Charles Pierce on the DeVos Confirmation Hearing

There are few commentators who can use humor to break down political events. He's approaching being a modern day Mencken. And when it came to the Betsy DeVos confirmation hearings to be the next education secretary, he captures it perfectly. … [Read more...]

Wingnuts: Hey, Let’s Try 100 Days of Prayer This Time

The Bible tells Christians to "pray unceasingly," but a lot of self-declared "prophets" and charismatic Christian leaders love to hold shorter declarations of days of prayer. Seven is a popular number, as are 12 an 40, being Biblically significant. But now a group is shooting for an amazing 100 days of prayer. … [Read more...]

NRA TV Whitesplains Martin Luther King to John Lewis

It's always amusing to hear white people explain to black people what Martin Luther King really stood for, and doubly so when the person they're explaining to was one of the closest people to him and marched alongside him. Like the folks from NRA TV: … [Read more...]

Jones Calls John Lewis a ‘Lying Pile Of Garbage’

Alex Jones, always eager to jump to the defense of Donald Trump by yelling and screaming into a camera, is attacking civil rights icon John Lewis for daring to question the legitimacy of Trump's election in light of evidence of Russian hacking to support him. … [Read more...]

People All Over the World, Join Hands, Start a…’POTUS Shield’?

A group of my very favorite Christian con artists and self-declared "prophets of God" are descending on Washington, DC this week to pray and sing and mumble incoherently in order to form a "POTUS Shield" over the city to protect Trump against spiritual heebie jeebies. Or something. … [Read more...]

New ADF Leader Predicts Even More of the Persecution that Doesn’t Exist

If you think Christians are being persecuted in this country now -- and they aren't, of course -- then just you wait. Michael Farris, the far-right theocrat who is now the new president of the Alliance Defending Freedom, says it's gonna get worse now that we liberals are out of power. … [Read more...]

Joyner: Common Core is ‘Treason’ that Will ‘Destroy America’

Professional Christian con man Rick Joyner vomits up another bucket full of stupid by announcing that Common Core constitutes "treason" and that it will "absolutely destroy America." Why? How? A Jedi questions not these things. Just shut your brain off and clutch your pearls. … [Read more...]

Staver: No Constitutional Right to Sexual Freedom

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, reacted to a decision by the Loudon County, VA School Board rejecting a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the district's anti-discrimination rules. His response was predictably inane. … [Read more...]

Joyner: Trump Overwhelmingly Won the Popular Vote

Professional con man Rick Joyner joined the long list of right wing dumbasses making the ridiculous argument that Donald Trump overwhelmingly won the popular vote in the election -- if you just don't count them sissified, godless city folk with their fancy lattes and their book learnin'. … [Read more...]

NRATV: Obama has ‘Inflicted Harm on America’

The deranged gun fetishists at the NRA responded to President Obama's farewell speech with predictable nonsense, droning on about how he "inflicted harm on America" and listing a bunch of unprovable claims. This is from a show on NRA TV: … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for a Jericho March?

The whackadoodle Christian group Intercessors for America is getting their march on. Starting today they're going to begin a "Jericho march," taking laps around the White House and Capitol Hill blowing a trumpet for six days. Then on inauguration day they're going to shout out to God in heaven. Because they apparently think this will do...something. … [Read more...]

Another Community Freaks Out About a Muslim Cemetery

And we have yet another situation where a Muslim group wants to use land for a cemetery and the local bigots lose their minds over it. Some of them just go full-on bigot and express their fear and loathing of Muslims, while others invent ridiculous pretexts to pretend they're not being bigots. … [Read more...]