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Like A Thief In The Night

Did you know that Barack Obama is leading a crypto-messianic, quasi-fascist movement? Moreover, this kind of reaction — an emotion-driven response utterly devoid of coherent ideational content, a response that leads far too many people to be enthusiastically willing to believe virtually anything that Obama might proclaim and to follow…

The Gay Muslim Chronicles

Findlay, Ohio is at about the 3/4 point between Columbus and Ann Arbor, meaning that I’ve been through the city several times in the past couple of months alone. And, well, yeah. On the television in his living room, Peterman has watched enough news and campaign advertisements to hear the…

Ohio: ‘Christian’ woman’s ‘Obama is a baby killing Arab’ smear

These fringe folks are throwing anything they can against the wall. Tim Russo of Blogger Interrupted has the story of an Ohio woman named Joy Atwood who managed to get on the Cleveland CBS affiliate and spew complete batsh*ttery — Barack Obama is an Arab, and wants to kill babies.…

The Childcare Boogeyman

Gather ’round real close-like, everyone. I’ve got a spooky story to tell you about the Government and the Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Mommies. One of the most dramatic changes in American life in the years since World War II involves the way we raise our children. We used to…

Dobbsy Loves Barry Obama

Yet more hilarity from the fundie crowd: Some have been taking issue with largely unnoticed comments made last year by Sen. Barack Obama declaring the U.S. is “no longer a Christian nation” but is also a nation of others, including Muslims and nonbelievers. Whaaaaa? “Whatever we once were, we’re no…

The Endangered Puma

Rebecca Traitster lists twelve reasons why Clinton supporters are still angry. Some are valid, some are head-scratchers, some show a disturbing adherence to a cult of personality that seems far outsize to anything Clinton’s done or would likely do. But one thing heartens me is that no matter how angry…

Speak Of The Devil

No sooner do we start talking about mentioners of racism being the real racists than the shit starts flying in the presidential race. Is Barack Obama a zombie? No, just a Muslim.…

Blackazoid: The Blackening

David Brooks has done yeoman’s work and given us the origin story of dear Blackazoid. God, Republicans are saps. They think that they’re running against some academic liberal who wouldn’t wear flag pins on his lapel, whose wife isn’t proud of America and who went to some liberationist church where…

Funny how perceptions vary, isn’t it?

Here’s one way to look at something: Obama’s first general election commercial—released on Juneteenth It’s healthy at this time in the campaign to remind people out there being bombarded with slime efforts to evoke images of an “Afro-Leninist,” a Muslim terrorist, or a Black Radical Trojan Horse, when the real…

The shape of things to come

No time for the Friday Random Ten today, but I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to this article about the whisper campaigns against Barack Obama that exploit Americans’ xenophobia and other forms of ignorance. More than any other factor, these whisper campaigns are going to be damaging to Obama’s chances.…

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