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Tag: world war ii

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Scott Walker Wishes Blacks Would Be Nicer About All This Racism Stuff

Racial transcendence, how does IT work? Republican candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker attempted to explain it while campaigning in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but he is a Republican, so he did a real bad job. You see, according to...
No, not this guy

Actual Nazi Sentenced To Prison For Genocide, Obamacare

Nazis, amirite? Cramming gay marriage down everyone's throats, handing out taxpayer-funded sexxxytime abortion pills to corrupt your innocent virginal daughters, socializing healthcare, saying mean things on the internet about Christian pizza parlor owners* -- and oh yeah, murdering millions of...
Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

We Are Now, As Ever, At War With Eastasia. Happy Memorial Day From Yr Wonkette.

  While the editorial "we" is house style at Wonkette, we will use the less-pretentious "I" for the duration of this post, because we can occasionally turn the snark off, we swear. Starting now. The Washington Post has pulled together a...
Which one's the moderate?

You Know Who Else Worked With The Nazis? America, That’s Who.

Here's a nifty little tale about that time the United States government worked with Nazis -- actual Nazis, not the hyperbolic "Obama is just like Hitler" kind. In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States...
Why teach American history when you can worship it instead?

RNC Pretty Sure New AP History Test Is Racist Against America

Get your helmets and flak jackets on, folks, because it's Culture War time again. The Republican National Committee is very very concerned about the College Board's newly revised framework for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, condemning it for...
We all love George Takei

George Takei Tells How He Was Sent To An Internment Camp At Age 5. And Somehow It’s Not Horrifying!

Last night's Daily Show brings us George Takei, who's gone from pretend starship helmsman to real-life human rights hero and kept an excellent outlook on everything, somehow. Takei is on a press tour for his autobiographical documentary, To Be...

Michele Bachmann Bravely Stands Up For Oppressed Straight People Everywhere

Michele Bachmann leads a rough life. Despite being a Congresswoman, former presidential front-runner, and a national spokesperson for Crazy Eye Syndrome, she has a problem. As a straight person, she is tired of being bullied by the gays all...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Will Live In Infamy

After all those wonderful lies about the Great Depression, it will be nice to get back to something more like reality in our rightwing Christian textbooks for the Christian school/homeschooling market. And so, on with World War II --...

Illinois Residents Can Sleep Safer Now That Police Have Tased, Beanbagged 95-Year-Old Veteran To Death

Did you feel as though an intangible but perceptible cloud of safety and serenity descended on your community sometime last week? Probably this is because you live in Park Forest, Illinois, where local police successfully tased and beanbagged a...

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook To Protect Homeschooled Darlings From The Big Mean U.N.

Be of good cheer, intrepid Wonketteers! We are very nearly finished with our 10th-grade textbook, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, which means that very soon, Saint Reagan and Jesus will come to take us home! (That, or...

Sundays With the Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Annexes The Sudetenland

This is another weird chapter in our fundamentalist textbook for 10th graders, World History and Cultures in Christian Perspective. Where much of the book emphasizes how the world has gone wrong by abandoning God, theological matters are almost wholly...

Bill Clinton Accuses Greatest Generation of Being Bad Parents

Don't worry, in another forty or fifty years, all the Baby Boomers and "The Greatest Generation" will be gone. Meanwhile, this, from a new interview with Bill Clinton: I mean, all of this "the greatest generation is World War II?"...

Japan Nuke Nightmare Level Raised To ‘Chernobyl Level’

Japan finally acknowledged the full horrors at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant and raised the "severity rating" to 7, the highest on the accident scale and equivalent to the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine a quarter-century ago. Each step...

Nazis Were Obsessed With ‘Hitler-Mocking’ Dog That Wore Sunglasses

In the middle of World War II, the Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence on the dog, and even came up with plans to destroy the pharmaceutical wholesale company of...

GOP ‘Young Guns’ House Nominee Loves Playing Nazi Dress-Up

What this year's crop of insane GOP/Teabagger candidates had lacked, so far, was really only a Tea Party-backed Republican nominee hand-selected as one of Eric Cantor's "Young Guns" who also spent all his spare time dressed up like an...

Everyone Do Some Celebratory ‘Stoner Culture Thing’ In Honor Of New Jersey!

Medical marijuana is now legal in the nearby state of New Jersey! This is a thing MTV orchestrated, for its popular Jersey Shore documentary series. Miep Gies, the very nice Dutch lady who hid Anne Frank and her family...