Bryan Fischer Award Winner: Mike Huckabee


The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who are cursed with an extraordinary lack of self-awareness that leads them to be completely unaware of their own contradictions and hypocrisies, accusing their opponents of engaging in their own worst sins. The winner this time is Mike Huckabee, who is calling for a boycott of Frito-Lay over those rainbow-colored Doritos. … [Read more...]

MRFF Defends Hindu Woman Accused of Being a Witch


The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is defending an Air Force contractor named Deborah Schoenfeld, who was fired from her job as a dental technician at an Air Force clinic after her devoutly Christian co-workers accused her of being a "Hindu witch." MRFF has written a letter of complaint to the commander in charge and the Air Force Times has contacted her former co-workers, who confirmed all of this. … [Read more...]

White Supremacist Still Trying to Build White-Only Town

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I'm sure you remember Craig Cobb, the neo-Nazi white supremacist who tried to buy up an entire small town in North Dakota to turn it into a whites-only paradise. After being convicted of terrorizing the community by walking around on armed "patrol," now he's trying to do it again by buying up property in a small town in Nebraska and possibly in neighboring Kansas as well. … [Read more...]

Good Thing Obama Election Ended Racism in America


This is enough to make you sick to your stomach. A guy in Atlanta put up a picture on Facebook that had a three-year old black child in the background, the son of one of his co-workers at Polaris Marketing Group. That prompted a bunch of his racist friends, with him joining in, to spout all manner of racism about the kid, calling him Sambo and wondering where the guy had managed to find a "black slave." … [Read more...]

This is What Happens When Conservatives Run State School Boards


The Texas State Board of Education has long been a disaster, a haven for right-wing know-nothings who continually try to get their views into textbooks and curricula. Those views are almost always reject by actual scholars in the relevant fields, but that matters not at all to them. God, after all, is on their side. And now we see a perfect example -- might I say a textbook example? -- of what happens when we let conservatives write the textbook standards: … [Read more...]

Edwina Rogers is Very, Very Confused


Edwina Rogers, CEO of the Secular Policy Institute (or whatever the hell they're calling it now; they're on, I believe, the third name), has an article at Free Speech Now about the First Amendment and separation of church and state that makes some very odd claims in between a bunch of trite and meaningless writing. The problems start with the very first couple paragraphs: … [Read more...]

Even More Carson Ignorance About Evolution

Credit: Michael Vadon

So I looked up the full interview that Ben Carson did with the Adventist Review a few years ago and found even more creationist ignorance in it. Carson repeats pretty much every debunked argument the creationists have used for decades -- no intermediate fossils, fine tuning, even the second law of thermodynamics. That last one is pretty much a sure sign that you're dealing with someone who knows nothing at all about the subject. … [Read more...]

The Mysterious Fiorina Foundation


The Daily Beast has an article about the mysterious Fiorina Foundation, which does not actually exist as a foundation. Carly Fiorina has called herself the chair of that foundation, but it turns out not to be a foundation at all but merely an account with a fund manager, Ayco. And that fund manager also gives a lot of money to Planned Parenthood, which is ironic given Fiorina's recent campaign strategy. … [Read more...]

Trump Doesn’t Know What a Military Coup Is


Donald Trump has always felt like a military man since he went to an elite boarding school for being a troublemaker, and he swears that no one will be "bigger and better at the military" than he is, but he doesn't seem to have the first clue what a military coup is. He thinks that the United States taking in a few thousand Syrian refugees will lead to those refugees staging a military coup. Without being in the military. … [Read more...]

40% of NC Republicans Want to Outlaw Islam


Yet another piece of evidence that pretty much destroys the idea that there is no such thing as Islamophobia, particularly on the American right. A new poll shows that 40% of Republicans in the state of North Carolina think Islam should be outlawed completely, with another 20% not sure about it. And a majority of supporters of Donald Trump in the state agree that it should be banned. … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Pal Makes Incredibly Racist Statements


Michael Berry, a Texas right-wing radio talk show host with very close ties to Ted Cruz -- he was the one chosen to introduce Cruz at the victory party when he won his Senate seat in 2012 because he's been a friend "for over ten years" -- has once again found himself in hot water for saying incredibly racist things on his show. This time it was while celebrating "white history month." Get a load of this: … [Read more...]

Limbaugh’s Bizarre Defense of Mars Conspiracy Comments


Rush Limbaugh got hammered for his idiotic claim that NASA may be lying about the presence of flowing water on Mars as part of a "left-wing agenda" that has something vaguely to do with global warming, or something (he never spelled out what the conspiracy was at the time). So the next day he responded to some of the criticism by doubling down and adding a truly bizarre claim about Obama turning NASA over to "Muslim outreach." … [Read more...]