Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2008

Michael Moore: Shut the Hell Up

You know, I watched this show live and cringed when he said it. Michael Moore on with Keith Olbermann said on Friday night that if Hurricane Gustav hits New Orleans during the RNC, that would prove there is a god. Seriously. Of course he laughed it off as a joke and said he hopes no…

Kuznicki on Underground Restaurants

Jason Kuznicki discusses an article in the New York Times about “underground restaurants” cropping up in NYC. Long excerpt below the fold:

Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver used city money to pay a $1,000 fine levied by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission last month after finding that he had given the appearance of favoritism in awarding city contracts to a longtime friend. Ethics and Elections Director Wayne Barnett said he will return the money to the…

The Email Pushback Project

I got an email from the guy behind the Email Pushback Project and I like the idea. They’re publishing detailed debunkings of all those breathless right wing emails you probably get forwarded all the time (I know I do). One of the very first posts I ever wrote on my blog back in 2003 was…

Fun With Creationist “Logic”

Someone pointed me to YEC Headquarters, a site I’d never seen before. I had to laugh at this claim right there on the front page: Verse of the month: eccles 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions. How would the word of…

Palin’s First Lie as VP Nominee

Well that didn’t take long. The first brazen lie of Sarah Palin’s campaign as John McCain’s VP nominee came just moments into her speech accepting his invitation to join the ticket. From the Washington Post’s transcript of her speech: And I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, I…

Melissa Rogers, founder and director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest, has a post on her blog looking in great detail at Joe Biden’s views on a whole range of church/state issues. There’s not a lot there to be concerned about. He’s not a strict separationist, but he’s not too…

Help DonorsChoose Science Projects

Seed magazine and ScienceBlogs is encouraging people to help raise $10,000 for various science projects funded by DonorsChoose. All you have to do to help is go to this website and vote for video profiles of scientists. We’re at almost $7500 now but want to make it to $10,000 and time is running out. So…

Maybe Palin Does Have the Experience

A great line from one of my colleagues at the Colorado Independent, a sister site to the Michigan Messenger: Sarah Palin, serving her second year as governor of Alaska might not have a deep government resume, but she brings to the McCain ticket valuable experience as the No. 2 pick in a contest. In 1984…

Initial Thoughts on Sarah Pallin

McCain made a surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his VP. The first thing that jumps into my mind: she’s an ID supporter, thinks it should be taught along with evolution in public school science classrooms. She’s also relatively anti-gay. Supporters will point to the fact that she vetoed a bill that would…