Jim Treacher

Leftists Mourn Possible End Of Cuban Poverty

Cuba's President Raoul Castro speaks to the nation via public television in Havana December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Cuba TV via Reuters TV

Sure, Cuba is a failed state and a miserable socialist dictatorship. But it's so quaint!

Second Bosnian Victim In St. Louis Was Lying

1:28 PM 12/17/2014

Last week, I blogged about a woman in St. Louis who said she was attacked because of her Bosnian heritage. As it turns out, she was lying and there's video evidence.

              First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, stands in line at a Target department store in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after doing some shopping.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Michelle Obama: America Is So Racist, A White Lady At Target Asked Me To Reach The Top Shelf

10:49 AM 12/17/2014

The current People will sell better than the Hillary Clinton issue, because Hillary Clinton isn't on the cover. And when readers turn to the magazine's latest hard-hitting look at the Obamas, they'll learn that even the First Lady of the United States isn't immune from racism.

Caption This: Bill Clinton Presses The Flesh

9:13 AM 12/17/2014


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Hillary Clinton Sells (Very Few) Magazines

5:25 PM 12/16/2014

Elizabeth Warren's tribe should take heart: Hillary is in no way inevitable.

Rape-Hoaxer Lena Dunham: A Tale Of Two Tweets

2:32 PM 12/16/2014

First the setup. Then the punchline.

Islamic Terrorist Man Haron Monis: A ‘Lone Wolf,’ Known To Australian Authorities For Years

12:44 PM 12/16/2014

We all know the pattern by now:

Anthony Kiedis, right, and Michael 'Flea' Balzary of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Sunday Sept.  25, 2011. The festival, which runs through Oct. 2, includes performances by Katy Perry, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Coldplay. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Enjoy Spicy Food? Congratulations, You’re a Bad@$$

10:49 AM 12/16/2014

Red hot chili peppers aren't just the greatest band in history. They're also the key to being better than all the other males in your immediate vicinity.

What Do NYC Protesters Want? Dead Cops. When Do They Want Them? Now.

6:28 PM 12/15/2014

You're not a racist or an Uncle Tom for watching the following, as long as you don't dare to disagree.

(Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

In Which I Agree With Aaron Sorkin

1:54 PM 12/15/2014

It happens less and less often, as the world moves on and Sorkin's whole schtick doesn't. But writing in yesterday's NYT, he puts his coke-dappled finger on exactly what's been bothering me about the Sony hackers:

Caption This: CNN’s Margaret Hoover, Sally Kohn, and Mel Robbins Propagate A Lie About The Michael Brown Shooting

11:59 AM 12/15/2014


#NotAllMuslims Take Hostages In Sydney, Australia

10:01 AM 12/15/2014

This news story has nothing to do with any previous news stories or any subsequent news stories. It is a completely isolated event that tells us nothing about the world in which we live.

Economist Jonathan Gruber speaks at a conference of the Workers Compensation Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, March 12, 2014. Dr. Gruber is a professor at MIT and the architect of the healthcare reform laws in Massachusetts and the American Affordable Care Act. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT) - RTR3GTJA

Jonathan Gruber Has Never Lied About Obamacare, And Here’s Why

3:31 PM 12/12/2014

Just hear me out.

Sabrina Rubin Erdely YouTube screenshot/PBS NewsHour

Reporter Behind UVA Gang-Rape Tale Was Once Disciplined For Making Up A Story… By STEPHEN GLASS

11:58 AM 12/12/2014

Here's a great catch by our old pal Sean Davis at The Federalist. As Rolling Stone's UVA gang-rape story implodes, Davis has been looking into the Sabrina Erdely archive to try to find out what else she's lied about.

UVA Rape Case: At Least Rolling Stone Spelled ‘Jackie’ Right

2:01 PM 12/11/2014

The Rolling Stone story about a horrific gang-rape at the University of Virginia isn't as much of a disaster as its critics have claimed. It's far, far worse.

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington Nov. 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

Elizabeth Warren On Warpath To Shut Down Government

11:01 AM 12/11/2014

When Republicans do something, it's bad. When Democrats do the very same thing, it becomes good. That's true of everything else, so why not this?

Lena Dunham’s Self-Pity Responds To Barry [Last Name Unknown]

12:59 PM 12/10/2014

Lena Dunham was paid lots and lots of money to write a memoir. In it, she claimed to have been raped at Oberlin College by a "mustachioed campus Republican" named Barry. Barry wore purple cowboy boots and hosted a radio show that Dunham called by name. She assigned a number of other specific details to Barry. Also, she didn't say that "Barry" was a pseudonym, as she did when writing about several other people who've been lucky enough to wander into her life.

‘Mike Brown Started The Trail That Led Him To His Death’

11:59 AM 12/10/2014

I'm a racebaiting racist for listening to what this woman has to say, and I'm an even bigger racebaiting racist for sharing it with you. That's because she doesn't think of herself as a victim, she doesn't excuse criminal behavior, and she's not going to be bullied into silence.

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about immigration during a visit to Casa Azafran in Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Obama Makes Up Bible Verse To Justify Immigration Power-Grab

10:15 AM 12/10/2014

"A watched pot never boils." "Don't take any wooden nickels." "A stitch in time saves nine." We all remember those powerful words from the Bible, don't we? Well, at least President Barack Obama does.