On Demanding Muslims Continually Condemn Terrorism

Rana Elmir is the associate director of the ACLU of Michigan and someone I used to talk to frequently when I was with the American Independent News Network. She's also the author of a provocative column in the Washington Post in which she "emphatically refuses" to condemn terrorism by other Muslims and explains exactly why. I don't agree with everything in the piece, but she makes some very good points. … [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...]

Why Ground Troops Against ISIS is a Bad Idea

In his address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama argued that we should not send ground troops back into Iraq or into Syria because that's exactly what ISIS wants us to do and it will only help them in recruiting. And he's right. Rukmini Callimachi, a New York Times reporter who has been embedded with nearly every group fighting against ISIS and interviewed many ISIS supporters, did a long series of tweets on the subject that are really informative. … [Read more...]

The NRA and Obama Derangement Syndrome

Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have prohibited those on the terrorist no-fly watch list from buying guns. Only one single Republican voted the other way, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois. Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz supported the blocking of the bill, which President Obama has urged them to pass. The NRA, of course, opposes the bill. And the arguments being made are absurd. … [Read more...]

Erik Rush: Obama, Genocide, Environmentalism….*snore*

Erik Rush, the brain-addled wingnut who thinks America suffers from an excess of "negrophilia" (he's black, by the way, making that all the weirder) and that Obama tried to drop nuclear weapons on Charleston, South Carolina, has his usual stream-of-consciousness screed at the Worldnetdaily. Something something Obama, something something global warming, something something genocide....whatever. … [Read more...]

Time to Build a Wall Around North Carolina

While the Republican presidential candidates and most of the right side of the American political spectrum freaks out about the possibility of bringing in a tiny, tiny percentage of the more than four million refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, Will Saletan points out that the real danger is people from North Carolina, a shocking number of whom have been responsible for a disproportionate share of domestic terrorism in this country. … [Read more...]

Fiorina’s Absurd Position on Planned Parenthood Shootings

Carly Fiorina was on the Fox News Sunday show with Chris Wallace and provided a master class in how to avoid answering a question by obfuscation, changing the subject, and using what I have long called the argumentum ad labelum. Asked about accusations that the release of those anti-Planned Parenthood videos may be linked to the shooting in Colorado Springs, here is her ridiculous response: … [Read more...]

Why Was Paris Attacked? Because They Support a Palestinian State. Oh, and The Gay.

Let's spin the big wheel of loopy explanations for why France was targeted by Muslim fanatics a couple weeks ago. Today's explanation comes from dingbat end times preacher Jonathan Cahn, the apple of Joe Farah's eye. He went on the Jim Bakker show and said that God let Paris be attacked because the French think the Palestinians should have a state. Oh, and of course, The Gay. … [Read more...]

BarbWire: Liberals Will Create Fake Christian Terrorist Groups!

Right-wing "thinker" Paul Hair has come up with preemptive conspiracy theory just in case we have yet another domestic terrorist attack from Christian right extremists. Should that happen -- and it will, as it has regularly in this country for decades -- he wants you to know that it's all a false flag, that those Christian terrorists are really "leftists" trying to make Christian conservatives look bad. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Victims of Paris Terrorist Attack Had it Coming

Deranged Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat says that God allowed Muslim terrorists to attack Paris because the French deserve it for "sucking up" to "secular trash." And the people who were at the concert at the Bataclan, they really had it coming because they were listening to evil heavy metal and were thus devil worshipers. "Don’t Pray For France, France Is A Godless Nation That Deserved To Be Attacked. France Supports Terrorists And Kills Christians, And Needs To Be Punished," says the h … [Read more...]

What Caused the Paris Attacks? Selfish, Childless Women

It's kind of fun watching the loony right try to figure out who is to blame for the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. So far we've had feminists, Obama (of course), Mikey Weinstein and, my personal favorite, Duran Duran (seriously). But William Murray, the unhinged son of Madilyn Murray O'Hair (who was pretty unhinged herself), blames it all on selfish European women who won't have children. … [Read more...]

Starnes Spreads the Usual Hysteria

What is absolutely clear about the right wing at this point is that they know the only way they can win is with demagoguery. Their only strategy on virtually everything is hyperbole and hysteria and they are really cranking it up in the wake of the Paris attacks. Todd Starnes, Fox News' resident hysteric, shows how it's done with his claim that Obama would rather see an American city nuked than profile a single terrorist. … [Read more...]