Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2006

Hentoff on ACLU’s Internal Troubles

Nat Hentoff has a column in USA Today about the internal struggle for control of the ACLU’s national board going on right now. As I’ve said in the past, I am firmly on the side of the dissidents who have formed SaveTheACLU and tried to remove the current leadership. In a battle between true civil…

Fanaticism Kills Irony

Ah, our old pal Glib Fortuna is back with another ridiculous post in which he demonstrates that fanaticism eliminates all recognition of irony (to say nothing of hypocrisy). He casually claims that “The ACLU’s totalitarian impulse is deeply rooted and inseparable from its ideology…”. But Glib actively defends a President who claims the authority to…

Best Gay Marriage Line Ever

From Charlie Crist, Republican candidate for governor of Florida, during a debate with opponent Jim Davis: Crist, (pictured) who currently is Attorney General and who has dogged suggestions throughout the campaign that he is gay, had one of the more unusual reasons for opposing same-sex marriage, saying marriage is a “sacred” relationship – “like I…

FIRE on Columbia and Free Speech

When Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist had his speech disrupted and overrun by protestors a month ago, I wrote the following: And mark my words, Columbia won’t do a thing about it. Not a single student will be disciplined for their actions. When Columbia President Lee Bollinger, himself a noted first amendment scholar, issued a strongly…

Hovind Trial Continues

After a delay due to one of Hovind’s attorneys being sick, his trial has resumed. An IRS agent testified today that the Hovinds claim to have no money while withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from their accounts, always in amounts just under $10,000 to avoid having it reported. How convenient.

Article on the UC Lawsuit

The Sacramento Bee has an article about the upcoming trial over the University of California’s rejection of certain courses from a Christian school for credit in their admissions process. I reviewed the biology textbook when the suit was first filed and there is no question that it should be rejected for credit by any serious…

Sending Sandefur Business

Sandefur’s full time job is as a litigator for the Pacific Legal Foundation, specializing in eminent domain and economic rights cases. One of the cases he is involved with now is one that I brought to his attention with a post here last year. It’s in Minnesota, where the state, bravely defending consumers against low…

More Computer Voting Problems

What kind of problems? Oh, nothing major. Vote for a Democrat, get counted as Republican. No big deal. Debra A. Reed voted with her boss on Wednesday at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale. Her vote went smoothly, but boss Gary Rudolf called her over to look at what was happening on…

Praise the Lord and Pass the Brick

I just saw this posted at the Panda’s Thumb. Look at this article. A man waving a brick barged into Monroe Middle School and ranted about the teachings of evolution before being arrested by police Tuesday morning… Monroe police reported the man walked into the school office and immediately headed down a hallway toward the…

Were They Wearing Brown Shirts?

This happened about an hour away from me: Police in the western Michigan community of Wyoming entered two classrooms at Lee Middle and High School on Thursday and announced there was a threat to the school, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Students, who were unaware police were conducting a drill, were taken from the classroom…