GOP Implosion, Trump-Style

I was busy last night, so maybe this broke before I went to bed and I just didn’t notice it, but this morning, I awoke to the news in the local paper that Erick Erickson has disinvited Donald Trump from this weekend’s “RedState Gathering” (another of the early POTUS '16 events) in Atlanta. The proximate cause of Erickson's banning of Trump was Trump’s Friday night phone interview with...

John Oliver – The Jon Stewart We Should Have Had

I've had pretty mixed feelings since news broke of Jon Stewart's planned departure from the Daily Show broke earlier this month. In the dark days of the Bush years, when it seemed the FOX News-style of right-wing, propagandistic infotainment was ascendant right along with America's newly-rediscovered bloodthirstiness and appetite for overseas tomfoolery, Jon Stewart (along with Keith Olbermann)...

Gramps McCain Grumpy (Again)

TPM has the story: McCain: Obama Is 'Near Delusional' In Thinking The Cold War Was Over - "I think many things and I'll try to be brief," McCain told Andrea Mitchell on "MSNBC." "One is a fundamental understanding of Vladimir Putin. They have been near delusional in thinking the Cold War was over." "Maybe the President thinks the Cold War is over," he added, "but Vladimir Putin doesn't and...

CPAC To Feature 12% Women Speakers

According to it's just-published list of featured speakers, only 3 of the 22 featured speakers at this year's CPAC conference's are women. Over at HuffPo, Kate Sheppard does the math to conclude that's a whopping 12%. Hey, don't laugh: at least they made it Into double digits...percentage-wise. The real gem Sheppard uncovered is the panel discussion entitled "Why Conservatism is Right for Women:...

Joe the Plumber Takes Union Job At Chrysler

All your lulz are belong to Joe today. Or at least, they're rightfully directed at ol' Sammy-Joe the Unlicensed Plumber. Why? Because today is the day we learn the excellent tea party children's story: Joe The Plumber Takes a Union Job: Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher - a.k.a., “Joe the Plumber" - announced today on Facebook and earlier on his Web site that he has landed a union job with Chrysler...

The Derp Also Rises – Breitbart Going Global

If you had asked me last week to list the things the world wants least of all, after I got through with "nuclear holocaust," "a multi-drug-resistant ebola outbreak" and "another Adam Sandler movie," I probably would have quickly gotten around to something on the order of "Breitbart field offices." Nevertheless, the New York Times tells us, that's exactly what we can expect: Breitbart going...

Texas Gay Marriage Ban Overreach

I thought it might be fun, in light of the recent serious court challenge to the Texas gay marriage ban statute of 2005 (and especially in light of Texas' Attorney General and Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's promise to defend the ban), to pull one from the archives here to illustrate just how far Texas is willing to go to avoid/punish Teh Gay: Texas Bans Marriage You see, someone in 2009...