Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2008

Bramwell Pummels Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg has a new book out called Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. I haven’t read it, nor do I have any intention of reading it. I’m familiar enough with Goldberg’s style and substance to expect a diatribe at about the Ann Coulter level.…

Contest: Funniest Video on Youtube

Okay, it’s time for a contest and your vote counts. Vote for the funniest video on Youtube. I’ve picked out four videos that make me laugh until I nearly pee myself. First up, the infamous Kevin Federline popozao video:

The First Step is a Doozy

It’s so hard to find good help these days:: A WOULD-be suicide bomber fell down a flight of stairs and blew himself up as he headed out for an attack in Afghanistan, police say. It was the second such incident in two days, with another man killing himself and three others on Tuesday when his…

Ooh, More Celebrity Endorsements

Ladies and gentlemen, the battle of the blowhard has-beens is heating up. Sylvester Stallone, on the eve of releasing his latest pathetic attempt to remain relevant, Rambo: First Prostate Exam, has endorsed John McCain. Take that, Chuck Norris. There’s only one way to settle this: steel cage match to the death, Rocky vs Walker, Texas…

A Good Saturday Night

Last night I helped run a charity event that was part poker tournament and part silent auction. I was just running the poker part, of course, but I decided I was going to bid on a recliner in the auction. About an hour before the bidding ended I looked and the highest bid was $130,…

There are few phrases more overused than “political correctness.” Its usual usage is as little more than a meaningless catchphrase to bypass any criticism of anything a conservative says. But there is a kernel of truth to the complaints about political correctness and once in a while a situation comes up that demonstrates the absurdity…

Another Proselytizing Teacher

This time a language arts teacher in Irasburg, Vermont. His name is Wally Rogers. The ACLU sent a letter of complaint to the administration over a range of issues where this teacher is clearly using his position to proselytize his students toward Christianity. For instance, he handed out a flier to his students on why…

Bill Donohue At It Again

Professional prig Bill Donohue has found his excuse for feigned outrage this week and it’s an ESPN anchor making off-color jokes about religion at a roast: Jacobson, reportedly intoxicated, was speaking Jan. 11 at an event in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor ESPN Radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic when she unleashed a tirade,…

Youtube Gems: Vinx and Sting

Found this cool old clip of my friend Vinx with Sting back in 1991. Vinx opened for that whole tour and sang backup on a couple songs as well. They did Message in a Bottle as an encore and he came out and did backup on that. This song also has the incomparable Vinnie Colaiuta…

Go Al Gore, Go

From a statement Gore made on a TV show recently: I think it’s wrong for the government to discriminate against people because of a person’s sexual orientation. I think that gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women to make contracts, have hospital visiting rights, and join together…