Alex Jones Has a Meltdown Over Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Control Segment

Alex Jones
Alex Jones, seen here being completely rational.

In a recent episode of his eponymous Internet show, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went on a tirade about Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly, whose recent interview with Donald Trump centered on the gun control debate. Specifically, O’Reilly wanted to know if Trump was in favor of banning “big guns” (I can only assume he meant automatic and semiautomatic weapons) as well as restricting the Second Amendment rights of people put on the secretive “terror watch list.” After chastising O’Reilly for talking to his audience as if they were children, Jones completely lost it, calling O’Reilly a “bully” hellbent on taking away our constitutional rights. Continue reading “Alex Jones Has a Meltdown Over Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Control Segment”

Random Headlines — 12/15/15

Muslim Profiling Protest

Media Matters – Cruz endorser Steve Deace says Fiorina ‘goes full vagina.’
Bustle – Defunding Planned Parenthood is just another form of racism.
Talking Points Memo – Fox commenter arrested for threats against Planned Parenthood partner.
Salon – Robber calls Indian-American store clerk  ISIS ‘terrorist’ and shoots him in the face, reports say.
Bitch Media – An A-Z guide to being a Muslim ally.
The Daily Beast – DOJ: Trump’s early businesses blocked blacks.
Raw Story – Out-of-control Florida dean suspended for mocking ‘ugly’ Jews, black women, and poor students.
Think Progress – Trump justifies Muslim ban with wildly misleading claim about ISIS-themed cell phones.

Random Headlines — Je suis un parisien

We stand with France.
We stand with France.

The Washington Post – String of Paris terrorist attacks leaves over 120 dead.
Think Progress – In response to Paris, Ted Cruz calls for airstrikes with more “tolerance for civilian casualties.”
BuzzFeed News – White supremacists are thrilled Donald Trump mentioned “Operation Wetback.”
Mother Jones – The War on Women is over — and women lost.
Refinery29 – Cop on trial for assaulting 13 black women gets all-white jury.
Media Matters – New Fox News host has track record of poor-shaming, sexism, and transphobia.
The Daily Beast – Inside Virginia’s creepy white-power wolf cult.
Hatewatch – Meet the anti-LGBT hate group that filed an amicus brief with the Alabama Supreme Court.
Mondoweiss – US and Israel try to rewrite history of UN resolution that declared Zionism is racism.
Raw Story – Utah judge reverses decision to remove baby from lesbian foster parents.

Random Headlines — National Coming Out Day Edition

Equality Matters – Associated Press properly identifies the hate group representing Kim Davis.
The Huffington Post – Being LGBT in Southeast Asia: Stories of abuse, survival, and tremendous courage.
The Daily Beast – Tennessee apologizes to God for gay marriage.
Right Wing Watch – Theodore Shoebat says that homosexuality leads to cannibalism and that those who refuse to submit to Christianity should be killed.
The Electronic Intifada
– Are pro-Israel bullies on U.S. campuses planning dirtier tactics?
The Atlantic – A call to defend Muslims from armed protests.
Business Insider – The number of homicides of transgender people this year has reached ‘crisis’ levels.
Raw Story – Ben Carson says next Holocaust ‘can happen’ in U.S. because of gun control.
Think Progress – Fox News posts anti-Semitic screed blaming Jews for the Holocaust.

Todd Starnes: ‘Perhaps One Day’ People Will Read Kim Davis’ ‘Letters from a Kentucky Jail’

Martin Luther King Jr. Mugshot
Yeah, totally like a homophobe who refuses to obey the law.

If you thought the far right’s accusations of anti-Christian persecution were deranged in the wake of the Rowan County marriage license debacle…well, they are. Yet thanks to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, they’ve really gone off the rails. Starnes, you see, believes that punishing a public official for refusing to do her job and ignoring a direct court order is tantamount to white racists siccing German Shepherds on black people. In an article published on the Fox News website — because it’s not really a news outlet as much as a propaganda machine for racists and religious zealots — Starnes wrote that Judge Bunning “wanted to intimidate Christians” and did so by “doing with the gavel what Bull Connor tried to do with dogs and fire hoses.” Continue reading “Todd Starnes: ‘Perhaps One Day’ People Will Read Kim Davis’ ‘Letters from a Kentucky Jail’”

Federal Judge to Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk: Go Directly to Jail

Monopoly Jail Card

In a move that could spell the end of the saga of Kim Davis, a federal judge held the homophobic county clerk in contempt of court for defying an order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis, a thrice-married thrice-divorced born-again Christian, refused to issue any marriage licenses in Rowan County because doing so would violate her conscience. When Judge David L. Bunning ordered Davis to do her job, she requested a stay on the ruling. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Davis’ request, as did the Supreme Court. Still, Davis refused to comply, stating that her refusal was based on “God’s authority.” Judge Bunning, evidently fed up with Davis’ stalling and clear lack of respect for the rule of law, decided to punish Davis with some much needed jail time. Continue reading “Federal Judge to Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk: Go Directly to Jail”