Articles by: Elisabeth Parker
Elisabeth Parker is a writer, Web designer, mom, political junkie, and dilettante. For more AI articles by Elisabeth, click here.

SEE: What $92 Billion Buys, In A Single Image

Image adapted from the International Forum on Globalization’s Kochtopus: Mapping the Influence of Koch Cash.

Why does Harry Reid have it in for the Koch brothers? While we were out, our country got taken over by the most powerful rich men we’ve never heard of.

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WATCH: Atlanta Police Protect KKK Rally, Remove Counter-Protesters

Photo: Screenshot from video by Chonta Flowers. Photo: Screenshot of Ku Klux Klan rally from video by Chonta Flowers.

The Ku Klux Klan holds a rally on the steps of Georgia’s state capitol. Some black people show up and catch it on video. Guess who the cops ask to leave?

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WATCH: This Heckler Wants To Know About Obama’s Plans For Nuclear War With Russia

WATCH: This Heckler Wants To Know About Obama’s Plans For Nuclear War With Russia

A heckler interrupted President Obama in mid-speech to ask about his ‘plans for nuclear war with Russia.’ You’ll laugh when you see what happens next.

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Separated At Birth: Paula Deen Feels ‘Like That Black Football Player Who Just Came Out’

Image by Elisabeth Parker for AI.

Paula Deen’s racist ramblings forced the Food Network to cancel her popular cooking show. Now, she’s back and saying stupid sh*t about black people again.

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WATCH: China’s Smog Forces Health Enthusiasts To Jog In Face Masks

Photo of Beijing jogger in face mask from @Kyleykim's tweet on China's smog problem.

The GOP claims love America, while envying China’s lax environmental laws. Now China’s smog has gotten so bad that retailers are running out of face masks.

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WATCH: Here’s Why A Gay Wedding Is Nothing Like A Ku Klux Klan Rally

Gay wedding vs. Ku Klux Klan meeting Meme by Elisabeth Parker for AI.

Today, a CNN anchor did something no man should ever be forced to do: Explain why gay weddings can’t be compared to Ku Klux Klan Rallies. Thanks, Arizona!

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WATCH: Gun Nuts Push For Relaxed ‘Open Carry’ Law

Photo: Screen capture from WFAA 8 news report on the Feb. 23 open carry demonstration in Oak Cliff, a neighborhood in Dallas, TX.

Another group of pro-gun nuts held an open carry march in Dallas, TX. But if they’re ‘good people,’ as they claim, why did they choose this neighborhood?

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WATCH: High School Drama Students Stage Terrifying ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

Photo: Screenshot from NBC report on MO drama students staging active shooter drill.

The scene looks like grisly news footage from a school shooting in progress, but is an elaborate active shooter drill staged by high school drama students.

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Here’s How An Anti-Gay Mom Replies To A Birthday Party Invitation (IMAGE)

Photo from K-98.3's Facebook page. 

Dear Gay Dads. Tommy will NOT attend your birthday party. I will not subject my innocent son to your ‘lifestyle.’ I am sorry Sophia has to grow up this way.

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Seven Lies Conservatives Tell About Jobs To Scare Us Into Doing Whatever They Want

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton via Cagle Comics. http://www.cagle.com/2013/12/how-rich-people-create-jobs/

Recent reports have launched a new round of right-wing lies about Keystone XL, the ACA, and jobs. Here are the seven most common lies about jobs, debunked.

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Activist Moms Clash Over Viral Guns And Girl Scouts Photo (VIDEO)

Girl Scout cookie booth photo by pro-gun activist Kathy Perkins via the Come and Take It Texas facebook page. 

‘One of the safest places’ to buy Girl Scout cookies? Girl Scouts fends off the latest PR nightmare, as a photo goes viral and two moms clash over guns.

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No Thin Mints For This Guy: Man Pulls Gun On Girl Scout (VIDEO)

Photo of Girl Scout selling cookies from GirlScouts.Org.

A Girl Scout came to sell cookies, and this man threatened her with his gun. Nobody knows why, but there’s a lot of Girl Scout hate going on lately.

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NFL Lawsuit Reveals The Shocking Truth About How Much Cheerleaders Get Paid (VIDEO)

Photo of Oakland Raiders cheerleaders by Tony Gonzales via the team facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Raiders

Want a job that pays $1,250 per year, requires attending 300 events, and docks your pay if you forget your pom poms? Join the Oakland Raiderettes.

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New VA Attorney General Will Fight State Gay Marriage Ban (VIDEO)

New VA Attorney General Will Fight State Gay Marriage Ban (VIDEO)

VA’s Attorney General on fighting the gay marriage ban: ‘It’s time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law.’

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This Is The Most Inappropriate School Prize Ever (VIDEO)

This Is The Most Inappropriate School Prize Ever (VIDEO)

When 9-year-old Jacob got off the school bus last week, his mom was shocked to see him proudly sporting a gray Confederate army hat he had won as a prize.

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See How A White Supremacist Group Uses MLK To Turn Us Against Immigrants (VIDEO)

Photo from CAPS anti-immigration ad.

This sneaky anti-immigrant ad uses MLK’s memory to pit jobless Americans against undocumented workers, instead of against those who are REALLY screwing us.

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‘We’re Not Done.’ Bold Reporter Won’t Let Water Poisoning CEO Walk Away (VIDEO)

‘We’re Not Done.’ Bold Reporter Won’t Let Water Poisoning CEO Walk Away (VIDEO)

A coal industry CEO kept dodging questions on how his company contaminated the water in nine W. VA counties. This reporter didn’t let him get away with it.

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Shocking Video Catches ‘Alleged’ Act Of Police Brutality In Progress (VIDEO)

Screenshot of police brutality incident from victim Mike Berg's YouTube post. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzxvH6Czsg

News reports refer to what happened that night as an ‘alleged’ incident of police brutality. But we’ve seen the video and it sure looks real to us.

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Tell-All Book Claims Sleazy Fox News Chair Offered Female Worker $100 Per Week For Sex

Screenshot of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes from Media Matters.

The new Roger Ailes tell-all claims the Fox News Chief offered his producer $100 per week for sex. And that’s one of the nicer things this book has to say.

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School Fires Principal For Not Shaming Low Income Kids With Hand Stamps

Photo courtesy of ex-Peak to Peak principal Noelle Roni.

What should a school principal do when she finds that kids with no money in their lunch accounts get shamed with a cheese sandwich and a stamp on the hand?

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