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...]

Beck: Anti-Racism Protesters ‘Working Hand-in-Hand with ISIS’


Oh, Glenn Beck. I love you so much. Without you, my life would be so much more boring. I'd laugh so much less because I would miss out on hearing you give advice to parents with college kids coming home for Thanksgiving. He's giving them "ammunition" to inform their kids, should they be taking part in any protests against campus racism, that they're "working hand-in-hand with ISIS." … [Read more...]

Cruz Proud to Be Endorsed by Extremist Right Wing Preacher


As I've said many times, there's virtually nothing any right winger can say or do to get disowned by this crop of presidential candidates. The extreme fringe is now the mainstream among conservatives. Which is why Ted Cruz can proudly announce the endorsement of a preacher who wants to throw gay people in jail, calls them "maggots" and "murderers," and thinks Ebola was God's punishment for gay rights. … [Read more...]

BarbWire: Liberals Will Create Fake Christian Terrorist Groups!


Right-wing "thinker" Paul Hair has come up with preemptive conspiracy theory just in case we have yet another domestic terrorist attack from Christian right extremists. Should that happen -- and it will, as it has regularly in this country for decades -- he wants you to know that it's all a false flag, that those Christian terrorists are really "leftists" trying to make Christian conservatives look bad. … [Read more...]

Klayman Goes to the Well One More Time


Larry Klayman is nothing if not consistent. Consistently stupid and ridiculous, of course, but nonetheless consistent. His latest Worldnetdaily column calls on American "patriots" to remove Obama from office because the Republicans clearly won't do it. This is, in fact, a repeat from every day since January, 2009. How's that working out for you so far, Larry? … [Read more...]

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...]

Santorum: Obama Refuses to Bomb ISIS!


At the presidential forum put on by the Iowa Family Leader last weekend, Rick Santorum put on a clinic in how to divorce yourself completely from reality while running for president (assuming he's still running for president; does anyone know? Does anyone care?). He actually said that President Obama refuses to bomb ISIS because they're not a state and we can only bomb states. … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ben McCarthy Carson

Credit: Michael Vadon https://goo.gl/cS3vxP

It seems that Ben Carson is trying to really establish his McCarthyite bonafides by one-upping some of his Republican presidential rivals. Not only does he think we should have a database for all "foreigners," but he thinks we should be surveilling anyone he deems to be "anti-American." He means Un-American, of course. Perhaps even a House committee to oversee their activities. … [Read more...]