conservative Christians re-write children’s history books…

Another small step toward the creation of a “Christian nation!” In 2010 the Texas Board of Education’s conservative members took another major step toward indoctrinating American’s children toward a more “Biblical” worldview. They decided that it’s about time someone corrected the long-standing liberal bias in education – so they “corrected” the history text books. Keep […]

man your battle stations! Lock and load! (The new Christian rhetoric)

See part 1:  What will happen when the Christian Right takes over See part 2:  The 4 things the Christian Right needs before they can take over Does anyone else remember in the 1980s when the Christian Right (think “Moral Majority”) was obsessed with sex and violence in the media? They campaigned against sex and […]

the four things the religious right needs before they can take over America…

I don’t see how you can be President without a relationship with the Lord. -President George Bush, 2005 The second coming of Christ is everything that I’m living for. I hope the rapture comes tomorrow. -House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, 2007 America has no King but Jesus -Attorney General John Ashcroft, 2004 The Republican Party […]

“the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of…”

The activists pushing the latest Tea Party cause can’t explain how their effort to stop health-care reform could ever possibly succeed. Will they shut down the government? The Tea Party has a new obsession: killing Obamacare by stripping the funding needed to implement the law. Thirteen Republican senators have signed on to the effort, which […]

how congress spends it’s time…

  As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — referred to as Obamacare for short — begin to come online, congressional Republicans have continued to obsess over repealing the law altogether. The New York Times looked into the numbers on Wednesday and concluded that House Republicans have spent a whopping 15 percent of their time trying to repeal all or […]

what will happen when the Christian right takes over…

This is actually pretty scary…but stoppable.  But please don’t think it can’t happen in America.  It already is a work in progress, and it needs to be resisted. Have you heard of Dominionism?  Or Christian Nationalism?  This is the belief that Christians need to establish a Christian reign on earth before Jesus returns for the […]

102 things NOT to do if you hate taxes…

So, you’re a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following. 1. Do not use Medicare. 2. Do not use Social Security 3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars. 4. Do not ask the National Guard […]

our return to state-sanctioned racism

Hey!  To all nine of my readers – just in case you missed it or aren’t aware of the significance of this particular ruling by the Supremes this past week, I want to lay it out in very simple terms. Background:  In elections Republicans do terrible with minorities.  Blacks and Latinos, in particular, vote against […]

gay politician silenced by opponent citing ‘God’s law’

By Steve Benen As is the case in many states, many in Pennsylvania are considering how to proceed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, and on Wednesday, state Rep. Brian Sims (D) of Philadelphia rose to address the issue with his legislative colleagues. But Sims, the first […]