Carson Loses More Staff, This Time to Cruz

If you want more evidence that Ben Carson's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is circling the drain: In addition to the loss of all his top national campaign staff, now he's lost the entire paid staff of his New Hampshire campaign office. They all quit so they could volunteer with the Ted Cruz campaign instead, the proverbial rats from a sinking ship. … [Read more...]

Goodbye, Florence King

Florence King died on Wednesday. You probably have no idea who that is, but she was a writer that I found immensely enjoyable. She was, without a doubt, one of the most unusual people I've ever encountered, even distantly. A lesbian monarchist and unreconstructed misanthrope, she wrote a column for the National Review for decades. I never read the column, but I read several of her books. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Feminists Should Be Burned at the Stake

It seems that Theodore Shoebat is trying to one-up himself with every appalling video he records and posts. He's already called for the wholesale "slaughter" of gay people (his word, not mine) and for imprisoning and killing pretty much anyone who isn't a Christian. Now he says that feminists who do things he doesn't like should be literally burned at the stake. … [Read more...]

About Those Republican Predictions for 2016…

ThinkProgress takes a look back at some of the predictions Republicans made during the 2012 election about the communist hellhole America would inevitably transform into if President Obama were to be reelected. Those predictions all look quite ridiculous now, most of them being the exact opposite of what actually happened. For instance, gas prices: … [Read more...]

Funniest Story of the Day

This made me chuckle. An 82-year old woman in Wisconsin called the police because she thought she heard a couple chanting pro-ISIS slogans while having sex. Best response on Twitter: "How dare someone steal my safeword." … [Read more...]

Cruz Lies About Gang of Eight Immigration Bill

In 2013, a bipartisan group of legislators referred to as the Gang of Eight tried to broker a bill for comprehensive immigration reform to break an impasse on the subject. One of the eight was Marco Rubio, and it has since become a subject on which his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have repeatedly lied. Here's Ted Cruz' most recent lie on the subject: … [Read more...]

Deep Purple Finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the official inductees for 2010 and, 20 years too late, Deep Purple will finally be among them. The band has been eligible since 1993 and continually overlooked despite having been one of rock's most influential bands of all time and having recorded some of its most classic songs, most obviously Smoke on the Water. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Trump Will Establish a Christian Supremacist America

Looks like Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat is one of those dumbass Christians who thinks Donald Trump is not only a real Christian, but a theocrat like him. The reality, of course, is that Trump has never given a shit about religion and still doesn't, but he's good at fooling gullible Christians into thinking he is. Shoebat says if Trump is elected, he'll turn America into a "Christian supremacist" society that puts non-Christians to death. … [Read more...]

Cruz Tells a Lie to Make Case for Christian Persecution

Like most Christian right leaders, Ted Cruz blathers on endlessly about the entirely mythical persecution of Christians in this country, but he's now pushing an entirely fake story that Newt Gingrich used in the 2012 election as well. It's the alleged story of a judge threatening to throw a high school girl in jail if she prayed at her graduation ceremony. It is all, of course, a lie. … [Read more...]

Palin: God is Getting Mad at Us

Hey look, Sarah Palin's ghostwriter has a new book out (I know who that ghostwriter is, but I don't think I can say it publicly) called Sweet Freedom (of course it's a platitude; she can think in no other way). It invites you to "draw strength and inspiration from 260 meditations based on guiding Biblical verses." She went on the Janet Parshall show and said that God is getting tired of us defying him all the time. … [Read more...]

Hey Look, Another Idea From the Pit of Hell

A few years ago, former Georgia Congressman Paul Broun declared that evolution and the big bang theory were "lies from the pit of hell." And now we have another idea that apparently came from the pit of hell. Austin Ruse, head of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, sent an email to supporters saying that comprehensive sex education has the same source. … [Read more...]

Cruz Hails Support of Man Who Wants Abortion Doctors Executed

Ted Cruz has come out and condemned the horrible terrorist attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs last week, but only a week earlier he trumpeted the endorsement of Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, who has publicly called for the execution of abortion doctors (and women who have abortions too). Newman himself also condemned the attack, which is laughably hypocritical. … [Read more...]