The Things That Get Megyn Kelly Upset


Megyn Kelly is upset about a situation involving a police officer and Black Lives Matter protesters. No, she's not upset that yet another cop has shot yet another young, unarmed black man. She's upset because a protester in Minneapolis stared at an officer there to keep an eye on the rally. And staring at a police officer is apparently the worst thing you can possibly do. … [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...]

FBI Searching for Anti-Muslim ‘Patriot’ from Oklahoma


Remember Jon Ritzheimer, the wingnut bigot from Oklahoma who organized several anti-Muslim rallies full of heavily armed dumbasses, then launched a fundraiser for $10 million (which got almost nothing)? The FBI and the police in an upstate New York town are looking for him after he posted a video holding a gun saying he was going there for a confrontation at a mosque. … [Read more...]

Texas People Stand Up to Heavily Armed Islamophobes


I'm happy to see a large group of counter-protesters show up at a mosque in Irving, Texas where a much smaller group of heavily armed "patriots" have been harassing people going in and out of the place for the last week or so (not to mention publishing the names and addresses of a bunch of them). Like me, they are ashamed of the obnoxious bigotry of so many of our fellow Americans. … [Read more...]

Manning Taunts Protesters With Bigoted Slurs


I'm sure you all remember James David Manning, the utterly deranged pastor from Harlem who thinks, among other bizarre things, that Starbucks puts gay semen into their lattes. A group of people protested outside his church and he responded to them in the kind, thoughtful manner to which we are accustomed. Just kidding. He screamed bigoted slurs at them, including, bizarrely, calling them "niggers." … [Read more...]

Rubio: ‘God’s Rules Always Win’


Marco Rubio made the requisite visit that all Republican presidential candidates must make to the Christian Broadcasting Network to kiss Pat Robertson's ring and do an "interview" with "journalist" David Brody. Discussing the Kim Davis and other similar cases, Rubio went full on theocrat and said that all Christians should refuse to comply with any law that conflict's with "God's rules." … [Read more...]

Yet Another Attack on Planned Parenthood

In what has become a depressingly familiar story, a white male Christian terrorist opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, which is practically Mecca for that particular demographic, wounding at least 11 people. The shooter is in custody but they have not yet released his name as of this writing. Police are saying it's too early to speculate on his motives. No, I'm afraid it isn't. … [Read more...]

Everything Wrong With America in a Single Picture


Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration. But this sign, put up by Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County, Georgia, represents so many ideas and assumptions that I absolutely hate about the American right wing: ignorance, highly politicized religion, entitlement, Christian privilege and a completely fictitious belief that Christians are terribly persecuted in this country. … [Read more...]

Trump: But InfoWars Says I’m Right!


Donald Trump, still frantically grasping for anything to get him out of the ridiculous lie about him seeing "thousands and thousands" of Muslims celebrating the World Trade Center coming down on 9/11 (all footage of which he claims is being hidden to make him look bad), retweeted a link to an article on InfoWars, which doesn't even support what he said. … [Read more...]

The Life of an American Muslim


Think Progress has a story about what it's like to be a Muslim in America in times like this, horrified and terrified of terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda and simultaneously horrified and terrified of xenophobic and nativist Americans who view them automatically with suspicion and far too often threaten them and discriminate against them. Much of the story focuses on Dearborn, Michigan. … [Read more...]

David Barton Dishonestly Addresses Obama on the Syrian Refugees


When several Republican presidential candidates started saying that we should only let in Christian refugees from Syria, President Obama responded forcefully, and correctly, saying that it is a violation of American principles to put a religious test on which people we show concern for when considering refugee questions. David Barton rather blatantly pretended he said something entirely different: … [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...]