Fischer Thinks God Draws Maps

Bryan Fischer makes one of the dumber arguments he's ever made (yes, imagine the competition for that designation) in a column for BarbWire in which he says that the reason we must turn back those children coming to our border is because God put the border there, as he does all borders, and we must respect it. … [Read more...]

Gohmert Checkmates Atheists

Rep. Louis Gohmert has checkmated us, fellow atheists. He has proven once and for all that God exists and that we are wrong by pointing out that we believe ""the equation that nobody plus nothing equals everything." Damn it. I never thought of that! I've been living a lie! … [Read more...]

Obama Continues the Christian Right Gravy Train

Andy Kopsa, a terrific investigative reporter who briefly worked with my former employer, the American Independent News Network, has a long piece in the Nation about how the Obama administration has continued funneling huge amounts of money to Christian right organizations under the faith-based partnership programs, funds they use to proselytize and spread false medical information. … [Read more...]

Josephine Macintosh Speaks Out

Josephine Macintosh is the women Saudi Arabia tried like hell to silence, as they do all women, during a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council a couple weeks ago. She was there as a representative of CFI and Paul Fidalgo, CFI's communications director, interviews her at Hemant's blog. … [Read more...]

Another Failure of Supply Side Economics

Supply-side (or trickle-down) economics, the only economic plan the Republicans have had for the last four decades, claims that if you lower taxes you'll boost the economy so much that it will boost tax receipts enough to make up for the lost revenue. That has never been true and here's yet another example of it in Kansas, where reality has shown the exact opposite of what Republicans predicted. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS and Marriage Equality, Round 2

The state of Utah is asking the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld a district court ruling that overturned their ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Lyle Denniston explains the situation: … [Read more...]

Florida Redistricting Ruled Unconstitutional

A state judge in Florida has declared the redestricting maps drawn by the Republican-dominated legislature after the 2010 census was intentionally drawn to ensure Republican control and therefore is forbidden by the Florida state constitution. The Campaign Legal Center sent out this email on the ruling: … [Read more...]

MN Republican Has Inane Theory on AIDS

Minnesota is generally a pretty liberal state. It's the state that produced Walter Mondale and Paul Wellstone, among others. But the Republicans there seem to have an affinity for some of the most twisted, ignorant dumbasses imaginable. First it was Michele Bachmann, now get a load of Bob Frey and his bizarre ideas about AIDS. … [Read more...]

Alex Jones Hits Rock Bottom

We're all used to Alex Jones spouting idiotic and bizarre conspiracy theories on a daily basis, but he may have sunk even lower than he usually does with a long diatribe about Michelle Obama really being a man. This is disgusting on every imaginable level. … [Read more...]

Neo-Cons and Hillary Clinton

Jacob Heilbrunn has a column in the New York Times arguing that the neo-conservatives who have found such influence in the Republican party over the last 35 years are now preparing to embrace Hillary Clinton in a bid to keep that influence if she wins the White House. … [Read more...]

Paul Elam, King of the MRAs

Paul Elam is the owner of A Voice For Men and the guy who organized that men's rights conference in Detroit a couple weeks ago. He's also a vile, misogynist piece of shit all the way to the core. His own words make that absolutely clear and undeniable. David Futrelle has kindly provided a rundown for us. Like this: … [Read more...]

Texas Wingnut Plays Armchair Psychologist

Larry Smith is a Republican candidate for Congress in Texas, with all of the twisted beliefs that post comes with. He also apparently thinks he's a psychologist, diagnosing President Obama with a rare psychiatric disorder -- but getting it completely backwards. Try to figure out this "logic." … [Read more...]