Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2006

CNN Story on “Ex-Gay” Therapy

AmericaBlog has a post about a CNN story on therapists trying to convert gays to being ex-gay. I can’t get the video to work, but the description is hilarious: 1. Where the gay guy in “therapy” says that the reason he turned gay is that he had “emotional incest” with his mom. Uh huh. 2.…

Out of Town

I’m leaving town this morning and won’t be back until Saturday evening. I’m going to visit my parents and watch my niece and nephew play softball and baseball, respectively. But I’ve not forgotten you all. I’ve got a few posts written that I’ve scheduled to post this morning every so often so you all have…

According to Fox News: It’s now possible to replace a defective, damaged, or diseased penis with a penis grown in a laboratory — in rabbits. But the finding promises an amazing new treatment for infants, boys, and men who suffer penis disfigurement. The replacement organ would be grown on a penis-shaped matrix seeded with cells…

The Real Dave Fafarman Revealed

Well folks, the mystery has been solved once and for all. And – surprise, surprise – Larry is lying through his teeth. Here’s what he had to say on his blog when someone told him that I had traced the IP addresses and found that the 2nd Dave came from his IP address: I don’t…

The appeals court decision in Selman v Cobb County School District, the evolution textbook sticker case, is in. I’ve uploaded a PDF of the ruling here. I haven’t really had time to read it yet, but basically the court declared a “do over”, remanding the case back to the district court: Whether we should reverse…

Funny Poker Hand

So I was playing poker online, a little .25/.50 no limit game, and this hand comes up. New player had just sat down and he was under the gun. He raised to $1.50. I’m on the button with pocket queens, so I reraise to $5. New player calls. Flop comes 2-5-7 rainbow; he checks, I…

Jack Balkin pretty much nails the hypocrisy of Hastert and Pelosi and the other Congressmen throwing a fit about the raid on Jefferson’s office: The Bush Administration has, over the past six years, detained American citizens without any of the protections of the Bill of Rights, engaged in cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees,…

Like many others around the blogosphere, I’m finding it quite amusing that the Congressional leadership has finally found an exercise of executive law enforcement authority frightening enough to get upset about – unfortunately, it took a raid on a Congressman’s office to do it. The FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson’s office last weekend has…

This is interesting. Yesterday, someone claiming to be Larry Fafarman’s brother, Dave, left a comment here. Larry is claiming that it’s not really his brother. But then another Dave Fafarman shows up and says he’s the real one and demanding the removal of the first one. Now, as you might imagine, I find this whole…

Tom DeLay’s Parody Problem

Now this is really funny. There’s a new documentary out, The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress, by Robert Greenwald. It apparently is an expose on DeLay’s corruption, and the DeLay folks are busy trying to spin the claims in it. They sent out a mass email about it that included a one-page fact sheet…