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 […]

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 […]

Mom Kidnaps Daughter to Keep Her from Being Vaccinated, Exposed to Black History (VIDEO)

Mom Kidnaps Daughter to Keep Her from Being Vaccinated, Exposed to Black History (VIDEO)

In the days before the Internet, when pterodactyls ruled the skies and cavemen raised their daughters to become pop stars, we grew up hearing about the yahoos who warned us about the dangers of fluoridated water. Our precious bodily fluids were at risk from a Communist conspiracy to, well, do something unspeakable to us. Here, […]

Fox News Whitewashes Iraq Invasion, Blames Obama For Current Violence

Fox News Whitewashes Iraq Invasion, Blames Obama For Current Violence

If you actually watch Fox News (I generally don’t, it’s like voluntarily drinking Drano), then you might have been watching the other day when “America’s Newsroom” anchor Patti Ann Browne decided to educate her viewers about the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. It was just like being in history class — and like many […]

Steve Stockman Subject Of House Ethics Committee Investigation (VIDEO)

Steve Stockman Subject Of House Ethics Committee Investigation (VIDEO)

U.S. House member Steve Stockman (R-Gunz) is the subject of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee. I didn’t even know the House Republicans allowed the Ethics Committee to function, and am doubly surprised that they would allow one of their own to be investigated for, well, anything. So who is this Stockman guy and […]

GOP Operatives Conceived, Launched Media Attacks on Bergdahl (VIDEO)

GOP Operatives Conceived, Launched Media Attacks on Bergdahl (VIDEO)

    Let’s say you’re a senior news editor at a prestigious national newspaper. Let’s say you’re savvy, experienced, and have an intellectual capacity superior to that of, say, a pile of gravel. Now let’s say that one of your political reporters comes charging in to your corner office waving e-mail printouts. The conversation might […]

McCain Goes Off Deep End, Accuses Released Prisoners Of Engineering 9/11

McCain Goes Off Deep End, Accuses Released Prisoners Of Engineering 9/11

There was a time I thought John McCain was a pretty good guy for a Republican. Of course, there was also a time when I thought playing with little green Army men was the best thing ever. I’ve long since changed my opinion on both subjects. On Sunday morning, McCain told CNN host Candy Crowley […]