Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2006

Single Issue Blog?

Well, I’ve been nominated for a Koufax award, but bizarrely it’s for best single issue blog. There’s nothing like being nominated for an award by someone who clearly doesn’t read my blog. I really hope no one votes for me.

I Want One

My new T-shirt:

More Punishment for Insulting Islam

At the risk of being called arrogant for daring to tell another country what they should and shouldn’t do (not that I really care, mind you – if it’s arrogant to insist that liberty be protected everywhere at all times, then I’m proudly arrogant), here’s yet another instance of our European allies throwing away free…

For those who think that the whole Muhammed cartoon issue is just a European issue, let me give some examples of how the zeal to repress anything that someone might find offensive is spreading to American colleges. FIRE is reporting on a number of controversies, the latest of which is a student at the University…

Update on Buttars’ Utah Bill

Thanks to flatlander for keeping me up to date on what’s going on in Utah. Sen. Chris Buttars’ anti-evolution bill is still being debated and some changes are being considered. The Deseret News reports: SB96′s House sponsor, Rep. Jim Ferrin, R-Orem, wants to substitute the bill a third time, taking out all references to the…

Tugging on Superman’s Cape

When Michael Jordan made his second comeback from retirement to play for the Wizards, a young player for the Pistons was asked in a press conference if he looked forward to playing against Jordan and seeing what he still had left at his age. The player responded by saying that Jordan isn’t the player he…

StopTheACLU Loses a Lawyer

You may remember a few weeks ago when I had a good laugh at the expense of our witless friends at StopTheACLU for thinking that they were going to be allowed to intervene in the ACLU’s lawsuit against the NSA over the wiretapping program. Well now it turns out that Debbie Schlussel, the equally witless…

Show Me the Stupidity

I found this story via Radley Balko. An unmarried couple in Missouri, who have been together for 13 years and have two children together (and one additional child), are being evicted from their home because they don’t meet the city’s definition of a family: Shelltrack and Fondray Loving, her boyfriend of 13 years, were denied…

Dover Settles Legal Fees for $1 Million

The Dover school board voted last night to accept a settlement over legal fees stemming from the Kitzmiller case for $1 million. The total cost was over $2 million, which is much higher than I had heard previously: The Dover Area school board voted Tuesday night to pay $1 million in legal fees to the…

Isiah Thomas Does It Again

Isiah Thomas, intent on breaking the all-time record for stupidity by an NBA general manager (currently a tie between Chris Wallace, Scott Layden and the whiz kid who put together the Trail Blazers from 2000 on), has just made a trade to acquire Steve Francis from the Orlando Magic. This gives them the perfect storm…