Sam Brownback decides he’s going to defund Planned Parenthood.

Shortly before Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the people who made dishonest videos (which resulted in a madman shooting up one of their clinics to “protect the babies”) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback decided he was going to cut state funding to PP in Kansas: A letter dated for Tuesday was issued to Kansas Department of [Read More…]

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Right wing urges war with Iran after US Navy goofs. Diplomacy resolves the situation quickly.

Recently the navigational machinery on two US Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf went screwy, resulting in an incursion into Iranian waters.  Ten sailors were captured, and you know how the right wing reacted: That wasn’t all.  Twitter was similarly aglow: Iran toys with U.S. days before we pay them, ridiculously, billions of dollars. Don’t [Read More…]

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Andrew Seidel goes beast mode on TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s attempt to reframe discrimination as “defending freedom.”

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas recently ordered the FFRF’s Bill of Rights display removed from the state house while keeping the overtly Christian nativity. Here it is: Hey, it’s the Statue of Liberty, perhaps the most recognizable emblem of our nation.  And around her are some of the founding fathers conservatives claim to love so [Read More…]

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DISCUSSION: New Gallup poll shows all-time low in political affiliation, all-time high of independents.

Ok, I’ve realized that a daily in-depth discussion is just untenable.  There’s simply not something that piques my interest every day.  But when it does, we’ll do posts like these. Gallup has confirmed that the number of people identifying as both Democrat and Republican is at an all-time low, with Democrats securing the edge: I’m [Read More…]

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Texas governor comes out in support of Christian crosses on police cars.

I wrote a while back about how Sheriff Ronny Dodson of Brewster County, TX wants to put the following image on the back window of the county’s police cars (and has reportedly done so): Now Texas Governor Greg Abbott is supporting the move, much to the detriment of the state: The governor, who had supported [Read More…]

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It’s been two years since marijuana has been legal in Colorado and things are freaking great!

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper predicted disaster when Colorado decided to legalize recreational pot: “I think our entire state will pay the price,” Hickenlooper said. “Colorado is known for many great things – marijuana should not be one of them.” Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver predicted more crime, because people who get high commit more crimes I guess: [Read More…]

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Proposed bill in SC compares same-sex marriage to mandatory sterilization and internment camps.

Lawmakers in South Carolina have filed a bill that will accomplish nothing of substance, but it will let them vent their ridiculous opinions: An anti-gay marriage bill filed in South Carolina last month compares the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision that declared marriage a constitutional right for same-sex couples to previous Supreme Court decisions [Read More…]

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Marco Rubio’s latest ad goes full Jesus.

And I mean full Jesus — there’s literally nothing else in it.  No policies, no ideas for improving the country, just Jesus.  At least he knows his audience, and he’s speaking to them.  He’s telling them he knows they care less about substance and solutions than about whether Rubio believes that the same guy rose [Read More…]

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Colorado Republican calls for the execution of the judge who ruled against the Hammonds in Oregon.

Meet Andy Holt, a state rep out of Tennessee (you can guess his political affiliation): Holt previously made headlines for a July op-ed in which he called Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, “one of the South’s first civil rights leaders.” He’s a winner, and he tweeted his support [Read More…]

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Obama wants less than Reagan/Bush on gun control, gives gun owners/NRA what they claim to want, they’re still upset.

Today Obama officially unveiled his executive orders regarding gun control: The executive actions — first previewed by the White House on Monday — would attempt to clamp down on unlicensed gun sellers who exploit an exception for hobbyists and collectors in order to avoid having to run criminal background checks on gun purchasers. Many of [Read More…]

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