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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 29 2013

Swanson, Buehner: Gays Are Criminals, Must Be Punished

Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner continue to stake out the far right fringe of wingnuttia. On their radio show, Generations Radio, they recently endorsed the idea of stoning gay people and said that, at the very least, they should be punished by the government. Oh, and God is going to punish America too (stop me …

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Apr 29 2013

Keyes: Obama to Use Military to Attack Christians

With the right wing freaking out over a briefing given to a single Army Reserve unit in Pennsylvania that quite correctly identified some extreme Christian right groups as potential terrorist threats, Alan Keyes is now claiming that Obama is preparing the military to attack “Christian denominations.”

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Apr 29 2013

GOP Freshmen Demand Pointless Vote

One of the dirty little secrets that most people don’t understand about politics is that a lot of votes taken in Congress have nothing to do with actually changing policy. Instead, those votes take place solely so that they can be used during the next campaign. Here’s a perfect example:

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Apr 29 2013

U of Arizona Student: ‘You Deserve Rape’

On Tuesday, the University of Arizona’s Tuscon campus was the site of a Take Back the Night rally, events that highlight the need to fight the incidence of rape. But one student there who is well known for preaching hatred and bigotry on the campus decided to tell women that they deserve to be raped.

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Apr 29 2013

Rush Defines ‘White’

Erik Rush, the right wing nutjob who thinks all Muslims should be killed and that America suffers from an excess of “negrophilia,” says that the Tsarnaev brothers, who are literally caucasian (that is, from the Caucasus), aren’t really white.

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Apr 29 2013

Another Local Politicians Uses Racial Slur

Another local politician, this time in Michigan and this time a Democrat, has been caught on tape using a racial slur. Buena Vista Township Clerk Gloria Platko called a black member of the township’s board of trustees a “nigger” and it was recorded and released to the press.

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Apr 29 2013

Paul and Rockwell, Together Again

Remember when the controversy over all the racist and crazy stuff in Ron Paul’s old newsletters hit a few years ago? Paul said he didn’t write any of that stuff, that it was really Lew Rockwell and that he disavowed those things. Guess what? They’re back together again. Now out of public office, it seems …

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Apr 29 2013

Crouse: Equality is the Real War on Women

Concerned Women for America senior fellow Janice Shaw Crouse gave a talk at a recent symposium in Washington, DC claiming that feminism is the real war on women. It’s the standard right wing screed about how women were so much happier and better off without options.

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Apr 29 2013

Keyes Site Pushes Sandy Hook Trutherism

Alan Keyes’ Renew America site is not just a birther site, it’s also now pushing the bizarre conspiracy theory that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut were a false flag operation by Obama to push through gun control. This column by lunatic Laurie Roth lays out the case:

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Apr 29 2013

The Greatest Hits of Wingnutapalooza

Right Wing Watch has some of the highlights from The Awakening, last weekend’s Wingnutapalooza in Florida, which featured a Who’s Who of crazy and stupid. Bradlee Dean delivered his usual stemwinder, full of ignorant statements and half-truths. Like this:

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Apr 28 2013

Barton: It’s All About the Anal Sex

David Barton and Rick Green on the Wallbuilders radio show think they have the way to stop the evil gay agenda in its tracks: Focus on what they think are disgusting sexual acts engaged in by gay people because that will gross people out and make them hate gay people.

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Apr 28 2013

Wingnuts: Turn In Al Qaeda School Board Members

John Guandolo is the former FBI agent who was fired for a sex scandal, now turned professional Islamophobe. This is the whacko who claimed that John Brennan had converted to Islam and is now a Muslim terrorist. He went on Rick Wiles’ radio show and delivered an absolutely bizarre statement about wanting Americans to turn …

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Apr 28 2013

Hagee Explains the Liberal-Islamist Axis

Crazy wingnut televangelist John Hagee explained to his mostly braindead followers recently why liberals and Islamists have joined together in an entirely imaginary cabal that hates America. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s because they both love “big government.” “Radical Islamsists wants a caliphate to regulate every aspect of our lives based on Islamic law,” …

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Apr 28 2013

NC Repubs: Drug Testing for Thee, Not for Me

Republicans in North Carolina have joined their colleagues in Florida in trying to push through a bill to drug test anyone who receives public benefits. Predictably, however, they balked at the idea that they themselves should be drug tested since they also receive taxpayer money.

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Apr 28 2013

Marriage Equality Coming to Rhode Island

It looks like Rhode Island will join all the other New England states in granting full marriage equality to gay couples. Amazingly, all five Republican members of the Rhode Island Senate are supporting the measure, which is expected to pass the full chamber easily and go on to be signed by the governor.

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