Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2004

Idiot of the Month: David Morrell

It’s been a while since I handed out an Idiot of the Month award, and I’m sad to say that for the second time since i started this blog, the honor goes to someone from my own state. David Morrell attends Hillsdale College, an excellent little school, and is the founder of The Hillsdale Conservative.…

Juan Cole on Cat Stevens

Professor Cole also points out the same kind of ambivalent feelings I had upon learning that the Artist Formerly Known as Cat Stevens had been taken off a plane because he’s on a terrorist watch list. A lot of people made fun of that, mostly because they still think of Cat Stevens as the guy…

Juan Cole on Trading Places with Iraq

Juan Cole, the historian from the University of Michigan, has an excellent blog that I don’t read nearly often enough. This piece is really quite brilliant, as he asks the question, if America were like Iraq, what would it be like? As President Bush goes around the country sounding like Baghdad Bob (insurgents? There are…

Hellmuth Makes an Ass of Himself – Again

Okay, so at least one guy was bothered that I revealed that Annie Duke won last night’s Tournament of Champions poker tournament on ESPN, but there was still a LOT of fun to be had by watching it. Most notably, you could watch Phil Hellmuth once again make himself look like a total ass. During…

How Wrong Could One Administration Be?

Ask the average American their theory on why we “lost” in Vietnam and you are likely to get this answer or some variation of it: “We didn’t let the military fight the war, the war was fought by politicians. If we’d let the military do their job, we would have won.” This notion has become…

PZ Shreds Mohler

The other day I took a couple of shots at a ridiculous article by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler concerning Meyer 2004. Consider that the opening act. PZ Myers puts Mohler’s screed through a shredder, then lights it on fire and buries the ashes. Anyone who still wants to defend that bunch of…

Kudos to Joe Carter

I don’t often cite Joe Carter’s writings at Evangelical Outpost favorably, but I have to give credit where credit is due. His post condemning Jimmy Swaggart’s vile statement about killing homosexuals is dead on the mark. Swaggart said on a recent broadcast: I’m trying to find the correct name for it . . . this…

Bush Doubletalk on Campaign Finance Reform

In a follow up to my last post, where I mentioned that Bush deliberately delayed an appointment to the FEC in order to insure that the FEC regulations implementing the BCRA were weakened, I looked it up to make sure I was correct. I was. See if you can reconcile these facts: A. Bush just…

Thank You, Joe Klein

I am often heard complaining that reporters, by and large, are lapdogs, not watchdogs. They sit there day after day, press conference after press conference, and dutifully report what they’re told without ever bothering to tell you what they know and we all should know – that what we’re being told is nonsense. I am…

I sure hope that Robert Novak is wrong about this: Whether Bush or Kerry is elected, the president or president-elect will have to sit down immediately with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The military will tell the election winner there are insufficient U.S. forces in Iraq to wage effective war. That leaves three realistic options:…