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...]

Pro-NRA Legislator: Refugees Might Buy Guns!

I have tried for a long time to get more people to use the wonderful Yiddish word chutzpah to describe many statements by politicians and here's another great example of it. A Texas legislator who is a major supporter of the NRA says that we can't let Syrian refugees into the country because it's so easy for them to get a gun here that they would succeed and, presumably, do bad things with them. … [Read more...]

The Sudden (and Absurd) Right Wing Adoration of France


Sometimes I find myself just staring in disbelief at my computer screen as I see the chutzpah of the American right wing. This is one of those times, watching conservatives suddenly professing their undying love of France in the wake of the horrifying attacks in Paris after decades of unrelenting jingoistic vitriol aimed at them. As a friend said, I'm waiting for them to rename "freedom fries" to French fries in their honor.Joseph Palermo says it perfectly it in the Huffington Post: … [Read more...]

Beck Suddenly Loves Boycotts


Earlier this year Glenn Beck was so upset by a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana by liberals that he declared that they were leading us "back to the Dark Ages, back to the days when differing scientific views were labeled heresy and black magic," the equivalent of putting Galileo under house arrest. As usual, though, that only applies to liberals. Now he just loves him some boycotts. … [Read more...]

Mayor Demands 10 Commandments Monument, Breaks a Big One

Back in 2001, the city council of Grand Junction, Colorado, took a strong public stand about the importance of having a Ten Commandments monument on public property in his city. Reford Theobold was the city council member who led the fight for the display because we need God, if we all followed the 10 commandments we wouldn't have all these problems, etc. Guess which one of the ten he just broke? … [Read more...]

Fiorina Absurdly Invents a Double Standard


When someone walks a tightrope without a net or jumps a motorcycle over a gorge, we refer to this as a "death-defying stunt." I present to you the Republican equivalent: the reality-defying stunt. Carly Fiorina defies both reality and a 10-second Google search by claiming that there is a double standard where she gets criticized for her looks, but Hillary Clinton doesn't. … [Read more...]

The Absurd Hypocrisy of Anti-Gay Groups


The World Conference of Families annual conference is going on right now and advocates of equality have been criticizing the group and many of the speakers. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council puts his hypocrisy on stark display by claiming that criticism of the group or the conference is an attempt to "silence" the group. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Award Winner: Marco Rubio


The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who display a staggering lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of their own worst traits and remaining totally oblivious to their own contradictions. Today's winner is Marco Rubio, who is pushing a bill that would allow employees of the Veterans Administration to be fired, insisting that if you don't do your job, you should be fired. … [Read more...]

Varney and O’Reilly Declare Media Matters a Hate Group


Stuart Varney and Bill O'Reilly are hopping mad that Media Matters for America is continually criticizing Fox News and them specifically, so they put their heads together and decided that the organization is a "hate-filled propaganda machine" that should be stripped of their tax-exemption by the IRS because they talk about politics a lot. And another irony meter bites the dust. … [Read more...]

Jones: Pope’s Climate Change Bill Would Kill a Billion People!


Terminal hysteric Alex Jones is none too happy about the pope's visit to the United States and he's frothing at the mouth as he rages against the pope's advocacy of taking action to arrest global climate change. Like most everything else he disagrees with, taking action on climate change is the Worst Thing Ever and it would kill a billion people. A billion, people! And he's going to vomit! … [Read more...]

D’Souza Mistress Opposes Women’s Suffrage

Wow, add Dinesh D'Souza's mistress, Denise Odie Joseph II, to the list of women who think women's suffrage was a bad idea. On her blog in January she wrote this really weird, rambling post that purports to be about hypocrisy but goes on about "RINO (Republican in Name Only) dads" and included this gem: … [Read more...]

D’Souza Gets Engaged — While Still Married

Well here's an amusing turn of events. Dinesh D'Souza, champion of Christian values, is caught up in a sexual scandal that is getting noticed by the Christian media. It seems that he's been following the example of so many religious right types before him: … [Read more...]