Trump Campaign: Media is Hiding Proof of Muslims Celebrating 9/11


Well here's a new tactic for the Trump campaign. They've been caught in lie after lie and have consistently refused to back down from any of them. Now they're trying something new when it comes to the lie Trump keeps telling about seeing "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in Jersey City cheering and applauding as the towers came down on 9/11, claiming that they've turned over video evidence to the media, but the media is intentionally burying it. … [Read more...]

Trump Lamely Defends Posting of White Supremacist Crime Chart


Donald Trump's total lack of concern for accuracy has gotten so bad that even Bill O'Reilly, a man who probably cares even less about it, is criticizing him for it. After Trump tweeted out a chart purporting to show that 81% of white murder victims were killed by black people, a chart originating with a neo-Nazi, O'Reilly practically begged him to be more careful lest the press spin it as him being a racist. Trump, as always, just let it slide right off. … [Read more...]

New Huckabee Lie Reveals Hypocrisy on Immigration Deferrals


You may be vaguely familiar with the case of the Romeike family from Germany. They came to the U.S. seeking asylum after Germany banned homeschooling but were denied. The case went to several courts that upheld the refusal for asylum and the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. Then the DHS decided to give them a deferral to avoid deportation anyway. Huckabee lies about that case: … [Read more...]

Is Donald Trump a Long-Form Psych Experiment?


I'm beginning to form a new theory about Donald Trump. Up to now I've been chalking up his daily lies and stupidity as evidence that he is a narcissist and an ignoramus, but he's now lying so blatantly and so obviously that I'm beginning to wonder if he isn't doing it deliberately now to find out at what point his supporters will say, "Okay, that was a lie." The latest example: … [Read more...]

Trump Goes Even Further in Wanting Torture


Donald Trump has now doubled down on his call to bring back waterboarding, saying he would bring back other torture techniques as well. In a typically fact-free rant at a campaign rally, he declared, with all that military experience he got at an elite private high school, that torture works. In fact, he said it over and over and over again, and said only a "stupid person" would say it doesn't. … [Read more...]

Santorum: Obama Refuses to Bomb ISIS!


At the presidential forum put on by the Iowa Family Leader last weekend, Rick Santorum put on a clinic in how to divorce yourself completely from reality while running for president (assuming he's still running for president; does anyone know? Does anyone care?). He actually said that President Obama refuses to bomb ISIS because they're not a state and we can only bomb states. … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ben McCarthy Carson

Credit: Michael Vadon

It seems that Ben Carson is trying to really establish his McCarthyite bonafides by one-upping some of his Republican presidential rivals. Not only does he think we should have a database for all "foreigners," but he thinks we should be surveilling anyone he deems to be "anti-American." He means Un-American, of course. Perhaps even a House committee to oversee their activities. … [Read more...]

Huckabee: I’ll Summarily Outlaw Abortion as President


Mike Huckabee, who remains absolutely convinced that the president can ignore any Supreme Court ruling he doesn't like (unless Obama did that, of course; then it would be an outrageous HitlerStalinMao action), told the Iowa Family Leader forum this weekend that if he is elected, he will not only ignore the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, he would issue an executive order outlawing abortion completely. … [Read more...]

Fiorina: Faith Makes Better Leaders


Over the weekend there was a public forum put on by the Iowa Family Leader, the most powerful Christian right group in that state, featuring several of the Republican presidential candidates. Carly Fiorina was in full pander mode, making the ridiculous claim that faith makes people better leaders because it makes them humble and gives them empathy. Seriously, empathy. … [Read more...]

Silver: Trump Supporters About Same Number as Moon Landing Deniers


Nate Silver has an amusing column telling the media to stop freaking out about Donald Trump's poll numbers, pointing out that the number of people currently supporting Trump are about equal to the number of people who think the moon landing was faked. And he still thinks Trump's chances of winning the Republican nomination is less than 20%. … [Read more...]

Trump Reiterates Demand for Database, Promises Waterboarding


Donald Trump made his typical appearance on a Sunday morning talk show, this time the one with George Stephanopoulos. And he made his typically uninformed, ridiculous and appalling statements. He started by declaring the Syrian refugees to be a "Trojan horse" because he saw a picture of the Syrian refugees in Europe and they looked like "strong powerful men." … [Read more...]

Nolte: Mockinjay ‘Tanked’ Because Jennifer Lawrence Insulted Trump


The terminally ridiculous John Nolte, who covers the entertainment industry for, has a rather bizarre definition of a movie tanking. The 4th Hunger Games movie, Mockinjay Part 2, was the #1 grossing movie in its opening weekend with over $100 million in ticket sales. But Nolte says it's "underperforming" because Jennifer Lawrence said mean things about Donald Trump. … [Read more...]