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

No, Michelle Bachmann Didn’t Pledge To Ban Pornography

ThinkProgress writes: BREAKING: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography | Tonight, Michelle Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Economic Policy Rainbow (Republican Edition)

[spoiler]Panel 1 Angry middle-management white man: Government has gotten too damn big. That’s why I want to cut taxes. Panel 2 Anxious-looking white man: Unemployment is going down! That could create inflationary pressure! And the cure is tax cuts. Panel … Continue reading

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Thank You, Minnesota GOP

You know, I think I need to thank the Minnesota GOP for its decision to push through an anti-same-sex-marriage amendment. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t support the amendment. I couldn’t oppose it more if it was a proposed constitutional amendment … Continue reading

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It’s the Holocaust of Analogies

Via Sadly, No!, the wisdom of Our Michele: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday described the loss of “economic liberty” that young Americans face today as a “flash point of history” in which the younger generation will ask what their elders did … Continue reading

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Black Americans are Americans

One thing that cannot be said enough about birtherism, afterbirtherism, and all its myriad forms: it is racist at its core. An argument that Obama cannot be who he is — an intelligent, accomplished, American president — because he is … Continue reading

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YA RLY!

So today we learned that Barack Obama was, in fact, born in Hawai’i, just like he always said he was. Okay, “we” is kind of misleading. Most of us already knew Obama was born in Hawai’i, because, you know, he … Continue reading

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The Least of These

You know, I’m awfully hard on Republicans, but maybe I shouldn’t be. After all, they’re coming up with some unbelievably creative, out-of-the-box solutions to the many problems we face. Take government waste. Decadent coastal liberals like me like to point … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Crime to be Poor. Yet.

You’ve gotta feel bad for the Minnesota Republican Party. Flip just 5,000 votes in the last gubernatorial election, and they’d be the ones gleefully dismantling civil society piece by piece. But no. Tom Emmer had to lose, and now Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Killing in the Name Of

In the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the killing of six innocent bystanders, many pixels have been spilled handwringing about what part of the political specrtum Jared Lee Loughner belongs to. The reason for … Continue reading

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He Ain’t Heavy, and He Sure As Hell Ain’t My Brother

One thing I’ve never understood is how so many soi-disant Christians can be so unbelievably ignorant about Christianity. It’s not an incredibly complex religion; indeed, one can gain a very clear understanding of Christ’s teachings by simply reading through the Gospels — … Continue reading

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