Watch Mat Staver squirm while testifying in defense of turn-away-the-gays legislation.

Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel found himself before Congress today trying to convince members of the House that discrimination is ok if you do it for religious reasons. Testifying before a House committee today about supposed threats to religious freedom in the U.S., Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver struggled to defend his support for allowing [Read More...]

Florida lawmaker: If humans cause climate change, why did the dinosaurs go extinct?

Jeff Miller (R-FL) is just looking out for America/the earth when he says that climate change isn’t settled science yet. MSNBC host Richard Lui asked Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) if he was concerned about the fact that voters tend to believe scientists on the issue of climate change. Miller replied by saying scientists were not [Read More...]

Jon Stewart goes after FOX News for turning Bergdahl into a Muslim, terrorist, Kennedy-assassin.

FOX News invited the thunder, and they received it. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive [Read more...]

WSJ editor: We shouldn’t increase the minimum wage because those workers learn from poverty.

The projected winner in this year’s asshole Olympics is Paul Gigot who, from the gilded halls of his mansion, insists that poverty is something minimum wage workers can learn from. Wall Street Journal Editor Paul Gigot argued on Sunday that the minimum wage should be kept low because it would teach workers that they did not [Read More...]

Texas GOP endorses gay conversion therapy.

Go on, Texas GOP.  Give Democrats running in national elections all kinds of ammunition. According to a draft of the new platform obtained by the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle, that language is gone. It still, however, contains a section criticizing homosexuality: Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined [Read More...]

Guess how many times the Florida AG defending the gay marriage ban on the grounds of familial stability has been divorced.

Florida is yet another state where a lawsuit is on the table challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Not surprisingly, Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the ban.  She does so on the grounds that letting gay people marry would somehow harm the stability of straight marriages: Arguing against a lawsuit that says [Read More...]

Georgia’s law saying poor must be drug-tested to receive food stamps gets overridden.

Ok, we’re back and better than ever. In Georgia the legislature passed a law requiring people receiving food stamps to take drug tests, because if they’ve made poor life decisions…let ‘em starve.   Thankfully, the federal government has stepped in to stop the measure: The federal government has put the state of Georgia on formal [Read More...]

Anti-drug-induced abortion bill in Arizona blocked by federal court.

It’s a victory for Planned Parenthood (and for women everywhere): Arizona’s law limiting drug-induced abortions was blocked by a federal appeals court, handing a victory to Planned Parenthood as it seeks to roll back a restriction it calls among the most stringent in the nation. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco today ruled [Read More...]

Sorting out the Bowe Bergdahl and prisoner-trading mess.

So the big story right now is that the US has swapped five prisoners loyal to the ousted Taliban in Afghanistan for the return of one of our own POWs, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  Sadly, we live in a world where political interest mangles every story, making it hard for those of us who just want [Read More...]

PA House passes bill that would allow for “In God We Trust” on public schools.

Ok, this sucks.  This bill has passed: The House on Monday passed a bill expressly allowing – but not requiring – school districts in Pennsylvania to post the words “In God We Trust” on school buildings. The bill, approved by a 172-24 vote, now goes to the state Senate for consideration. Erik Arneson, a spokesman [Read More...]