Rebecca Watson reports that two of the daughters of Fred Phelps have left the family and the Westboro Baptist Church, joining two of their brothers including, of course, Nate Phelps. Megan Phelps-Roper posted on her website that she and her sister Grace have left: (more…) Read more

If you’d spent months ranting and raving about how inaccurate the polls were in last year’s presidential election and declaring that Romney was going to win in a landslide after you’d “unskewed” the polls, only to be proven definitively wrong and look like an ass, you’d think you’d just shut the hell up about the polls. Not Dean Chambers. Now he’s being a poll truther on Obama’s approval rating. (more…) Read more

Remember the Catholic hospital in Colorado that filed a brief in a malpractice lawsuit arguing that they can’t be held responsible for the death of a pregnant woman’s fetus because fetuses aren’t legally people? They’ve now admitted that was “morally wrong,” but say they didn’t know about the argument. (more…) Read more

It’s been a long time since I visited the Stop the ACLU blog, which several years ago was a reliable source of fun for me to read and criticize. William Teach has a post discussing the leaking of a memo with at least part of the Obama administration’s justification for the drone strike program and he simply lies about the liberal critics he links to: (more…) Read more

The Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft’s hatred for President Obama is so thick and rich that you could bottle it and sell it to IHOP. On Tuesday, he falsely claimed Obama had “berate[d]” and “lashed out” at a cameraman making a lot of noise in the briefing room. Here’s the video. Do you see anything even remotely like that? If not, that’s because you’re seeing the actual Obama, not the one that lives in Hoft’s head. The Obama in his head… Read more

Andrew Sullivan continues to post transcribed portions of a conversation he had with Christopher Hitchens at Hitch’s dining room table several years ago. The conversation is fascinating and, though I admire Sullivan in many ways, Hitchens is clearly getting the best of it. This passage really jumped out at me: (more…) Read more

Bob Grisham, the bigoted football coach and teacher from Rogersville, Alabama, has been suspended for two weeks without pay for making bigoted comments about First Lady Michelle Obama and gay people. There are other punishments as well, none of them serious: (more…) Read more

Bill O’Reilly delivered one of his more bizarre and counter-factual diatribes on his TV show about the Obama drone strike program, claiming that NBC is not covering the story — unlike Bush and torture, which they covered in great detail, he claims. Speaking with Bob Beckel on his show, he said this: (more…) Read more

The Boy Scouts of America were scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to allow local councils and troops to decide for themselves whether to allow gay teens to openly participate in scouting, but the national board decided to delay that decision until May. (more…) Read more

Rep. Steve King isn’t the only serious House wingnut attempting to move up to the Senate. Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia, a charter member of the House Crackpot Caucus, is going to run for the Republican nomination to replace Sen. Saxby Chambliss in 2014: (more…) Read more

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