It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to the increasingly-disturbing and disgusting story of Josh Duggar’s sex life, our Threatcon Color Code is PURPLE PROSE

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    • Bryan Fischer is, if anything, becoming more unhinged by the day. A more grown-up response to the Ashley Madison hack—and adultery—can be found in Dan Savage’s top-of-podcast rant this week. Turns out, people cheat—or “cheat”—for all kinds of reasons, none of which have anything to do with shoplifting, oddly enough. Savage also has more than a little to say about Josh Duggar.

    JM Ashby calls Trey Gowdy’s little clambake the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Emails. Seems to cover it, at least until the Rs get another bug up their collective.

    • Those idiots in Houston are one of the reasons we can’t have nice things.

    • It surprises me not at all that Kris Kobach and Tabitha Lehman don’t want to release voting machine tapes for statistical analysis. What does surprise me is Lehman’s argument that she can’t reasonably be expected to produce the voting records because, as the article says, “Each roll from the 2014 election is 385 feet long, and stored in 42 boxes that are not segregated by precinct or voting district.”

    I’m not sure, but I don’t think “I can’t comply because I have lousy organizational skills” qualifies as a legitimate excuse.

    • Maternity tourism is real, and there was a recent raid of apartment complexes used by birth tourists near my neck of the woods. The people who do this are mostly wealthy Chinese citizens, and as far as I can tell we’re talking a few thousand births per year at most. And since Jeb Bush was asked by Bill “The Eight Million Dollar Man” Bennett about securing the southern border, it seems unlikely Jebbie was talking about Asians.

    • Passing a voter ID law and then making it much harder to get ID is a stroke of genius. Just think what Robert Bentley could accomplish if he weren’t evil.

    –alopecia

  • Thanks heaps for featuring the petition to help Alex White Plume fight the DEA (which can be found at bit.ly/SaveAWP )