Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2006

The court of appeals for the 2nd circuit ruled in favor of a student who wore a t-shirt calling President Bush the “Chicken Hawk in Chief” and including pictures of Bush with lines of cocaine on a mirror and a martini in his hand. After a complaint from another student, the school told the student…

The layers of hypocrisy on the part of the religious right in relation to discrimination laws are many and varied. Let’s examine them. Example #1: In California, they’re screaming bloody murder that a bill adding sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination laws don’t have an exemption for religious groups. But religion is already in the…

The Perfect Retort

Mark Plus posted a comment last night that included a great idea for the perfect retort to all this Darwin leads to Hitler crap. Here it is: And on 9/11, the World Trade Center was knocked down by creationists who hate evolution. What’s your point?

More Overreaction to California Bill

The ridiculous overreaction to California adding sexual orientation to their anti-discrimination laws continues, documented, naturally, by the Worldnutdaily. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has tossed out all sexual moral conduct codes at colleges, private and Christian schools, daycare centers and other facilities throughout his state, if the institutions have any students who get state assistance. Utter…

I haven’t given out a Robert O’Brien Trophy in a while, but here’s someone who really deserves one: Jill Stanek. The award is given for this breathtakingly idiotic column at the Worldnutdaily where she actually claims that legalizing the purchase of Plan B emergency contraception over the counter will lead to more pedophilia. Seriously. She…

This one from South Dakota’s governor, Michael Rounds. He issued an executive proclamation declaring July 24-30 as a week to pray for rain. A press release accompanying the proclamation said, “We are a strong people and all can provide help in many ways, whether actually fighting the fires, providing assistance to the crews, or joining…

New Anti-Evolution Tactic?

Dembski links to a site called Origin of Life Fairness in Pubic Schools, which seems to be trying out a new argument against the teaching of evolution in public schools. I’ve heard various people use this argument in the past, but no one seriously propose this as a legal argument. It’s really quite laughable. Their…

The Sports Guy on Tiger Woods

The Sports Guy has a column about Tiger Woods and how boring he’s become. To some extent, he’s right. Tiger never says anything the least bit controversial. He dominates the tour in a manner no one thought possible. He’s always on his best behavior and says nothing in interviews. I kind of like some of…

Daily Glib Fortuna Critique

If a STACLU contributor says something in a forest with no one around to hear it, is it still ridiculous? I couldn’t let a day go by without pointing out some stupid statement from them, and this one again occurs in the middle of a post on a subject where I actually agree with them…

Yep, it’s Stevens

Senator Ted Stevens’ spokesman confirmed that he was indeed the senator that put a “secret hold” on a bill that would increase government transparency and help us find where our tax dollars are going to. Apparently, the memo about committing political suicide got stuck in the tubes when one of his aides sent him an…