Archives for November 2012

Peter Sprigg’s Tortured Logic

If you want to see some truly bizarre "reasoning," look at this post by Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. Marriage equality was 4 for 4 on election day earlier this month, but Sprigg somehow manages to pretend that this proves that marriage equality is still wildly unpopular. Take a look at these mental gymnastics: … [Read more...]

Romney Adviser: We Won the People Who Matter

Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for the Romney campaign, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying, in essence, that Romney won a majority of the Real Americanstm -- you know, the white, middle-class voters, the ones who really matter. … [Read more...]

Gohmert: Obama Advised by Muslim Brotherhood

In the latest edition of the Real Douchebags of the Republican Congressional Caucus, Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, who may very well be the single dumbest person in the entire House (yeah, I know, there's a lot of competition for that title) told unhinged Islamophobe Frank Gaffney that Obama is being advised by the Muslim Brotherhood: … [Read more...]

SPLC Files Fraud Suit Over Reversion Therapy

This is going to be a very interesting lawsuit to watch. The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit, apparently the first of its kind, against a New Jersey clinic that claims to be able to turn gay people straight through "reversion therapy." Calling such therapy "a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight," the SPLC says: … [Read more...]

Another Mythical Threat to American Sovereignty

For all the constant freakouts from the right about everything the United Nations does being a threat to American sovereignty, it's really a wonder that we still exist as a nation at all. We should have lost our sovereignty decades ago, and multiple times. Rick Santorum and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are the latest to beat the "ZOMG, they're going to take us over" drum -- and it's over a plea for people to respect the equal rights of disabled people. … [Read more...]

Virginia AG Agrees Obama Stole the Election

Ken Cuccinelli, the extremely far right attorney general of Virginia, went on a wingnut radio show that has been making outrageous allegations that Obama stole the election and completely agreed with the hosts that what they're saying is correct and that they were "preaching to the choir." … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Will Save the World

This is a hilariously deluded video from Glenn Beck, claiming that God has tasked him to fix everything in the world, including reforming the media and the educational system, protecting Israel, and even find new sources of energy for the world. And he's just overwhelmed by it all, but he knows God will lead him. This is downright cult-like behavior. … [Read more...]

When Religion Controls the Law

Reading Jeffrey Toobin's new book and came across this passage from a Supreme Court ruling in Bradwell v Illinois in 1872. The case was about whether the state of Illinois could ban women from being lawyers. In the initial case, the Supreme Court of Illinois said yes, they could -- and quoted a religious rationale for doing so. … [Read more...]

Islamic Militia to Murder 12 Gay Men in Libya

This is a very disturbing but hardly surprising story. In Libya, one of the many reactionary Islamic militias has kidnapped a bunch of men they say are gay and plan to mutilate and kill them in the name of Allah. Because being gay is way more immoral than mutilation and murder. … [Read more...]

Mark Cuban: Skeptic

I've always liked Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. I like the fact that he speaks his mind even when it pisses off the NBA and that he matches all his fines from the league with donations to charity. And here's another reason to like him: He's hammering the NBA for partnering up with a scam company to promote their fraudulent bracelets. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Lets Ruling on Taping Police Stand

The Supreme Court denied cert in Anita Alvarez v. ACLU of Illinois, an appeal from the state of Illinois trying to overturn a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the right to record police officers on duty. But that's not entirely the end of the case: … [Read more...]

Lively’s Imagined Coalition With Progressives

The utterly unhinged Scott Lively is ready to ditch the Republican party and form a new coalition, which he amusingly imagines will include "grassroots progressives" that usually vote Democratic. Specifically, he thinks they can win over ethnic minorities and the working poor by pushing for "Biblical values." It's a pretty funny screed. … [Read more...]