Pope Sends Out ‘Super Confessors’ to Hear Super Sins


Pope Francis has dispatched hundreds of "super confessors" around the world to take confession of really super serious sins. Apparently there are some sins that can only be absolved by like level three clerics with extra strong powers of absolution because a normal priest would be killed merely by hearing them. … [Read more...]

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Kentucky Politician Brilliantly Trolls Conservatives

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I love this story. A Democrat in the Kentucky state legislature has submitted a bill requiring men to get the approval of their wives before getting a prescription for Viagra. And they would have to sign a pledge that they will only use it within the boundaries of marriage. … [Read more...]

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A Longer Take on the Death of Justice Scalia


Now that I've gone out for the evening and had a chance to think a bit more about what the death of Justice Scalia means, I thought I'd offer some more detailed thoughts on several aspects of the situation. And let me say up front that this is a bombshell dropped into the presidential race and the short and long term impact of this could be nearly unlimited, for better or worse. … [Read more...]

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Clinton, Kissinger and Pinochet: A Case Study in Hypocrisy


Sept. 11 was not just the date of the World Trade Center attacks, it was also the date that the American government overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, and replaced with a brutal military dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet. That coup was conceived and implemented by Henry Kissinger. The National Security Archives has the documents to prove it: … [Read more...]

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Jerry Boykin Endorses Ted Cruz


Add disgraced former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin to the long list of cranks, crackpots and extremists who have endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Boykin now works for the Family Research Council, where he continues to advocate incredibly bigoted and ridiculous positions on practically everything. … [Read more...]

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Justice Scalia is Dead

Wow. Double wow. Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79. Absolutely stunning. There's no way the Republicans will let Obama name his successor, they'll delay any hearings until after the election. But this highlights the incredible importance of a Democrat winning in November. We simply cannot have another conservative on the Supreme Court.And here's what else this means. It means that until a new justice is confirmed, there are only 8 judges on the court, and that means this … [Read more...]

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Jewish Gun Group Condemns Nugent


One of the defenses weapons-grade asshole Ted Nugent has given for his anti-Semitic posting on Facebook is that he can't be anti-Semitic because he was friends with the guy who founded Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. But that group has now condemned Nugent on its Facebook page: … [Read more...]

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Is an Indifferent Universe Frightening or Liberating?


My good friend Dale McGowan has an eloquent and inspiring message for Valentine's Day that offers love, romantic or otherwise, as the solution for what he terms the "crushing universal indifference" of a world with no god. And while I certainly agree with him about the importance of love in all its forms, I have a different take on that indifference. … [Read more...]

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Bryan Fischer and the Water Canopy


One of the more ridiculous young earth creationist "theories" is the one that claims that all the water from the flood came from a "vapor canopy" that surrounded the earth prior to the flood, which then fell to earth. How dumb is this claim? Dumb enough that Bryan Fischer believes in it. … [Read more...]

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Savage: Sanders Will Use Street Gangs for Communist Killing Spree


The terminally unhinged Michael Savage is recycling one of his failed predictions. He has in the past claimed that President Obama was building a private army of street gangs to impose his evil agenda on the country. That hasn't happened, of course, so now he's decided that it's really Bernie Sanders who will do it. … [Read more...]

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Cruz Defends Mike Bickle Endorsement


The Ted Cruz campaign is defending the endorsement of Mike Bickle, a far-right dominionist and self-declared "prophet" who says that God sent Hitler to hunt down the Jews, and refusing to repudiate those views. The excuse: He's just one of many Christian leaders who have endorsed Cruz. As if that was in any way relevant. … [Read more...]

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Pat Robertson on Women in Combat


The Pentagon recently announced that it was expanding the opportunities for women in combat units and the Christian right has been flipping out ever since. But the weirdest reaction has to be from Pat Robertson, who delivered an absolutely bizarre diatribe about it that included Fifty Shades of Grey. … [Read more...]

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