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This Week In Crazy: Obama Gives New Mexico To ISIS, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Phil Robertson As ISIS continues to wage a campaign of terror across the Middle East, Fox News’ Sean Hannity turned to the one man […]

September 5, 2014
Memo Pad, Donald Trump, Birther, Controversy

5 Republican Leadership Conference Speakers Who Should Embarrass Republican Leaders

Bachmann, Cruz, Robertson, Trump, West… the Republican Leadership Conference is getting the band back together! For the low, low price of $189.00, right-wingers of all stripes can enjoy three full days of presentations by conservative firebrands at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this weekend. And the lineup does not disappoint. In a list that […]

May 28, 2014

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star To Return After Anti-Gay Outrage

Los Angeles (AFP) – The star of America’s most popular cable TV reality show will be allowed to return to the program, a statement said, after his suspension for inflammatory remarks about homosexuality and blacks triggered a national furor. The A&E Network confirmed its popular “Duck Dynasty” show would resume filming next year with star […]

December 30, 2013

The GOP Would Care About The Unemployed — If They Were Fired For Anti-Gay Comments

Approximately 6,800 Louisianans who have been out of work for more than six months lost their only income this weekend. But what’s the state’s governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) worried about? One Louisiana-based millionaire was temporarily put on vacation from his reality television job because he said that homosexuality is a gateway to bestiality. When Duck […]

December 29, 2013

Duck Dynasty Bigots Will Fade Into Obscurity

Now that I’ve actually seen a few episodes, Duck Dynasty is relatively harmless entertainment. Whatever “reality TV” means, it’s definitely not that. It’s a semi-scripted sitcom, basically cornball self-parody. Think Hee Haw without the music. I find it utterly inane, but then I don’t watch TV with children. The “tell” is the show’s women; cute Southern sorority […]

December 26, 2013

Duck Dynasty, Meet Pope Francis

WASHINGTON — If any given religion and its holy writings can be used to support diametrically opposed conclusions about how to live life and how to approach politics, why should religious faith be taken seriously? Please forgive such a stark question during Christmas week, a time when we tend to file away hard issues in […]

December 23, 2013