Category Archives: Conservative zaniness, right-wingers, etc.

If There Were A Prize For Terrible Homophobic Logic, We’d Name It The John C Wright Award

I don’t usually write “look at this stupid thing this guy said” comments, but this comment by John C. Wright is too jaw-dropping not to share with someone (I cannot bear this burden alone!). Not just because Wright equates homosexuality … Continue reading

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Eight Points About The Armed Anti-Government Activists In Oregon

In a nutshell: Some armed anti-government folks – they claim to number 150, but probably the real figure is closer to a dozen – have occupied a Federal wildlife management building in Burns, Oregon (which is a long way from … Continue reading

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A Lesbian Who Should Not Have Been Fired, And A County Clerk Who Should Be

Both these stories have, I think, the same moral: You have a right to be a bigot, but not on the taxpayer’s dime. Catholic School Teacher Suddenly Fired After Parents Find Out About Her Wife Of 8 Years Margie Winters, … Continue reading

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Red Pills and Ants

Recent events at a blog that rhymes with Shmetal-Moptimized reminded me of the existence of sociobiology and of people who imagine that human beings – and ants and bonobos and every other species — are driven primarily by biological imperatives, … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Global Warming Can’t Be Real

TRANSCRIPT Panel 1 The image shows a businessman wearing a jacket and tie and standing on a tiny planet Earth. He is angrily lecturing. In the background we see outer space. MAN: Global warming can’t be real. Because if it … Continue reading

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My Wacky Alternative Plan For How The GOP Can Get Its Santa List

From the New York Times: Also behind closed doors in the Capitol, House Republican leaders laid out their demands for a debt-ceiling increase to the Republican rank and file. They include a one-year delay of the president’s health care law, … Continue reading

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The Masters Of The Universe Are Moral Idiots

AIG’s CEO Robert Benmosche, the CEO of AIG, told the Wall Street Journal that anger because much of the bailout money given to AIG was used for gigantic bonuses, is “just as bad and just as wrong” as lynchings were. … Continue reading

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A quick thought on Todd Akin

Although, really, a quick thought is far more than this guy deserves. I wish people got this much attention for saying something really smart (which isn’t to say that we shouldn’t take notice when people with power believe this shit). … Continue reading

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A Very Serious, Thoughtful Vetting Which Has Never Been Done In Such Detail or With Such Care

“Why, once I met this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew … Continue reading

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Openly Gay Republican Driven Off Romney’s Team

Conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin: Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives. […] According to sources familiar … Continue reading

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