Today’s Republican Party Should Learn From George W. Bush On Islam

Back when he was president, I was not a fan of George W. Bush. While I supported the war in Afghanistan and the response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the disastrous war in Iraq and the resulting fallout forever bittered me against him. I watched a number of my military friends go off to war […]

Lunatic Donald Trump Cites Conspiracy Website For His Lies About 9/11

Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a lot of bizarre claims during his campaign. Along with his assertions that vaccines cause autism and his courting of right-wing racist groups, Trump has also made the claim that he saw American Muslims celebrating in the streets after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. This […]

The America Rudy Giuliani Loves Doesn’t Exist

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani believes President Obama doesn’t love America. However, like most conservatives, Rudy Giuliani loves an America that doesn’t actually exist. Conservative Dream America has never done anything wrong, white people have never done anything wrong, Christians have never done anything wrong, and saying anything to the contrary means you don’t […]

The 5 Worst Conservative Memes Of The Week

This is the fourth installment in our weekly fact-check series “The 5 Worst Conservative Memes Of The Week.” For previous articles see here and here. For those of you who are seeing this for the first time, the idea behind the countdown is to spotlight the dumbest, most absurd, or downright horrible conservative memes that are […]

September 12: Never Forget

September 11th, 2001, we are constantly reminded, is a day we as Americans should never forget. It’s not an easy series of events to forget, so I’m not sure if the commandment is supposed to be literal. I wondered aloud on my Facebook page if, contrary to popular opinion, we should collectively forget the day. […]

President Obama Isn’t Responsible For ISIS Or Leaving Iraq

It was announced yesterday that President Obama had authorized the use of air strikes against ISIS in Iraq. As usual, I made the mistake of reading the comments on our local news station, KATC. The remarks ranged from blaming President Obama for withdrawing from Iraq too soon, to the usual questioning of his birth certificate, […]

Why I Refuse To “Support Our Troops”

I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. Like many other people who are old enough to remember that day, I can tell you where I was and what I was doing on that crisp September morning when the world as we knew it changed forever. At the time I worked at a gym, and within […]

Crazed 9/11 Conspiracy Nut Vandalizes 9/11 Memorial

Whether it’s the people who harassed the families of the children who died at Sandy Hook Elementary or the ones who believe that we are headed for a New World Order government controlled by Monsanto/aliens/etc. – conspiracy nuts are at least mentally unstable and often just despicable. I kind of expected someone, somewhere to do […]

Did We Forget What Led to the Patriot Act in the First Place? Bush’s Incompetence Before 9/11

I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about how many progressives and conservatives (and some who wouldn’t classify themselves in either category) are shocked and outraged at government overreach and spying. You know what? I’m fed up that more people in positions of power aren’t talking about how we ended up in this position in […]