Thank You So Much

I just want to give a big thank you to everyone who contributed to help me pay off the medical bills from my hospital stay. The goal was reached in less than 36 hours. And thank you for helping me build the community that has been created around this blog. When I started it more than 13 years ago, I never imagined it could become what it has. Thank you, thank you, thank you. … [Read more...]

Still Need Help With Medical Bills

I really hate doing this, but at the urging of a couple friends I've set up a GoFundMe page to solicit donations to help pay the large medical bills. I actually set up the page a few weeks ago but hadn't decided to actually use it until the bills really started rolling in. Thank you to those who have already donated, it really means a lot to me. And if you can't help, please don't feel bad about that. We all have responsibilities and I am not yours. If you don't want to use GoFundMe, you can … [Read more...]

Wallnau: God Anointed Trump to ‘Subdue’ ‘Rogue Governments’

Self-appointed prophet Lance Wallnau is not so much a preacher these days as he is a full-time servant of Donald Trump. His latest bit of relentless hagiography is a declaration that God anointed Trump as president to "subdue" those "rogue governments" like Syria and North Korea. … [Read more...]

Trump is Suddenly Part of the Republican Establishment

After running a campaign almost entirely premised on going to war with the Republican "establishment," Donald Trump is suddenly siding with them against the more conservative wing of the party, as represented by the House Freedom Caucus. And the crackup I predicted is now in full swing. … [Read more...]

Study: Moral Outrage Aimed at the Intentionally Childless

As someone who neither has nor wants children, it has always annoyed the hell out of me to see the common attitudes toward people like me from breeders. A new study shows that most Americans respond to those who choose not to have children with high levels of moral outrage. … [Read more...]

Klayman’s Absurd Analysis of Travel Ban Ruling

Larry Klayman's got his dander up again, this time over a federal judge in Hawaii issuing an injunction on the enforcement of Trump's Muslim ban 2.0 pending further argument. Given that he's the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, it's no surprise that his analysis of the ruling is positively ridiculous. … [Read more...]

Justice Thomas Speaks Out Against Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Supreme Court just decided not to accept an appeal of a case involving the clearly unconstitutional civil asset forfeiture laws, but Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a rare dissent from the denial of cert questioning the constitutionality of the practice. … [Read more...]

Really, Sean Spicer? Really?

If Sean Spicer wasn't such a sanctimonious jerk, I might feel sorry for him. He is paid to lie and make up ridiculous rationalizations for all the stupid things Trump says and does. But I simply cannot respect anyone who says things like this: … [Read more...]

Trump Shocked to Find Out Public Policy is Complex

Donald Trump is shocked -- shocked, people -- to find out that health care reform policy is complicated and can't be achieved by just barking an order to a subordinate. But he mistakenly thinks that nobody knew what he didn't know. … [Read more...]

My Latest Adventures in Medicine

So as I said a couple days ago, I'm in the hospital and will be here at least through Monday and perhaps quite a bit longer, depending on what they find. We're finally going to get to the bottom of these intersecting health problems that have plagued me for the last couple years. … [Read more...]

Light Posting Ahead

For those not on my Facebook friends list, the reason for few posts today was because I'm in the hospital and it looks like I'll be here at least through Monday. I won't go into the details. But expect lighter posting in the meantime. … [Read more...]

Fox’s Judge Napolitano Lies About Classified Information and Courts

Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano is either extremely ignorant about a very basic matter of law or he is flat out lying when he told host Bill Hemmer that the president cannot reveal classified information to a federal judge, preventing him from defending his travel ban. … [Read more...]