Tag Archives: nevada

  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Let’s Relive Corrupt Sen. John Ensign’s Sleazy Sex Scandal, Eww (Video)

Wonkette's fiance
A goodly chunk of the Rachel Maddow Show Thursday was devoted to an exclusive story on the John Ensign sex scandal and its fallout, much of which had been hidden away in Justice Department records. You see, Ensign, Nevada’s “other” Senator until his abrupt resignation in 2011, wasn’t merely a family-values horndog who was sexing a staffer. His lover’s husband, Doug Hampton, was also an Ensign staffer, and once the affair ended in 2009, Ensign tried to make things better by getting Hampton a job as a lobbyist — which violated federal laws. Guess which one of the two ended up getting prosecuted for that? Hint: It was not the disgraced Senator, who now plies his trade as a veterinarian in Las Vegas. Hampton pleaded guilty, and Ensign went back to giving shots to poodles. Read more on Morning Maddow: Let’s Relive Corrupt Sen. John Ensign’s Sleazy Sex Scandal, Eww (Video)…
  Ira We Hardly Knew Ye

Ira Hansen, Your New Favorite Nevada Wingnut, Already Calls It Quits

Goodnight Sweet Dunce
Just after we proclaimed him our favorite new wingnut and looked forward to a 2015 full of brilliantly idiotic quotes and policy positions, Nevada state assemblyman Ira Hansen has announced that he will not become Speaker of the Nevada House of Representatives after all. Read more on Ira Hansen, Your New Favorite Nevada Wingnut, Already Calls It Quits…
  The Far Right Stuff

Incoming Nevada Speaker Ira Hansen Is Your New Favorite Wingnut

Listen: Nevada Republicans are not interested in your “bipartisanship” or your “getting along” or your “logic and facts.” As soon as they took over the state House, they chose as their new Speaker one Ira Hansen, a gentleman who, according to the Reno News & Review, “doesn’t like blacks, gays, Israel, many Republicans, and most Nevadans[.]” Mr. Hansen got a brief mention in Yr Wonkette earlier this year when he explained that the reason Republicans don’t do so well with younger voters is that the GOP needs to be more firmly conservative on traditional marriage, to catch the wave of anti-gay sentiment among young folks. Read more on Incoming Nevada Speaker Ira Hansen Is Your New Favorite Wingnut…
  the commentczar's in town

Deleted Comments Of The Week: Electoral Dysfunction Edition

Wonkette does not allow magic scrolls, either.
Is it Saturday already? Must be time to put on the old Hazmat suit — which we never leave the house without now, on account of the ‘bola — and go skim off the worst of the dumbth in the comment queue for you, our dear readers. It’s an eclectic grab bag of goo this week, but we see that we moved some folks to political activism! Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Week: Electoral Dysfunction Edition…
  Dear Tucker: This One Time At FEMA Camp...

Idaho Christians Going To Jail For Standing Up To Homosexuals, Just Like Martin Luther King

Looks like the pogayto will be getting a lot of work now
Nobody could have seen this coming. The second Idaho got marriage equality, the crazed liberals who rule that state started oppressing supporters of traditional marriage right and left. Just look at this screaming headline from Tucker Carlson’s Internet Rage-a-torium: “Idaho City To Christian Pastors: Perform Same-Sex Weddings Or Face Jail.” It’s just like the Culture Warriors predicted! Merely standing up for the Bible is now a criminal offense! Let’s see exactly how terrible the oppressin’ is! Read more on Idaho Christians Going To Jail For Standing Up To Homosexuals, Just Like Martin Luther King…
  A Fistful Of Dullards

Cliven Bundy And His One Black Friend Star In Weirdest Political Ad Of 2014 (Video)

Oh, sure, we’ve called several ads weird, or even the weirdest. We thought maybe we’d seen all the weird that could be seen when Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner walked out of a lake holding a coffee cup last year, but this thing we are about to unleash on you poor Wonkers… well, it just blows Jeff Wagner out of the water. Read more on Cliven Bundy And His One Black Friend Star In Weirdest Political Ad Of 2014 (Video)…
  Nicest Nice Time Ever With Extra Nice

Supreme Court Says You Can Go Ahead And Get Gay Married After All, Idaho

One more down ...
Apparently, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy just needed a few days to think about gays getting married in Idaho because on Friday, the court issued this very brief order: The application for stay presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is denied. The orders heretofore entered by Justice Kennedy are vacated. That now vacated order would be the one Justice Kennedy issued on Wednesday, telling Idaho and Nevada to just hang on one dang second with that marriage stuff, a mere day after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a most excellent opinion telling those two states, and specifically Gov. Butch Otter, to shove their “traditional marriage” into any orifice of their choosing. Read more on Supreme Court Says You Can Go Ahead And Get Gay Married After All, Idaho…
  Keep Your Confetti Dry

Anthony Kennedy Cockblocks Marriage Equality In Idaho

Marriage Equality is so fetch!
Idaho and Nevada almost got in on America’s Great Big Gay Hug for a little while there, as the 9th Circuit Court ruled yesterday that those states’ bans on marriage equality were just too stupid for words. Read more on Anthony Kennedy Cockblocks Marriage Equality In Idaho…
  Sorry you don't get to be dicks anymore

