Hear, Hear!

My friend Dave Curp, a historian of Eastern Europe and a sane conservative writes: I devoutly wish people would stop doing this. I get the frustration at our fumbling – but we are stuck playing the grownups globally (even our President, many of whose instincts in this situation I fear are deeply wrong). It is [Read More...]

For the GOP, “prolife” means…

“anti-abortion except for humans who threaten GOP access to power.  Then you can kill ‘em and call ‘em ‘evil seed‘”.  Nor is this new. Hannity has been using this pagan logic for more than a decade. He pretends to be conflicted when he offends prolifers and has to do damage control. But he steadfastly maintains [Read More...]

One of the Many Reasons I Like the American Conservative…

…is that they have the guts to run absolutely brilliant and perceptive pieces like this one, not to mention this one. [Read more...]

Fresh on the Heels of our Recent Discussion of the Racialism of the Dark Enlightenment Crowd

…that is currently making inroads in some of the de-Christianizing younger generation of the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism, there comes this little cloud no bigger than a man’s hand from the propaganda organ of the Party of Personal Responsibility: Fox News contributor: Angry blacks to blame for rise in ‘American Anglo-Saxon’ racism “I [Read More...]

Memo to Glenn Beck: Oh, just. shut. up. Will ya?

Few things are more manifestly damning of the Thing that Used to Be Conservatism than that this buffoon is still a leading formator of “thought” for American “conservatives”. Glenn Beck: Bill Nye’s creationism denial is like the Catholic Church jailing Galileo [Read more...]

Who Even Knows *What* the Pope is Talking About?

Pope Francis writes these mysterious and inexplicable words: 53. Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that [Read More...]

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Dinesh D’Souza is not the Martyr you were looking for. [Read more...]

Conservapedia’s Conservative Bible Project

…is a particularly piquant and hilarious demonstration of the sheer hubris and insanity of the Thing That Used to Be Conservativism.  Sane conservatives sit back in amazement.  The mouth opens.  The mouth closes.  Nothing comes out.  Nothing can be said to such pure, unreflective, blind pride.  Frank Weathers aptly describes it as “The Valhalla of [Read More...]

Fascinating Clash of Ideology and Reality

The old joke used to be about the Marxist who, presented with some plan for reviving the economy that held huge promise, replied, “Oh sure it will work in fact.  But will it work in theory?”  Here is a plan that seems to be doing very good things to help the homeless in Utah, but [Read More...]

Rush Just Keeps Getting Better

Did El Rushbo Make Il Papa TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year? “Now, I’m not a narcissist and I don’t think everything’s about me…” Mhm. [Read more...]

Rush Limbaugh Explains it All For You

“My point is I’ve got no bias against it*, quite the contrary, and I was literally stunned** by what I read in that Reuters report. Because if it weren’t for capitalism, there wouldn’t be a Catholic Church***.” * “no bias against it” appears to, in fact, mean “no knowledge of it”. Now that he is [Read More...]

The Odious Stuart Varney…

…assists Adam Shaw’s assault on pope Francis by carrying forward the video portion of the FOX war on the Holy Father (warning: some typical Daily Show crudities): The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook This is not going to change because a) Pope Francis is not going to change [Read More...]