FOX: Our First Line of Defense Against Pope Francis

Well, apparently the ipsi dixit of Rush Limbaugh is percolating through the Rightwingosphere. FOX News has decided to weigh in on the clear and present danger of Pope Francis’ “pure Marxism” with just about the strongest bull (so to speak) of excommunication it could by comparing him to the one who (in the FOXiverse) occupies [Read More...]

Lunatics Taking Over the GOP Asylum

Rod Dreher looks at how the battle lines are shaping up.  Basically, in one corner you have the establishment types: servants of corporate oligarchs.  In the other corner, you have a fevered mob of crazy people who seriously believed that if the GOP had just gone ahead and burned down the global economy, a just [Read More...]

One of the places a post-Christian conservatism can go

…is into the weirdest recesses of pagan race worship. A reader writes: Well, my college age nephew just left Catholic Church and joined some religion called “Asatru Folk Assembly” because he said that Christianity is becoming “Anti-Western” and a “stupid Third World religion”. Please say a prayer for him. The reader adds: I consider myself [Read More...]

Damn Libruls!

And then that bleeding heart wuss Reagan actually signed a UN treaty outlawing torture. The generation that faced down Communists and Nazis had no idea what evil is. All of human history begins with Baby Boomers! That’s why we’ve made everything so much better since the 60s. What will you Gen Xers do without us, [Read More...]

Strangely, Pewsitter never linked this

The Most Popular Moral Heresy in the World Consequentialism is only a sin when the baby to be aborted does not affect the dogma of the goodness of nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the chances of a Republican victory. Tom Kreitzberg is right: To be anti-abortion-in-most-cases is to hold a morally evil position. To be [Read More...]

Why the GOP Continues Begging to Lose

…and will lose. What sticks out is the sheer gratuitous stupidity of the thing, as well as the transparent contempt for the poor. “For I was hungry, and you gave me nothing.” Not just evil, stupid too. [Read more...]

Cheap Grace

Discernment-free conservatism rejoices at the spectacle of Mark Sanford, who ditched his wife for a Latin American hottie on the public dime and lied about it, winning an election. Cue Sanford, spouting the rhetoric of Christian Tofu Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: “I want to acknowledge a God not just of second chances but third, fourth, fifth, [Read More...]

Yeah. Pretty Much.

One of the major legacies of the Bush/Cheney Administration to American Culture.  That, and massive debt, a nascent police state, and an eternal war footing.  Arguably the most catastrophic administration of my lifetime.  And the response of his Party?  Not admission, much less regret.  Just simple blank denial.  The convention last summer made it seem [Read More...]

As I said before, nothing brings out the Right Wing Police State Neo-Fascist Sycophant

…faster than a little fear: The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook If anybody poses a danger to the American Way, it is the cowards and demagogues in the FOXNews commentariat. If they got their way, the damage they would do to the United States [Read More...]

John Medaille on the Spiritual Rot…

…at the heart of the Thing that Used to be Conservatism in his fine review of Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion. [Read more...]