What America Is Facing In The Tea Party

Every now and again, in the increasingly firehose-like flow of data that is our modern 24/7 internet information-delivery system, I still run across a story that simply demands to be read a second or third time, and remarked upon. This is one of those stories, because it very clearly gives a peek behind the curtain of what America is facing in the tea party: Given how savagely anti-gay the...

Bob Jones University Fires Independent Group Investigating Sex Abuse

Submitted without comment (OK, maybe just a little). Wonkette has the details, but here's a bit: also said that he hoped to “immediately negotiate a new contract with GRACE that would enable them to complete the review to achieve our objectives.” There’s that our objectives again. Jones also said that he really, really cares a whole bunch about the people who came forward to talk to...

Dog Bites Man

...water is wet, kittens are adorable, ice cream is delicious, repressed, gay-hating, fundamentalist fire-'n'-brimstone preachers get arrested for spanking the monkey across from a kids park. Nothing new to see here, folks. Move along. ;o)

Ugly American Evangelism in Haiti

I've been sitting on this one for several days, partly because I wasn't sure what I thought about it at first, and then later because there is such an ingrained aversion in everyone on the progressive side of the aisle not to say anything which can be easily caricatured by conservatives trained in Luntz-style talking points as anti-American or anti-Christian. So many of us were called the vilest...

Major Prop. 8 Donor Doug Manchester Dumps His Wife

Well, well, well...what have we HERE? Crooks and Liars catches a San Diego news item I hadn't seen yet: In July 2008, hotelier and developer Doug Manchester donated $125,000 to help gather signatures for a proposition that would ban same-sex marriage in California. The early money was crucial to getting the initiative—which ultimately passed—on the ballot. At the time, he told The New York...