Court Poised To Strike Down Minority Housing Protections

Court Poised To Strike Down Minority Housing Protections

Another victory for racism in “post-racial” America?   In 1995, famed columnist Molly Ivins reported that an unnamed Rush Limbaugh listener sauntered into a Texas cafe and said: “I think Rush is right: Racism in this country is dead. I don’t know what the n****rs will find to gripe about now.” Based on recent events, […]

GOP Lawmaker Verbally Assaults Constituent In Unhinged, Shrieking, Obscenity-Laden Rant

GOP Lawmaker Verbally Assaults Constituent In Unhinged, Shrieking, Obscenity-Laden Rant

If anything, the “apology” was worse We live in a world of extreme language. Everything is “insane” or “outrageous” or “unbelievable.” The smallest box of detergent on the grocery shelf, small enough to fit in your pocket, is labeled “Giant Size!” We’ve become inured to it. So when I describe GOP lawmaker, Tom O’Mara’s latest […]

Councilman Kirby Delauter, You Got Pwned

Councilman Kirby Delauter, You Got Pwned

We gotta talk, bro.   Pssst. Hey, Kirby. Kirb. Kirb Man. Ahem, Councilman Delauter. Step over here a minute, would you? We have something to talk about. Look, bro, I get it, I do. You got elected as a Frederick County, Maryland council member. You got your head all jacked up by your tea party […]

Dad Calls Cops To Supervise Spanking Of 12-Year-Old Daughter

Dad Calls Cops To Supervise Spanking Of 12-Year-Old Daughter

It’s one thing for a parent to spank their children — people make valid points both for and against the practice. However, having the cops come to supervise a spanking is another matter. Two days before Christmas, an unnamed dad in Okeechobee County, Florida wanted to paddle his 12-year old daughter but didn’t feel comfortable […]

Proof: Scalise Knew Organization Leader Was White Supremacist Three Years Before Accepting Invitation To Speak At Conference

Proof: Scalise Knew Organization Leader Was White Supremacist Three Years Before Accepting Invitation To Speak At Conference

Remember Steve Scalise (R-Klan), the House Majority Whip from Louisiana who spoke at a Metarie, Louisiana conference thrown by white supremacists in 2002? Yeah, well, if you don’t, don’t feel bad, Scalise is trying very hard not to remember, too. He started off having his office hem and haw about whether he’d actually attended said […]

Republican Majority Whip Admits to Consorting with White Supremacists

Republican Majority Whip Admits to Consorting with White Supremacists

  That creaking sound you hear is the sound of Pandora’s box slowly swinging open. US Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) is the incoming House Majority Whip. According to his official biography, Scalise is a “uniter” who, through his “strong conservative leader[ship],” has advocated for the destruction of the ACA, gutting the social safety net, allowing […]

Smackdown: Senator Schools Barkley on Realities of Slavery

Smackdown: Senator Schools Barkley on Realities of Slavery

Well, hell. Say it ain’t so, Charles. Charles Barkley, one of the great power forwards in NBA history and now a sports commentator on TNT, has never shied away from controversy and giving his opinion on, well, pretty much everything, whether he knows anything about it or not. Barkley is quite the conservative, even though […]

Florida Set to Force Kids to Watch Radical-Right Propaganda

Florida Set to Force Kids to Watch Radical-Right Propaganda

  Propaganda, Propaganda Everywhere Throughout human history, everyone associated with politics has indulged in propaganda of one sort or another. I have no doubt that Sargon the Great had his servants spread rumors throughout the empire that the people of Uruk were all degenerates and defectives, and that the Akkadians should be grateful for the […]

Anti-Immigration Advocate Wants Obama’s ‘Head on a Stick’

Anti-Immigration Advocate Wants Obama’s ‘Head on a Stick’

The phrase “head on a stick” conjures up some disturbing and barbaric images. You can go back to the Dark Ages, when Celtic and Viking warriors paraded their enemies’ heads on axe poles. You can come to much more recent times, where Iraqi jihadists murdered a woman for supposedly being a prostitute, beheaded her, and […]

