October 2013

Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/24/2013, 5:34pm
Catherine Thompson @ TPM: Herman Cain: The Devil Was Behind Sexual Harassment Allegations. Chris Geidner @ BuzzFeed: Tom Ridge Pushes Back On Gay Issues In GOP With Plea For “Practical” Tolerance. Greg Sargent @ The Plum Line: The implosion of the GOP brand, in one chart. Davie Weigel @ Slate: Pollster That's Always Wrong Has Cuccinelli Surging in Virginia. Brian Powell @ Media Matters: Fainting Truthers: From Alex Jones To Fox News. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/24/2013, 5:30pm
Gary Bauer says that "if Barack Obama were serious about bi-partisan cooperation, which he isn't, he would start by publicly condemning Alan Grayson." Mike Huckabee has endorsed Senator Mike Enzi for reelection over challenger Liz Cheney because Cheney is not anti-gay enough. Mark Krikorian warns that if immigration reform succeeds, "there will be no public space, no opportunity as a national movement for traditionalist small-government conservatism. It's simply finished." It looks like the Tea Party is giving up on repealing Obamacare. Finally,... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/24/2013, 5:00pm
As the offspring of "respected prophet" Cindy Jacobs, her children reportedly posses the spiritual power not only to stop tornadoes simply by speaking to them, but also prevent presidential assassinations. As Jacobs reported on her most recent "Ten Minute Prayer School," when he son Daniel was six years-old, he came in from playing, complaining of feeling unwell. As his mother tried to figure out what was the matter, Daniel revealed that he was worried that the president might be killed, so the two of them prayed to God would avert any assassination attempts on the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 10/24/2013, 4:55pm
Roger Aronoff of the conservative “watchdog” group Accuracy In Media appeared on a Tea Party Unity conference call today to repeat tired talking points about liberal media bias. But Aronoff did include an interesting tidbit in his otherwise worn-out analysis: MSNBC is left-leaning because it was part of a secret deal between the Obama administration and Comcast. Aronoff, citing absolutely no evidence, said that the reason the Federal Communications Commission approved Comcast’s 2009 takeover of NBC Universal was that Comcast promised the White House that it would ensure... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 10/24/2013, 4:15pm
Rick Santorum is asking you to do your part to free movie theatres from the Devil’s clutches by purchasing tickets to his upcoming movie, The Christmas Candle. He appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network last week to plug the new movie of his film company EchoLight Studios, which apparently is in a state of internal strife after his arrival as CEO. While speaking on a network where televangelists on a daily basis tell viewers that God will reward them financially if they send in contributions, the former senator and presidential candidate spent most of the time criticizing movies... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 10/24/2013, 3:45pm
National Organization for Marriage founder Maggie Gallagher has been sounding the alarm about moves to moderate the GOP’s positions on issues such as abortion rights and LGBT equality. Gallagher recently harangued Ken Cuccinelli for not adequately advocating for his ultraconservative views on social issues in his foundering gubernatorial campaign. That’s right: Even though over half of Virginia voters consider Cuccinelli to be “too conservative,” she believes he is trailing in the polls because he isn’t playing up his right-wing credentials. Speaking with... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/24/2013, 2:43pm
One of the oddest things about Glenn Beck's daily radio program is watching him spend twenty minutes ranting and/or sobbing about some topic, only to suddenly make a transition to promoting the company or product that is sponsoring that particular half-hour of programming.  Sometimes the transition is jarring, like when he has been screaming about how Terminators are going to take over the world and then suddenly stops and begins touting the amazing work being done by Freedomworks or the importance of buying gold from Goldline.  But other times, the transition is more fluid and... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 10/24/2013, 1:55pm
Last year, Peter Brimelow was a panelist at CPAC; this year he is having his columns rejected as “too extreme” by WorldNetDaily. In a blog post on VDARE today, Brimelow writes that a column he wrote about the immigration debate was just too out there for WND: The difficulty in the immigration debate is what I called in Alien Nation back in 1995 “Hitler’s Revenge.” The elites of the West emerged from WWII utterly traumatized by the experience of confronting Nazism. It was so traumatic that they went overboard on the opposite side. They became convinced that any... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 10/24/2013, 12:06pm
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has  been getting absolutely creamed by the state press for his proposal to create a two-tiered voting system if his lawsuit against the federal government to make voter registration more difficult fails. Now, he’s fighting back. In an op-ed published on the website of KSAL this week, Kobach claims that his efforts to require a “proof of citizenship” document to register to vote – which has put the registration of 17,000 Kansans into limbo and instigated the two-tier plan —is necessary because of “rampant... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/24/2013, 11:47am
Back in 2008, a revival broke out in Lakeland, Florida led by Charismatic preacher Todd Bentley during which thousands of people supposedly found God, had visions, and experienced divine healings of various diseases. Shortly thereafter, Bentley fell from grace when he divorced his wife and married another woman. Rick Joyner, a close friend of Bentley's, then set about "restoring" Bentley so that he could eventually "be fully released back into ministry." And that restoration process must have been a smashing success, because Joyner had Bentley on his "Prophetic... MORE
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