At this point, it’s inexcusable that GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert’s name is not a widely used neologism meaning something like “a person or thing that makes everything worse by being a fucking asshole.” Notice we did not say “a stupid fucking asshole” because Louie Gohmert isn’t stupid — he knows exactly how to formulate his […]

Welcome, Wonkette readers! Racism is in the past, the CDC is promising there are no zombies, and we’re building weapons to fight aliens! Aren’t you glad the past is over? According to Pew, difference in political opinions is what most divides Americans, rather than race or class. At first, this sounds amazing, because hello? Hooray […]

What happens when the nation’s chief of weapons enforcement is caught running an illegal weapons operation that funnels guns to Mexico’s murderous drug cartels? He gets reassigned to the Justice Department, hahaha: Reuters has this comical report: The head of the agency that oversaw a botched attempt to track arms flowing to drug cartels in […]

After three straight days of debate, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly passed Scott Walker’s erotic union-busting fantasy earlier this morning, “before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.” The bill now heads to the Senate, where it will probably stay for quite some time, since Senate Democrats are still eloping in Illinois. Anyway, here is what happened, […]

Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas’ nephew was allegedly tased and beat up at a New Orleans hospital yesterday after an apparent suicide attempt when he “refused to put on a hospital gown and tried to leave his examination.” Derek Thomas, 25 and a student at Nicholls State University, is epileptic and went into a massive […]

Your Liz Glover made so many new friends today at the park near Ronald Reagan airport. At least several Real Americans spent their days there milling about the bucolic fields, ducking from airplanes, and showing off their favorite machines that exist to kill other human beings from a safe distance. This guy has two guns, […]

All George W. Bush wanted was to build a missile shield in the Czech Republic or Poland but Obama—because he doesn’t want the typical semester abroad experience—would rather the shield be somewhere less like, banal, like Turkey or southern Europe. [New York Times] The lab worker fellow who is now a “person of interest” in […]

When you heard the news about Mitt Romney being terribly disrespectful to Sarah Palin by suggesting she’s only important because she’s purty, you probably wondered what this Alaskan “mama bear” would do about it.

GEORGE W. BUSH  12:20 pm December 4, 2007

by Jim Newell

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Pentagon Introduces New Vomit Ray

by Ken Layne