State department says it brought peace and security to Syria in 2015.

John Kirby, the spokesman for the state department, has a blog post up about things the state department has accomplished in 2015.  One of them in particular leaped out at me: Bringing peace and security to Syria?  Like…the same Syria from which refugees are fleeing in droves to other countries for the sake of their [Read More…]

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Rand Paul threatens to boycott the next debate if he’s relegated to the undercard event.

Fox released their criteria for getting into the prime time slot for the next GOP debate.  It’s not looking good for Rand Paul: Tuesday evening, Fox Business Network announced its criteria for the main stage: a candidate must placed in the top six in the average of the last five national polls; the top five [Read More…]

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Arizona rep who thinks the earth is 6,000 years old now chairwoman of the state education panel.

Meet Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, who is known primarily for saying the earth is 6,000 years old: This person is responsible for making laws. But that’s not all!  The Arizona State Senate was discussing a concealed carry law back in March when Allen found a way to introduce the idea of mandatory church attendance as a remedy to [Read More…]

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Texas governor orders Bill of Rights display removed because it’s like “a crucifix immersed in a jar of urine.”

Andrew Seidel has documented a developing situation down in Texas.  First, some back story: Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation put up our Bill of Rights display in the Texas State Capitol in Austin. We jumped through all the hoops and were granted permission to put up the display. Here it is: Hey, it’s the Statue [Read More…]

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South Carolina Reps introduce a bill to nullify Obergefell ruling.

A couple of state reps in South Carolina have filed a bill which purports to invalidate the Obergefell ruling in South Carolina: A pair of South Carolina state representatives have filed a bill to stop application of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling at the state borders. State Representatives Bill Chumley and Mike Burns will co-sponsor [Read More…]

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KY Governor Matt Bevin has issued an executive order removing clerks names from marriage licenses.

Matt Bevin has removed clerks names from marriage licenses in Kentucky: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) has issued an executive order to remove county clerk names from marriage certificates in an effort to guard individuals like Kim Davis from violating their religious liberties. Meh, he’s got the power to do that (which distinguishes Bevin doing [Read More…]

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Virginia’s Attorney General didn’t make the NRA very happy today.

Well, Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark Herring, has just pointed a big middle finger at the NRA.  Herring has announced Virginia will stop acknowledging the validity of out-of-state concealed carry permits: Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announced Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements [Read More…]

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Mayor of Wisconsin town calls Obama a Muslim, accuses him of “destroying the fabric of democracy.”

Bruce Hagen, the mayor of Superior, Wisconsin, took to his facebook page recently to call Obama a Muslim who has destroyed the fabric of democracy: Five city council members want Superior, Wisconsin Mayor Bruce Hagen to retract the Facebook comment under a picture of First Lady Obama, which, according to WDIO, read, “Unbelievable! She and [Read More…]

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Franklin Graham leaving the GOP over budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood.

Franklin Graham has announced he’s leaving the Republican Party (until he realizes there’s no political home for people as loopy as he, at which point he’ll compromise and return to the party and keep criticizing them on the occasions they make political compromises) because the new budget didn’t strip funding for Planned Parenthood: Evangelist Franklin [Read More…]

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Sarah Palin would vote for an atheist if it was between the atheist and an ISIS supporter.

Progress: Yes, the answer to personal questions and political questions is all spelled out in a book that never once mentions democracy and which instructs us to kill our neighbors for a long list of frivolous reasons.  Thanks for the insight. So she’d vote for a moral atheist over a person committed to mass murder, but [Read More…]

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