South Carolina State Senator's Anti-Gay Biblical Rant Makes You Wonder How the Hell Religion Is Still a Thing
One of the simplest ways to point out the absurdity of modern faith-based religion is to replace commonly accepted deities with the names of those who long ago proved they couldn't withstand the march of progress. In other words, maybe demanding that people pray or adhere to the ...read more
Rush Limbaugh Defends Confederate Flag Because He's a Giant A**hole
Well, that didn't take long. Days after nine African Americans were murdered in cold blood by a psychopathic racist, and literally hours after the debate began to focus on getting rid of the Confederate flag, Rush Limbaugh has leapt to the defense of persecuted white people ...read more
If Germany Can Get Rid of the Swastika America Can Get Rid of the Confederate Flag
Traditionally, the Swastika symbol is considered sacred to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The word itself derives from the Sanskrit svastika, which means "lucky or auspicious object". In the modern context though, the Swastika symbol is synonymous with racial hatred, fascism ...read more
Republican Asshole Gets His Wish As Texas Ebola Patient Dies
Texas man Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia and has been quarantined at Texas Health Presbyterian Center in Dallas since mid-September, has died. Duncan leaves behind a partner and multiple children, who have been in forced quarantine while being monitored for ...read more
How is Mark Sanford a Serious Candidate for Anything?
In about a week, South Carolina will pick between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch. As we all know, when Mark Sanford was governor of South Carolina, he vanished for a week -- after telling staff he was off hiking the Appalachian Trail, a lie they repeated to the press. ...read more
The Curious Return of Mark Sanford
I kind of owe Mark Sanford. The scandal that led him to assume the role of poor, dumb, love-struck Paris, willing to bring war to Troy's gates in the name of forbidden desire, was the jumping off point for what I think is the best piece ever to be published over at my little ...read more
Oh, South Carolina, Won't You Ever Learn?
My mother has told me a joke she heard from someone when she went to South Carolina. The SC resident and native told her, "South Carolina; too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental institution." I have spent some time in the Palmetto State and like it a lot but ...read more
PPP Poll: Colbert Tops List of Potential DeMint Replacements
The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From TPM: Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert is the most popular choice among South Carolina voters to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint (R), according to a new poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling. DeMint is leaving the Senate to ...read more
Republicans Defying Grover Norquist over Tax Pledge
Are we finally seeing a ray of light for the future of the Republican Party? From the Guardian: Senator Lindsey Graham has become the second senior Republican in days to publicly disavow a pledge that handcuffs the party to a policy of no tax rises, raising hopes of a deal ...read more
Don't Forget: South Carolina is the Reigning Crazy Capital
By Bob Cesca: Arizona has been such a hotbed of wingnuttery and ignorance lately that it's easy to forget about the almost-as-backwards-and-ridiculous state of South Carolina. The home of legal firecrackers and the abundantly racist tourist trap called South of the Border has ...read more
Newt Gingrich Expected to Stand Down, Endorse Romney
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expected to suspend his campaign next week and endorse Mitt Romney, his spokesman has said. Mr Gingrich now says he expects Mr Romney, who won five primaries on Tuesday, to be the Republican nominee. The campaigns are said to ...read more
Romney Wins Florida - The End of Gingrich?
Gary Younge points out in an article in the Guardian that money pretty much determines the outcome of any given election in America. Newt Gingrich found this hard truth out last night in Florida, as his multi millionaire rival Mitt Romney resoundingly thumped him by an almost ...read more
Can Gingrich Really Win the Nomination?
I've been saying consistently the Mitt Romney is a sure bet for the Republican nomination. After Newt Gingrich's dominating performance in South Carolina this weekend, I'm now not so sure. Romney has a very, very serious problem on his hands as Gingrich's portrayal of him as an ...read more
Mitt Romney: I pay 15% Tax
I met up with my friend and fellow blogger Oliver Willis yesterday, and he came up with a brilliant take on Mitt Romney: He is the Republican John Kerry. In 2004, John Kerry tried his best to connect with everyday voters, but his aloofness and upper class vernacular made it ...read more
Huntsman Quits, Clears Path for Romney
Another Republican bites the dust, and sadly the only sane one in the field other that Mitt Romney: Jon M. Huntsman Jr. will announce Monday that he is ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsing Mitt Romney, narrowing the field and erasing a ...read more
South Carolina GOP Censures Mark Sanford
Why it took them that many hours to give a slight rap on the knuckles to the governor for abandoning the state I will never know, but then I'm not a Republican. After nearly four hours of deliberation and multiple rounds of balloting, the South Carolina Republican Party voted ...read more