Trump: I’ll Send All the Syrian Refugees Back


The ghastly civil war in Syria has killed about 240,000 people so far, which is why millions have fled the bombs and the mass killings going on. Most of them have ended up in Turkey and Jordan as the rest of the world mostly ignores the problem. The United States is now taking in a few thousand of them, a mere pittance, and just a few weeks ago Donald Trump said we had to do this because it was an “unbelievable humanitarian problem.” And now: … [Read more...]

The Worldnetdaily’s Problem With Cause and Effect


A couple weeks ago, a weather system formed in the Atlantic ocean that was named Tropical Storm Joaquin, which has since gained strength and become a hurricane. On Wednesday, a Palestinian leader spoke at the United Nations and the Palestinian flag was flown over the UN headquarters, as is customary. The Worldnetdaily thinks the second thing caused the first thing and they quote "experts in Biblical prophecy" talking about it. … [Read more...]

Not Racist Texan Paints ‘White Power’ and ‘KKK’ on His Fence

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And we have yet another example of a totally not racist person being racist. A Houston resident painted "white power" and "KKK" on the steel fence surrounded his house, but he says he's not a racist at all. His proof of not being racist: He was in prison and doesn't have any racist tattoos. He says the painted message "has nothing to do with race" and then, literally seconds later, "It does have something to do with race." … [Read more...]

Time to Clean House at the Secret Service


There have been many highly embarrassing incidents and scandals involving the Secret Service over the last few years, but a new report from the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security may be the worst yet. The assistant director of the Secret Service, Edward Lowery, was so upset by an inquiry into that string of scandals that he released confidential information about the congressman asking uncomfortable questions. … [Read more...]

Piper: Sex is for Christians

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I'm sure this will come as quite a shock for my non-Christian readers, which is to say, I'm sure, almost all of them: Sex is not for you. I know you think it is, but John Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary and pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, says sex is not for us, it's only for Christians. I imagine that Josh Duggar would agree with him on this one. … [Read more...]

Santorum: Martin Luther King Would Support Kim Davis


There are few things more ridiculous and reality-defying than the constant invocation of Martin Luther King by right-wingers who stand for everything King fought against. The latest is Rick Santorum, who told a Christian television show that Martin Luther King would support Kim Davis and tell her to keep defying the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling because it violates "God's law." … [Read more...]

Gaffney Brings White Supremacist on His Radio Show

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Frank Gaffney, the absolutely unhinged bigot who founded the Center for Security Policy and hosts a radio show, brought one of the nation's most infamous white supremacists on his show to rail against the evils of immigrants and "so-called refugees." After bringing him on the show and praising his "wonderful" work, which he "appreciates tremendously," Gaffney now claims he had no idea he was a white supremacist. … [Read more...]

Michael Savage: The Pope is Coming For Your Salami

Michael Savage, like Ann Coulter, has a problem. That problem is that the things they say are so absurd and idiotic and deliberately intended to inflame that they lose their power to cause outrage after a while, forcing them to go even further off the deep end. Savage absolutely hates Pope Francis, that is obvious, and he keeps upping the ante on the rhetoric about how he's working to create a global Marxist society. … [Read more...]

New EPA Rules to Prevent Heavy Metals in Waterways


The Environmental Protection Agency has finally updated the rules that regulate power plants that use steam for electric generation, usually using coal as the heat source, and the pollution they generate that goes back into rivers and streams. Under the new rules, the heavy metal content of the effluent is more strictly controlled to prevent the introduction of those metals into our drinking water. … [Read more...]

Carly Fiorina Thinks She’s One of Us


Glenn Beck did a very long and fawning interview with Carly Fiorina for his show this week, so fawning that he didn't even bother to challenge her when she made this absolutely staggering statement about the evils of crony capitalism and how the rich and powerful -- you know, like CEOs of major corporations -- conspire to screw everyone else over by making government really complicated. … [Read more...]

Far Right Loses Big Fight for Government Shutdown


The far right elements of the Republican party lost a big fight over funding for Planned Parenthood as the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for another two months as they work out the details on the 2016 federal budget. The party leadership badly wanted to avoid a shutdown, while the Tea Party types, the Ted Cruzes, badly wanted to prove their purity by fighting to the end a battle they could not win. … [Read more...]

Bigots Raise Half a Million, Refuse to Pay Damages


Remember Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of a bakery in Oregon who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple, then published their home address on Facebook so they could be harassed by their fellow bigots? They were ordered to pay $135,000 to the couple for their discriminatory and retaliatory actions and raised more than half a million dollars to pay it, but now are apparently refusing to do so. … [Read more...]