Trump Finds Latina Woman to Squeal at Him


You've probably seen the video of the scene in Las Vegas the other day from a Trump rally, when he pulled a Latina woman out of the audience so she could react like a squealing preteen at a Justin Bieber show and scream about how much she loves him and supports his bid for the presidency. Honestly, I found it creepy and disturbing in its hero worship (I feel the same way about how many people react to Bernie Sanders too). … [Read more...]

Ablow: Wimpy Jews Had the Holocaust Coming


Keith Ablow, Fox News' resident wingnut psychiatrist, says Ben Carson was right that it was a lack of guns that caused the Jews to be slaughtered during the Holocaust. In fact, he goes even further and says that the Jews giving up their guns gave them a wimpy mindset that made them unable to resist Nazi tyranny. I'll take heinous victim-blaming for $1000, Alex. … [Read more...]

Carson Caught in a Ridiculous Lie

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Right-wing politics often resembles the television game. Someone out on the extremist fringe makes a claim and it gets repeated and embellished and pretty soon people are declaring it to be the truth. The results are often bizarre. Such is the case with a ridiculous claim from Ben Carson, which PolitiFact rates as a pants on fire lie, that Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Abbas and Ali Khamenei all went to the same university together. … [Read more...]

Rodriguez Loves Him Some Cindy Jacobs


Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, has given his seal of approval to the terminally ridiculous Cindy Jacobs, self-declared "prophet" whose limitless bowl of spaghetti proves how tight she is with God. On his television show recently, he declared that Jacobs is a "legitimate prophet" and "one of the most anointed voices, prophetic voices" speaking for God. … [Read more...]

Bakker and Wiles: Satanic Temples Hidden in Planned Parenthood Clinics!


The deranged Rick Wiles was once again on Jim Bakker's television show and they had quite a conversation about the evils of abortion. Wiles, Bakker and Bakker's wife Lori all claimed that abortion is linked to Satanic baby-killing rituals. In fact, there are Satanic temples hidden inside Planned Parenthood clinics -- and their activities increase around Halloween! … [Read more...]

Drudge: The Supreme Court is Out to Get Me


One of the rather bizarre claims that Matt Drudge made in his interview with Alex Jones the other day is that a Supreme Court justice actually told him that they were out to get him and that they had the votes to eliminate his site's ability to use any quotes from other sites, or even share their headlines while linking to them. This would, of course, be the death of all blogging. … [Read more...]

Does Ben Carson Know What the Debt Limit Is?

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Ben Carson has demonstrated a staggering ignorance of nearly every political issue over the last few months as a Republican presidential candidate. A recent interview with NPR's Marketplace, which featured some very thoughtful and tough questions (and follow up questions) by Kai Ryssdal seems to reveal that he has no idea what the debt limit is, thinking that if we just stop deficit spending, it just goes away. … [Read more...]

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The list is out of the nominees for induction into the 2016 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an institution I have a love/hate relationship with. Here's the list of nominees you can vote on: The Cars, Chic, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Janet Jackson, The J.B.'s, Chaka Khan, Los Lobos, Steve Miller, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., The Smiths, The Spinners and Yes. You can vote for five of them. Here's my five. … [Read more...]

Rick Wiles is Just Asking Questions

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Unhinged wingnut Rick Wiles of TruNews radio has never met a conspiracy theory he didn't instantly accept. No matter how stupid it is, he's all-in immediately on it. Like that ridiculous meme going around about how the same women is allegedly in the pictures at multiple mass shootings (because all white girls look alike, of course). Wiles is all over that, but he's just asking questions. … [Read more...]

Armed Extremists Protesting at Mosques. This Should End Well.


A bunch of heavily-armed far-right extremists are going to be demonstrating outside of mosques around the country today, including here in Michigan at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in the United States. They include people from the Oath Keepers and other extremist groups who buy into all manner of bizarre conspiracy theories, which makes them highly susceptible to calls for violence. … [Read more...]

Huckabee and International Baccalaureate Programs


Mike Huckabee, another candidate who is inexplicably still in the Republican presidential race, is pandering to the know-nothings of the Christian right just as furiously as he possibly can. At a meeting in Iowa, someone asked him about International Baccalaureate programs, which are obviously evil because they involve -- shhhhhhh -- foreigners. His absurd response: … [Read more...]

Jindal Knows How to Stop School Shootings


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who I'm told is still in the Republican presidential race for some reason, knows what the real problem is with all these school shootings and he knows how to fix it. It's all because of "cultural rot," his catchphrase for the Christian right losing the culture wars, and he says it can all be fixed by the president talking boldly about his Christianity and issuing some prayer proclamations. … [Read more...]