Sarah Palin pocketing most of the money from her super PAC.

It turns out that Sarah Palin’s super PAC is a giant scam: Out of $1.4 million the PAC had available in the third quarter — $978,000 sitting in the bank at the beginning of the July 1-Sept. 30 period, plus another more than $433,000 raised during that time — SarahPAC managed to donate just $45,000 [Read More...]

Columbus County Board of Commissioners passes anti-gay resolution that means absolutely nothing.

The 10th Circuit’s ruling on the constitutionality of gay marriage bans (they’re not constitutional) affected several states, including North Carolina.  Nestled in NC is Columbus County which doesn’t care for it one bit.  Their Board of Commissioners passed a resolution opposing the 10th Circuit’s ruling: The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night [Read More...]

American Atheists launches #AtheistVoter campaign.

I found a press release in my inbox this morning from American Atheists describing their campaign to get atheists out to vote.  Here are the deets: On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the launch of the #AtheistVoter Campaign, a two-week initiative on social media to encourage atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious U.S. citizens to voice [Read More...]

Study: Republicans lie about three times as much as Dems.

The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University has released a study that was picked up by, which I only mention because they had an amazingly worded opening to their post: Keep in mind the three times zero would be zero, so this study does not exonerate the Democrats.  The idea that [Read More...]

Daily Show on the failed Republican experiment in Kansas.

I’ve written a couple of times on how horribly fucked the state of Kansas is thanks to Gov. Brownback and a kowtowing GOP legislature letting him do whatever he wants.  But the Daily Show takes it to all new levels: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video [Read More...]

Rebecca Hamilton is nowhere near accurate in her description of “atheist bullying.”

Rebecca Hamilton over at the Catholic channel of Patheos is outraged.  Did you know that atheists are bullying Christians?  Apparently we are (how the minority bullies the majority, I’ll never know).  I read her piece and, as it turns out, the problem isn’t so much atheists bullying anybody as it is Rebecca Hamilton not being [Read More...]

Who needs access to contraception and equal pay? You’re getting married!

The GOP is sick of losing the votes of women, so they’re finally targeting women on things they care about.  No, not equal pay and healthcare, but marriage.  Stephen Colbert has the lowdown. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive [Read more...]

SCOTUS blocks 5th Circuit decision that would’ve closed most abortion clinics in Texas.

The bill that Wendy Davis famously filibustered has been a topsy turvey roller-coaster ride – even to someone who spent the last four days riding roller-coasters.  First it was passed, then blocked in court, then that decision was overridden by the 5th Circuit. Well, despite three dissents, the Supreme Court blocked the bill again, and [Read More...]

Huckabee threatens to leave GOP over gay marriage.

Mike Huckabee went on the American Family Association’s radio show the other day with a message for the Republican party: if they don’t start breaking the law, he’s going to leave. Incensed by the decision, Huckabee declared that “I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on [Read More...]

Ted Cruz totally opposed to amending the Constitution, except when he’s for it.

Many of us saw yesterday that Ted Cruz vowed to pass legislation that will unmake all this gay marriage equality ickiness.  In my rebuttal to Tony Perkins I highlighted why this will never happen: 1.  This will never pass.  The nation favors same-sex marriage right now, which means that even if you got enough votes [Read More...]