Guns In Congress: Aide Brings Pistol To Congressional Building

Guns In Congress: Aide Brings Pistol To Congressional Building

Probably the most celebrated line from 1994’s Forrest Gump is Forrest’s blank-faced delivery of “Stupid is as stupid does.” If that’s true, then Ryan Shucard, the press secretary for U.S. Representative Tom Marino (R-PA), has done stupid right: on Friday morning, Shucard was arrested for bringing a handgun into the U.S. Congress. Specifically, Shucard was […]

Racists: Let’s Use Land Mines On The Border To Keep Out Immigrant Children (VIDEO)

Racists: Let’s Use Land Mines On The Border To Keep Out Immigrant Children (VIDEO)

    The problem of land mines is a global tragedy. In all probability, land mines kill more children than soldiers, and they keep killing after wars are over. — Bill Clinton Lord knows, we on the rational left love to mock some racists. We’ve never lacked for targets on the right (and, in a […]

11 Reasons Why Liberals Are Better Patriots Than Conservatives (VIDEO)

11 Reasons Why Liberals Are Better Patriots Than Conservatives (VIDEO)

How’s that for a simplistic title? Yet historically, it is true, and provably so. But you’d never know it from the mainstream political discourse in this nation, especially over a Fourth of July weekend. Conservatives routinely label liberals and Democrats as unpatriotic, treasonous, America-hating Commies, escalating the rhetorical firestorm of attacks around Independence Day, and […]

GOP Candidate Wants You To Ignore His Record Of Whippin’ His Willy In Other People’s Cars

GOP Candidate Wants You To Ignore His Record Of Whippin’ His Willy In Other People’s Cars

    Sometimes you’re tempted to think that Republicans have reached the lowest level of bizarre and stupid, and just can’t go any lower. Remember Christine O’Donnell’s smug reassurance to voters that she wasn’t a witch, but instead she was, um, us. Creepy. Or Todd Akin’s solemn declaration that women who are impregnated by their […]

Madness: NC Republicans Want To End Driver’s Ed Funding (VIDEO)

Madness: NC Republicans Want To End Driver’s Ed Funding (VIDEO)

There are a few jobs that just scare the whee out of me. Washing windows on the Sears Tower. Being paid to have the Ebola virus injected into your system — “nothing to worry about, sir, we’re quite sure the serum will work this time.” Cleaning out the wolverine pens. That kind of thing. Not […]

Watch as ‘Fab,’ ‘Fierce’ Flight Attendant Cracks Up Passengers (VIDEO)

Watch as ‘Fab,’ ‘Fierce’ Flight Attendant Cracks Up Passengers (VIDEO)

I’m old enough to remember flying when flight attendants — “stewardesses” then — were required to be female, below a certain weight threshold, and meet a certain “standard” of physical appearance. They all looked like Flight Gal Barbie (sometimes Flight Gal Skipper), and in my experience they were uniformly plastic, competent, and carefully, politely bland. […]

Limbaugh Blames Obama for Loss of Redskins Trademark (VIDEO)

In days of old, when knights were bold and others were somewhat naughty, medieval monks who found themselves lusting after the milkmaid (or the milkmaid’s brother, or her brother’s donkey) were wont to perform an icky little ritual called self-flagellation. This form of “mortification of the flesh,” as it is called in theological circles, basically […]

Right Wing Sees Vast Conspiracy in Benghazi Capture (VIDEO)

Right Wing Sees Vast Conspiracy in Benghazi Capture (VIDEO)

I am married to a Reagan Republican. She has a picture of a smiling Gipper as her desktop background. She says that when she dies, she wants a ten-foot statue of Ronnie to mark her gravesite, and I don’t think she’s kidding. She thinks the post-millenial crowd of Republicans are barking mad, hates them with […]

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