Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2006

Off to the Racetrack

Today should be fun. I’m going to watch my dad drive a race car at 170 miles per hour or so. It’s a birthday gift that he’s really excited about. So I’ll be gone most of the day for that. See ya on the flipside. Update: Sadly, we drove two hours down there and it…

Why Don’t Congressmen Use Bookmarks?

Raw Story reports that Rep. Mark Foley has been caught sending suggestive emails to a 16 year old congressional page. Foley is one of the many “family values” Republican legislators who is secretly gay (though not so secret anymore, he was outed publicly a couple years ago). I don’t care that they’re gay, of course,…

Puritanism Run Amock

Award-winning art teacher takes her class on a trip to Dallas Museum of Art. Principal not only approves the trip but encourages the teacher to do it. Parents all sign permission slips for the kids to go. The kids see a statue of a nude person at the museum. Award-winning teacher gets fired. Sometimes the…

Go Dick Armey

This is quite a shock. Dick Armey, a former Congressman who was always on the side of the religious right, is now out of politics and telling the truth: In the interview, Armey responded pointedly when Sager asked why he thought Christian conservatives seemed more powerful now than in the 1990s. “To a large extent,…

How Gays Will Destroy the Earth

I found this on Pam Spaulding’s blog and I think it was made by someone who comments here once in a while (M.T. Rational XXXIV). It’s….Gaypocalypse Now.

Jack Balkin says no: First, the MCA puts the President in an interesting position: the U.S. is still bound by Geneva, but there is no way for individuals to enforce violations of Geneva (except that grave breaches of Common Article 3 can still be prosecuted under the War Crimes Statute). However, Geneva’s status as the…

The Tragedy of the Detainee Treatment Act

Famed libertarian legal scholar Richard Epstein testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee a few days ago about the detainee bill that was just passed and awaits Bush’s inevitable signature. What he said is very important. Far more is at stake than lawsuits haggling over prison conditions. At stake is the fundamental right of…

Rowe Hammers Barton Again

Jon Rowe has an excellent post once again blasting David Barton for his utterly irrational historical revisionism in regard to religion and the constitution. He points to a document I’ve never seen before, an affidavit that Barton filed in the McCreary ten commandments case. You have to read this document. The illogic is absolutely breathtaking.…

UK Harrassment Charges Dropped

The case against a British minister for handing out leaflets at a gay pride event has been dropped. Unfortunately, the police are clearly engaging in doublespeak to justify the arrest in the first place. South Wales Police force has defended its handling of the case, saying the CPS decison not to go ahead with the…

Glib Fortuna’s Latest Absurdity

It’s been a couple weeks since Glib Fortuna said something really stupid (or at least since I’d noticed it), which may be a record for him. But he’s back with another utterly clueless post about HR 2679. He’s accusing the ACLU of being disingenuous for arguing that this bill deprives “citizens” of the ability to…