Cruz State Chair Caught Faking Military Achievements


The chairman of Ted Cruz' campaign in the state of Washington has been caught faking his achievements and experience as a member of the Arizona Air National Guard. While it's true that he was deployed to the Middle East, he never set foot in Iraq or Afghanistan. And he even used a fake picture on his Facebook page and lied and said it was him when it was of two soldiers from Ohio. … [Read more...]

Starnes: How Dare You Question Trump’s Faith


Todd Starnes is nothing if not completely hypocritical. He's hopping mad that some evangelical Christians have publicly doubted Donald Trump's claims of a deep religious faith, accusing them of conducting a "theological witch hunt." Funny, he didn't get mad at Trump for publicly questioning the faith of both Ted Cruz and Ben Carson. Or at himself for doing the same to President Obama. … [Read more...]

Santorum Says He’d Start Enforcing DOMA Again


The terminally ridiculous and hypocritical Rick Santorum told a Catholic TV show the other day that he would ignore the Supreme Court and begin enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act again, which would deny gay couples a huge range of federal benefits that have always been available to straight couples. But of course, when Obama refused to defend DOMA, he said that it was the “province of the Supreme Court.” … [Read more...]

Obama Says What Wingnuts Claim He Never Says


One of the claims we hear continually from the Christian right is that Obama is on the side of the Muslims because he never speaks out in defense of Christians who face terrible persecution in Muslim countries. Like most claims from the Christian right, this is a lie. The president has done so many, many times, as has the State Department. And here's another statement they will pretend doesn't exist: … [Read more...]

Guilfoyle: Just Kill the Remaining Gitmo Detainees


Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of the more braindead of the Fox News hosts (and imagine the competition for that designation), is upset that President Obama is still trying to close down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and she has a solution: Just kill all of the remaining detainees and shut it down. Because they're not entitled to human rights or anything anyway. … [Read more...]

Tony Perkins Does Math. Kind Of.


We have a new variation on the inane argument that Islam is not a religion because it's really about political power, an argument so astonishingly hypocritical coming from the Christian right that it boggles the mind. Tony Perkins apparently wants to make this argument so authoritative, so he has derived a quantitative measurement of the religious nature of Islam from his rectal cavity: … [Read more...]

Huckabee and Robert George, Together at Last


Robert George, probably the most prominent real legal scholar who opposes same-sex marriage (he's a law professor at Princeton), did an interview with Mike Huckabee on a Catholic TV show about same-sex marriage and his position that the president can simply ignore any ruling from the Supreme Court that he doesn't like. George actually did challenge him on how he could not then challenge the authority of a liberal president to ignore, say, the ruling in Citizens United. … [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...]

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...]