wingnuts at Tea Party Nation blaming the fact that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry can't get on the primary ballot in Virginia on -- of course -- President Obama. … [Read more...]

Gingrich Lied About Divorce

CNN reports that newly released documents from Newt Gingrich's first divorce show that his repeated claim that it was his first wife who wanted their divorce, not him, is a lie. He filed for divorce and she disputed it. … [Read more...]

Iraq: Worth The Cost?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had a press conference in Turkey a couple weeks ago after participating in a ceremony in Baghdad marking the end of America's official (but not unofficial) military presence in that country. And he claimed that the invasion of Iraq was worth the cost: … [Read more...]