BREAKING: OK Supreme Court will not rehear the 10 commandments case. Monument on state capitol must go.

A few weeks ago the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a 10 commandments monument (to the exclusion of other monuments) on the state capitol grounds was a violation of the separation of church and state (file that under “no shit”).  But afterward Gov. Mary Fallin said the monument would remain.  She tried to justify this [Read More...]

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ACLU thanks highly conservative lawmaker from Arkansas for the $100,000 “contribution” to future lawsuits.

A constant theme on this blog is a state senator from my home state of Arkansas, Jason Rapert, because he’s constantly being terrible. This is the guy who was beside himself that a gay pride parade could be held on a Sunday.  He also wanted to impeach the judge who struck down the state’s gay marriage [Read More...]

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Louisiana shooter was a Tea Partier and a fan of the Westboro Baptist Church, but I’m not sure either is relevant.

I generally don’t talk about mass shootings much on the blog.  For one, it’s not in my wheelhouse.  For another, everybody who’s being fair already knows the solution: stricter gun control laws.  After every shooting we’re outraged, and it seems one camp wants to pray and do nothing else besides continuing to support Republicans who [Read More...]

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Texas Republican: it makes no sense to not allow guns in hospitals.

It’s pretty easy math: if you have a population of white people you’ll probably see white leaders; if you have a population of educated people you’ll probably see educated people.  So if you’re wondering why the GOP pool of Presidential candidates is collectively out of their minds, look no further than the population from which [Read More...]

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Rick Santorum doesn’t think public schools allow books celebrating moms, dads, or marriage.

Rick Santorum opened his mouth again and, as we all know, every time Rick Santorum opens his mouth an angel gets its wings and I get blog content: Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said schools are only allowing books that foster acceptance of LGBT parents but not of “moms and dads and marriage” when he [Read More...]

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Jon Stewart eviscerates Trump and GOP over McCain comments.

God damn, I will miss this man: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive [Read more...]

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Huckabee ad: god will solve racial divide. “We don’t have a skin problem, we have a sin problem.”

The Huckabee campaign posted this video to its youtube page yesterday.  Amazingly, comments are enabled (probably to capture all that gosh darn persecution that happens whenever a Christian says something dumb/offensive): You got that?  God’s gonna clear up all that racism, which really only exists because we’re not Christian enough.  You see, god won’t end [Read More...]

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Irony alert: former lawmaker spends $1 million from his campaign fund on lawyers to defend his spending habits.

I can’t make this shit up: Former Congressman Aaron Schock spent $1 million from his campaign fund over the past three months to pay for lawyers as federal authorities probed his use of political and taxpayer funds.  The campaign finance report released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission also shows the Peoria Republican spent thousands [Read More...]

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Al Franken’s pro-LGBT anti-bullying bill fails to pass the Senate.

We have federal protection in place that protect minorities, and for good reason.  Many of those laws extend to protecting minorities who are the victims of bullying in public schools on account of their minority status and dictate explicit steps which must be taken to help the bully understand the virtues of equality and tolerance. [Read More...]

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Lindsey Graham said something smart about climate change.

I…I don’t know what to call this feeling.  It feels dirty, it feels strange.  I agree with something Lindsey Graham said, and I think he even phrased it well: “Late Night” host Seth Meyers asked Graham, who has previously urged his GOP colleagues to break from the party on environmental issues, if he’s “surprised” to [Read More...]

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