Palin Invokes Prayer Warriors In Her First Amendment Jihad

The idea of divine right died out a long time ago, when god fled the political scene, only to be resurrected in the New World and in a new century with George W. Bush's claim that God - not the American people - chose him to lead America. Then there is the Bush crusade against terrorism, and yet nobody epitomizes the spirit of the past better than former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.

Conservatives Construct Their New City of God

Today’s conservative Christians, who now dominate GOP ranks, are telling us the same thing of the United States, that our nation is the successor to Rome, a new Rome of god’s design. A new City of God. Since there is no evidence to support the “City of God” model, conservatives have decided to invent some. They have taken to the task with great relish, willingly abandoning not only our own 200 years of history, but every single year since the 13th century, including the only real bright spots, the very secular Renaissance and Enlightenment periods.

Mel Gibson and the Danger of Playing Politics with Jesus

Mel Gibson, Autoritarian Misogynist Racist Bigot

Not content to leave it at abuse of his girl-friend, Mel’s rant is peppered with racist remarks reminiscent of his other anti-Semitic rant. Sigh. Mel is also, too, being investigated by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in connection with domestic violence charges. I fear this means he may soon run for office on the Republican ticket, as abusing one’s partner is all the rage right now among the GOP

Hackee Becomes Hacker as Palin has Johnston Computer Hacked

In the world of Sarah Palin, accusations are confessions and should always be taken thusly. Palin's outrage over the email hacker was simply one finger pointed outward while four more pointed back at herself. Palin has not only hacked a colleague's computer, but was also a party to harassing Levi Johnston's sister into getting rid of online photos during the campaign. But Palin's harassment of the Johnston family apparently did not end there. It seems that in 2008, Sarah Palin and the McCain campaign had Mercede Johnston's computer wiped clean of all photos.

Palin and the GOP Disguise Mock and Scorn as Public Policy

Mock and Scorn

In the last few years, the far right has brought this nation teetering to the utter brink of moral bankruptcy by selling mock and scorn as workable public policy. We see this in their leaders (Sarah Palin) and followers (the Teabaggers), whose team jersey is contemptuous wanton violence -- their faces screwed up into a rictus of wrath, lips snarled in ridicule as they arrogantly spew the hubristic litter of Fox News talking points.