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…]

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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…]

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The Thing that Used to Be Conservatism Puts out a Hit on Francis

…in which we look at some of the emerging strategies that are being deployed as Rush Limbaugh and FOX declare war Francis and Catholic Social Teaching. Some people think FOX and the secular Right “value people of faith”. They do, exactly as the butcher values the lamb. Now that Shepherd Francis has begun alerting the [Read More…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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