Drudge: The Supreme Court is Out to Get Me


One of the rather bizarre claims that Matt Drudge made in his interview with Alex Jones the other day is that a Supreme Court justice actually told him that they were out to get him and that they had the votes to eliminate his site's ability to use any quotes from other sites, or even share their headlines while linking to them. This would, of course, be the death of all blogging. … [Read more...]

Does Ben Carson Know What the Debt Limit Is?

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Ben Carson has demonstrated a staggering ignorance of nearly every political issue over the last few months as a Republican presidential candidate. A recent interview with NPR's Marketplace, which featured some very thoughtful and tough questions (and follow up questions) by Kai Ryssdal seems to reveal that he has no idea what the debt limit is, thinking that if we just stop deficit spending, it just goes away. … [Read more...]

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The list is out of the nominees for induction into the 2016 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an institution I have a love/hate relationship with. Here's the list of nominees you can vote on: The Cars, Chic, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Janet Jackson, The J.B.'s, Chaka Khan, Los Lobos, Steve Miller, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., The Smiths, The Spinners and Yes. You can vote for five of them. Here's my five. … [Read more...]

Rick Wiles is Just Asking Questions

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Unhinged wingnut Rick Wiles of TruNews radio has never met a conspiracy theory he didn't instantly accept. No matter how stupid it is, he's all-in immediately on it. Like that ridiculous meme going around about how the same women is allegedly in the pictures at multiple mass shootings (because all white girls look alike, of course). Wiles is all over that, but he's just asking questions. … [Read more...]

Armed Extremists Protesting at Mosques. This Should End Well.


A bunch of heavily-armed far-right extremists are going to be demonstrating outside of mosques around the country today, including here in Michigan at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in the United States. They include people from the Oath Keepers and other extremist groups who buy into all manner of bizarre conspiracy theories, which makes them highly susceptible to calls for violence. … [Read more...]

Huckabee and International Baccalaureate Programs

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Mike Huckabee, another candidate who is inexplicably still in the Republican presidential race, is pandering to the know-nothings of the Christian right just as furiously as he possibly can. At a meeting in Iowa, someone asked him about International Baccalaureate programs, which are obviously evil because they involve -- shhhhhhh -- foreigners. His absurd response: … [Read more...]

Jindal Knows How to Stop School Shootings


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who I'm told is still in the Republican presidential race for some reason, knows what the real problem is with all these school shootings and he knows how to fix it. It's all because of "cultural rot," his catchphrase for the Christian right losing the culture wars, and he says it can all be fixed by the president talking boldly about his Christianity and issuing some prayer proclamations. … [Read more...]

Carson: I Don’t Really Want to Be President

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One of the things that makes my eyes roll to Eastern Europe and back is when presidential candidates strike the "I don't really want to be president, but the American people begged me to do it and I just can't say no to them because I'm such a selfless human being who loves his country" pose. They almost all do it, of course, and Ben Carson did it when he entered the race. Here he is again: … [Read more...]

One Ten Commandments Monument Comes Down, Another Goes Up

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The good Christian folk in Oklahoma are really, really obsessed with pissing on their territory to let everyone else know that it's their state, not those icky non-Christians. The state government finally took down the Ten Commandments monument on the state capitol grounds after months of trying to defy an order from the state supreme court, and one county put one up almost simultaneously. … [Read more...]

World Doesn’t End, ‘Prophets’ Release Statement


According to the eBible Fellowship, the world was supposed to end, even be "annihilated," on Oct. 7th, which came and went without incident. So on Thursday, the group issued a statement on its Facebook page, which resulted in a torrent of people mocking them (and rightly so). Their statement basically says, "Okay, so we were wrong. But we're not wrong!" Oh, and "you're all evil people and we do not have to explain ourselves to you!" … [Read more...]

Ben Carson’s Retroactive, Hypothetical Heroism

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In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, Ben Carson has unleashed a string of really dumb statements. But the one that I find especially lame is his claim that if he had been in that situation, he wouldn't have just stood there and let the guy kill him -- you know, like those loser victims did. No sir, he would have been the hero of the situation and stood up to the guy with the gun. … [Read more...]

The Latest Dumb Conspiracy About Obama and ISIS/ISIL


I wish the right wing would come together and reach a consensus on whether Obama is an evil person because he refers to the Islamic State as ISIS or whether he's an evil person because he refers to the Islamic State as ISIL. One day, they say he's evil for saying ISIL, the next they say he's evil for saying ISIS. And Pam Geller agrees on both days. Matt Drudge is the latest to come up with an idiotic conspiracy theory about it: … [Read more...]