Archives for September 2013

Cuccinelli: Quoting Me is a 'Personal Attack'

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, like his running E.W. Jackson, thinks it is just terribly unfair of people to bring up his long track record of anti-gay statements and policy positions. In fact, it's a "personal attack" to do so. … [Read more...]

NSA Spied on Political Enemies in Cold War

Foreign Policy reports on newly declassified documents that show that the NSA spied on a whole range of people that the LBJ and Nixon administrations considered their political enemies, including at least two sitting U.S. Senators, Martin Luther King and even -- for crying out loud -- Art Buchwald. … [Read more...]

House Debt Ceiling Bill: Surrender or the Government Gets It

The House Republicans gave a copy of their proposed legislation for raising the debt ceiling and to call it laughable would be a rather significant understatement. They essentially demand that President Obama give them everything they want on every other issue and throw in a pony too. Ezra Klein's got it nailed: … [Read more...]

Bradlee Dean's Ministry Gone?

The City Pages is reporting that Bradlee Dean has lost pretty much his entire organization, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. According to their sources, all the employees have left, including his radio partner, Jake McMillan, and their offices are now up for rent. … [Read more...]

Saleem: Muslims 'Repopulating' America

Fake "ex-terrorist" Kamal Saleem, one of the many fake "ex-terrorists" making a good living on the right wing rubber chicken circuit, went on the John Ankerberg show recently and delivered an amusing diatribe about how Muslims are "repopulating the nation" to bring America under Sharia law. And they're well on their way; they're up to almost one percent now. … [Read more...]

Bush 41 Witnesses Same-Sex Marriage

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara not only attended a same-sex wedding in their famous summer home of Kennebunkport, Maine, they acted as witnesses for the couple and signed the marriage license. The couple owns a general store in that town and have known the Bushes for years. … [Read more...]

Newt's Useless PAC

Mother Jones reports on the American Legacy Political Action Committee, set up by Newt and Callista Gingrich, which is now trying to fundraise based on opposition to Obama's Syria policy. The problem is that the PAC is taking in large amounts of money and distributing almost none of it. … [Read more...]

McCain Slams Anti-Obamacare Populist Claims

The constant refrain from the most extreme Republicans in Congress who are willing to shut down the government in order to defund Obamacare, something they simply don't have the votes to do, is that they are standing up for the will of the people. John McCain shattered that absurd claim on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday: … [Read more...]

Mikey Gets Email

This may be one of my personal favorite pieces of hate mail Mikey Weinstein has ever received, from someone who went to his recent talk at a Unitarian church in Oklahoma. I especially like how the "evil glare" from Mikey's "shrewd Jew face" so intimidated his wife from asking a question. … [Read more...]

Greta's Looking For Stories

Greta Christina (I often initially type her first name as Great, which seems appropriate) is working on a new book about coming out as an atheist and she's looking for stories about how to help other people come out. You can tell her your story here. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck's Dream Administration

On a recent show, Glenn Beck started daydreaming about his perfect presidential administration. Get this: President Ted Cruz, Vice-President Rand Paul, Treasury Secretary Ron Paul and Secretary of State Louis Gohmert. Jesus. I wouldn't leave the country, I'd leave the planet. … [Read more...]

Gray's Absurdly Dishonest Court-Packing Argument

Former Bush administration official and ambassador C. Boyden Gray makes a staggeringly dishonest argument in the Moonie Times about the three open seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and attempts by Republicans to strip those seats so Obama can't nominate judges to fill them. … [Read more...]