Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2007

Chuck Norris on VT Shootings

Oh boy. You just knew ol’ Chuck would be throwing in his 2 cents worth to tell us who’s to blame for the VT shootings. File this in the breathlessly overwrought department. This idiot actually compares the victims to George Washington. On April 16, 1789, a hero left Virginia. His name was George Washington –…

VA Gives in on Wiccan Symbols

Finally, after years of fights that finally had to go to court, the Veterans Administration has agreed to allow Wiccan soldiers who die in combat to have a Wiccan symbol on their gravesites. Bob Barr to the white courtesy phone.

Judith Reisman Chimes In

Boy, I didn’t see this coming. First class looney tune Judith Reisman has the answer to everyone frantically searching for why the VT slaughter took place. Her answer – surprise, surprise – “erototoxins.” What are erototoxins? Erototoxins are hypothetical chemicals released in the brain when one views dirty pictures that, Reisman claims, actually “change the…

See Lesbian Book, Demand Cash

This may be the most pathetic story I’ve seen in a long time. A guy in Arkansas (what a shock) is demanding $20,000 from the city because his sons actually saw a book about lesbians at the library. A Bentonville, Arkansas man is demanding the city pay him $20,000 for the pain and suffering of…

Odd Historical Fact

Did you know that the first compulsory public schools on this continent (not in this country, as the country did not exist yet) were established in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1647 and that the law that established them was called the Old Deluder Satan Law? I didn’t either until today.

Yeltsin is Dead

Boris Yeltsin is dead at 76 years of age. Apparently he left instructions that he be cremated, but given the amount of vodka he drank authorities are afraid that he would burn for weeks.

The latest lame attempt to assign blame on the VT shootings from that paragon of virtue, Newt Gingrich: GINGRICH: Yes, I think the fact is, if you look at the amount of violence we have in games that young people play at 7, 8, 10, 12, 15 years of age, if you look at the…

Jon Rowe has a long and fascinating post about a subject we’ve both written about before, the distinction between the originalism of Clarence Thomas and the originalism of Robert Bork, Scalia and others. And to give you some ideas of how complex these ideas and alliances are, as Jon notes, one of the primary influences…

Geoffrey Stone, a very prominent legal scholar with the University of Chicago, has written what really should be an embarrassing bit of pseudo-scholarship about this week’s Supreme Court ruling on partial birth abortion. That decision may be right or wrong and I’m more than willing to entertain arguments on both sides, but arguments like this…

An Absurd Case of Censorship

Assuming this story is true, the school is in for a rude awakening. This is about an hour from where I live, where according to the father of a student, on the Day of Silence his son was sent home from school for putting a sign on his clothes that wasn’t even anti-gay: Pastor Gardner…