Fiorina: Faith Makes Better Leaders


Over the weekend there was a public forum put on by the Iowa Family Leader, the most powerful Christian right group in that state, featuring several of the Republican presidential candidates. Carly Fiorina was in full pander mode, making the ridiculous claim that faith makes people better leaders because it makes them humble and gives them empathy. Seriously, empathy. … [Read more...]

Silver: Trump Supporters About Same Number as Moon Landing Deniers


Nate Silver has an amusing column telling the media to stop freaking out about Donald Trump's poll numbers, pointing out that the number of people currently supporting Trump are about equal to the number of people who think the moon landing was faked. And he still thinks Trump's chances of winning the Republican nomination is less than 20%. … [Read more...]

Dumbest Conversation Ever on Fox News?


Could we finally have found a conversation on a Fox News show that is dumber than what is heard daily on Fox and Friends? It doesn't even involve Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade or Elizabeth Hasselbeck, which is almost astonishing to believe. It involves Tony Sayegh and Dagen McDowell talking about the Girl Scouts and McDowell explaining why she hated being a part of it growing up. … [Read more...]

Trump Reiterates Demand for Database, Promises Waterboarding


Donald Trump made his typical appearance on a Sunday morning talk show, this time the one with George Stephanopoulos. And he made his typically uninformed, ridiculous and appalling statements. He started by declaring the Syrian refugees to be a "Trojan horse" because he saw a picture of the Syrian refugees in Europe and they looked like "strong powerful men." … [Read more...]

Nolte: Mockinjay ‘Tanked’ Because Jennifer Lawrence Insulted Trump


The terminally ridiculous John Nolte, who covers the entertainment industry for, has a rather bizarre definition of a movie tanking. The 4th Hunger Games movie, Mockinjay Part 2, was the #1 grossing movie in its opening weekend with over $100 million in ticket sales. But Nolte says it's "underperforming" because Jennifer Lawrence said mean things about Donald Trump. … [Read more...]

Matt Slick Defends Stoning Non-Virgin Brides

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Matt Slick of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry has an article on his website attempting to defend the command in Deuteronomy 22 that says a woman who is found not to be a virgin on her wedding day must be stoned to death by her father and the village elders. That would seem to be indefensible, and Slick proves that to be true with a really lame attempt at doing so. … [Read more...]

White PA Police Chief Thinks ‘N***ers’ Need to Learn to Read


A newly hired police chief in Farrel, Pennsylvania is in hot water after it was revealed that a letter he sent to friends and colleagues before he was hired that encouraged people to donate money for a book drive because "niggers gotta learn how to read." And he says he's very sorry, but he uses that word a lot because "that’s just the way that it is here our area.” … [Read more...]

Trump Tries to Pass On an Urban Myth as Something He Witnessed


Another day, another ridiculous lie from Donald Trump. During a recent speech he claimed that on the morning of 9/11, he saw "thousands and thousands" of Muslims cheering in Jersey City, New Jersey as they watched the towers come down. When challenged on that by George Stephanopoulos, he not only didn't back down, he doubled down on it and said he watched it on television. Which now makes it an entirely testable claim, which PolitiFact documents as a pants on fire lie. … [Read more...]

PolitiFact Debunks the Lie About Syrian Refugees Being Mostly Men


It has become virtually a mantra on the xenophobic and Islamophobic right that most of the Syrian refugees are "young men of military age" or some such nonsense. Carly Fiorina goes even further and says that the "vast majority" of the refugees are "able-bodied young men." PolitiFact points to data from the United Nations, which tracks all of the refugees, that completely refutes this claim: … [Read more...]

More Inanities From Jesse Lee Peterson


Jesse Lee Peterson, the far-right extremist who thinks women should not be allowed to vote, delivered another absolutely bewildering diatribe in an interview with Newsmax. Among his arguments: There is no such thing as racism, which is why we haven't been able to stop racism. And Obama hates all white people and wants to replace them with "some black person." … [Read more...]

Rep. Steve King’s Utterly Inane Comment on the Refugees


Rep. Steve King is maintaining his reputation as one of the dumbest men in Congress by making one idiotic statement after another about the Syrian refugees. In an interview with a Breitbart radio show, he made one claim that may seem reasonable on the surface but is not supported by the facts or the math, and another one that will leave your jaw agape at both the factual claim and the moral depravity of it. … [Read more...]

Corsi’s New Conspiracy Theory to Explain Old, False Conspiracy Theory


Jerome Corsi is not a man who gives up easily. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor the fact that he's completely full of shit will deter him from continuing to repeat a claim that has been repeatedly debunked. For years he pushed the ridiculous claim that Obama's wedding ring contains a Muslim inscription (it just contains a bunch of loops). So now he has a new conspiracy theory to explain away the failure of his first one: … [Read more...]