Trump Wanted to Build Hotel in What He Now Calls a Crime-infested Hellhole

So we've all heard by now that Donald Trump told civil rights icon John Lewis he should pay more attention to his own district, which includes the city of Atlanta, because it was in “horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)." Funny, he didn't think that when he wanted to put up a tower there. … [Read more...]

Poet Writes Terrible Ode to Donald Trump

So a Scottish poet named Joseph Charles MacKenie decided to write a poem for the inauguration of Donald Trump. It plays on Trump's Scottish roots and refers to him by his name in (I assume) Gaelic, Domhnall. The last line of each stanza is, creepily, intended to be recited by the audience, but this will not apparently be read at the inauguration itself. … [Read more...]

Gingrich Wants the Congressional Budget Office Killed

Newt Gingrich thinks that the Congressional Budget Office, a fiercely non-partisan agency tasked with providing reliable information on the budget implications of bills being considered in the House and Senate, should be abolished. … [Read more...]

Here Comes the Obamacare Replacement Bait and Switch

Donald Trump said the other day that his still-unrevealed replacement plan for Obamacare would provide "insurance for everybody." Now other Republicans are saying that he misspoke when he said that. What he meant to say was access to insurance for everybody. … [Read more...]

Why No Form of Protest is Ever the Right Way to Do It

Every year on Martin Luther King Day, far too many white people share happy, peaceful quotes from King. We see him as the nice civil rights activist, as opposed to that extremist Malcolm X. This is mostly a fiction, as is the notion that white people will ever accept even the mildest form of protest. … [Read more...]

Putin Gives Greatest Quote Ever

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin says it's ridiculous to claim that the Russians would gather blackmail material on "every American billionaire" and he offered up what is quite possibly the most inadvertently hilarious quote I've ever seen: … [Read more...]

Roy Moore for Supreme Court Justice?

Okay, say it with me: Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore. And then throw up a little in your mouth at that horrifying thought. But Operation Rescue is urging Donald Trump to nominate Moore to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. An email they sent out supporting a petition to do so: … [Read more...]

People All Over the World, Join Hands, Start a…’POTUS Shield’?

A group of my very favorite Christian con artists and self-declared "prophets of God" are descending on Washington, DC this week to pray and sing and mumble incoherently in order to form a "POTUS Shield" over the city to protect Trump against spiritual heebie jeebies. Or something. … [Read more...]

The FBI’s Extraordinary Chutzpah

On Martin Luther King Day, the FBI decided to express its support for the late civil rights leader for whom had at least an indirect role in murdering. This is what they put up on Twitter: … [Read more...]

Michigan Mayor Caught on Tape Saying Racist, Sexist Things

Those of us who work on church/state matters know Warren Mayor Jim Fouts quite well. He has zealously worked to keep public property in his cite a Christians-only zone. Turns out his problems go much deeper than that, as new audio recordings show. … [Read more...]

Ticket Scalpers Taking a Bath on Inauguration Tickets

With almost any major event, ticket scalpers like to buy up as many tickets as they can so they can sell them on the secondary market for a profit. But this only works when demand for the tickets is high. And Trump's inauguration is apparently not a prized ticket. … [Read more...]

Republican PAC Spends 1.5 Million on Ads Touting Non-Existent Bill

The American Action Network, a Republican PAC closely tied to the House leadership, is spending nearly $1.5 million on ads lauding the plan to replace Obamacare, a plan that to this point simply does not exist. Let's call them prophets for profit. … [Read more...]