Category Archives: Conservatives

Misunderstanding Giuliani

Last week, former New York City Republican Mayor Rudy “Subject, Verb, 9/11″ Giuliani uttered this at what was supposed to be a private meeting: “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I … Continue reading

Posted in A Message to You, Conservatives, Rudy | 3 Comments

The Republican War on Universities

I don’t have much to add to the commentary on the Republican War on Universities in North Carolina and in Wisconsin, except to note that a rightwing assault on what they consider a left-wing bastion was not only predictable, it … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Education, The War on Art, The War on Science | 1 Comment

Will SCOTUS Force Republican States to Govern With the Rhetoric They Use to Gull the Rubes?

Right now, the Supreme Court (‘SCOTUS’) is weighing a decision to gut some of the ACA (‘Obamacare’) healthcare tax subsidies. What’s staggering is how much this will cost (boldface mine): This provides a way of approximating just how much money … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Economics, Fucking Morons, Healthcare | 1 Comment

When the Palinist Impulse Collides With Governing

Back when Sarah Palin might have been one elderly heartbeat from the presidency, I described why she held such appeal for the right (boldface added): While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. … Continue reading

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All of Anti-Vaccination Gall Can Be Divided Into Three Parts

Given the way both the internet and our political discourse works, by next week, we’ll probably have forgotten all about the (lack of) vaccination problem, so I’ll post this today. I’m not convinced that we can convince most anti-vaxxers to … Continue reading

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The Republican War on… Beyoncé?

So this is completely bonkers (pdf): Yes, two thirds of Iowa Republican caucus goers believe Beyoncé either is or might be a ‘moral poison.’ For a little context, hero of the Uruk-hai wing of the Republican Party, Mike Huckabee, in … Continue reading

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GOP Senator Proposes Norovirus Dissemination Plan

Well, he didn’t call it that, but Republican Senator Thom “Taking the As out of Thomas” Tillis proposed this interesting infection control policy (boldface mine): In a week packed with news over concerns for public health, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Public Health, Viruses, Vomit | 2 Comments