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Irish Politician Joins Stupidity Chorus

A Northern Ireland politician named Maurice MIlls has weighed in and claimed that Hurricane Katrina was sent by God as punishment for homosexuality. God, as usual, could not be reached for comment.

Monaghan’s Catholic Jonestown?

Juan Non-Volokh and Ann Althouse have both written of Tom Monaghan’s plan to move his Ave Maria Law School to a town in Florida – a town where he owns everything. Monaghan, you may remember, is not only the founder of Domino’s Pizza, he is also the founder of the Thomas More Law Center, which…

O’Reilly’s Christmas Blather

Here’s an amusing exchange between Bill O’Reilly and a guest on his show about this mythical war on Christmas at department stores: O’REILLY: See, I think you’re, I think you’re crazy. And here’s why. I think the backlash against stores that don’t say “Merry Christmas” is enormous because now people are aware of the issue.…

November’s Robert O’Brien Trophy (formerly known as the Idiot of the Month Award) will, for the first time, be awarded to a group of people rather than to a specific person. In fact, it will be awarded not to a specific organization or group, but to a rather amorphous and undefined group of people who…

Hal Lindsey Still Peddling Lies

Hal Lindsey is back with his tried and true lie about the USGS and earthquakes. Writing in – where else? – the Worldnutdaily, he says: My friend Tom Ambrose of WorldNetDaily did a little research on the subject on Monday. He found the three largest-magnitude earthquakes recorded in recent history took place in this generation.…

Moore for Alabama Governor

The uber-nut Judge Roy Moore has announced that he is running for governor of Alabama next year. This should be fun to watch, but naturally the polls show that he’s likely to win. Which just reinforces what I said about Alabama before. It’s our looniest state.

Education is the Devil’s Tool!

From the “I ain’t never had no need for book learnin’” department: As for the pastor, after four days of listening to science experts dismantling the case for intelligent design, he was unimpressed. “They’re babblers,” said the pastor, the Rev. Jim Grove, who leads a 40-member independent Baptist church outside of Dover. “The more Ph.D.’s…

Alabama Does It Again

In the race for the designation of American’s dumbest state, Alabama is Carl Lewis and the other 49 might as well be Stephen Hawking. Already home to the cosmically ridiculous Judge Roy Moore and the outrageously stupid Gerald Allen (the state senator who wants to ban all books that even mention gay people), now they’ve…

Christian Charity at Work

A Christian school in California has expelled a 14 year old student because she has two lesbian parents: Stob wrote that school policy requires that at least one parent may not engage in practices “immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship,” The Los…

Don Feder on Katrina

One of my favorite nutballs, Don Feder, has now chimed in with his divine conspiracy theory of Katrina and he’s firmly on the side of the Christian whackos and the Jewish whackos. Katrina, you see, was God’s punishment for sodomy and for Israel pulling out of Gaza. He lists all of those “coincidences” between the…