Ryan White, Kaci Hickox, and the Lessons We Still Haven’t Learned

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 9:15 am

As I have watched the unfolding story of Kaci Hickox in New England, I can’t help but feel as if I’ve seen this movie before. Does the name Ryan White ring a bell? How about Korematsu v. United States?

Yes, I’m old. But it’s the job of the old to remember these things, so that we don’t repeat them yet again.

Now get off my lawn.


GOP Still Doesn’t Know How Birth Control Works

By: Friday January 24, 2014 11:15 am

Mike Huckabee’s discussion of the female libido, how it works or doesn’t work, is also disturbing. And his attempt to claim Democrats lack respect for female self-control due to advancing policies that allow for assistance with obtaining birth control is ignorant.

Mike Huckabee Is Either a Clueless Fool or a Brazen Liar

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 11:42 am

In their zeal to defend Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, many conservatives and religious right figures are being extremely hypocritical about free speech. I mean aren’t these some of the same folks who blow gaskets when they even hear about stores saying “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas?”

Forget taking the Lions and the Points

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 1:30 am

It’s Thanksgiving, you have another more personal spread to work on.

Yet another cunning plan

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 1:30 am

Mike Huckabee, between prayers and gastro-bypass defying sausage gravy, recently suggested how Republicans could defeast “Obama-care” but good

I’m Really, Really Tired of Certain Preachers

By: Sunday December 16, 2012 7:40 am

After my post earlier today, I discovered that one more thing needed to be said. Instead of updating the earlier post, or putting it into the comments there, it deserves a new post all its own. Those uninterested in theology can skip this post and go on to something else.

That one more thing? Theologically speaking, Mike Huckabee is off his rocker. Click through for the details.

Laying an Egg

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00 pm

What the whole controversy seems to show is that in our depleted democracy wherein the only “vote” that matters (literally, if vote-suppressing Republicans have their way…), is measured in dollars, the right has taken caveat emptor into previously unattained heights: they no longer have to even call shit Shinola. It sells either way.

Tripp Palin Would Make Perfect Chick-fil-A Spokesperson.

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 6:14 pm

With his pedigree and language skills, the adorable, yet poorly disciplined tot would be the perfect replacement for the Muppets who have stepped away from their gig as Chick-fil-A spokespmodels in light of the corporate fowl fryer’s ‘tude.

Late Night FDL: Gaming the System

By: Monday January 30, 2012 8:00 pm

Our paranoid culture of rooting out fraud and our fear-mongering media that makes every anecdote a proof the system is corrupt, make it harder for people who need help to get it.

Is James Dobson Repenting for His 2007 Interview With Newt Gingrich?

By: Friday January 20, 2012 11:55 am

James Dobson’s slam on Newt Gingrich at the recent behind-closed-doors meeting of evangelical Christian leaders grabbed a lot of attention in the press, but no one seems to remember that these two have a past. In 2007, Gingrich went on Dobson’s radio program to confess his history of marital infidelity, and received the blessing of numerous TheoCon leaders for doing so.

Now, though, Dobson appears to have led the charge against Gingrich in that meeting of religious conservatives. Is Dobson repenting for having given Gingrich a platform to try to rebuild in image back in 2007?

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