Archives for January 2012

Newt Whitewashes Ethics Violations

Now that Mitt Romney has gone on the attack against a surging Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the house is having to do some serious whitewashing of the ethics violations that forced him to resign from Congress in disgrace. Like just pretending there were no ethics violations. … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart on John King and Newt

Jon Stewart had a hilarious take on the now-famous John King and Newt Gingrich confrontation during last week's debate over the open marriage allegations made by Newt's ex-wife. Best line, about Gingrich's absurd claims to be an outsider: "When Washington gets its prostate checked, it tickles you." … [Read more...]

America’s Richest Pastors

The Huffington Post has a list of the 10 highest paid ministers in the country. Like Kenneth Copeland, whose 1500 acre compound includes "a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministry's $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $6 million church owned lakefront mansion." … [Read more...]

‘Kingdom of Heaven’ Resident Indicted

What is it about crazy wingnut tax protesters and Florida? A resident of that state who claims that he really lives in the "kingdom of heaven" and therefore he is not subject to American taxation, has been indicted for tax fraud and failing to pay his income taxes. And the guy has the perfect name for someone making such a claim: … [Read more...]

Jay Leno Causes International Incident

The Indian government is mad at the United States because Jay Leno made a joke where he put up pictures of the homes owned by presidential candidates and used a picture of the Sikh Golden Temple in that country as Mitt Romney's house. … [Read more...]

Casinos Sue To Stop Casinos

Here's yet another example of the glaring hypocrisy of casino interests. In Lansing, Michigan a Native American tribe wants to open a casino and the mayor is all for the idea. But all the other casinos in the state, including other tribes, are filing suits to prevent it from happening. … [Read more...]

‘Glee’ is Bringing America Down

I've never watched the show Glee. I'll probably never watch the show Glee. I lived through Fame the first time and I have an allergic reaction to Up With People, so it's pretty unlikely that I'll find it anything but annoying. But the wingnuts have seen it, and they don't like it a bit. Televangelist Con man James Robison says it's helping to destroy the country. From a conversation with Glenn Beck: … [Read more...]

Badass Quote of the Day

Rod Dreher has the most perfect description of Mitt Romney I've ever heard:After South Carolina, I think of Romney as the Canned Cranberry Sauce candidate: the appearance of substance, but made of jelly, and so recently glopped from the can I can still see the rings.Brilliant. But what does South Carolina have to do with it? This was obvious years ago. … [Read more...]

Conservatives Unload on Newt

It seems that most of the conservative movement and the Republican establishment agrees with what I said the other day about what will happen if Newt wins the Florida primary. Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, the National Review editors and many more are launching major attacks on Newt. Politico has a taste: … [Read more...]

Santorum Lies About Obama and Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Rick Santorum told a townhall meeting in Florida on Wednesday that Obama had handed down a regulation that prohibits sex ed teachers from even talking about abstinence or mentioning the risks of premarital sex. And he says Obama is deliberately trying to make people poor. Seriously. … [Read more...]

East Haven Mayor Goes Braindead

I wrote recently about the very welcome arrest of four East Haven, CT police officers for violating the civil rights of a priest who videotaped them harassing Latino immigrants. You're not gonna believe the response of the mayor when asked what, in light of those charges, he was doing for the Latino community in the city. He says, "I might have tacos when I go home.” And then he goes on a long diatribe about eating ethnic food. The reporter is absolutely baffled and actually tries to back him d … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: John Boehner

The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who engage in weapons-grade projection, accusing one's opponents of their own worst attributes. Here is a classic example from House Speaker John Boehner: … [Read more...]