Gays, Prepare Your Vegas Weddings, Reno Divorce

Another day in America, another throat-ramming of gay homosexual gay marriage, this time right down the gullets of Idaho and Nevada. We read the entire 9th Circuit’s decision to share some of our favorite Hot Takes! with you, but really, you should read the whole thing yourselves. It’s that enjoyable. Read more on Gays, Prepare Your Vegas Weddings, Reno Divorce…
  Heroes of the American West

Cliven Bundy Gets Sued, Hides Behind Skirt Of Big Government

Bundy's cows have an important message.
Ho ho, Cliven Bundy, you fat sack of mooching crap! What shenanigans are you and your family of freedom-loving cutlery enthusiasts getting up to now? Applying for jobs as lecturers in African-American Studies at schools in wingnut-heavy districts? Threatening to tear off Harry Reid’s magnificent yarbles? Getting sued for letting your cattle wander onto an interstate, thereby causing a car crash that badly injured someone? Wait, that’s a new one! Read more on Cliven Bundy Gets Sued, Hides Behind Skirt Of Big Government…
  good luck with that

God Is Talking To Cliven Bundy Again

Bible quotes
Everyone’s favorite deadbeat cattle rancher, Cliven Bundy, just got another message from God, and no, it is not to quit the Republican Party and join the Independent Libertarian Freedom Party of Freedom of Independence and Freedom, since he already did that. Nor is God texting him to share some thoughts he has about The Negro, who is less free now than in the good ol’ slavery days. Read more on God Is Talking To Cliven Bundy Again…
  drugged individualists

Welfare Rancher Cliven Bundy’s Son Faces Arrest For Skipping Court, Had Excellent Reason Probably

In today’s Annals of Personal Responsibility, we learn that an arrest warrant has been issued for Cliven Bundy’s 34-year-old son, Cliven Lance Bundy, who failed to appear in court for a drug diversion program in July, related to a 2012 conviction on burglary and weapon charges. But he had a perfectly good reason for not showing up, he says. Probably something about gold fringe on the judge’s flag, or maybe his name was in all-caps on the paperwork? Read more on Welfare Rancher Cliven Bundy’s Son Faces Arrest For Skipping Court, Had Excellent Reason Probably…
  all the derp that's fit to herp

Derp Roundup: Jenna Bush Has A Posse — And They’re Big Jerk Babies

Welcome to another edition of Derp Roundup, the feature where we bring you the very best of the worst detritus that’s clung to our browser tabs all week. We find the stories that are too short for a full post but too stupid to ignore altogether and serve them up to you in a delicious frothy blend — add whatever brain solvents you may need to help digest them. Read more on Derp Roundup: Jenna Bush Has A Posse — And They’re Big Jerk Babies…
  all the derp that's fit to herp

Derp Roundup: Fun Tips For Hiding Your Loaded Guns

Hurrah, Yr Derp Roundup is back after a brief hiatus, and we are delighted to bring you a premium selection of the gunk that was stuck to our browser tabs, stories that didn’t quite merit a post of their own, but were too stupid to ignore altogether. We recommend adding the reality-dilution substances of your choice. Read more on Derp Roundup: Fun Tips For Hiding Your Loaded Guns…
  the moronic convergence

Cliven Bundy Quits Republicans, Joins Forces With Someone Even More Untethered To Reality

Those sensitive to such things may have sensed a great disturbance in the Loonosphere over the weekend, as Cliven Bundy left the Republican Party and signed up with the Independent American Party of Nevada, the local version of the rightwing Constitution Party. And why does this matter? It is not insignificant, because Cliven’s new party is also the home of the awesomely batshit David Lory VanDerBeek, who we profiled a while back when he was predicting civil war and expecting Obama to come and kill him. Mr. VanDerBeek (motto: “I don’t put spaces between the three chunks of my last name”) is still out there — way out there — being a Sandy Hook Truther and running a can’t-lose candidacy for Nevada Governor. Why can’t he lose? His campaign website assures us that he “has the support of the entire USA and around the world in restoring Constitutional law, natural rights, the rule of law, and freedom in all choices.” We didn’t know the rest of the world was so interested in restoring Constitutional law, but we can sometimes be a little parochial in our outlook. With VanDerBeek and Bundy together, Nevada can’t help but become a little more interesting. Read more on Cliven Bundy Quits Republicans, Joins Forces With Someone Even More Untethered To Reality…
  having a ball

Cliven Bundy Supporter Threatens Harry Reid’s Magnificent Yarbles

Oh man, guys, this Cliven Bundy thing is getting out of control. Despite his blatant racism and strong desire for the government to keep their hands off his welfare cattle, Cliven Bundy STILL has supporters. And not only do they support Bundy being a total moocher, they HATE Harry Reid. And now, these ‘domestic terrorists’ have gone one step too far: They have threatened Harry Reid’s wrinkly, hairy old-man yarbles. NOT HIS YARBLES!!1! Per Mediaite: [Mike] Vanderboegh presented an award “for incitement to civil war” in Reid’s honor and warned the senator, “Don’t poke the wolverine with a sharp stick, Harry, unless you want your balls ripped off.” We are asking Wonketeers to take one of two actions: Either send Harry Reid wolverine-resistant jock straps, or donate to the Wonket Fund To Protect Harry Reid’s Wrinkly Old-Man Nutsack (Suggested donation: $2, one for each yarble).  Read more on Cliven Bundy Supporter Threatens Harry Reid’s Magnificent Yarbles…