Archive for July, 2013

King: Criticism of Me Shows America Will Not Survive

Rep. Steve King continues to deny that he said anything wrong in claiming that the overwhelming majority of Mexican immigrants are drug mules, appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio show to claim that criticism of him proves that America “will not be able to sustain itself in the long run.” Narcissism, much? Read more

West: ‘Marxist’ Obamacare Leads to Muslim Takeover

Diana West is one of those Worldnutdaily columnists who loves to play Wingnut Madlibs, tossing together as many totally unrelated but scary buzzwords and catchphrases together as she can. Columns like this one are the result, weaving together Marxism, health care reform, the Muslim Brotherhood and Anthony Weiner. Read more

Cruz: On His Knees to Stop Gay Marriage

Sen. Ted Cruz made quite an impression on that big group of evangelical Christian pastors he met with in Iowa recently on the first stop of his “I’m not running for president, wink wink” tour. He encouraged those pastors to mobilize their congregations to get on their knees to prevent gay marriage from becoming a reality: Read more

The Failure of Stop and Frisk

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal defending the city’s Stop and Frisk program, but as Ta-Nehisi Coates points out, the math he uses is dubious at best. He tries to claim that the reductions in violent crime in New York are largely the result of that program. Read more

Dumbass Quotes of the Day

As previously noted, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to this year’s defense appropriations bill that bans the military from appointing humanist chaplains. Howard Friedman has some quotes from the debate on that amendment and some of the Republicans in favor of it were positively reveling in their dumbassery. Like Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma: Read more