Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2008

BAD lawnmower

I had to laugh at this article: It just wasn’t Keith Walendowski’s day. After having a few drinks before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, he noticed his grass was overgrown. So he tried to fire up his 21-inch Lawn-Boy. Nothing doing. It wouldn’t start. He did what any 57-year-old southside Milwaukee native would do. He pulled out…

Or more accurately, their complete lack of journalistic ethics. Take a look at this article, which bears the headline: Reid: $5-a-gallon gas is no problem This is a reference to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader. But read the article and you’ll find absolutely nothing to support the claim that he said anything even remotely…

A Friend’s New Blog

My friend Andi, who comments here once in a while, has a new blog, Fools and Sages. It’s mostly about personal finance, which is her area of expertise, with some occasional political commentary as well. Andi and I first “met” in the Compuserve religion forum some 16 or 17 years ago, back in the days…

Congratulations to Sandefur

Timothy Sandefur has been named an adjunct scholar by the Cato Institute. That puts him in the same category as David Bernstein, Harvey Silvergate and Richard Epstein. And that’s pretty fine company to be keeping. Congratulations, Tim.

Balko finds yet another example, the third one recently, of a police department trying to identify a blogger who has posted things critical of them. This time it’s in Memphis, where the police department has filed a lawsuit to find out who’s behind the site and who visits it: Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and…

Michelle Malkin, Call Your Office

OMG! McCain’s daughter is a terrorist! She wears a keffiyeh, just like Yassir Arafat and, worse yet, Rachael Ray (who is a real terrorist as far as I’m concerned)! Jason Kuznicki is right – if only we could run our cars on manufactured outrage.

Life of Brian Resurrected?

Sue Jones-Davies, the mayor of a Welsh town called Aberystwyth, thinks it’s ridiculous that the town has a ban on the movie Life of Brian. And since she was in the movie, and in a nude scene no less, she should know. Now she’s trying to get the ban lifted after nearly 30 years. Jones-Davies…

The Alliance Defense Fund has filed suit against a New Hampshire school district because they allow non-profit organizations to distribute flyers through the schools but won’t let religious groups do so. The lawsuit is correct, of course; if a school is going to allow community groups to access their facilities or distribution systems, it cannot…

New Low for Worldnutdaily

Just when you thought the Worldnutdaily couldn’t go any lower, they cite and link to the National Enquirer. Seriously, here’s the screenshot: Pathetic.

Elaine Donnelly Testifies

Everyone’s favorite anti-gay bigot, Elaine Donnelly, testified before the House Armed Services committee this week, and boy did she put on a performance. Dana Milbank wrote about it in the Washington Post: Donnelly treated the panel to an extraordinary exhibition of rage. She warned of “transgenders in the military.” She warned that lesbians would take…