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I haven’t given out one of these in a while, but I came across this column from the Worldview Weekend site and it just cries out for a Robert O’Brien Trophy (formerly the Idiot of the Month Award) for the author. This is simply one of the most inane examples of ignorance on display that…

I haven’t given out a Robert O’Brien Trophy in a while, but here’s someone who really deserves one: Jill Stanek. The award is given for this breathtakingly idiotic column at the Worldnutdaily where she actually claims that legalizing the purchase of Plan B emergency contraception over the counter will lead to more pedophilia. Seriously. She…

Here’s a definite Robert O’Brien Trophy candidate, Linda Kimball. She is the author of this hilariously ridiculous essay. I found out about it because Gerard Harbison, the self-proclaimed Right Wing Professor, linked to my debunking of the famous Patrick Henry “founded not by religionists” fake quote, which Kimball uses. But using that fake quote is…

Sometimes I feel like I should send Joseph Farah, founder of the Worldnutdaily, a gift. The webmag he founded is such a fountain of sheer stupidity that he makes my job here so much easier. Virtually every day, I could find ample fodder for this blog just by clicking on his page. And now that…

July’s Idiot of the Month award goes to Judith Reisman, a nutty anti-anything-sexual crusader who is astonishingly popular with social conservatives. Reisman is one of the leading lights of the “abstinence-only sex ed” movement and a longtime anti-porn and anti-gay activist with a history of saying absolutely loony things. Her latest contribution to absurdity is…

I know it’s only the first of the month, but this one really can’t be topped. I actually had made a note of this ridiculous column by Star Parker for a possible Idiot of the Month award. In it, she cites a study showing that 51% of Americans think abortion is immoral, but 63% of…

Early O’Brien Trophy Winner?

It’s only the first week of May, but we may have found our Robert O’Brien Trophy winner already. I present to you the Rev. Chan Chandler of East Waynesville Baptist Church in North Carolina. He has begun to excommunicate anyone in his church who didn’t vote for George W. Bush. 9 members, including many who…

As we come to the end of the month of April, it is once again time to award the Robert O’Brien Trophy (formerly known as the Idiot of the Month award) to a worthy recipient. This month’s winner is Les Kinsolving, the Worldnutdaily’s intrepid White House correspondent, for this screed about gays and the new…

Scott Foust, a german literature student at the University of Cincinatti, is the winner of February’s Robert O’Brien Trophy (formerly known as the Idiot of the Month award) for this breathtakingly ignorant article in the newspaper of that university. In it, Foust takes the commonly heard, and utterly false, claim that evolution supports racism and…

For the second time in three months, Joseph Farah, owner of the Worldnutdaily, is the winner of the Robert O’Brien Trophy (formerly the Idiot of the Month Award). His latest foray into the world of sheer idiocy is this column, called The Threat to Adoption. Actually, it’s not so much the column itself. There is…