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“Psychic” Vicki Monroe’s Predictions for 2013 — And Reality Bites

In December of 2012, the Lewiston Sun Journal featured “psychic” Vicki Monroe and her predictions for 2013. This is the same Vicki Monroe who tells the world “the spirits” tell her the future. Vicki Monroe’s website (search “Maine psychic Vicki Monroe” if you really must see it) features photoshopped glistening false stars orbiting her head, […]

Sing Along With Me: the Opposition Stole My Sign!

As we get close to Election Day 2014, can I ask everyone to join in the chorus. Sing with me: “the opposition stole my sign!”

When the Belgrade Maine Republican Committee noticed one of its campaign signs was missing this month, it jumped on the chance to cry “theft!”

“One of our signs was […]

Americans for Prosperity Anti-Worker Rally Fizzles with 0.08% Turnout Rate in Pennsylvania

At 12:30 pm today, the billionaire-funded political corporation calling itself “Americans for Prosperity” held a “Paycheck Protection Rally” in the state capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme of the day: workers should stop organizing for better pay and give corporations a break.

If we are to believe what Americans for Properity says about itself, […]

7/4/10: Five Hours Left for the Predicted Nuclear Detonation; Messiah Overdue

Over here on the East coast, there are only five hours left before the end of the 4th of July. That’s only five hours for the prediction of a U.S. government’s atomic bomb attack on one of its own cities either to come true or to be established as yet another in the long line […]

War on Terror or War on Free Press? FBI Used Unconstitutional, Illegal Seizure of Reporters’ Phone Records to Find Source of Politically Embarrassing Leaks

I’ve never written such a long headline before, but each and every element of it is crucial:

* The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General has released a report, parts of which remain classified but parts of which have been declassified. Read it here.

* This report concludes that the FBI broke the […]

Did Barack Obama Apply to Occidental College as a Foreigner Named Barry Soetero? Is New Jersey a Portal for the Flaxxian Alliance Starfleet?

There’s a real doozy of a “news story” making the rounds through e-mails and on right-wing websites. It claims that an Occidental College shows proof that Barack Obama registered there as an undergraduate under the name “Barry Soetoro,” and as a foreign student. Aha! Here is the smoking gun proof, the posts declare, that Barack […]

Rahm Emanuel is a Conniving Jerk Who Pays His Property Taxes

The “reports” come in from all over the internet and the papers, day after day after day:

Don Surber of the Charleston Daily Mail:

Democrat Rahm Emanuel put his Chicago residency in the name of a charity to avoid property taxes…

Phil Gremillion at The Daily Advertiser of Lafayette, Louisiana:

Check out his chief of […]

News Flash! Communist Plot Unearthed Inside American Government

Right-wingers have a habit of accusing anyone who disagrees with them — anyone who stands up for the Constitution or for non-violence or for environmental responsibility — of being a communist. If I had a dollar bill for every time some right-winger told me that I’m a commie, why, I could afford to live in […]