Sincere Kirabo on the Secular Social Justice Conference


Last weekend was the Secular Social Justice conference in Houston, Texas, and I so wish I'd been there. So many of my friends were there and it sounds like they had an amazing time. Sincere Kirabo was there and he has a long post about some of the panels and the discussion that took place. His introduction: … [Read more...]

Cruz State Campaign Chair Resigns After Lying About Military Service


Remember the guy in Washington who was the chair of Ted Cruz' presidential campaign in that state and was caught lying about his military service, claiming he'd won all kinds of medals he didn't win and to have been wounded when he never even saw combat? He's now resigned from the state legislature and as campaign chair for Cruz. … [Read more...]

Trump Demands a Do-Over in Iowa, Accuses Cruz of Fraud


Donald Trump is now accusing Ted Cruz of committing election fraud and demanding that the Iowa caucuses be done over again or that Cruz be stripped of his delegates from Monday. Yeah Donald, that's going to happen. Not that he cares. This is just standard Trump behavior, any defeat must be the fault of anyone but him. … [Read more...]

Poor Jeb Bush Has to Beg Audience to Applaud


I never thought I could feel sorry for a member of the Bush family, but I feel kind of embarrassed for Jeb Bush right now. In a campaign event in New Hampshire, the poor guy delivered a lame, predictable applause line that got no applause. So he actually had to ask the audience to clap for it. … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz and the ‘Sleeping Giant’


One of the most tired tropes in politics is the idea of some "sleeping giant" or "silent majority" that would change everything if they would just go vote. The person invoking these tropes, of course, thinks they're all on his side. It's especially absurd when the "sleeping giant" is one of the most powerful and reliable voting blocs in the country. Like Rafael Cruz: … [Read more...]

Deace Cries ‘Spiritual Warfare’


There's something quite bizarre to me about people who attribute entirely mundane events and behavior to some sort of demonic activity. Steve Deace, whose head is so far up Ted Cruz' ass that if Cruz stops quickly he'll break his nose, says that Cruz overcame "spiritual warfare" to win the Iowa caucuses. … [Read more...]

Keyes Endorses Klingenschmitt


Our old friend Gordon Klingenschmitt is now running for the state senate in Colorado and he's picked up an endorsement from fellow wingnut Alan Keyes, who delivers one of his usual rambling but eloquent diatribes while endorsing him. Keyes plays Wingnut Madlibs like Palin does, he's just way better at it. … [Read more...]

Cliven Bundy Takes Over For His Son


With both of his sons now in jail in Oregon, one of them injured during their arrest, deadbeat rancher Cliven Bundy has apparently decided to take over for them. He started by sending a letter to the county sheriff in Oregon demanding that he push all federal officials out of the county and protect the protesters, and telling them that they won't let go of the wildlife reserve they're occupying (this from the safety of his ranch in Nevada, of course). … [Read more...]

Obama is AN Antichrist, not THE Antichrist


For years we've been hearing from Christian right loons that Obama is the Antichrist, a fictional character they invented so they could identify pretty much everyone for the last 2000 years as The Man. But thank goodness Steve Magill has finally cleared it all up by informing us that while Obama is an antichrist, he's not the Antichrist. … [Read more...]

Holy Spirit Told Ted Cruz to Run for President


I find this quite hilarious. Rafael Cruz went on a Christian TV show and told the host that his son Ted only ran for president because the Holy Spirit told him to in an hours-long prayer session in which he surrendered himself to the will of God and became but a lowly servant carrying out the orders of the almighty. … [Read more...]

Cruz Wins Iowa Despite the Opposition of Satan


Ted Cruz has a campaign prayer team and it's made up of the kind of people who think there's an actual Satan who is working overtime to stop him from becoming president. Apparently, Satan is able to cause communications problems, which tells me that they all need to anoint their cell phones and laptops with holy water. … [Read more...]

Voter ID Laws Really Do Suppress Minority Votes


A new study of the last few election cycles that compares minority turnout in states that have strict photo ID laws to be allowed to vote and those that don't shows that such laws have precisely the effect that Republicans want them to have, suppressing the votes of racial minorities that are more likely to vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]