Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2004

Idiot of the Week: Tamara Wilhite

Thanks to Timothy Sandefur for providing the link, and a thorough critique, of the absolutely mind-boggling stupidity contained in this essay by Tamara Wilhite, entitled Gay Marriage and Terrorism. It’s on a site called bushcountry.org that claims to be “promoting the ideals of conservatism”. Mrs. Wilhite says that by rejecting the Federal Marriage Amendment we…

The Brownshirts Return?

I’m sure this story will be all over the blogosphere. Linda Ronstadt, a singer I’ve never much liked, performed a concert at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Here’s the report on what happened: Singer Linda Ronstadt was thrown out of the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas on the weekend…

Electric Commentary

Hat tip to Jon Rowe for the link to this blog, Electric Commentary. It reads like a list of my favorite things. Caddyshack references? Check Loves the Sports Guy? Check References to the Will Farrell/Christopher Walken Cowbell sketch? Check Wants Martha Stewart and Courtney Love to share a cell in prison? Check Overall, a nice…

Stop Anti-Gambling Legislation

As everyone who reads this blog knows by now, I am both strongly libertarian on matters of individual freedom and strongly pro-gambling (though I only consider poker to be partially a gamble). Well here’s an opportunity to support both of those views. Before the Congress right now there is a bill called the Unlawful Internet…

Another “exclusive commentary” from the WorldNutDaily, which, as usual, means that no one else would publish such a ridiculous article so they get exclusive access to it. This one is from P. Andrew Sandlin, the president of something called the Center for Cultural Leadership, and is called In Praise of Discrimination. It’s pretty standard stuff…

Yes, it’s a Sports Post

If you’re looking for something substantive today, you best move along to the next blog. I’m just not motivated to write anything serious today. But I did find out that the immortal Sports Guy has his own domain now and, since he quit being a writer for the Jimmy Kimmel show, he’s posting stuff nearly…

A Prediction on Gay Marriage

Don M. sent me a link to the Discount Blogger and I came across this post on gay marriage, which includes the following statement: I wish conservatives would just understand that this is something they’re going to be remembered for 50…100 years down the road. When gay people are allowed to marry and when we’re…

Mr. Sandefur writes this morning: Again, I’m sorry if my tone came off as overly hostile to Ed Brayton. He’s right that Mercer’s phraseology was silly, but the other things he said were wrong (and yes, I know Brayton was “joking,” but the “joke” was an attempt to express real beliefs, and it was baseless;…

Rowe Nails the Marriage Amendment

One of the things that irritate me most in the world is how conservative authoritarians have hijacked the word “family”. The ridiculous phrase “family values” – as though all families had the same values, or should – is a textbook example. So I cheered last night when I read Jon Rowe’s post that nailed the…

McCain and Bush

Cara from Shut Up Already has an interesting post up about John McCain’s sellout to George W. Bush after the vicious campaign that Bush ran against him in 2000. I tend not to post much on partisan politics because I just don’t really care about either party, but I was wondering if I was the…