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Andrew Breitbart Says Glenn Beck Helped Him With Shirley Sherrod Vid

When Andrew Breitbart got his hands on a video of a speech on race by a woman named Shirley Sherrod, he knew he could edit it so as to make the NAACP seem racist. It was pretty obvious what...

Great Britain Pardons Father Of Modern Computing And Nerd Icon Alan Turing, For Gay

Great Britain has made a small step toward correcting one of the great injustices of the postwar era -- not that it can ever be made right, of course -- and has issued a posthumous pardon and apology to...

Matt Taibbi Gets Angry, Thrills The Internets

From the unfortunate musings of wingnut cartoon land: Keith Olbermann has no choice but to reluctantly gobble up Scott Hardbody's warm, brown, salty tea bags. Introducing: The White Basketball League! It's like the NBA but without a Negro dialect....

House GOP Will Explain To NASA All About This Space And Science Stuff

Hello, have you met the Republican wingnuts on the House Science Committee? They include: Paul Broun, who has told supporters that evolution and the big bang theory "are lies straight from the pit of hell,"  and Dana Rorhabacher, who once suggested that temperature...

Last Call At The Liffey: Good-Bye RNC St. Paul

Because it's Video Day at Wonkette (how did that happen?), let's watch what happens when the editors of Reason, Utne Reader, your Wonkette writers and friends, and a random funny Ron Paul fanatic from Boston meet again in a...
Huckabee's 1992 guitar riff on AIDS patients was sick, man. No really, it was kind of sick.

‘Pro-Life’ Mike Huckabee Sure Liked The Idea Of Killing AIDS Patients In The ’90s!

Disclaimer: We all did dumb things in the 1990s. We wore Girbaud clothing, we carried our backpacks over one shoulder even when they held 50 pounds worth of books, we got "skater cuts," and so on. And some of us...
Yes it's a pony. But it could have been a pic of Lindsey Graham. Count your blessings.

Lindsey Graham Isn’t A Scientist, But He Thinks Scientists Know Stuff. He’s Doomed.

Loath though we are to ever say anything especially nice about Lindsey Graham, given his penchant for wanting to send Americans to bomb as many distant lands as possible, we have to give him an "attaboy" on his remarkably...

Barack Obama Tells Donald Trump To Stop Being Such A Pussy About The Election

President Obama is pretty sure Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to live in the White House.

Barack Obama Is Now Secret Muslim President of Palestine

Maybe Barack Obama's attitude about 2012 is "Fine, you want this country? Please, help yourself," because he is moving on - to the Middle East! Where he belongs, according to everybody's handful of (crazy?) relatives who think Barack Obama...

Texas County GOP Wants To Oust County Chair Just For Being Deranged Racist, No Fair!

The respectable folks of the Travis County, Texas, GOP are looking to kick out the conspiracy-flinging racist nutball who somehow got elected chair of their county party. They just don't understand what a fun fellow he is.

Bill Clinton Is Turning Into a Strange Old Woman

Former president of fast food Bill Clinton is counting his calories again, because daughter Chelsea gave him "strict orders" to drop 15 pounds of pudge if he wants to watch her marry that guy Marc Mexicansky or whatever next...

Cooper Is Sorry For Scrotally Explicit Remarks

Remember that time like a month ago when a bunch of angry wingnuts revolted against our new socialist government regime by publicly performing sex acts involving human balls? On that sacred occasion Anderson Cooper made some silly crack about...

Wonksplainer! How Losing $11 Billion On GM Stock Is Actually Reasonably Awesome

Good news, wonkeroos: Your U.S. American government no longer owns any stock in General Motors! So no more lame 'government motors' jokes by people who would have rather seen an entire industry and a million jobs move offshore! The headline...

Lady Idiot Takes On Feminism

So there's this website, see, called Thought Catalog. It is a lovely place popular with the kiddos that promises to "probably make you more interesting," a promise that has been pointed out many times by many people, right before...

SO LONG, RELIABLE MONDAY POST TOPIC!: Sunday night news dud! Discreetly tucked away in italics at the bottom of this latest crap about Ronald Reagan and whatever: "This is William Kristol’s last column." Jesus, New York Times, don't get...

Arkansas Person With Common Name Doesn’t Want You To Confuse Him With Anybody Else

What happens when you've got a very common Irish-American name and you're also running for public office? You commission some cheap-ass animation that makes your potential supporters think of all the other well-known people who share your name, and...