Hurricane Harvey

RWNJ Pastor: Pushing God ‘Out Of Our Life’ Causes Natural Disasters (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor: Pushing God ‘Out Of Our Life’ Causes Natural Disasters (VIDEO)

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria ravishing the United States and Caribbean, we’ve seen a number of pastors revert to what has become a very disturbing tradition–claiming that these and other natural disasters are the result of sin. Never mind that whenever they spew this bilge and word gets out about it, […]

Ben Stein Attacks Beyoncé’s Climate Change Message And Twitter EATS HIM ALIVE

Ben Stein Attacks Beyoncé’s Climate Change Message And Twitter EATS HIM ALIVE

Music star Beyoncé Knowles, who happens to have been born in Houston, Texas, said this week that the two devastating hurricanes that have hit the United States–Harvey and Irma–are a direct result of climate change, commenting: “The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day. Just this past week, you’ve seen devastation […]

Poll Reveals EVERYONE Recognizes Climate Change Is Real — Except For Trump Voters

Poll Reveals EVERYONE Recognizes Climate Change Is Real — Except For Trump Voters

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastating the Gulf Coast in recent weeks, most Americans are recognizing these new “super storms” for what they are: evidence of climate change negatively impacting our world. Scientists warned that these once-in-a-lifetime storms would become more commonplace as climate change progressed. And most Americans agree — not just because of […]

Trump Says Recent Hurricanes Are Proof Tax Cuts Are Needed (TWEETS)

Trump Says Recent Hurricanes Are Proof Tax Cuts Are Needed (TWEETS)

As residents of both Texas and Florida attempt to rebuild their lives after the damage inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, President Trump thought it would be the perfect time to start urging Congress to act on tax cuts for the richest Americans. And he even tried to use the hurricanes to make his point: […]

Even The Pope Thinks It’s Not ‘Insensitive’ To Talk About Climate Change (VIDEO)

Even The Pope Thinks It’s Not ‘Insensitive’ To Talk About Climate Change (VIDEO)

First came the dismissal, “I’m not a scientist.” Now, though, as the extreme weather scientists have been predicting for decades becomes a reality, the excuse from the Right is shifting to, “Let’s not be insensitive to the hurricane victims.” Despite what Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director Scott Pruitt wishes, we are going to be talking about climate […]

RWNJ Pastor’s Daughter Calls BS On Dad’s Claim Harvey Was Caused By Sin (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor’s Daughter Calls BS On Dad’s Claim Harvey Was Caused By Sin (VIDEO)

Earlier in the week, hard-right pastors Rick Joyner and Jim Bakker became the latest to blame a national tragedy on abortion and marriage equality. They suggested that Hurricane Harvey dumped gallons of rain on Houston not because of climate change, but because its gay-friendly reputation left it up to its eyeballs in “sin and wickedness.” […]

Jim Bakker And Rick Joyner Say ‘Sin And Wickedness’ Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

Jim Bakker And Rick Joyner Say ‘Sin And Wickedness’ Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

Days after the September 11 attacks, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson claimed the planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon because of abortion and gays. They were deservedly sliced, diced, and julienned from all sides. However, the fundie fringe apparently didn’t take the hint. Ever since then, almost like clockwork, whenever disaster […]

Tone-Deaf Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Victims To Be ‘Victors’ (VIDEO)

Tone-Deaf Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Victims To Be ‘Victors’ (VIDEO)

Last week, Joel Osteen, the nation’s most infamous spokesman for the prosperity gospel, treated the nation to a crash course in how a pastor should not respond to a major tragedy. Osteen, for those who don’t know, pastors Lakewood Church, which meets in a downtown Houston sanctuary that was once the Summit, home of the Houston […]

Hurricane Harvey is Causing More Than Flooding – Here’s What (VIDEO)

Hurricane Harvey is Causing More Than Flooding – Here’s What (VIDEO)

Residents of southeast Texas are working to get their lives back in order after Hurricane Harvey this week. The region is dealing with an array of environmental problems because of the storm. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there are over 800 water treatment facilities out of commission due to the hurricane. The pollution […]

Yes, Quebec WILL Be Providing More Than Prayers To Texas (VIDEO)

Yes, Quebec WILL Be Providing More Than Prayers To Texas (VIDEO)

