Renaming Mt. McKinley Produces Enough Stupid to Bury the Mountain

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week and the Department of the Interior has decided to rename Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, as Mt. Denali, the name originally given to it by the natives of the area. My very first thought upon hearing this was: I can't to find out how this proves that Obama is an America-hating Muslim commie gay terrorist. To the Twitter tubes, Batman. … [Read more...]

Staver and Barber: Ben Carson Just Like Nazi Doctors


After it came out that Ben Carson did medical research using aborted fetuses, he came out with a totally incoherent but kinda sorta defense of fetal tissue research, which has been very important in a great many medical advances. That's enough to make him public enemy #1 to Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, and Matt Barber, who have decided that this makes him just like Dr. Mengele. … [Read more...]

God is Punishing Us for Rebuilding the World Trade Center?


Wingnuts are forever reading their biblical tea leaves and telling us what God is punishing us for today (spoiler alert: he's punishing us for all the things wingnuts don't like), but this one seems particularly weird. Jonathan Cahn, the Worldnetdaily's favorite Messianic Jew (read: Christian preacher) told Jim Bakker (read: con man) that rebuilding at Ground Zero was the last straw that made God go all medieval on our asses. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck’s Favorite New Wingnut


Glenn Beck has a favorite new right-wing activist, introduced to him by none other than David Barton. Alice Patterson is from Texas and she's affiliated with the self-declared prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation. She spoke at Rick Perry's big prayer rally. Beck says he's going to do a whole series of shows with her so everyone else can get a taste of her "wisdom." Right Wing Watch highlights some of her bizarre views: … [Read more...]

Ann Coulter Says Namaste to Donald Trump


Professional right-wing troll Ann Coulter has become Donald Trump's most prominent supporter, even introducing him at a campaign event in Iowa and showering him with praise. She's too old to become Mrs. Donald Trump #4, so she isn't gonna get her hands on any of his money, so what explains her loud advocacy for his candidacy? I think I can tell you exactly what it is. … [Read more...]

What If You Threw a Secession Rally and No One Showed Up?


The Alabama Flaggers, a self-declared "group with the conviction to fight four our Southern heritage," tried to hold a rally at the Alabama state capitol on Saturday calling for that state to secede from the union because those evil Northerners don't like them flying the Confederate flag. Like so many previous right-wing rallies, it fizzled when only a handful of people showed up, baffling the organizers. … [Read more...]

That Time Kim Davis Issued a Marriage License to a Transgender Man


Oh sweet delicious irony. Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, who continues to obstinately refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she falsely believes this indicates her approval rather than her certification that they are legally entitled to marry, unwittingly issued a marriage license to a transgender man and his pansexual wife earlier this year. … [Read more...]

Please Pray for Glenn Beck


On Saturday, Glenn Beck held his "unity rally" in Birmingham, Alabama, drawing an estimated 20,000 people. It featured Rafael Cruz giving a prayer about how we need to overcome our differences, destroying irony meters everywhere coming from a man who savages those he disagrees with as Satan-controlled communists. It also featured Beck in a bulletproof vest, showing just how strong his faith is. But it seems to have tuckered poor Glenn out: … [Read more...]

Savage: Throw Homeless People in Jail

Michael Savage, always an exemplar of human compassion, is tired of seeing homeless people all over the place and he has a solution: Throw them all in jail or in mental hospitals so he doesn't have to look at them all the time. He's actually on to something here, but not what he thinks. A huge number of homeless people are, in fact, mentally ill and need help. But you can't imprison people if they haven't broken the law, except in the totalitarian reality he wishes we all lived in. … [Read more...]

Alveda King’s Bizarre Planned Parenthood Conspiracy Theory


Alveda King, Martin Luther King's utterly deranged niece who has been trading on his name to give her credibility as she opposes everything he stood for, has a truly bizarre conspiracy theory about Planned Parenthood. She claims that the only reason they give women birth control is not to help them decide when to have children, it's because that gives them breast cancer and then they have to come back for cancer screenings so they make more money. … [Read more...]

WTF is Ben Carson Talking About?


Ben Carson gave a stump speech in Little Rock, Arkansas that was simply baffling. It's one of the weirdest diatribes you'll ever see, just rambling and bouncing from one topic to another, contradicting himself. He claims that other people are trying to divide America while doing the same thing himself. He praises those hard-working immigrants while saying that allowing immigrants to come here is deliberately trying to destroy America. Seriously. … [Read more...]

The Worldnetdaily and ‘Mystery Babylon’


If there's one thing you quickly figure out about the Worldnetdaily, it's that the "journalists" there are really just salespeople. Their job is to sell the books and videos that Joseph Farah makes money from. The pattern is that they'll publish a book and write multiple "articles" with the author of that book saying something about some current issue, which then forms the first few paragraphs of what is really just another advertisement for the book. The latest is a book about "mystery … [Read more...]