Sen. Jason Rapert, the Arkansas Republican who submitted a bill requiring mandatory invasive ultrasounds for all women seeking to have an abortion (thus proving that he has an extra ‘t’ in his name), has a history. ThinkProgress digs up this video of him speaking to a Tea Party rally saying dumb, racist things: (more…) Read more

If you think the right wing outrage over Beyonce lip synching the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration was amusing, wait till you hear the right wing outrage over her Super Bowl halftime show (and last year’s Madonna performance too): The Illuminati is using subliminal symbolism to prop up the New World Order. Or something. (more…) Read more

Larry Klayman, aka the worst lawyer in America not named Mat Staver or Orly Taitz, points to Beyonce apparently lip-synching the national anthem (to her own voice, which she had recorded) and says that she and Obama are two peas in a pod. But his column points to other, unnoticed similarities: (more…) Read more

In the wake of the release of documents that showed that Cardinal Mahoney, the former archbishop of Los Angeles, covered up the rape of children by priests in his diocese, the current archbishop has delivered a very stern punishment of allowing him to remain retired. (more…) Read more

Congratulations to the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, which won a major battle when that nation’s parliament passed a law recognizing secular organizations as almost equal under the law to religious ones. Secular groups can now apply for equal status: (more…) Read more

Michael Moynihan writes about a journalistic practice that annoys the hell out of me too, the overuse of terms like “exclusive” and “breaking news” to promote usually mundane and non-exclusive stories. It’s especially ridiculous when a news outlet refers to an “exclusive interview” of someone who has been making the rounds of all the big news outlets, giving interviews. If the subject has done 14 interviews this week, your interview isn’t “exclusive.” (more…) Read more

Bradlee Dean’s latest missive from Planet Wingnuttia quotes several Christian pastors praising the Constitution and claiming that it was a Christian document, thus proving Dean’s contention that the Constitution was passed to George Washington by Jesus himself at the foot of Mt. Sinai. (more…) Read more

Jesus, the attacks from the loony right just got dumber and dumber by the day. Right wing talk show host Mark Levin — one of Clarence Thomas’ best friends, by the way — says that the Chuck Hagel nomination proves that Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Naturally, the Worldnutdaily is all over it. (more…) Read more

For all my female friends who are constantly told that they should be raped (or that they’re too ugly to be raped, depending on the asshole responding to them) or that they should stop worrying their pretty (or ugly) little heads over being called a bitch or a cunt for acting like anything other than a doormat, the Worldnutdaily has some advice: (more…) Read more

As a straight white male, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is viewed as the one who is privileged in this society. But he knows who really gets all the breaks: gay dogs. Yep, gay dogs. Here he is responding to the story about the moron who returned a dog to a shelter because he thought it was gay: (more…) Read more

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