Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2007

Folger’s Flunky Responds

I sent a link to my post about Janet Folger’s anti-gay lies to the contact email from her group, Faith2Action. I got a response from their communications director, Ross Conley. I think you’ll find it as interesting as I do. I’ll reprint the full email below the fold, along with my response:

Youtube Gems: One Hit Wonders

Okay, let’s do some one hit wonders, some of my favorite songs from bands that were never heard from again. The first one is Not An Addict by K’s Choice. I’ll post both the actual video and a good live performance of it. I’ve never gotten tired of this song; for some reason I find…

Morrison v. Boyd Co. Board of Education is a very interesting case in many respects. It started a few years ago as a typical GSA case – the school refused to allow the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance club, the students sued and won. The judge found that there was a serious problem with bullying…

Jon Rowe debunks yet another Christian Nation myth in this essay at Positive Liberty. The myth is that George Washington handed out copies of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut at the Constitutional Convention. Religious right apologist Peter Marshall, who may actually be worse than David Barton, claims that Washington did so “because it was so…

Perfect Kos Response to O’Reilly

Hunter at DailyKos has a perfect reply to Bill O’Reilly’s ridiculous blathering about that site, comparing them to the Nazis and the KKK. I especially like this part: But now I am feeling guilty. After receiving as many as five concerned emails from your dozens of adoring fans, I have come to a heartfelt conclusion…

False Comparison of Military Deaths

The latest conservative meme, which I keep hearing over the last few days, is that “military deaths” under Bush are pretty much in line with “military deaths” under Clinton. The implication, of course, is “oh my god, why does the liberal media make such a big deal about soldiers dying with Bush in office but…

Peter Irons has a posting on a USA Today blog about insiders and outsiders in cases involving the separation of church and state. Much of the material comes right out of his book, God on Trial, which chronicles a series of such cases in great detail. As I’ve noted before, one of the consistent features…

Youtube Gems: Los Lonely Boys

This is one of my favorite new bands in a long time, Los Lonely Boys. They’re three Texican brothers with a great sound, sort of Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Carlos Santana. Clips below the fold.

Texas Leads Nation in Teen Births

What a surprise: Texas had the nation’s highest birth rate among teenagers ages 15 to 19 in 2004, according to a newly released study of children’s health. The Kids Count study, which is updated annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, said the Texas rate of 63 births per 1,000 teens remained the…

And it comes from two very important sources, FBI director Robert Mueller and former Deputy Attorney General James Comey. The AP reports that the visit from Card and Gonzales to get Ashcroft to reauthorize a spy program was indeed about the Terrorist Surveillance Program, or TSP: