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Rachel Maddow on Loretta Lynch’s Record, and Her Confirmation Hearing

HInt: They have very little to do with her record, and a lot to do with conspiracy theories
Politics • Views: 146

This is long (more than 18 minutes), but it’s very good. But the upshot is that Loretta Lynch will be a very good attorney general, and Republicans will eventually concede that.

But not before using these hearings to whine about a man they arguably love to hate, perhaps even more than President Obama, and that’s the outgoing Attorney General, Eric Holder.

Yes, they asked her about Fast & Furious, BENGHAZI1!1!1!1!!, and the smorgasbord of conspiracy theories he has been linked to.

Your tax dollars at work.

Yet another example of what happens when sane people don’t vote in midterm elections, and wingnuts do: wingnuts get elected, and engage in all manner of wingnuttery, both amusing and dangerous.

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More: GOP Uses Loretta Lynch Hearing to Vent About Eric Holder

Hate-Monger Bryan Fischer Fired by the American Family Association

Big news in the fanatical religious right world
Wingnuts • Views: 7,284

Rachel Maddow just reported this amazing story.

UPDATE at 1/28/15 8:58:04 pm by Charles Johnson

But wait a minute…

Key & Peele Introduce Us to the Best New Football Players

Triple Parakeet-Shoes?
Humor • Views: 5,977

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The best football players from the east and the west sound off before the big game.

The Key & Peele Super Bowl Special premieres January 30 at 10/9c on Comedy Central.

Alex Jones Says Rand Paul Is Lying About Moderating His Extreme Positions

Not difficult to believe at all
Wingnuts • Views: 8,012

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Sen. Rand Paul has been a frequent guest on the absolutely insane Alex Jones conspiracy show (and it continually amazes me that he apparently suffers no political consequences for it), and Jones is reciprocating by telling his viewers that Paul is just playing politics and lying about his so-called “moderation.”

And oddly enough, I agree with Alex Jones on this.

Andrew Sullivan Says He’s Quitting Blogging

So long, no thanks for the eugenics
Blogosphere • Views: 10,117

Andrew Sullivan says he’s going to quit blogging: A Note to My Readers.

I don’t have much to say about this, because to be honest I was not a fan of Mr. Sullivan and I haven’t paid much attention to his writing for years. I didn’t like his apologia for the absolutely horrible Ron and Rand Paul, his defense of the crypto-racist pseudo-scientific “The Bell Curve” and discredited eugenics theories, or his advocacy of conspiracy theories about Sarah Palin’s pregnancy. I could list a lot more reasons, but I think I’ll just leave it there — with the note that I seriously doubt this is really the end of Sullivan’s blogging.

Now get ready for a deluge of mainstream journalism think pieces about THE DEATH OF BLOGGING. As if.

We Got Some Seriously Deranged Mail

Holocaust Remembrance Day always brings out the crazies
Weird • Views: 14,082

You’ll have to click to see this amazingly crazy email I received tonight from someone in Monterey, because it’s pretty damned disturbing, not to mention racist and antisemitic. Holocaust Remembrance Day always excites the lunatics.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Bring on the crazy.

Fantastic Four Reboot: The Official Teaser Trailer

Right wing freakout imminent
Arts • Views: 13,695

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As a kid, the Fantastic Four were my favorite Marvel characters, but the recent films weren’t really that great. So I’m glad to see a reboot in the works, with an apparent emphasis on the science fiction angle that attracted me to the Fantastic Four in the first place — and we can also look forward to a right wing freakout, because in this version the Human Torch is… black.

And speaking of right wing freakouts, first out of the racist gate is our boy the Ginger Avenger.

Right — because there are so few white men in the movies these days.

Right Wing Smear Merchant Chuck C. Johnson Offers “Bounty” for Another Rape Victim

Sick
Wingnuts • Views: 18,039

The worst person on Twitter took another dive into his own personal misogynistic sewer yesterday, posting a tweet offering a “bounty” for the name of a woman who reported being sexually assaulted at a Duke University frat party.

I think I might need to create a new category for posts about Johnson; maybe “Disgusting” or “Vile.”

I encourage all LGF readers with Twitter accounts to report this tweet; you can now report tweets that are not addressed directly to you, and Twitter has made the process much easier. Just click the timestamp in the tweet to go to the Twitter website, click the “More” link (it looks like ‘…’) and report it for targeted harassment.

I don’t understand why Twitter stands back and allows their service to be used for evil purposes like this; it damages their brand, and sends the message that they welcome misogynist creeps who harass rape victims. This is becoming Twitter’s reputation.

GOHMERT! God Will Punish America for Obama Dissing Netanyahu

Dumbest man in Congress weighs in
Wingnuts • Views: 21,680

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According to GOP Texas Rep. Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert, the Christian God is going to punish America because Obama isn’t sucking up to Benjamin Netanyahu.

This is your right wing, America.

Bobby Jindal’s Prayer Rally Explicitly Advocated a Christian Theocracy in America

Disturbing theocratic plans
Wingnuts • Views: 23,684

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Media reports on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s “prayer rally” made it seem completely unremarkable. Just some religious folks praying, that’s all. Good clean fun for the whole Christian family!

But Right Wing Watch supplies us with a video clip that shows the true intention of this religious right crowd — they literally want to control every area of American life, including the government.

Gene Mills, president of Louisiana Family Forum (an official state affiliate of the Family Research Council) spent his entire ten-minute speech at Jindal’s prayer rally this weekend openly preaching Seven Mountains Dominionism from the stage.

Christians have been tasked to take control of “the sphere of influence around civil government,” Mills said, because all areas of culture “belong to God.” Jindal’s prayer rally, Mill’s declared, was a key component of their effort “to reclaim territory that rightfully belongs to God” because “these seven spheres of influence are under enemy occupation right now.”

After revealing that last month, he and other prayer rally organizers knelt in prayer with Jindal “asking God to break unholy alliances” over these areas of society, Mills led the gathering in a similar prayer.

“Father, we cry out for the seven mountains of influence today,” Mills said. “We pray that you will give us government, arts and entertainment, education, the church, and the family. That our ambassadors would occupy the high places. That you would bring us into a place of understanding that they need to be occupied by the body of Christ because it’s rightfully His.”

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