Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2007

Tim Sandefur sent me a link to this article in the New York Times. The article features an attorney that used to work at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where Tim now works. But Stephen Abraham is not just an attorney, he’s also a highly decorated military officer with commendations for his work in military intelligence…

Monaghan’s Catholic Town Opens

ABC News reports: The Florida town of Ave Maria is like many other large family neighborhoods. The town will have 11,000 homes in its community. But unlike so many other communities, Ave Maria has a specific purpose. The quaint location isn’t built for golfers or retirees like so many other Florida developments. Ave Maria is…

A Dispatches Facebook Group

I’ve recently signed up with Facebook and started a group for readers of this blog. It’s a closed group, which means I need to approve you for membership (I did that to avoid having Fafarman, O’Brien or some of the other trolls join and clog up the message boards). If you’re a Facebook member, you…

Anti-Gay Petition Fraud in Ohio

Cincinnati has an ordinance protecting gays from discrimination; the anti-gay crowd, naturally, doesn’t like that and started a petition drive to get it on the ballot to repeal it. Then they falsified the petitions to up the numbers: Two women working on behalf of Equal Rights Not Special Rights have pleaded guilty to election falsification.…

The timing of this is perfect given the subject of my upcoming speech at the YearlyKos conference. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has appointed Don McLeroy, a serious Christian right ideologue, as chairman of the State Board of Education. That board has a long history of trying to force a religious right agenda on the…

The Washington Post reports on a disturbing trend: The long decline in sexual activity among U.S. teenagers, hailed as one of the nation’s most important social and public health successes, appears to have stalled. After decreasing steadily and significantly for more than a decade, the percentage of teenagers having intercourse began to plateau in 2001…

Balko links to this story about Rudy Giuliani turning a questions about AIDS into an answer about 9/11. This guy mentions 9/11 several times while ordering breakfast, for crying out loud.

William Shatner as….Me?

This has been out for more than a week but I just now noticed it: ScienceBlogs: The Movie. I’m not sure about this casting decision though: If Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial is a success, no doubt the Network Execubots will green-light the production of ScienceBlogs: The Movie. Hush-hush rumors from inside the studios…

More on Romney Aide Cop Wannabe

The Boston Herald has a follow up article on Jay Garrity, the pathetic cop wannabe who works for Mitt Romney. The article quotes people inside the Romney campaign as saying that Garrity actually had fake police badges made up for staffers: In an apparent violation of the law, a controversial aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney…

The Infamous Tilton Video

I came across this again last night and I just had to post it. Yes, it’s juvenile. Yes, it’s low brow humor. But I dare you to watch it without laughing. Video is below the fold.