Limbaugh Discovers Oil-Eating Bacteria

Rush Limbaugh has discovered an article in the right-wing media (Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller, specifically) about how some bacteria can eat some of the components of oil and -- voila! -- now it's perfectly fine to spill hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. … [Read more...]

Another Empty Threat from Trump

Donald Trump loves to sic his lawyers on people who make him mad. They threaten lawsuits for tens of millions of dollars, announced with a great deal of bluster. He rarely follows through because he pretty much always loses. Now he's doing something similar with James Comey: … [Read more...]

Philippines Going Full-on Fascist

The new leader of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, is being helped by the legislature there in turning that country into a full-on fascist state. Now they're passing a bill to punish those who don't sing the national anthem with sufficient gusto and enthusiasm. … [Read more...]

GOP Staffer: Trump Has No Idea What’s In Senate Bill

The New York Times has a report on the meeting between Republican Senators and Donald Trump at the White House the other day, a meeting that was intended to clear the way for passage of the health care bill. It didn't work, the vote was canceled. And one Republican Senate staffer said Trump had no idea what was in the bill: … [Read more...]

White House Whistles Past the Graveyard

I know I keep saying this, but I just don't understand how anyone could ever do the job of a political press secretary. This is a perfect example why. The Senate pulled their health care bill yesterday, which is obviously bad for its prospects to pass, but Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to convince the press -- herself? -- that everything was just fine. … [Read more...]

Jerk Destroys Another Ten Commandments Monument

Remember three years ago when a guy destroyed the Ten Commandments monument that was put up on the Oklahoma state capitol grounds by driving his car into it? Well the same guy has now done it again, this time in his home state of Arkansas. … [Read more...]

A Terrible Argument for Repealing Obamacare

Former MTv veejay Kennedy, who inexplicably has a show on the Fox Business Channel about politics, made a very bad argument for repealing Obamacare, saying that claims that losing health insurance will lead to premature deaths are false because we're all gonna die anyway. … [Read more...]

Jay Sekulow’s Christian Right Cash Cow

There have been investigative reports in the past that documented how Jay Sekulow, Trump's newest attorney, has become a very rich man through a legal version of the old Christian right scam of scaring people into sending them money. The Guardian updates that research with some new details and more recent numbers. … [Read more...]

Lance Wallnau Got Covered in Angel Dust

Lance Wallnau, who competes with Rick Joyner and Jim Bakker for the title of the Christian right's most enthusiastic Trump sycophant, recently had a run-in with God that was so real that he was left covered in angel dust at the end of it. … [Read more...]

Trump Has Literal Fake News on Golf Club Walls

David Farenthold of the Washington Post reports that Donald Trump hangs what is literal fake news on the walls of several of his golf resorts, a fake Time magazine cover with his picture on it lauding his success as the host of a reality TV show. … [Read more...]

More on the CBO Scoring of Senate Health Care Bill

The New York Times runs down some of the other findings from the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the Senate version of the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The conclusions are even worse than they seemed at first blush, including that 22 million figure for those who would lose health insurance. … [Read more...]

So Much for Trump ‘Restoring America’s Standing’

One of the most idiotic claims made by Donald Trump throughout the campaign is that President Obama had somehow destroyed America's standing in the world, and only the election of a simpleminded pseudo-macho poser like him could fix it. A new global poll pretty much kills that claim and buries it in a shallow grave. … [Read more...]