This afternoon the 9th circuit court ruled 3-o against lifting the temporary restraining order (TRO) on Donald Trump's travel ban. Many of us fist pumped at the ruling and perhaps let out a cheer, but now is time to dig a bit deeper and look at what the future holds. The challenge is still working its way through the court system and there is no reason to suspect that the administration will back down.
In all likelihood, even if the travel ban is struck down at the supreme court, the...
Is The Rational Left Building Its Own Conspiracy Theory?
Typically, atheists, skeptics, and people of science keep away from conspiracies like those popularized by Alex Jones and David Icke. We usually consider them foolish wastes of time and use the term conspiracy as a pejorative. We mock the president for supporting unverified claims and ridiculous notions. But has the Russian election hacking scandal caused us to develop our own conspiracy?
Polls suggest that the...
The Republican party has widely been considered anti-science for years, due mostly to their collective denial of climate change, large contingent of fundamental Christian Creationists, and hostility to progressive ideology. On January, 20th, however, the country was taken over by someone far more dangerous than the average Republican party member. Donald Trump is possibly the most explicitly anti-science president the nation has ever had. I have already written about...
Alex Jones is one of my guilty pleasures. I just can't help myself, he's basically a reverse fact-checker. If he says something is true, you can usually be assured it isn't. So on inauguration day I just had to see what the loon-in chief was saying about his glorious leader. In his inauguration day broadcast we get the usual ramblings about globalism and the new world order, but he seemingly dropped a gem out of nowhere. TRUMP WATCHES INFOWARS (3:20 in the video). Other sources...
I have to give the credit for this idea to conservative professor Steven Hayward, who gave his own version of the first two lines in class on Thursday. While much has been said about Trump "talking like the people" the real translation of that phrase is "least eloquent president we have ever had." So without further ado, Trump's Gettysburg Address.
Trump's Gettysburg Address
Eighty seven years ago there were some really great, great people. I mean, nobody loves these guys...
Come one, come all, from far and wide, announcing the opening of the huuuuge and so, so beautiful, really its the best, everyone agrees, Trump and friends insult hall of fame.
What does Steve Bannon look like? A wet sewer rat covered in Cheetos dust? Does Donald Trump sound like an Alzheimer's patient who thinks he's Joseph Stalin? Insult Donald Trump and his cronies to your heart's content.
We want to know!!! Leave your best insults here, and if they're good enough they'll be...
A Nobel Prize For Donald Trump?
I promise, I am 100% serious folks. Initially I saw this story during my nightly ritual of cruising conspiracy theory websites. It was reported on none other than Alex Jones' Infowars. Normally I wouldn't take anything they say seriously, but you can't report something like this without some sort of actual information. I was completely flabbergasted that anyone would think Trump worthy of a Nobel prize.
So after cruising a bit I found a...
On Sunday January 29, a Right wing Trump Supporter, and white Christian terrorist attacked the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center, killing 6.
In 2012 two Right Wing Christian Extremist terrorists attempted to build a dirty bomb aimed at taking out Muslims.
In 1995 Right Wing Christian White Nationalist Timothy McVeigh Killed 168 in the infamous Oklahoma City Bombing.
Anti-abortion Right Wing Christian Extremists have killed at least 11 in attacks on individual doctors and planned...
Steven Hayward, UC Berkeley Professor and, apparently amateur, blogger.
Oh Steven, you really are just quite the optimist aren't you? You really thought that all of the protesting and anger would make Trump's approval rating go higher. You see that's not quite how it works.
I know you'd like to imagine that we are all some kind of mindless drones who go out marching when the "left wing media" tells us to. But we are the voters. We are the majority that did not elect Trump, who...
You can watch the interview on YouTube here.
Sean Hannity's interview last Thursday with President Trump would have been better suited for Pornhub than Fox News. During the entire interview I nearly yelled at my TV multiple times, "Don't forget the balls Sean!!!"
Trump kept mentioning all of the great (and untrue) things he'd seen on Sean's show, Sean repeatedly mentioned just how much he agrees with Trump. It was a regular love fest. If I had to categorize it I would have put it...