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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 30 2013

Donald Trump Thinking About Presidential Run. Again.

It must be a slow news week for Donald Trump and he just isn’t getting enough attention, so he’s once again talking about running for president. But of course, it’s purely out of his heartfelt concern for the country, not out of any possible selfish motive whatsoever.

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May 30 2013

Can We Just Put Polanski in Jail Now?

Roman Polanski should already be in prison for raping a 13 year old girl in 1977, but he has managed to escape justice by fleeing to Europe. Now he’s giving us yet another reason to think he’s a world class asshole and a serious misogynist by spouting crap like this:

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May 30 2013

Bigots Forming Boy Scouts Alternative

The anti-gay bigots who are so freaked out about the possibility that their children might actually get to know gay people and therefore grow up without their bigotry (which is going to happen anyway) are going to form their own alternative scouting organization where they can furiously try to hide the reality of the world …

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May 30 2013

Social Studies Teacher’s Absurd Reprimand

A social studies teacher in Batavia, Illinois has found himself in trouble for informing his students of their constitutional rights before taking out a school survey that might require them to incriminate themselves. He had just finished teaching about the Bill of Rights.

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May 30 2013

Regnerus Talks to Jim Garlow

Mark Regnerus, the University of Texas sociology professor who authored a widely panned study on same-sex parenting that would likely get failed if a grad student were to propose such a study for a thesis, has spent a lot of time pretending to be just a truth-seeking researcher following the evidence where it leads (indeed, …

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May 30 2013

Bryan Fischer: False Prophet

Now that the Boy Scouts of America has voted to allow gay teens to join troops, Bryan Fischer says that BSA now stands for the “Boy Sodomizers of America.” Right Wing Watch rewinds the clock to February, when Fischer claimed that this change in policy was completely unthinkable and would never happen.

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May 30 2013

Joseph Farah: Brave Truth Seeker

Sometimes the blog posts and the jokes just write themselves. Here’s Joseph Farah, speaking about the founding of the Worldnutdaily: We have been fearless seekers of the truth ever since – for more than 17 years. Too easy. It’s just too easy.

May 30 2013

King: Morality Has No Place in Government Policy

Rep. Peter King, perhaps the biggest ignorant blowhard in Congress, is quite upset about President Obama’s recent speech about changing our anti-terror policies. He’s not upset that Obama is almost certainly full of shit and isn’t going to change much of anything; he’s upset that Obama’s empty rhetoric included moral arguments.

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May 30 2013

Huge Anti-Equality Protest in France

With France joining the list of nations guaranteeing marriage equality for gays and lesbians recently, the far right in that country has lost its mind and is engaging in aggressive protests against it. More than 150,000 people engaged in a near-riot in Paris over it this weekend.

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May 29 2013

Dean Chambers Hearts Kevin DuJan

If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you could be forgiven for thinking that the loony right had hit bottom, that they couldn’t possibly get any worse. Think again. Wait till you see this bizarre bit of speculation from Kevin DuJan, a self-declared Christian conservative gay man whose goal seems to …

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May 29 2013

Insane Prisoner Files Birther Suit

A federal inmate in Iowa who ran for president last year as a Democrat and got on the ballot in some states (even getting about 40% of the vote in West Virginia) has filed a suit to have President Obama declared a Kenyan and thrown out of the White House.

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May 29 2013

SC Appoints Anti-Immigrant Immigrant

I kept seeing headlines about South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley appointing a white supremacist to a steering committee for the state, but the details are actually even weirder than that. The guy is an anti-immigration neo-confederate — and he is himself a Cuban immigrant.

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May 29 2013

Alton Lemon Has Died

You probably don’t know who Alton Lemon is, but if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you should be familiar with the test named after him: the Lemon test, which the Supreme Court applies — sometimes — to determine when the Establishment Clause has been violated. Alton Lemon died a few …

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May 29 2013

Faith Healing Death the Tip of the Iceberg

The child who died recently of bacterial pneumonia because his parents believed it was a sin to take him to the doctor is not just the second child of those parents to die from lack of medical care, it’s one of more than two dozen deaths in two Philadelphia churches that believe in faith healing …

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May 29 2013

Dale McGowan and FBB in HuffPo

We’ve been working to get Dale McGowan a slot at Huffington Post to blog about the Foundation Beyond Belief and secular charity in general and his first post is now up on that site. He notes that religious believers on average donate a lot more money to charity (though those figures include donations to their …

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