Category Archives for The Year in Quotes

2013 in Quotes: Potluck Nuttery II

The last post of our 2013 in Quotes series. We were tempted to call this the Rafael Cruz edition in honor of the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013. You know, the Bible is so clear. Go […]

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2013 in Quotes: Potluck Nuttery I

Some of what we heard (and saw) from the right in 2013 defies categorization. Some of it was just plain weird. So let’s end our annual summary of quotes with some potluck nuttery. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013. – An online ad from Texas Attorney […]

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2013 in Quotes: Church and State

Politicians and activists on the right in 2013 continued to have a problem with constitutional protections for separation of church and state, whether in public school Bible classes or in other government policies. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013. There is no separation of church […]

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2013 in Quotes: Sex Education and Abortion

As the war on women’s health care raged in Texas in 2013, we heard a lot from the right on abortion and sex education — much of it crude and incredibly offensive. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013. My wife worked at a home for […]

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2013 in Quotes: They Really, Really Don’t Like Gay People

Whether on same-sex marriage, gay Boy Scouts, openly gay athletes or other issues, the right in 2013 remained obsessed with attacking civil and equal rights for LGBT people. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013. [Texas Gov. Sam Houston] made a powerful decision that cost […]

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2013 in Quotes: Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome

The right’s loathing for President Obama knows no bounds. The venom flows on everything from health care reform to the president’s alleged support for radical Islam. Five years into the current administration, anti-Obama derangement syndrome continued to rage throughout the political right in 2013. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard […]

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2013 in Quotes: The Mythical ‘War on Christmas’ and Related Silliness

The right’s campaign to end the mythical “war on Christmas” started early this year when the Texas Legislature passed an unnecessary bill telling students and teachers that they could do something the First Amendment already allowed — wish others Merry Christmas. The war on “Happy Holidays” went downhill from there. Click here to read other summaries […]

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2013 in Quotes: Anti-Muslim Hysteria

Right-wing politicians and activists continued in 2013 to stoke the flames of fear and hate, in some cases smearing all Muslims as radicals and suggesting they’re all a threat to America. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013. We know Al Qaeda has camps over with […]

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2013 in Quotes: The War on Science

With 2013 winding down, it’s  time for our annual review of what we heard from the far right over the past year. We’ll roll those out over the next week or so. Today we review some of the most outrageous things we heard as the right’s war on science and science education rambled on, especially […]

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2012 in Quotes: Potluck Nuttery II

Our review of what we heard from the far right in 2012 ends with a last bit of potluck nuttery. You can read more quotes from 2012 and previous years here. Stay tuned — we expect to hear much more like this in 2013. Happy New Year! “It’s horrifying some of the things that they’re […]

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