Snowden Flakes: Russian And Chinese Spies Are Smarter Than Glenn Greenwald

UPDATE: in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Edward Snowden admits everything I just said below about his motivations and objectives: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to obtain evidence on Washington’s cyberspying networks, the South China Morning Post can reveal. For the first time, Snowden has […]

Patterico’s Nuts


Aaron Walker is a very bad lawyer, but he is also the blogging buddy of LA Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey. Walker inserted himself into a lawsuit that was none of his business and became East Blogistan’s chief martyr in its phony war against Brett Kimberlin. At the time, Kimberlin was suing a psychologically […]

Patterico’s Friend Aaron Walker Is Not A Very Good Lawyer


Los Angeles Deputy DA John Patrick Frey @Patterico is a good friend of Aaron Walker, the primary right-wing blog martyr in the Brett Kimberlin narrative. Basically, Walker tried to insert himself into a civil case that was none of his business: Kimberlin was trying to win protection from Seth Allen, a mentally-ill conspiracy theorist and […]

East Blogistan Has Always Been At War With Kimberlinia


As the blogger responsible for “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day,” Lee Stranahan has been a central figure in one of the weirdest nontroversies ever concocted by East Blogistan. If you haven’t heard this one, it supposes that an obscure liberal activist is somehow responsible for everything everyone has ever said on the internet […]

Is the World’s Longest-Running Performance Art Piece Finally Ending?

Neal Rauhauser (pictured) is really into performance art — ultimate, endurance performance art. He has spent much of the last two years perpetrating a merry prank that right wing bloggers have taken all too seriously. Indeed, Rauhauser’s epic comedy routine has consistently driven them to distraction ever since he earned their attention and enmity during […]

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Who's afraid of Brandon Darby?

This post wraps up the great Randy caper. In case you hadn’t heard, Brandon Darby punked out on his chance to compare credibility Sunday evening (see below). The Breitbloggers cannot keep talking about material that comes from Jason Wade Taylor, aka “Randy Taylor-Hahn,” their adopted confidence man, as though it was anything but further proof […]

Could SWAT-gate Be Another Right Wing Prank?


So we know how these types of games get played: right wing activists make the news they want to see with a sinister stunt, the right-wing blogosphere goes ballistic, spends weeks roaring about their victimization, and their yarns get days and days of mainstream coverage. Only later, when said media finally examines the facts, do […]

What the MSM is Missing on the Latest House Abortion Bill

Something has been missing from coverage of Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) failed attempt to pass a law against “sex selection” abortion. In the above clip, no one — not even Irin Carmon of — mentions the recent release of Planned Parenthood “sting” videos by a group called Live Action in which activists tried to trick […]

Arizona Drinks Fluoride-Free Kool-Aid


A radical fringe conspiracy theory has become Arizona state law: “Agenda 21″ is the new FEMA death camps. Tinfoil hat, Glenn Beck-addled Republicans are in charge of an American state legislature; before they’re done, Jan Brewer may have signed legislation against George Soros and black helicopters. Let me stress that Agenda 21 is absolutely a […]

Wherein the British Conservative Party, Like the Republicans, Spreads Irrational Fear and Creates a Crisis from Nothing


Britain has an employment problem. Yes, there’s high unemployment, and it’s getting higher. And they certainly have an immigration problem – both illegal and legal. Their employment problem’s been poodling along for about eight years now, and it concerns the legal immigrants. Oh, and it was created by a Labour government, who should have known […]