Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2004

The NBA Draft

Okay, time for a basketball break. First and foremost, leave this page immediately, go read the Sports Guy’s draft diary, and remind yourself why this guy is the best sportswriter on the planet today. This exchange alone cements his status: 9:33 — Utah takes 7-foot-5 Pavel Prdzswsbqzpdne, who stands up and immediately whiffs on two…

Rev Moon’s Political Power

As a follow up to the previous post on Reverend Moon’s insane claims and his recent coronation ceremony, let’s take a look at how well connected Moon is in American politics. http://www.au.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5684&abbr=cs_

Falwell Quote

From a USA Today chat: “I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One’s misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc. are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status.” There’s something bizarre about this statement. Several things, actually. First of all, Jerry, “minority status” comes…

Idiot of the Week: Todd Pierce

Too many idiots, too little time. My monthly award is going to have to be a weekly award now. Let’s pray it doesn’t become daily. John Scalzi has a very amusing post about Todd Pierce that links to another one, written by Teresa Nielsen Hayden. That post concerned Mr. Pierce, a professor at Clemson University,…

Top 100 Movies

Timothy Sandefur says this is the hot thing to do on blogs, and being the fashionable guy I am, I’ll play along. It’s a list of the top 100 grossing films of all time, with bold for the ones you saw in the theater and italics for the ones you saw on video, along with…

Ben Affleck – Poker Champion?

Ben Affleck has won the California State Poker Championship, held at Commerce Casino. This is a major poker tournament, not a little local event, with a $10,000 buyin and a field that includes some of the best pros in the world. He’s been playing serious poker for several years now, and has been tutored by…

Hunter Baker Redux

I didn’t know that the men’s movement had blogs until I received an e-mail this weekend from Vic (aka David) with a link to one. The subject of the blog entry, much to my surprise, was evolution and the ID movement. Is there some connection between the men’s movement and the ID movement? Many of…

Stanley Crouch and Nat Hentoff

I’ve been doing some reading today of two of my favorite living essayists, Stanley Crouch and Nat Hentoff. They are both intellectuals, cultural observers, literary critics and, primarily, jazz critics. Both have written for the Village Voice. Both are also relatively controversial figures, for different reasons. Crouch is controversial for many reasons. He is a…

It’s reached the point where there are so many idiots in the world that I may have to make this a weekly award rather than a monthly one. Perhaps even a Moron du Jour, starting with the imbeciles at probush.com. These knuckle-dragging cretins have come up with a Traitor List, which begins with this statement:…

American Brownshirts?

On May 16th, Lori Haigh, the owner of an art gallery in San Francisco displayed this painting by Guy Colwell, depicting the abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison: (If picture does not show up, go here to see it) Within 2 days, someone threw eggs at the gallery window, dumped trash on her…