FFRF gets “God Bless America” banner off a US post office. My brother goes to work with people upset about it.

In yet another victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, they’ve gotten the post office (a government building) to take down a banner that says “God Bless America” (which is explicitly religious, which the government can’t do): A complaint filed in Pittsburg, Kan. says a sign at the post office that says “God Bless America” [Read More...]

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Indiana’s anti-gay “religious liberty” bill wound up costing the state around $60 million.

While the anti-gay crowd has been down-playing how much money Indiana lost for its ill-fated “religious liberty” bill that was really a discrimination bill in disguise (and a pretty thin disguise at that), some groups have been trying to objectively piece together about how much hatred toward gay people cost the state. That figure is [Read More...]

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Michele Bachmann and David Barton: Congress can’t make laws which contradict god.

Michele Bachmann had a sit down chat with professional liar David Barton about why Congress can’t pass any laws which contradict an ancient collection of tall tales and wretched morals written down by people who, like the prophets of every religion, merely claimed to be inspired by god: In the latest installment of David Barton’s [Read More...]

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Donald Trump promises power to Christianity in Iowa speech over the weekend.

Donald Trump continues to pander extremely hard to the religious right: During his speech in Sioux Center, Iowa on Saturday, the Republican presidential frontrunner said he would not be having much trouble if he had proposed to ban Christians rather than Muslims from entering the United States. The billionaire also embraced his identity as a [Read More...]

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Indiana councilman elected after being arrested for murder, swears oath of office from jail cell.

Well this one’s weird as hell.  Robert Battle was reelected to the East Chicago city council a month after being arrested for…murder.  If that isn’t weird enough, he swore his oath of office from his jail cell: Battle was reelected to his council seat in November, one month after murder and drug charges were filed [Read More...]

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Tina Fey returns to SNL for a skit about Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Trump.

Enjoy, everybody.  I’m off to teach voice lessons. [Read more...]

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Ted Cruz says John Kennedy would be a Republican today. Kennedy’s grandson puts Cruz squarely in his place.

The other day Ted Cruz tried to claim that John F. Kennedy, one of America’s most beloved past Presidents, would be a Republican today: “JFK campaigned on tax cuts, limiting government and standing up and defeating Soviet communists,” he said in a packed room at a restaurant here, his first stop on a swing through [Read More...]

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Tennessee’s “Natural Marriage Defense Act” dies in subcommittee.

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are looking for ways to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell.  The best idea they’ve come up with so far is to say the ruling doesn’t count in Tennessee: After failing to win enough votes for a bill they believed would overrule the Supreme Court on marriage equality — an [Read More...]

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GOP strategist Rick Wilson: many Trump supporters are childless, single men who masturbate to anime.

Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist, was recently interviewed on Fox News where he had some interesting words for Trump supporters: I think that there is definitely still a very significant portion of the party that is a limited government conservatism based faction of the overall coalition. Now the screamers and the crazy people on the [Read More...]

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Sarah Palin blames Obama for her son’s arrest for domestic violence.

So Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track Palin, has been arrested for domestic violence.  You can imagine who Sarah Palin is going to blame. Not herself as a parent (which would be the likeliest candidate since all her kids are kinda maladjusted). Not her son for getting drunk and waggling a gun around contrary to all [Read More...]

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