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Holy Vast Liberal Perfidy, Batman!

The political world is reeling from the whopping KAPOW! that GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor just got from a Tea-Party insurgent in the Virginia primary. How could this happen? How could one of the most powerful conservative jokers in Washington suddenly find himself without a job? Was Cantor “too calculating“? “Ambitious”? “Disconnected”? Well, don’t … Continue reading

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

These days, does anyone care if a quote is taken out of context? Not really, it seems. Certainly not the media that this week ran with the headline “Gwyneth Paltrow thinks water has feelings!” when the actress/lifestyle guru attempted to paraphrase the work of a Japanese author she admires. Other, more damaging examples: Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

Ellen the De Generate

If, like us, you are the beneficiary of a primary Catholic school education, you may have some interesting memories of all the things you got from those nuns. Like raps on the knuckles. Curt, abbreviated classes in “science.” Lessons for boys in how to pee without using your hands! Once, as punishment for giving the … Continue reading

Why the Devil Can’t Go Down on Georgia

We all know that conservatives are obsessed with two things: Sex and the wisdom of the states! That’s why we keep ending up with such titillating local legislation. Down in Mississippi, it’s illegal to even talk about polygamy. Visiting Oklahoma? Don’t even think of having simulated animal sex in a bar. In Ohio, it’s illegal … Continue reading

How Science Just Proved That Life Sucks

If, like us, you’ve been poking around second-hand furniture stores looking for just the right rocking chair from which to gripe about “kids today” and how everything is going to hell, we’ve got some good news for you: Science is on your side! See, it turns out that scholars at the Spanish National Research Council … Continue reading

Sex Cells in Nevada

  A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississippi schools — where teachers are complying with a law requiring sexual education by teaching girls that “anyone who has sex before marriage is no better than a used piece of chocolate.” Yuck. What could be worse than that? Well, … Continue reading

Porn for Progress

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ve been cursing the banks for one reason or another lately. And that puts you in the league of unlikely company: Porn stars! Yes, porn stars. It seems that greater-than-thou banks like JPMorgan Chase have decided that dealing with people in the sex industry — just handling their … Continue reading

How to Rebrand the KKK

Racists in America never seem to tire of trying to outdo one another. The ink was barely dry on the story of the white supremacist — whose alleged shooting rampage at two Jewish institutions in Kansas was followed by a cry of “Heil Hitler!” — when we were treated to the psycho rants of everyone’s … Continue reading

The Second Coming of Homeless Jesus

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about some of the unbelievably heartless ways some American communities have been dealing with homeless people: from making it illegal to give them blankets on cold nights to letting cops knock the free, church-donated hot dogs out of their cold, near-dead and greedy hands. (Really!) The stories … Continue reading

Southern Fried Sex Ed

There’s been oodles of talk lately about women in America! Aren’t they better off (as some conservatives suggest) seeking a rich husband than a good job? Do they deserve equal pay? Or are they more like, say, NFL cheerleaders — which the US Department of Labor this week called nothing more than “amusement” — and … Continue reading

The Alabama Starvation Diet!

Conservatives hate, hate, hate pesky inconveniences like poor people and facts. And they’ve been awfully busy lately coming up with new and creative ways to make them disappear. (Don’t like the enrollment numbers for Obamacare? Run with a misleading graph and remind the working poor that health care is something evil.) Some things, though, are … Continue reading

Sarah Palin’s Half Baked Recipes

Conservatives are pouncing over the resignation this week of Bill Yosses, the White House executive pastry chef who has been rolling dough since the George W. Bush administration. As usual, the far right is forcing their opinions about this “scandal” down listener’s throats without even adding a pinch of truth. Why did he quit? Rush … Continue reading