FL gubernatorial Charlie Crist states the obvious, handily rebuts GOP talking point on climate change.

There is a popular talking point with the GOP right now that gets used in the presence of discussing climate change.  The line is “I’m not a scientist.”  It has the handy effect of absolving them from answering any questions about climate change presumably because we should defer to the climate change scientists.  The irony [Read More...]

Boehner opposes Obamacare, and is suing Obama for not implementing it sooner.

The Republicans are a strange lot.  In what is obviously a stunt to every political analyst (and every non-political analyst), John Boehner announced a few weeks ago that he was going to sue the President.  He didn’t know what he was going to sue the President for at the time (in his op-ed on CNN [Read More...]

Gov. of Mississippi refused to expand Medicaid under the ACA, blames Obama for uninsured in MS.

Mississippi is a state that already had one of the highest rates of uninsured citizens in the country.  Despite this, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has fought efforts in his state to get people to sign up for healthcare at healthcare.gov.  He has also railed against the Affordable Care Act and blocked the expansion of Medicaid [Read More...]

Father on “rule of law” with regard to immigration.

My hometown paper just ran an opinion article titled, no shit, “Rule of Law Trumps Compassion.”  It was penned by a man named Jack R. Kunath who really wants to help the children receiving amnesty here in the United States, but dagnabbit he just feels bound by the rule of law: In my opinion — [Read More...]

AiG seeks tax incentives from the state of Kentucky for Noah’s Ark theme park.

Ok, I know I said I’m taking a personal day, and I am, but there are two more things I have to post (and the next one won’t take but a minute).  But first this. Answers in Genesis want to build a theme park in Kentucky to evangelize to mostly children, since it turns out [Read More...]

House approves measure that prevent scientists in the Energy Department from doing science.

So this happened. On July 10, the House approved the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill on a 253-170 vote. In the bill, Congress unfortunately cut funding for such things as renewable energy, sustainable transportation, and energy efficiency; perhaps even more worrisome, however, were a series of amendments successfully attached to the bill. Each [Read More...]

Governor of Alabama: the federal government should look to Alabama for how to run the country.

What Alabama lacks in quality of life its governor makes up for in faux confidence.  One might worry it’s troublesome for a governor to think his state is doing well when it’s one of the worst in the US in, well, pretty much everything that isn’t having good college football teams. National leaders would do [Read More...]

Mayor being sued by the FFRF compares atheists to Nazis and the KKK.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is back at, this time they’re suing Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, MI, for allowing Christian groups to dispense literature in the City Hall building, but denying atheists who wish to do the same: The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two secular groups are suing the city [Read More...]

Fox News personalities upset 911 responded to call from potential illegal immigrant.

Fox News personalities were miffed the other day to learn that 911 responders answered a call to help someone who may have been an undocumented immigrant. “They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!” Fox News host Steve Doocy complained, pointing to a 911 call in Brooks County, Texas where a [Read More...]

Iowa Governor, in official capacity, signs proclamation that all should pray biblically.

This is disgusting.  It is the abuse of a position of power that is supposed to represent all citizens equally eschewing every Iowan who is not a Christian: In a public ceremony earlier this year, Branstad signed the proclamation ahead of a July 14 revival at the Iowa Capitol: NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E Branstad, [Read More...]