This is god damn epic, and exactly the bump that Trump needed. God, Trump played Jimmy Kimmel and Josh Groban so hard: Oh, you want to play the “I’m qualified for the office” card, political opponent? Sorry, you’ve just activated my Trump card. #Trump2016 [Read more...]
Just when I thought my opinion of Mike Huckabee could not get any lower, I read this: GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee supports Paraguay’s decision to deny an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim, he revealed in an interview Sunday. In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the former Arkansas governor argued that the Paraguayan [Read More...]
My home state is embarrassing itself again. In-keeping with its history of funding organizations they generally don’t like (such as the ACLU) by passing bills that are illegal on their face, the Republican-run Arkansas legislature has this time decided they can tell Medicaid/Medicare recipients which qualified provider they’re allowed to visit. Arkansas is attempting to [Read More...]
Dr. Jen Gunter has done some digging into Dr. Ben Carson’s research and turned up something interesting: While opining on the uselessness of fetal tissue research to Megyn Kelly Dr. Carson neglected to mention his own paper Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: Immunohistochemical evidence for nonneuropithelial differentiation published in Hum Pathol 23:811-816 in 1992. The materials and methods describe using [Read More...]
Ever said a bunch of stupid and offensive stuff but still need votes from people who claim to be morally superior? There’s a single platitude that can fix you right up and get them to forget about all the demeaning things you’ve said: Lap it up, religious right. There’s no way he’s being insincere and [Read More...]
Jeb Bush, in an ongoing effort to distance himself from his brother while at the same time defending him, recently claimed that Obama and Hillary Clinton are to blame for the mess in Iraq for not committing hard enough to his younger brother’s bone-headed decisions: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday took a [Read More...]
This seems like a bad idea: Iowa is granting permits to acquire or carry guns in public to people who are legally or completely blind. No one questions the legality of the permits. State law does not allow sheriffs to deny an Iowan the right to carry a weapon based on physical ability. The quandary [Read More...]
Lawmaker who gave away adopted girls to man who raped them, all while still getting state funding to raise them, to receive award from “family” group.
(If you’re familiar with Arkansas Rep. Justin Harris and his rehoming of two adopted girls, feel free to skip to the break below. For everybody else the context here is pretty important) Before reading this go find a bucket, a bowl, anything that will hold a decent amount of vomit. Place it beside you as [Read More...]
It’s a tough life being god’s chosen candidate (one out of many of god’s chosen candidates in an election only one person can win): An NBC/Survey Monkey poll shows that extreme social conservative Rick Santorum’s support among Republicans declined from a solid 1% to a less-enthusiastic 0% after his performance in last Thursday’s presidential candidate debate on [Read More...]
South Carolina AG ordered to pay over $135,000 in attorney fees to couple who sued the state over gay marriage ban.
In July of 2014 the 4th Circuit ruled that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. The ruling was binding to every state under their jurisdiction, including South Carolina. But South Carolina didn’t want to comply, which led a couple to file suit against the state which they eventually won. Now South Carolina Attorney General Alan [Read More...]