Former KKK Grand Lizard David Duke Endorses Donald Trump

Surprising approximately no one: I’ve said from the beginning I think his campaign is good in the sense that it’s bringing these issues to a discussion which we have to have in America. And he’s continuing to move the envelope further and I think he understands the real sentiment of America.   Now, I certainly believe that one can’t always choose one’s supporters, and that...

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...

I Get Letters, Local Edition

Living in Georgia as I do, I’m frequently, ah, “treated” to the thoughts of my Representatives. Today, I received an email from recently-minted US Senator David Perdue. It contained the usual rube-rousing GOP numbskullery (war with Iran, fully repealing Obamacare, “free-trade” boosterism), but the sentence that really stuck with me was this one: President Obama, and now the Supreme...

Thank You, Mr. Giuliani – My Question Is…

  Two evenings ago, POLITICO reported that Mr. Noun-Verb-and-9/11 himself, AKA Real American™ Rudy Giuliani said the following at a Scott Walker fundraiser: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was...

The Jim Hoft Gateway To Bullshit

Jim Hoft (Gateway Pundit) is often cited as "The Dumbest Man On The Internet." Not without reason, either. In his role as one of the right wing's most-loyal attack dogs, Hoft has put forth numerous ludicrously false posts, ranging from claiming that the closed-captioning on an Obama speech was actually instructions to the speech's audience to laugh, applaud, etc, to being suckered into...

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...

A Tale of Two Shootings, or, Bad Week for NRA Propaganda

While everyone was still reeling from the Santa Barbara shooting spree of Elliot Rodger, and before we could even process that tragedy fully, two new shootings took place in America. They seem to be coming at the rate of about one a week now - sometimes even faster (and still, we do nothing significant to address it). These two shootings are instructive because they juxtapose two very different...

Right Wing Echo Chamber Inaccurately Smears Mother Jones Story on Gun Fanatics

By now, everyone who follows the politics of guns in this country has probably heard the story first broken by Mark Follman in Mother Jones regarding the increasingly vituperative and often intentionally frightening manner in which some gun rights activists have been addressing supporters of gun control. Follman's story showcases several documented instances of militant gun owners bullying,...

Sadly, This Is (STILL) America

This makes me flat-out angry -- though not surprised: An Occupy Wall Street activist is facing up to seven years in prison after being convicted by a jury in Manhattan of assaulting a New York police officer as he led her out of a protest. Seven years. For elbowing a cop who was dragging her away. Ms. McMillan may get less time...but it could be the full pop, too. Make sure you have a look at...