Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2005

McConnell on the Court?

The New York Times is reporting this morning that the White House is expecting Rehnquist to retire at the end of the current term in June, if he can hold on that long, and they are preparing for that event. They also quote sources as saying that 10th Circuit Court Judge Michael McConnell has rapidly…

Press Complicity and the Budget

In thinking about the exchange below with Sandefur, it occured to me that there is a great example going on right now of how the press interacts with the two major parties – the new budget. In this case, both parties are trying to sell the same line, that the President’s proposed budget contains “deep…

Gannon/Guckert

Am I the only one who finds this whole Gannon/Guckert situation hilarious? I can’t imagine I am. I mean, on how many levels could one person and one situation be simultaneously ridiculous? Let’s count them. Gannon/Guckert himself. How pathetic is this guy? First of all, the gay escort personal ads are about the funniest thing…

Ace Pryhill has an amusing post about the recent Simpson’s episode where Marge’s sister marries her lesbian lover and Homer gets ordained over the internet so he can perform gay marriages. My favorite part is this wonderful quote from the endlessly ridiculous L. Brent Bozell: L. Brent Bozell, president of the Parents Television Council, criticized…

Recent News on Evolution Disclaimers

A couple of recent happenings concerning evolution disclaimer stickers in science textbooks. In the Cobb County case, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the two sides in that dispute to meet with a mediator to see if they can reach a settlement in the case rather than having to have a full appellate…

Steve Sanders on Maya Keyes

Sanders has a scathing post on Alan Keyes throwing his daughter out of the house and cutting off all contact with her: People say that blue staters and Democrats need to learn to talk the language of morality. Fine. Keyes’ daughter has done one of the noblest and most moral human things possible — claimed…

Jon Rowe has another excellent post fisking the commonly heard argument that the Ten Commandments are the basis of the US legal system. This in light of the impending oral arguments in the McCreary case by the Supreme Court on the question of a Ten Commandments display in McCreary County, Kentucky. The county has been…

Cathy Young on Thomas Woods

In today’s Boston Globe, Cathy Young writes about Thomas Woods. In it, she makes many of the same arguments Eric Muller has been making and even references him directly.

I’m still reading this stuff, and it’s just unreal. It’s like I’ve overturned a rock and all these southern nationalist whackos are streaming out. How about this story about a book called Southern Slavery, As It Was, written by League of the South board member Steve Wilkins: Students at one of the area’s largest Christian…

More on Woods and Southern Nationalism

In perusing Eric Muller’s recent entries on the subject, I continue to be amazed by how these people think. Absolutely baffled. Muller reports in this post about a conversation on a radio show that Woods appeared on. That conversation went like this: Caller: Mr. Woods, I’m in total agreement with you, and I would have…