If the Midwest felt especially blessed yesterday, it’s no doubt because the entire state of Iowa was basking in the smug satisfaction of a “day of prayer, fasting and repentance.” Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation back in April designating Monday a special Christian Repentence Day, because he is just like George Washington, and also […]

When Jon Stewart takes a vacation, he usually returns to find that some eminently mockable story has broken while he was away. He was on break when Dick Cheney shot that guy in the face, for instance, and when Sara Palin quit (as governor, that time). But returning from this most recent two-week break, Stewart […]

Turns out that Eric Holder is turning into the Obama administration’s very own Spiro Agnew. He hasn’t quite achieved Agnew’s level of verbal brutality — Hunter S. Thompson called Agnew “a flat-out, knee-crawling thug with the morals of a weasel on speed” — but for these degraded times, Holder ain’t bad. He took on Louie […]

Here’s what we love about John Oliver and the writing staff at Last Week Tonight: they have a real knack for taking issues that seem dry and unfunny, and then exploring them creatively and in depth, all the while bringing the ha-has, too. And so this week he tackles income inequality, or as Fox News […]

So earlier in the World Cup (sportsball! woo!) there was a girl that was apparently the most beautiful-est sportsball fan, and she got offered a hair modeling contract with L’Oreal. But then she posted a super cool photo on her Facebook account posing with a gazelle she had shot on a big game hunting trip. […]

Remember the Great Big Secure Our Border operation that some Texas gun-humper militia guys were putting together to protect America from Guatemalan children? WELL! Turns out that the operation is maybe not going so well, and the group’s leader, “Commander” Chris “Threepercenter” Davis, has sort of disappeared himself from the interwebs. This development will surely […]

Well look at what we went and did! We plum forgot to do a Links post for Happy for the last three days, for which the responsible parties will be sought out and disparaged. (Rebecca’s pretty sure it was Dok, Dok’s pretty sure it was Rebecca, and Sara was living the High Life in Vegas […]

Well, it’s just like the horror stories warned: Now that Obamacare has gone into effect, all the worst fears of the critics have come to pass: the government of Iraq is in danger of falling to Islamic radicals, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is blowing up, and terrorist soccer fans are swarming across the border. Oh, and […]

It is no secret that we are totally gay for Rachel Maddow, who thinks that Yr. Wonkette is “profane and wonderful.” And Thursday she was in Full Nerdgirl mode, geeking out over newly-discovered audiotapes from Richard Nixon’s infamous Oval Office recording trove. But in these 1971 recordings, Nixon’s not plotting to cover up Watergate or […]

We’re always secretly happy when some Democrat does something especially stupid, because then we can write about it and beat back the ceaseless tide of “wahhhhhhhh Wonkette only makes fun of Republicans wahhhhhhh” that we have to deal with daily. Because of that, we’re pretty excited to meet Estakio Beltran, who is running for Congress […]

Apparently some poor schmuck is running against Al Franken to represent the great state of Minnesota in the United States Senate. And that guy — Mike McFadden we guess? — is taking it to Franken’s side of the court or his goal or something (sportsball!) by proving he too knows a little bit about the […]

Holly Fisher is a big fan of Hobby Lobby, America, and Right Living, and she can’t for the life of her understand why anyone would find anything wrong with this photo she tweeted on the 4th of July, because as she explained to Fox News, it’s just a picture of her expressing her First and […]

Well, here’s a heck of a thing: Dr. Keith Ablow, the Smartest Man on Fox TV, according to Dr. Keith Ablow, admits that he’s just a wee bit of a narcissist. On Outnumbered Tuesday, somehow the topic turned to Ablow’s opinion of his own skills, which he is happy to say is quite high. If […]

Were you guys hoping that you could kickstart Hump Day with a beefysmack dude gunsplaining at you about how the Constitution works? SPOILER ALERT: It works because GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNNNNNSSSSSSSS. Let’s meet the improbably named Dom Raso, who hit upon what he clearly thought was a really cunning way to explain how important […]

Last Week Tonight was off this weekend for Independence Day, or as they call it where John Oliver is from, “The Day of Colonial Aggression.” To make up for it, Oliver pre-recorded a brief tribute to every fireworks show in America, forever, explaining that in America we have a natural love for fireworks, since “they’re […]