Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2007

Gribbit Gets Married

With pictures. It was a traditional Catholic ceremony where the bride and groom light the unity candle, then the groom rants ignorantly at people he doesn’t know and threatens to beat them up if they don’t stop picking on him. If you’d like to send them a gift, they’re registered at a bait shop outside…

MSU YAF Brings the Crazy

The MSU chapter of Young Americans for Freedom is getting heat for bringing in white supremacist Nick Griffin even from other conservatives. Little Green Footballs took them to task for it in no uncertain terms: In the boneheaded move of the year, conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom invited British National Party (BNP) leader…

So says a CBO report. The bulk of which is from Iraq, of course. And this from the party of fiscal responsibility. And this does not include the cost of the vastly increased oil prices that resulted from our invasion of Iraq, an absolutely huge economic price on top of the direct costs. And remember,…

Courts and Irrational Beliefs

Sandefur has a post about a court case involving an allegedly haunted house: The dispute involved the purchase of a “haunted” house: the buyers complained that its “haunted” status had not been disclosed to them, and therefore that they’d been injured. The court agreed. Amusing, yes, but the case involves a serious problem: to what…

More Flag Silliness

Boltgirl has the scoop on another new controversy involving the flag, this time the words spoken when a flag is folded at some military funerals. The Air Force recently changed the ritual because the old text was explicitly religious. The ritual folding of the flag has 13 folds and there is a text that goes…

Youtube Gems: Living Colour

No, not the sketch comedy show that unforgivably launched the career of Jim Carrey, but the seminal hard rock band that burst onto the scenes in the mid to late 80s. This has always been one of my favorite bands. Very few bands could match their musicianship (all were Berklee School of Music grads) or…

Nick Griffin at MSU

My Michigan Messenger colleague Todd Heywood reports on a speech at MSU by Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party. Griffin was invited to speak at MSU by the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the university. YAF has been complaining for months about being listed as a hate group by the Southern…

The Definition of Chutzpah

You gotta hand it to Norman Hsu, the Democratic fundraiser who was finally caught after spending 15 years avoiding sentencing for a 1992 fraud conviction; he’s got cojones. He says that that conviction should be voided because his right to a speedy trial was violated by authorities, who didn’t look hard enough for him after…

And Wonkette has the story. It’s pretty salacious stuff and it implicates more than Craig: It was late in the Spring of 1987, and Phillips was a graduate student at George Mason University. “One of my favorite hangouts was The Follies,” Phillips explains, referring to the notorious and now-closed go-go boy bar La Cage aux…

No, seriously. At the “Values Voters” event last weekend. Greenwood serenaded Dobson with “Your Song” by Elton John, a love song undoubtedly written about another man. Dobson and his wife swayed and the audience cheered as Greenwood sang these lyrics to Dobson: So excuse me forgetting but these things I do You see I’ve forgotten…