School to Student: You march right back home young lady…

…and put on something more revealing! Muslim student get the boot for wearing skirts that are too long. [Read more...]

This man showed such promise to the highly discerning Thing that Used to be Conservatism

…that it promoted him to Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP: Oh, but that’s not all: A number of media outlets detailed a range of inflammatory messages he posted to his Twitter account[11][12] in 2013, which include mocking Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin[13] and saying that transgendered people should be placed in a concentration-style camp.[2][14][15] He also posted to his [Read More...]

Today’s Freaking Insane Conservative News

You can’t get me far enough away from this lunacy fast enough: “The former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party is coming under fire for the novel solutions to the Ebola epidemic he is posting on Twitter. The vehemently pro-life Todd Kincannon began by arguing that anyone who contracts Ebola [Read More...]

The Mark of the Crackpot

…is his complete imprisonment in the clean, well-lit prison of a single idea. Chesterton remarks on this in Orthodoxy: If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that [Read More...]

Turns out God the Father Can’t Spell

“The battle now rages between My Hierarcy and the domain of the beast” The charlatan Maria Divine Mercy is now offering a full-throated call to schism. If you follow her, you endanger your soul.  It’s some anonymous Irish nut with a website or the Catholic Church.  Take your pick. [Read more...]

And now a word from the Lunatic community

“17,640 like this” The cult surrounding Maria Divine Mercy are none too happy about this pope.  Much freakoutery about the Warning being upon us by Good Friday (good! I like false prophecies to  have short expiration dates). Particularly telling is this utterly bourgeois comment from one of The Faithful over at Facebook: Don’t you know [Read More...]

The Infallible Right Wing Anti-Charism of Discernment

So our God King’s Court Prophets in the DOJ write him a secret memo telling him he can secretly and unilaterally declare whoever he likes an enemy of the state and order their summary execution by drone. How does the Right respond? FOX manages to get it wrong even when it gets it right. A [Read More...]

Meanwhile, the Gun Lobby Continues to Impress

Fresh from the public relations coup of “Guns Across America” for Martin Luther King’s birthday, and the not at all crazy plans for secession and armed revolt, we now get the nauseating spectacle of gun zealots heckling the father of a victim of the Sandy Hook slaughter. Update: Some readers are insisting that if you [Read More...]

Fairy Tales vs. Hard-Headed Realism

So here’s what I’ve learned from some comboxers this week. 1. Any proposal to attempt to create arms that can be security-keyed only to the authorized user(s) is “science fiction” and “fairy tales”. All such proposals should be slapped down in the vigorous tradition of the Can’t Do American Spirit of Hopeless Passivity Before Mild [Read More...]

It turns out that the Church actually prefers peace to war

In fact, it turns out that before you ever get to the bit of the Catechism that deals with Just War doctrine (which, funny thing, says that war is to be an absolute last resort, not the first thing you start fantasizing about if you lose an election or somebody suggests that not all is [Read More...]


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