Did you miss the Republican debate last night?

This is an unfair comparison to clowns.

This is an unfair comparison to clowns.

You are either lucky or wise. It was a terrible portent of worse to come as this nightmarish campaign season progresses.

But if you want to figure out what was said without the agony of watching those ratfkers writhing on stage, this summary by Robin Marty is good. A sample:

As the dust settled from another struggle between Fox and Trump, somewhere in there Rand Paul was asked a question and I missed it, but the answer was that “I don’t want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington.” You can insert your own big government question yourself and likely be close enough. Soon after there was a literal 20-second dash in and out of the #Blacklivesmatters debate, where Walker answered that we need to better train police officers then danced away without actually discussing racism or police violence.

The answer still probably had more depth than Governor Mike Huckabee’s next answer, which was that trans people should not be allowed into the military because, “The point of the military is to kill people and break things. It’s not a social experiment.” Maybe Huckabee should tell that to the 15,000 trans military members currently serving.

There was so much more: Paul and Christie bellowing at each other about who had hugged the most right people, everyone agreeing to defund Planned Parenthood, that fanatical gleam in Huckabee’s eye, Carson’s tax plan that is modeled after tithing because “God is a pretty fair guy”, the terrible moderators, and the amazing ability of the ‘debaters’ to dodge questions completely.

And it ended with Megyn Kelly asking the candidates if God talks to them. What do you think the answer was?

At least one person will enjoy the Republican debate tonight


A commissioner of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Carrol Mitchem, was told by the courts that he could not continue to require sectarian Christian prayer to open meetings of the commission. This prompted him to open his mouth and let the dumbassery flow, like a rippling river of sewage and ignorance.

Changing rules on the way the United States was founded, Constitution was founded (I don’t like), Mitchem told the paper. I don’t need no Arab or Muslim or whoever telling me what to do or us here in the county what to do about praying. If they don’t like it, stay the hell away.

Mitchem echoed that sentiment to WBTV on Friday.

I ain’t gonna have no new religion or pray to Allah or nothing like that, Mitchem said. He added that anyone who doesn’t want to hear a Christian prayer can leave and wait until we’re done praying.

We’re fighting Muslims every day. I’m not saying they’re all bad, Mitchem said. They believe in a different God than I do. If that’s what they want to do, that’s fine. But, they don’t need to be telling us, as Christians, what we need to be doing. They don’t need to be rubbing our faces in it.

But rubbing everyone else’s faces in his vile religion, well, that’s perfectly OK.

Not only does this man vote, he’s active in local politics. We’re doomed.

I nuked Morris, Minnesota

You can bomb your hometown too! Just put your location into that link, and it’ll show you the area of devastation if your town were hit by the Hiroshima bomb. Here’s the effect if the nuke went off at my house:


I was a bit disappointed, actually. All that happens to Cyrus is broken windows? The area of firestorms and gross destruction is totally within the bounds of where I routinely walk every day. It somehow seems so much smaller than I imagined.

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Some people should not be police officers, and some should not be allowed to own guns


Three young men knocked on the wrong door.

According to people close to the investigation, three young adults, after leaving a graduation party, attempted to go to a friend’s house nearby.

A source said, they mistakenly went to the next door neighbor’s home. After repeatedly ringing the doorbell and loudly knocking on the door, the homeowner, a state trooper, came to the door. When he opened the door and shouted at them, the three men ran away.

The three got into a vehicle and the officer fired three gun shots as they attempted to flee. The car became disabled approximately one half mile from the original scene. Two of the men were apprehended at the vehicle. The third, Matthew Mayer fled, according to local sources.

And then the police sent out search teams! A helicopter with a search light! Canine units! They scoured the area looking for this desperado. And they caught him!

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Scott Walker has lost any shot at the presidency

He was campaigning in Philadelphia, and made a dreadful gaffe.

Scott Walker cut in line at Geno’s to order a cheesesteak with American cheese and no onions. He’s not getting out of Philly alive.

Unforgivable. Cheez Whiz and fried onions, always.


I also liked mine wit’ peppers…ack, no, don’t kill me!

You mean that isn’t what lady history is all about?


There’s a new museum in London, and it promised to “retell the story of the East End through the eyes, voices, experiences and actions” of women and show their contribution to British history. Sounds promising!

Former Google diversity chief Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, who is behind the scheme, promised “the first women’s museum in the UK” in plans given the green light by Tower Hamlets council last year.

But when the covers were removed from the site on Cable Street in Whitechapel last week, residents were shocked to find its subject matter had changed to the brutal unsolved murders of prostitutes between 1888 and 1891.

The Jack The Ripper Museum, which has as its logo a sinister silhouette of a man in Victorian dress above the museum name written in blood red, has outraged residents, who claim it is now about misogyny rather than women’s achievements.

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How stupid are liberals?


I got two items in my inbox telling me how stupid liberals are. I read the articles in question and find myself wondering instead how stupid conservatives are.

The first is from the NY Post: Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias. Did anyone say they were? By comparison, maybe, but already we have a straw man right in the title. They complain that obviously Denmark is a failed state because they have much higher taxes than America. Why, yes, no one claims that we can magically get better services for free. But then the rest gets downright embarrassing: Danes are less sexy and macho, they have high suicide rates, they aren’t a wonderful tourist destination (What? They’ve never heard of Copenhagen?), there aren’t as many really rich and really poor people, and everyone is middle class — no tall poppies allowed. And they are all about equality and sharing.

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