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Pat Robertson links 9/11 attacks to ban on prayer and Bible reading in public schools

Televangelist Pat Robertson marked the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that happened on Sept. 11, 2001 by slamming former President George W. Bush for calling Islam a “religion of peace,” and said that countries that welcomed Muslims were “committing suicide.” “I remember when George Bush came on after 9/11…

Maddow: Political decisions increasingly cost Supreme Court credibility

In 2000, weeks after the general election, the Supreme Court broke down along partisan lines and voted 5 to 4 against a recount in Florida, making George Bush our 43rd president. On Tuesday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed how that landmark decision began a…

Hannity: Osama bin Laden is dead ‘thanks to George Bush’

In Sean Hannity’s world, President George W. Bush succeeded in killing terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. The Fox News host on Thursday noted that bin Laden was dead “thanks to George Bush.” During a segment on Time magazine’s top 10 news stories of 2011, Democratic consultant Joe Trippi lamented that…

Bush speaks fluent BS on fetuses in jars

I’ve seen a spattering of puzzled reactions to this bizarre story George Bush is telling of how he supposedly came to be anti-abortion, basically that he saw his mother’s miscarried fetus in a jar and that did him in. All we actually learn from this story is that Bush is…

How to shut down the Park 51 nonsense

There’s a lot of talk during this never-ending faux controversy over the Park 51 community center about how it’s the lack of Republican leaders willing to take even a nominal stand against anti-Muslim bigotry that’s the problem. George Bush is getting a lot of credit for holding back the flying…

How come people aren’t so scared and resentful anymore?

Paul Krugman has an interesting post up about how Republican identity politics aren’t working as well as they used to, and that’s causing them to flail about, unable to get their shit together. For a long time, the conservative argument has been, “Vote for us and we’ll protect you from…

Sports Night!

Sarah Palin will be tossing out the ceremonial first puck at a Flyers/Rangers game. In Philly. Next up: George Bush performs the first coin flip at a high school football game in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward.…

Watch Palin’s ‘open book exam’ – reading her answers during the debate

Just painful. All Bible Spice needed was someone turning a key in her back to wind her up to spout the answer. After all, wasn’t Bush wired up for his debate? Hat tip to Think Progress: For Sarah Palin, last night’s debate was an open-book exam. She spent much of…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes*

Apologies for the sexism of the term “cunts”. Really, the British need to hop to using a more gender-neutral word for the concept. Americans have a leg up in this department with the word “assholes”, which doesn’t, unfortunately, fit in the meter of this song. The fact that the McCain…

Bush’s checks are ‘stimulating’ the porn economy

Sometimes the jokes just tell themselves — who knew that those checks were destined to become a dose of economic Viagra. According to the Adult Internet Market Research Company, business has been “enhanced” significantly. An unforeseen and surprising beneficiary of the Economic Stimulus Plan, a plan that George Bush contends…

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