Robert Davi Wants Flag Burning to be a Felony

You know Robert Davi even if you don't recognize the name. He's one of the That Guys you see in a million movies, but never as the star. He's also a big fan of Donald Trump. And a big fan of putting people in prison for burning an American flag, which makes him an authoritarian asshole. … [Read more...]

Paladino: How Dare You Call Trump Racist!

Carl Paladino, former Republican candidate for governor of New York, has a long history of racism. He's also Donald Trump's honorary campaign co-chair. So it's not a surprise that he's very upset that people are calling Trump a racist for attacking the ethnicity of a judge. … [Read more...]

Perry Loses It, Demands Censorship for Revelations About Chris Kyle

Last week The Intercept reported that Chris Kyle, the man about whom the movie American Sniper was made, had inflated his military achievements. This was documented by official Navy records and confirmed by the Pentagon, but the right wing is still flipping out over it. Rick Perry wants the article censored and people punished over it. … [Read more...]

Larry Klayman Loses Again

Another day, another loss in court for Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver. This time it's in the suit he filed against two independent newspapers for publishing a judge's ruling about him allegedly touching his children inappropriately. He already lost at the district level and now the appeals court upheld that ruling. … [Read more...]

Seriously, Germany?

So now not only has Germany arrested a comedian for insulting Turkish President Recep Erdogan, they've now arrested a politician for defending that comedian and insulting Erdogan too. I don't know what the hell is going on in Germany, but it appears that free speech no longer exists there. … [Read more...]

Pat Boone Wants Blasphemy Outlawed

Pat Boone channeled his inner Muslim extremist in an interview with Alan Colmes last week, demanding that the government outlaw blasphemy like the Saturday Night Live parody of God's Not Dead. And he bizarrely thinks that almost the entire country agrees with him. … [Read more...]

Merkel is Quite Confused Over Free Speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems very confused about having authorized an investigation and possible charges against a comedian for making fun of Turkish President Erdogan. She says it was a mistake to call the act deliberately insulting, but still thinks she was right to authorize the criminal charges. … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Senators Ask Obama to Address Raif Badawi With Saudi Arabia

President Obama just took a trip to Saudi Arabia and a bipartisan group of senators has called on him to raise the case of atheist writer and human rights activist Raif Badawi with the Saudi King while he's there. It's doubtful that he would actually have done so, however. … [Read more...]

The Consequences of Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

Hemant flags this story that I'd somehow missed about a high school student in Louisiana who refused to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, a right that has been guaranteed for nearly 75 years by the Supreme Court, and the appalling response of the teacher and the entire administration. From a letter the AHA sent to the school: … [Read more...]

Philosophy Prof in Kuwait Faces Blasphemy Charges

A philosophy professor at a Kuwaiti university is being investigated for blasphemy after saying in a television interview that the Kuwaiti constitution should take precedence over the Quran and Islamic law. That's all it takes to get thrown in prison, or worse, in Kuwait and many other countries. … [Read more...]

U.S. May Grant Asylum to Bangladeshi Bloggers

In the wake of the 6th murder of a Bangladeshi atheist blogger, a State Department spokesman says that they are considering granting a sort of modified asylum called "humanitarian parole" to others there whose lives are in imminent danger. That is a huge development that I hope comes to be. … [Read more...]

Roger Stone’s Asparagus Problem

A while back, Louis Gohmert famously accused then-Attorney General Eric Holder of "casting aspersions on my asparagus" during a congressional hearing. It seems to be catching on. Donald Trump's buddy Roger Stone says those who claim he's fomenting violence by promising "days of rage" at the Republican National Convention are "casting false asparagus." … [Read more...]


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