Wingnuts Make a List; Right Wing Watch Checks it Twice

Liberty Counsel and the American Family association are doing their annual "Naughty or Nice" lists of companies that are either trying to destroy the baby Jesus by not talking enough about Christmas or are upholding Christian virtues by saying it a lot. But as Right Wing Watch points out, they can't seem to agree on which companies are naughty and which ones are nice. … [Read more...]

Another Fake ‘War on Christmas’ Freakout

And we have another false claim being passed around like crazy about the non-existent "war on Christmas." This time it isn't Starbucks cups, it's a lie about Obama ordering the military not to allow any soldiers to say the word "Christmas." It started with some site called Coach is Right, which published a hysterically overblown article about third hand story from two years ago. From there it spread like wildfire throughout the wingnutosphere. … [Read more...]

Sorry Folks, the Furor Over the Starbucks Cup is Not Just Feuerstein

I hear a lot of people saying that those of us making fun of the boycott/not boycott of Starbucks over their "anti-Christmas" red cups is just one guy, Josh Feuerstein. Both Sarah and Bristol Palin have claimed that it's all made up by the left to make Christians look stupid (nope, that's your job, the only job either of you have ever done successfully). But it's not just Feuerstein: … [Read more...]

How Will Trump Make Good on ‘Merry Christmas’ Promise?

One of the key strategies employed by Donald Trump to pander to Christian right know-nothings is his repeated declaration that when he is president, everyone is going to say "Merry Christmas." "I can promise you that," he has said several times. Robyn Pennacchia wonders how exactly Trump intends on making good on that promise. He doesn't, of course, but it makes for amusing speculation. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Idiotic Christmas Pandering

Donald Trump continues to pretend that he's a devout Christian, which anyone with a brain can see is completely fake, by pandering about the non-existent "war on Christmas." Despite the fact that his own hotels say happy holidays to their customers instead of Merry Christmas, he keeps insisting that when he's president, every business will say Merry Christmas at every possible turn. … [Read more...]

Trump Will Make Sure Everyone Says Merry Christmas

Donald Trump spoke at the Values Voters Summit on Friday and had the pandering turned up to 11. He waved around a bible he says his grandmother gave him (I'd love to see the actual bible; I bet it was made last year in China) and told the crowd that if he's elected president, people will damn well say Merry Christmas in department stores because, in the bizarro world he lives in, no one says that phrase anymore. … [Read more...]

Yep, It’s the War on Easter

From Fox News, the same people who bring us Bill O'Reilly's inane crusade every year against the entirely mythical "War on Christmas" comes the War on Easter. And what does that war consist of? A couple signs that say nothing at all about Easter that they claim "demeans" Christianity. … [Read more...]

Wingnuts: We Must Celebrate Christmas Because ‘Pluralism’

With the House having done virtually nothing but take useless votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a group of wingnuts in that chamber finally found something important to do: Adopt a non-binding resolution in favor of Christmas. Next they'll be adopting a resolution in favor of kind grandmothers. But this is important, don't you know, because of the "war on Christmas." … [Read more...]

To Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-eally Right Wing) submitted a bill today to build a memorial in Washington, DC to those who bravely lost their lives in the War on Christmas. The memorial, which will be in the shape of a duck, will also include the Tomb of the Unknown Culture Warrior. … [Read more...]

Wildmon: War on Christmas Leads to Christian Persecution

Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, for whom the mythical "war on Christmas" is nothing more than a marketing slogan designed to sell Jesus junk, says that this non-existent "war" is just a precursor to the dystopic wet dream of every wingnut, the persecution of Christians. … [Read more...]

Dan Savage Reads Sarah Palin’s Book

Dan Savage bought Sarah Palin's book weeks ago but lacked the gumption to actually read it until just a few days ago, when he decided to live blog his progress in between baking batches of cookies. The results are predictably hilarious. This passage made me laugh out loud: … [Read more...]

Fox News Declares War on Christmas

Bill O'Reilly rants endlessly about the entirely fictional "war on Christmas" and hammers anyone who says "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas." Which makes it all the more hilarious that Fox News runs promos saying "happy holidays" immediately after one of his ignorant rants on the subject. … [Read more...]