Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for December, 2007

Kid Rock’s Populist Stupidity

Here’s a nominee for the dumbest statement of the year: Kid Rock performed his “What if Kid rock were president of the U.S.” and pledged he would “turn churches into strip clubs” but promised, “We would remain one nation under God.” Both comments got cheers from the audience. How does one pander to opposite stupid…

Welcome New Readers

It’s strange what gets all the attention and what doesn’t. Dispatches is being overrun with hits today because my brief little post about Ron Paul and evolution has gotten links from Andrew Sullivan, Talking Points Memo, the Huffington Post and the National Review Online. Crazy. I’m still in the middle of moving, but Charter has…

The Christian Crips and Bloods

From the mean streets of Bethlehem, I bring you Altar Boyz in the Hood: Robed Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests went at each other with brooms and stones inside the Church of the Nativity on Thursday as long-standing rivalries erupted in violence during holiday cleaning. The basilica, built over the grotto in Bethlehem where Christians…

The Right’s Hatred of the French

Doug Stanhope, on his new DVD, has a brilliant bit about that bizarre anti-French attitude that is so incredibly popular in certain circles in this country. Anyone not embarrassed enough that some of our leaders actually voted to change the name of french fries to “freedom fries” in the Congressional cafeteria – and frankly, anyone…

Besen on Games Ex-Gays Play

Wayne Besen has a terrific article about an ex-gay boot camp that tries to convert gay men to straight by having them do really macho things with each other, sometimes while naked. A long excerpt below the fold:

Suit Filed Over Green Bay Nativity

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a suit over the Green Bay nativity scene. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and 12 Green Bay residents are plaintiffs in the suit to be filed against Green Bay, City Council President Chad Fradette and Mayor Jim Schmitt over the nativity scene the city placed at the…

Thompson’s Ignorant Nativism

Here’s Fred Thompson pandering just as fast as he can in Iowa. Here’s the first stupid statement: During what must’ve been a strenuous day of campaigning in Iowa, GOP candidate Fred Thompson told potential voters at his one-and-only appearance that immigrants deserve some of the blame for the mortgage crisis. “A lot of them couldn’t…

The Ron Paul Issue

I decided to move a comment up and reply to it as its own post because I want to really lay down my thoughts on why I have decided not to support Ron Paul. A commenter named Mike said: Your blog for the most part has been pretty reasonable. Yet, you really seem to have…

The Utter Absurdity of Sal Cordova

There was a time when, not having taken part in long arguments at ARN and other forums, I did not understand why so many of my friends in the anti-creationist community held Sal Cordova in such low esteem. Alas, my interactions with him on this blog over the last couple years have brought me up…

Debunking Creationist Nonsense. Again.

Our intrepid commenter, noone, left a comment that got stuck in the moderation queue. Since it’s moving way down the page, I’m moving it up here to continue the debunking. Not because I’m going to convince noone, of course; frankly, anyone who credulously cuts and pastes the nonsense he is using probably isn’t capable of…