Ted Cruz: Democrats want to repeal the first amendment.

Ugh, I know I said no posts today, but this is just too stupid to sit on. When Sen. Ted Cruz told the conservative pastors gathered at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference yesterday that “the Senate Democrats are going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment,” [Read More...]

I lurve you guys.

Hey all.  I’m still in Augusta, KS chilling with Michaelyn’s father and step-mom.  I’ve also come down with the plague she had last week, so I’m going to spend today resting and holding court with Michaelyn’s family when I can. But I wanted to thank you.  Last night the blog hit its average traffic for [Read More...]

Oklahoma to pay $300,000 in attorney fees for banning Sharia Law.

Back in 2010 Oklahoma passed a resolution preemptively banning Sharia Law…because apparently this was a worry in Oklahoma.  The politicians loved it: it was a chance for them to make hay with the state’s oodles of right wing Christian voters who, despite being the overwhelming majority, are convinced they are under constant attack.  Essentially Christianity [Read More...]

Eight year-old paleontology enthusiast defeats creationist lawmakers, get South Carolina a state fossil.

A while back a plucky, clever eight year-old in South Carolina noted that the state was one of ten that did not have a state fossil.  With the help of some of her representatives, a bill was submitted on her behalf that would make the Columbian mammoth the state fossil.  The bill, however, ran into [Read More...]

Iowa government giving financial assistance to the construction of a Christian park.

A Christian group in Iowa is constructing a Christian park and walkway on land they own.  It’s going to look about how you’d expect from a group whose sole purpose is to promote their religion: In response to the “rise of secular influence in our culture,” the park brochure states, Shepherd’s Garden seeks to create “a permanent Christian [Read More...]

Same-sex marriage bans on shaky ground in all but two states.

You know times are good when days in which a same-sex ban in some state doesn’t come down feel like odd days out.  At the clip those bans have been coming down lately there’s hardly time to savor the over-the-top outrage of those claiming to be humanity’s moral bastions.  Some of us have worked damn [Read More...]

Why do people vote for representatives who promise to hose them?

Good morning everybody.  I’m safe and sound in the thriving metropolis of Augusta, KS (I saw their stop light yesterday, they’re very proud of that).  Today will be a day of hanging out with the future in-laws and convincing them that their future son-in-law is one hip cat.  Content will be light again, but I’ll [Read More...]

Sandy Rios: Michael Sam’s kiss could brainwash kids.

It takes a tremendous lack of self-awareness for somebody who’s a huge fan of childhood indoctrination to complain about kids being brainwashed.  But that’s exactly what Sandy Rios did the other day: Sandy Rios of the American Family Association once again brought up Michael Sam’s kiss on her anti-gay radio show this week in order to warn [Read More...]

D’Souza pleads guilty to campaign finance violations.

Michaelyn and I are gonna hit the road today to stay with her father for a few days, so posts today will come fast and furious.  First up is a desperate call for Dinesh D’Souza to find Jesus, because he needs a firm moral influence.  You see, D’Souza is very upset with President Obama’s immorality, [Read More...]

GOP Congressman who supported stricter voter ID laws turned away at polls for improper ID.

I can’t make this shit up: Asa Hutchinson was turned away from the polls because he didn’t have proper ID as required under Arkansas’s Voter ID Law. Given Asa’s support for making it harder for Arkansans to cast a ballot, you’d think he would have been prepared to produce his ID at the polls. Asa [Read More...]

BREAKING: Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban is gone.

Man, marriage equality is getting work done this week.  A George W. Bush-appointed federal judge just became the 17th in a row to rule in favor of marriage equality. A federal judge has ruled that Pennsylvania’s state law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, bringing the total number of state marriage amendments to be overturned in [Read More...]

Jon Stewart goes HAM in defense of US veterans.

For those who don’t know, going HAM is an acronym for going hard as a mother-fucker.  That’s what Jon Stewart did about reports that waiting lists to veterans hospitals were being manipulated to make it look like wait times weren’t a problem: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily [Read More...]

Surprise, surprise, 30 million people didn’t show up for Operation American Spring.

Hyper conservative rallies in DC haven’t lived up to the hype as of late.  Remember the time that thousands of ex-gay activists were going to send a message to Washington? “Thousands.” Or the time “thousands” were going to bombard the Capitol in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act? Yes, thousands…and one lady on the right [Read More...]

Father and Abbot Kaplan team up on anti-marriage woman back home.

Karen Davidsayer is a local back home who wrote this letter to the editor of the local paper complaining that it isn’t conservative enough because it has a few liberal voices every now and again (and hinting at a boycott).  She’s a real winner.  The other day she got into it with my father and [Read More...]