‘Coach’ Dave: Vaccines Are Making People Gay!

The Christian right crackpots continue to find the most ridiculous explanations for why some people are gay. Alex Jones says it’s caused by juice boxes, including apparently turning the frogs gay. Some say it’s caused by chemtrails. But “Coach” Dave Daubenmire says it’s caused by vaccines. (more…) Read more

Ingraham: Sexual Harassment Complaints are Ruining Christmas!

Laura Ingraham, one of Fox News’ resident chill girls who only believes sexual harassment allegations that are made against Democrats, is upset that the revelations of massive sexual harassment by politicians, media figures and many others is ruining office Christmas parties. (more…) Read more

Trump, Jerusalem and Dispensational Premillenialism

The almost orgasmic cheering for Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel coming from the Christian right in this country is easily understood if you are familiar with the Christian eschatological doctrine known as dispensational premillenarianism. (more…) Read more

The Exodus from the State Department Continues

The near-total destruction of the U.S. State Department under Trump and Rex Tillerson is well on its way to completion. The latest high-level diplomat to leave the department, Elizabeth Schackelford, resigned with an open letter to Tillerson that spelled out the problem in stark detail. (more…) Read more

Yes, Virginia, Trump Really Is a Bigger Liar Than Others

A social scientist who has studied liars and lying for decades has an op-ed in the Washington Post about Donald Trump’s penchant for lying about virtually everything. As I’ve been saying all along, he really does lie more often and more shamelessly than anyone I’ve ever seen. (more…) Read more

Why the Christian Right Loves Putin

One of the reasons why the Christian right supports Donald Trump so strongly may be because of his affinity for Vladimir Putin, a man some (but not all) of them view as leading a return to traditional Christian values (bigotry, mainly). Roy Moore expressed that attitude perfectly a few months ago: (more…) Read more

Trump Wants Weigel Fired Over Inaccurate Tweet

From the Annals of Irony: Donald Trump threw a tantrum after my former AINN colleague Dave Weigel mistakenly posted a picture from his recent rally in Pensacola showing a lot of empty seats. Turned out the image was of a secondary seating part before the main hall had filled up. (more…) Read more

Trump is Going to Fire Mueller

I’ve been predicting all along that Donald Trump is going to try to fire Robert Mueller at some point. Despite his attorneys continually praising Mueller’s work in their responses, I still believe that’s going to happen. Jonathan Chait agrees. (more…) Read more

Suddenly It’s ‘Ridiculous’ to Question a Politician’s Health

During the 2016 campaign, Trump and his surrogates (both official and the ones at Fox News) tried mightily to make people question Hillary Clinton’s health because of her fainting after getting pneumonia. Now that people are questioning Trump’s health because he’s been heard slurring his words and being incoherent, it’s “ridiculous” for anyone to dare to question his health. (more…) Read more

Rich People Want Trump to Make Tax Bill Even Friendlier

As if the tax bill just passed by Congress wasn’t already a huge giveaway to rich people being dishonestly sold as a cut for the middle class, Trump’s rich friends are lobbying him to make it even better for them. Also with highly dishonest arguments. (more…) Read more

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