Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2006

StopTheACLU Daily Crap Report

I really should just start a daily column on the latest nonsense from the StopTheACLU folks. Here’s their entry for today. The ACLU is receiving a TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR SETTLEMENT as compensation for suing the government over the way names get on the no fly list after two whiny little journalists were detained at…

Sandefur on Amar

Timothy Sandefur has the first in what will be a series of posts by all of us at Positive Liberty about Akhil Amar’s new book, America’s Constitution: A Biography. Sandefur was kind enough to buy copies of this book and send them to me, Jon and Jason so we could all read it and comment…

The UN Economic and Social Council is a group of non-governmental organizations that work to find solutions to social problems around the world and facilitate greater respect for human rights and human liberty. There are over 2100 NGOs involved with the council and recently two more applied for membership, the International Lesbian and Gay Association…

Clayton Cramer…Again

Clayton Cramer is also discussing the Polk County “free speech zone” situation, partially in response to my post on the subject. Along the way he manages to give a perfect demonstration of the kind of nasty, simplistic and unjustified rhetoric that he is so infamous for. After falsely claiming that the ACLU “had to file…

Bob Murphy, an economist, has an article at the thoroughly loathsome LewRockwell.com (please don’t try and tell me the people who write for that site are libertarians; that collection of southern nationalists and whackos is anything but libertarian) about what he terms “typical objections to intelligent design.” Much like Orson Scott Card’s article, however, this…

Word Up, K-Fed

If you haven’t heard the little snippet of Keven Federline’s attempt to rap that has leaked out on to the internet, you have to find it. It’s brutally bad. Don Knotts would have more street cred as a rapper. Federline, better known as Mr. Britney Spears, is shaping up to be a major embarrassment and…

Really Bad ABC Story on Supreme Court

Brian Ross of ABC News is usually one of the better investigative journalists in the mainstream media. I generally like the fact that he digs hard for information and doesn’t let go of a legitimate story even if the 24 hour news cycle has forgotten about it in favor of covering the latest J-Lo breakup.…

I mentioned a few weeks ago the situation at the University of Wisconsin where the university told dorm RAs that they could no longer host bible studies in their dorm rooms because they were afraid that would make them less “approachable” to other students. This was a ludicrous argument then and it still is, especially…

Reply to Bo Grimes on Card and ID

In that thread on the Orson Scott Card message board I just got a long reply from someone named Bo Grimes. Since it’s so long and I’m not adept at the message board coding, I thought I’d just post a line by line reply here and perhaps he’ll come over and defend his claims, all…

StopTheACLU Gets It Wrong Again

Not only wrong, but completely backwards. Here’s the situation. Polk County, Florida, has announced that it is doing away with what it called the “free speech zone” on the grounds of the county administration building. This was an area that they designated as a public forum where community groups could put up nativity displays at…