Rand Paul’s Fake ‘Filibuster’ Was Nothing More Than a Sad Political Con Job

By now you’ve probably heard Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) held a nearly 11-hour campaign fundraiser on the Senate floor a nearly 11 hour spectacle on the Senate floor yesterday that he continually called a “filibuster” – even though it wasn’t. Nothing Paul did Wednesday mattered at all when it comes to the Patriot Act itself, […]

SPECIAL EDITION Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: A Pastor Pillow Christmas Carol

Pastor Pillow stirred in his sleep. He heard a soft jingling, and his sleeping consciousness assumed it was nothing more than 6,000 springs adjusting themselves in his Jab Anstoez-handcrafted Majesty VI bed. The bed was a gift from the Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries Board of Ruling Elders, given to the good minister for his successful […]

Stephen Colbert Slams Both the NSA and Edward Snowden

In my opinion, Stephen Colbert is a bit of an enigma.  Similar to people like Zach Galifianakis or Will Ferrell, he seems to live much of his life in a state of perpetual satire and character.  Even when outside of the confines of his show, it’s rare that you see him act in any form of […]

Rand Paul Planning Ridiculous Stunt, Wants to Sue Obama Administration

I’ve joked (kind of) that the motto of the Republican party really needs to be something like, “Blaming President Obama/Democrats for something we caused since January 20, 2009.”  I mean, let’s face it, these are the same people who actually try to convince millions of Americans (and have been extremely successful at doing so) that […]

Texas Tea Party Candidate for Congress does Reddit “AMA” – Brutal Hilarity Ensues

There are a lot of funny things that happen on social media, but perhaps none so droll, tongue-in-cheek and even sometimes esoteric as you find daily on Reddit. Yesterday, a Tea Party candidate by the name of Matt McCall who is hoping to primary the incumbent conservative Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) decided to do an […]

Republicans Calling Out Other Republicans for Acting Ridiculous? Yes, It Actually Happened…

While most on the right probably consider me a left-wing radical (though ironically many liberals don’t consider me a “real” liberal), I do try to base my political opinions on common sense, logic and rational thought. Three things I rarely seen in conservative ideology. So consider me stunned when I saw not one, but two Republicans […]

Bush Knew the Patriot Act Would be a Political Trap for All Future Politicians

When the Bush administration pushed for (and passed) the Patriot Act, they knew exactly what they were doing.  They seized on a time in our country where we were afraid, angry and distraught over what had happened on September 11, 2001. It was the perfect time to pass something that on September 10, 2001 would […]

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 […]

In a World of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, Suddenly Now We “Care” About Privacy?

As details have emerged about the story from The Guardian which “shocked” the world by revealing that the NSA had been collecting the phone records of millions of Americans and tracking their internet activity, something struck me—when did people suddenly start to care about their privacy? Now I know it makes for a great headline […]

When Fascism Comes to America, It Will Be Cloaked In Patriotism

There is a quote (often misattributed to Sinclair Lewis) that states, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” While the actual quote seems to be a condensed meme of a collection of prognostications from the 1930’s as Hitler came to power, it is very true of […]