February 22, 2019

This is absolutely classic Trump. The man who believes that global warming is a Chinese hoax to destroy America’s economy, is creating a panel called the Presidential Committee on Climate Security to cast doubt on global warming. And the man he’s putting in charge of it is totally unqualified and is an absolute crackpot who thinks those who doubt global warming are treated just like the Nazis treated the Jews. (more…) Read more

February 22, 2019

Roger Stone had his show-cause hearing, during which time he had to convince the judge in his case that his posting of a picture of her with a crosshairs next to it was just an innocent mistake and he’s really, really sorry. Judge Amy Berman Jackson wasn’t having any of it as she blasted him in court, slapped him with a total gag order, but did not send him to jail. (more…) Read more

February 22, 2019

There are few Supreme Court rulings as powerful as NY Times v Sullivan, the landmark ruling that made it extremely difficult to win a defamation suit, especially if the plaintiff is a public figure. Justice Clarence Thomas wants to overturn it completely and leave it up to the states to set whatever standards they’d like on th subject. (more…) Read more

February 22, 2019

We’ve seen more than enough Trump-supporting right-wing crackpots threatening violence, but now a Coast Guard officer has been arrested for planning mass killings of liberal journalists, politicians and “leftists” in general. Prosecutors say his plans for violence were almost unprecedented in their scale. (more…) Read more

February 21, 2019

NBC News reported a couple days ago that the Trump administration, motivated by its animus toward Iran, was launching a campaign to convince countries to stop putting LGBT people in jail. Some of his Christian right supporters are furious, including Rick Wiles, who went on an anti-Semitic rant over it and blamed “the Jews.” (more…) Read more

February 21, 2019

Sheila Zilinsky, one of the many crackpots who believe in the Q Anon idiocy, recently expressed her doubts about the subject because the mass arrests of pedophiles hasn’t happened yet. But now she’s really, really sorry and is blaming it all on the death of her father, which left her so distraught she wasn’t thinking straight. (more…) Read more

February 21, 2019

Axios reports on several of the largest and most successful corporations in the country not only paying zero in federal income taxes, but some of them getting refunds in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This is largely because of the massive cut in business taxes pushed through by Trump and the Republicans. (more…) Read more

February 21, 2019

The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump is furious with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats for not mindlessly supporting his every delusion and lie and may fire him. This after Coats contradicted several Trump policy claims during testimony before a Congressional committee a few weeks ago. (more…) Read more

February 21, 2019

The Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision, authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that diminishes, but does not eliminate, the ability of state and local law enforcement to use excessive fines to seize property from those convicted of crimes. The case involves the seizure of a $42,000 vehicle after a conviction for selling a couple hundred dollars worth of drugs. (more…) Read more

February 21, 2019

Karen Harden, an “intercessor” and “prophet,” attended the National Prayer Breakfast recently and came away just glowing with the confidence that Donald Trump has become a mature, sincere Christian since allegedly being “born again” around the time he was elected to office. (more…) Read more

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