Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2006

Theocon Priorities

Think Progress has video of Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, chief sponsor of the Marriage Protection Act, speaking at last weekend’s Values Voters Summit. It includes gems like this: Musgrave declared that gay marriage “is the most important issue that we face today.” She told the audience that “when you’re in a cultural war like this, you…

World Series of Poker Final Table

So ESPN finally aired the final table of the World Series of Poker main event last night and I have to say that Jamie Gold is the most irritating person to win it since Hellmuth. Unlike Gold, however, Hellmuth is a really good poker player. No matter who wins the championship, there’s a fair amount…

Sandefur’s Cato Speech

Timothy Sandefur gave a speech about his new book and about the state of property rights in America, particularly with regard to eminent domain and regulatory takings, at the Cato Institute recently. You can listen to that speech in mp3 format here.

Why Care Only About Military Deaths?

Jay at STACLU is upset that the ACLU filed suit in Kentucky over a state law restricting the right to protest at military funerals, a bill aimed solely at Fred Phelps and his gang of the insane and idiotic. A Federal judge just overturned that law. But look at the way Jay frames the issue:…

Anti-Gay Bigotry at Values Voter Summit

The more reports come in about last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, the worse it gets (which is not a surprise, of course). Here’s Bishop Wellington Boone: But I want to tell you something is, they don’t know, we’re driven by God to deal with this stuff, and I want to say to you that, in…

Hovind’s Motions to Dismiss

Kent Hovind’s attorney has filed motions to dismiss all of the counts against him. Counts 1-12 and 58 (12 counts of failing to pay FICA and withhold income taxes on employees and one count of threatening a Federal agent) are discussed in this motion, while counts 13-57 (46 counts of “structuring”) are discussed in this…

Another Sign of the Apocalypse

Ew. Just ew. He may have played nerdy eighth-grader Samuel (Screech) Powers in the sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” But former TV geek Dustin Diamond can now take his place with Colin Farrell, Tommy Lee and Kid Rock as the star of his very own sex tape. Everyone who remembers Diamond as a lovable putz…

Fred Upton and HR 2679

I just looked at the roll call for the votes on HR 2679 and I was quite surprised and disappointed to see Fred Upton’s name on the yea list. Upton is a Republican congressman from the 4th district in Michigan, where I grew up and where my parents still live. He’s been in office since…

Rod Parsley’s Holy War

Found this youtube video via Pam Spaulding. It’s about Rod Parsley’s Reformation Ohio and Center for Moral Clarity and their theocon agenda. The video is put out by Equality Ohio.

Bored Vice Cops

From the “cops that have nothing better to do with their time” department comes this story from Hillsborough County, Florida. The Sheriff’s department launched a major investigation into allegations that strippers in the area were getting too close to customers during lap dances. $6000 and 92 lapdances later, they concluded that, sure enough, they were…