Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2007

Laura Bush Wears Head Scarf

Wait, wasn’t this an evil, anti-American, pro-terrorist thing to do? Or is that only when Nancy Pelosi did it in Syria? Where’s that right wing attack press to tell us how Laura Bush has been having a three way with Assad and Bin Laden?

I know, I’ve watched political rhetoric long enough not to be shocked by anything but the utter intellectual dishonesty required to make an argument like this is still astonishing to me. The Worldnutdaily has an article on the Berkley nativity scene controversy that invokes the Nazis in order to build support for the referendum the…

Serious Paranoia

The right wing blogs and alternative media are all abuzz about the passage of H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. This site, which rants about the “New World Order”, calls the bill “one of the most blatant attacks against the Constitution yet.” The terminally clueless Devvy Kidd calls it a…

Another Christian Nation Myth Debunked

Chris Rodda has a new post at Talk2Action debunking another major Christian Nation myth, this one about Thomas Jefferson. The claim is that Jefferson tried to bring a bunch of Calvinist theologians from Switzerland to the US to establish a seminary. Sometimes it’s claimed that he intended to use this as the basis of the…

Homecoming King and King

At Davis High School in California, they’ve just elected a gay couple at the school to be homecoming king and king. Very cool. Of course, the world will now come to an end, dogs and cats will be living together and the town will soon be hit by a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, several…

Antonio Agnone was raised to believe that every American has a duty to serve his country in some capacity. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, a soldier in WW II, Antonio was commissioned as a Marine officer upon finishing his undergrad work at Ohio State. He would lead his own unit in Iraq where,…

DaveScot: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

I know that pointing out hypocrisy and inconsistency on the part of DaveScot is a bit like reminding everyone that water is wet, but this is still too good not to post. All credit goes to Steve H at the After the Bar Closes forum on Wesley’s antievolution.org. First, look at this comment from DaveScot:…

Canada Crushes Free Speech Again

A Canadian woman has been fined and ordered to stop posting on a US-based website saying ugly things about minority groups: A Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a Calgary woman to stop posting hate messages against minority groups on a U.S.-based white supremacist website. The commission fined Jessica Beaumont $1,500 for posting messages that…

O’Reilly and Dumbledore

You have to see the video of Olbermann going after Bill O’Reilly and his idiotic and hypocritical blather about Dumbledore being gay. It’s especially funny when O’Reilly complains about how Rowling’s statement was just intended to “indoctrinate” people into tolerating homosexuals. Ya don’t say?

Bush the Fiscal Conservative

So says a McClatchy news report: George W. Bush, despite all his recent bravado about being an apostle of small government and budget-slashing, is the biggest spending president since Lyndon B. Johnson. In fact, he’s arguably an even bigger spender than LBJ. “He’s a big government guy,” said Stephen Slivinski, the director of budget studies…