Read the CNN article in Betty’s tweet for more background.

“soundbite factory for Fox News and conspiracy theorists everywhere.”

Sheldon Whitehouse’s moment during the confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch is freakishly wonderful and is the closest real-life moment I can recall to one of those Frank Capra films wherein James Stewart makes us believe again in government and the goodness of people.

Over at Crooks and Liars. Just go listen, you’ll be glad you did.

(Hat tip: Professional Left Podcast via Driftglass and Bluegal)

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Free-range conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck must now be selling tour packages as part of his prepper grift as he exhorts his listeners to go see Europe “while it still exists.” You know, before the Islamofascists impose Sharia and make the whole thing a No-Go Zone.

Public Service Announcement

Badly coiffed gelatinous mass Todd Starnes (the low-rent Frank Luntz) tells us that like climate change deniers not being scientists, he’s not a theologian, but it doesn’t stop him from putting words into Sweet Baby Jeebus’ mouth, and/or putting a target on Michael Moore’s back.

Some Fries With Your Stupid

You might recall Betsy McCaughey was the person who originated the Obamacare Has Death Panels meme and was feted all over Wingnuttia; but she hasn’t had a new hit in a few years, so she’s starting something fresh for Spring 2015: immigrant children brought us the outbreak of measles, and “sadly our federal government is not taking any responsibility at all for preventing people who are carrying measles from entering the country.”

Only one problem there, Betz: it’s not true. Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, where most of the children came from, have higher measles vaccination rates than the U.S.

UNICEF reports that 93 percent of kids in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are vaccinated against measles. That’s better than American kids (92 percent).

So thanks for playing our game Betz, and help yourself to some horse blankets on the way out.

One Lump of Stupid, Or Two?

Jeebus wept

“But people have different duties and responsibilities in society. Jesus came to save our souls. Chris Kyle [the subject of the movie, American Sniper] went to save the lives of the men that he was over-watching as a sniper. His job was to save American and friendly lives, Iraqi civilians where possible. And that’s what he did.”

–Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth