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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Scott Walker totally didn’t mean the BSA was protecting kids from gay people with its anti-gay ban.

The other day Scott Walker was answering a question about his support of the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay ban which was recently lifted in its entirety and, well… On Tuesday, a day after entering the 2016 race, Walker, an Eagle Scout, was asked about the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to [Read More...]

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Tweets of the day: President Obama on our prison system.

Monday it was announced that the President would be commuting the sentences of 46 prisoners, most of whom were in for drug offenses: President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying in a video posted online Monday that the men and women were not “hardened criminals” and their punishments didn’t match [Read More...]

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Florida Republican thinks Donald Trump could be a Democrat plant.

Florida Republican Carloes Curbelo suspects that Donald Trump might be a plant by the Democratic Party to make the GOP look dumb: “There are too many important national, local international topics to waste time talking about a person who, I repeat, in my judgment is irrelevant — and who quite possibly is a phantom candidate [Read More...]

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God has a plan for Scott Walker.

Scott Walker has thrown his not-very-intimidating hat into the ring by declaring he’ll be running for President which, he claims, is part of god’s plan for him.  While god hasn’t shown up to tell anybody anything…well…ever, he finally made an appearance on twitter to confirm that he, in fact, did tell Scott Walker to run [Read More...]

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Missouri county flying flags at less than half staff to grieve gay marriage ruling.

The commissioners in Dent County, Missouri have voted unanimously to fly flags at half staff (sorry, less than half staff) to mourn gay people getting to marry.  Apparently two people in love and committed to a life of happiness is a greater tragedy than somebody dying in the eyes of these loving Christians: The Dent [Read More...]

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Kenyan Christians promising to throw rotten eggs at Obama if he talks about equality.

Obama is set to make his first visit to Kenya as President and much of the Christian populace, including government officials, are making it clear they don’t want to hear any of this gay equality talk: Some Kenyans are threatening to meet President Obama with scorn — and rotten eggs — during his visit to [Read More...]

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