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 […]

Facebook Labels The Onion As Satire Because People Apparently Can’t Read

By now, just about anyone who uses the internet should at least be able to pick out The Onion as a satirical site. The operative word here being “should.” However, there’s apparently enough folks on Facebook who still don’t get it, and so Facebook has been running trials on flagging articles from The Onion as satire. […]

Paula Deen Compares Her Struggles to ‘That Black Football Player’ Michael Sam

Some people just shouldn’t speak in public.  Well, at least not without a carefully crafted speech choreographed to avoid making them look like a complete idiot. And I think it’s pretty clear that Paula Deen is one of those people. I’m sure most of you reading this are well aware of Ms. Deen’s struggles last […]

Appallingly Ridiculous: Law & Order to Air Episode Mixing Trayvon Martin Killing and Paula Deen Scandal

There’s lame, there’s bad, there’s stupid and then there’s completely ridiculous—this goes beyond even that.  I don’t think there are words to describe just how pathetic this idea is.  And no, this isn’t satire.  This is a real episode of Law & Order: SVU the show’s creators are planning to air. They’re taking elements from the […]

What Every American Should Know about the Biblical “Definitions” of Marriage

Thoughts Concerning a ‘Biblical Definition of Marriage,’ and in Response to Umpteen Biblically-Ignorant Memes that have Sloshed Back & Forth across the Social Media High Seas e’er since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, and with Hellfire Spit Aimed at any Idiot who Buys the Rights to a Stock Photo of Two Aryans […]

Systemic Problems in the Restaurant Industry — From Wage Theft to Racism and Much More

Last week, I wrote an article about Paula Deen and the culture of discrimination in the restaurant industry. I felt that while it covered some important points about racism and sexism, it almost completely left out the even bigger issue, which is exploitation of workers. Recently, fast food workers in New York appeared at a […]

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week for Racial Justice

This has been a horrible, no-good, very bad week for race relations in the US. Actually, no. If you’re White and you prefer to be privileged and on top while your neighbor of a different race suffers, then it’s not a bad week for race relations. The wall between Black and Brown people and White […]

Fox News Hires Paula Deen for New Cooking Show

On the heels of being fired by the Food Network, Paula Deen has been handed a brand new gig—with Fox News. Desperate to prove that they’re absolutely not racist in any way, and are just being advocates for our First Amendment, Fox News has decided to bring the colorful Paula Deen aboard and will give […]

Paula Deen’s Downfall Speaks to the Big Picture on Racism in the Restaurant Industry

So, Paula Deen isn’t going to get her contract with Food Network renewed. Big freaking whoopty doo, I stopped watching her years ago when I realized that every episode was just a willfully ignorant, politically incorrect advertisement for butter. It was almost like the Food Network’s version of Sarah Palin as she happily mocked the […]