Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2008

I really must send Worldnutdaily founder Joseph Farah a fruit basket or something to thank him for giving Chuck Norris a weekly column. No one else would have even considered giving that dullard a job that involved working with words or ideas, but Farah had a vision. And that vision has provided so much fodder…

Hillary Lies About Bosnia Trip

The Washington Post has the scoop on Hillary Clinton telling a ridiculous lie about a trip to Bosnia and coming under sniper fire and landing under “evasive maneuvers” and so forth. The truth is quite to the contrary. Here’s what she had to say about it just last week: “I remember landing under sniper fire.…

Oops, They Did It Again

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The White House says they destroyed the hard drives that contained the millions of missing emails that might implicate administration officials in wrongdoing. And they erased the backup tapes too. And they lost the DVDs of those interrogations. And, uh, then the dog ate them. Honest injun.

Family Research Council: Export Gays

The Uniting American Families Act would give same-sex couples the same emigration rights that married straight couples have, getting green cards and so forth. Naturally, the anti-gay crowd is against it. And you’re gonna love what the Family Research Council has to say about it. Video below the fold:

Ewing on Civil Forfeiture Laws

Bob Ewing of the Institute for Justice has a compelling op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the Hicks case and the scandal of civil forfeiture laws in this country. The Hicks case, you may recall, involved Luther Hicks of Lima, Ohio, who had his entire life savings – more than $400,000 – seized by…

Ten Commandments Judge Strikes Again

For those who aren’t familiar with him, let me introduce you to Ashley McKathan, circuit judge of Covington County, Alabama. The man makes Roy Moore look sane by comparison. This is a guy who is absolutely obsessed with using his position of authority to push his religion on others. Here’s his latest attempt: Witnesses said…

More Lies from Expelled Producers

The New York Times picked up the story about PZ being denied entry to a screening of Expelled while Richard Dawkins was allowed in. It contains easily demonstrable lies like this one: But Walt Ruloff, a partner in Premise Media, the film’s producer, said the screening was one of a series the producers have organized…

Jeremiah Wright vs Rev. Moon

John Gorenfeld, whose new book is out and is terrific so far (I’m about two chapters into it), has a handy chart comparing Jeremiah Wright to the Rev. Moon. Multiple members of the Bush family have been paid millions of dollars to speak on behalf of this fascist cult leader at rallies around the world…

Here’s an amusing column from the ever-dull Phyllis Schlafly. She claims that the Navy shooting down that satellite a couple weeks ago proves Ronald Reagan right that missile defense works: The U.S. Navy gave Ronald Reagan a dramatic 25th anniversary gift on Feb. 21. A Navy missile raced into outer space and destroyed an orbiting…

Nightline did a story on a couple of young earth creationists who take homeschooled kids on museum tours and feed them nonsense like this: They said the T-Rex was vegetarian because at the time of the Creation, there was no such thing as death, so a T-Rex could not have eaten meat. There was no…