Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2005

Detroit News on ID

The Detroit News featured a fairly in-depth article on the ID movement in Michigan and around the country yesterday. I spent at least an hour on the phone with the reporter who did the story and was quoted in the article. I was also pleased to see that they took my advice and did not…

New Group Blog

Yes folks, this is the announcement you’ve all been waiting for. After weeks of pre-wedded bliss, we have finally managed to drag Timothy Sandefur back, kicking and screaming, into the blogosphere. I am happy to announce that I am joining forces with my three favorite bloggers – Sandefur, Jon Rowe and Jason Kuznicki – to…

Idiot of the Month Award

Rogier van Bakel has a thorough takedown of Judith Reisman, a nutty old anti-everything-sexual crusader who is astonishinly popular among social conservatives. This is the woman who came up with the mythical “erototoxins”, highly addictive chemicals allegedly released by the brain when one views pornography. Though, one could reasonably point out, Reisman herself has likely…

Am I Missing Something Here?

The Senate Armed Services committee is working on a bill that would place firm limits on the treatment of detainess and the types of interrogation they can use. And the Vice President apparently wants the bill stopped: The legislation, which is still being drafted, includes provisions to bar the military from hiding prisoners from the…

This’ll be Different

Tonight I’m gonna be on the other side of the poker table than I’m used to. I’m running (and dealing for) a charity poker tournament here locally. They promised me all the iced tea I could drink and I’ll have a nice view of the lake while I work, so what the heck. Maybe I…

Bork and Jesus?

Jason Kuznicki spotted this at Farkleberries and it’s hilarious. This woman named Veronica Lueken, who claims to be in regular contact with Jesus and his mother, has interspersed quotes from the two of them along with quotes from and pictures of Robert Bork about the evils of homosexuality. It includes this juicy “quote” from the…

Carnival of the Vanities (COTV) is one of those cool blog compilation things that circulates among different blogs every week and includes links that other people submit to increase readership. I hosted COTV #87 myself sometime last year when I was a blog toddler of sorts. One of the traditions of the COTV is to…

Belated Congratulations

I want to offer my belated congratulations to frequent commenter, infrequent contributor and real life pal Dan Ray on his new job. After taking quite a risk by leaving his position as the director of an undergraduate paralegal studies program, he has secured a job doing what he really wanted to do, which is teach…

Gays and “Special Rights”

We often hear from the religious right about gays seeking “special rights”, but they never define the difference between a “special right” and a plain old fashioned right. Here’s a perfect example of the circular logic involved in such statements, from an email sent out by the Free Market Foundation (as a side note, I…

Balkin on Roberts

Jack Balkin has a commentary on John Roberts’ nomination for the court in Newsday. He predicts that Roe v Wade will remain intact, but that many state restrictions such as waiting periods, parental notification and bans on late term abortions will be upheld in court. I agree with him on that, and I would also…