Archive for November, 2012

Peter Sprigg’s Tortured Logic

If you want to see some truly bizarre “reasoning,” look at this post by Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. Marriage equality was 4 for 4 on election day earlier this month, but Sprigg somehow manages to pretend that this proves that marriage equality is still wildly unpopular. Take a look at these mental gymnastics: Read more

Romney Adviser: We Won the People Who Matter

Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for the Romney campaign, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying, in essence, that Romney won a majority of the Real Americanstm — you know, the white, middle-class voters, the ones who really matter. Read more

Gohmert: Obama Advised by Muslim Brotherhood

In the latest edition of the Real Douchebags of the Republican Congressional Caucus, Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, who may very well be the single dumbest person in the entire House (yeah, I know, there’s a lot of competition for that title) told unhinged Islamophobe Frank Gaffney that Obama is being advised by the Muslim Brotherhood: Read more

SPLC Files Fraud Suit Over Reversion Therapy

This is going to be a very interesting lawsuit to watch. The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit, apparently the first of its kind, against a New Jersey clinic that claims to be able to turn gay people straight through “reversion therapy.” Calling such therapy “a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight,” the SPLC says: Read more

Another Mythical Threat to American Sovereignty

For all the constant freakouts from the right about everything the United Nations does being a threat to American sovereignty, it’s really a wonder that we still exist as a nation at all. We should have lost our sovereignty decades ago, and multiple times. Rick Santorum and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are the latest to beat the “ZOMG, they’re going to take us over” drum — and it’s over a plea for people to respect the equal rights of disabled people. Read more