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Last fall I posted about how Vladimir Putin (with his unapologetic anti-gay policies and his supposed defense of “Christian values”) was making some American conservatives weak at the knees.
Paleocon Pat Buchanan especially was in full swoon:
While much of American and Western media dismiss him as an authoritarian and reactionary, a throwback, Putin may be seeing [...]
Here in the US the brouhaha de la semaine concerns a Coca Cola ad broadcast during the Super Bowl:
It features American girls singing “America the Beautiful” in English, Spanish, Keres Pueblo, Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French, and Hebrew.
While many found it heartwarming, you’ll never guess whom it upset:
Conservative talk radio is criticizing a Coca-Cola Super Bowl [...]
According to a recent Pew Research poll, more self-identified Republicans now reject the theory of evolution than accept it.
Forty-eight percent of Republicans believe “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” while 43 percent believe “humans and other living things have evolved over time.”
This compares to 33 [...]
On September 17, at a rally for Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, local party official John Whitbeck told a “joke.”
In his “joke,” Whitbeck said that it was an old tradition for the “head of the Jewish faith” to meet with the new pope and present him with a piece of paper, which [...]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two and a half years into a blood-soaked rebellion against his rule, mourned Nelson Mandela’s death on Friday, calling his life an inspiration for freedom fighters and a lesson to tyrants.
The Syrian presidency added its voice to the chorus with a statement on its Facebook page on Friday, calling the [...]
…instead of buying silly toys and games for your kids, give them a gift that truly says you love them– weaker public employee unions.
That’s right. Scott Walker is running for reelection as governor of Wisconsin. And here’s his campaign’s latest pitch for contributions.
We have a new entry in the contest for the title of Most Cringe-Inducing Republican Member of Congress from Texas.
At first it was between Rep. Louie Gohmert and Rep. Steve Stockman.
More recently we saw Rep. Randy Neugebauer bullying a federal employee for doing her assigned job at the World War II Memorial in Washington [...]
These are actual insults posted on the Facebook page of a Republican: House Speaker John Boehner, who committed the unforgivable sin of allowing the vote which ended the recent government shutdown and prevented default– without succeeding in killing Obamacare.
(RINO = Republican In Name Only, i.e., not far enough to the Right, more usually applied [...]
After shutting down much of the government for two weeks (not just parks and memorials) and bringing the country to the brink of default, Congressional Republicans have finally conceded that that they can’t achieve what they never stood a chance of achieving in the first place– defunding or delaying or weakening the Affordable Care Act, [...]
Last month I mentioned how two prominent figures on the American Right– Rush Limbaugh and Ralph Peters– had kind words for Russia’s authoritarian and Assad-apologist President Vladimir Putin, whom they credit with opposing the “gay agenda” and standing up for “Christian values.”
Putin’s latest rightwing fanboy is anti-gay extremist Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. [...]