The people of Houston need all the help they can get. And, yes, they will be receiving it from Quebec, contrary to initial reports. Tuesday afternoon, Quebec Minister of International Relations, Christine St-Pierre, spoke with Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos to express her concern for Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and to offer equipment, electrical […]

Trump Proves Once Again That English Is A Foreign Language To Him (TWEETS)

Trump Proves Once Again That English Is A Foreign Language To Him (TWEETS)

In case you were wondering, President Trump was still awake at 1:17 a.m. Sunday morning. No, he wasn’t working, because that’s something never does. Instead, he was using his tiny fingers to tap out a message on Twitter in which he thanked all of those who’ve saved lives in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: […]

Trump Tells Shelter Filled With Hurricane Victims To ‘Have A Good Time’–Twitter Responds Harshly

Trump Tells Shelter Filled With Hurricane Victims To ‘Have A Good Time’–Twitter Responds Harshly

On Saturday, President Trump visited Texas again, choosing to actually meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey. Earlier in the week, Trump had visited the state but didn’t talk to a single person who had been affected by the storm. Not long before he departed a shelter for evacuees, Trump told the victims–many of whom have […]

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is bad enough. Now we learn Texas has another problem–chemical poisoning. Thursday morning, the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston, experienced two explosions, releasing organic peroxides into the air, sending at least ten sheriff’s deputies to the hospital. And in Houston, trying to recover […]

Eric Trump Tried To Troll CNN And Got A Giant Dose Of Internet Karma (TWEETS)

Eric Trump Tried To Troll CNN And Got A Giant Dose Of Internet Karma (TWEETS)

On Thursday, President Trump announced that he would donate $1 million to the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey, which has ravaged Southeast Texas, especially Houston. Trump did the same thing in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, but never fulfilled that pledge. Shortly after the White House said the president would give to help […]

The State Of Texas Just Gave A Big Middle Finger To Donald Trump

The State Of Texas Just Gave A Big Middle Finger To Donald Trump

Immediately after Hurricane Harvey began hitting the state of Texas last Friday, Mexico graciously offered whatever “help and cooperation” they could offer for the Lone Star State during the crisis. Oddly, the Trump administration never said whether or not they would accept Mexico’s offer. It led many to wonder if this was yet another of […]

Fundie Hosts Go There, Say God Turned Houston Into A Lake Because Of Abortion And Gays (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Fundie Hosts Go There, Say God Turned Houston Into A Lake Because Of Abortion And Gays (AUDIO/VIDEO)

These days, one of the sure things when a disaster strikes is that religious right leaders will open their mouths, stick in their feet, and jam them in deep. Hurricane Harvey was no exception. On Monday, for instance, forced-birth activist Abby Johnson danced a jig when the back end of Harvey downed a tree in […]

Trump Didn’t Meet With A Single Hurricane Victim While In Texas (VIDEO)

Trump Didn’t Meet With A Single Hurricane Victim While In Texas (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump made it down to Texas earlier this week to survey damage and flood recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Ever the showman, however, Trump made sure to mention the size of the crowd that gathered to see him while he was down there. “Thank you everybody. What a crowd! What […]

Forced-Birther Okay With Harvey Downing Trees–Babies Are Being Saved! (TWEETS)

Forced-Birther Okay With Harvey Downing Trees–Babies Are Being Saved! (TWEETS)

Abortion opponents like to say that they want to defend the sanctity of life. But it has been amply established that, at bottom, the anti-abortion movement has nothing to do with the sanctity of life. For instance, when an Alabama teenager sought and received permission to end her pregnancy after being raped, abortion opponents clutched their […]

George Takei Brilliantly Responds To Ann Coulter’s Climate Change Denial Theories (TWEETS)

George Takei Brilliantly Responds To Ann Coulter’s Climate Change Denial Theories (TWEETS)

The devastating flooding in Texas following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has brought forth some questions about what role global climate change may have played. But conservative pundit Ann Coulter is still peddling the errant beliefs that climate change isn’t real. In a tweet made Tuesday morning in response to the possibility that climate change may have contributed to […]

Climate Change Isn’t The Only Reason Harvey Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

Climate Change Isn’t The Only Reason Harvey Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

As of Monday night, meteorologists estimate that Hurricane Harvey has dumped 20 to 40 inches of rain on the Houston area, and rainfall totals could reach as much as 50 inches by the end of the week–enough that the Army Corps of Engineers had to release water from area dams to keep flooding from getting out of […]