Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2008

Worldnetdaily: Biden Borked Bork

The Worldnutdaily had a link on their front page to an old NY Times article from 1987 about Joe Biden leading the charge against the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. I presume they did this to make their readers dislike Biden, but it sounds like a point in his favor to me.…

After all of the hullaballoo over how the Democratic party would handle the Michigan and Florida delegates at their convention, which has long been solved, now it appears that the Republican convention may have a nasty fight over two competing delegations from Nevada. The Wall Street Journal reports: Two Nevada delegations are packing their bags…

ABC Producer Arrested in Denver

And if what ABC is saying about it, this is outrageous. They were apparently on a public sidewalk filming footage when this huge police officer pushes the producer out into the street (and then tells him he’s blocking traffic), then ultimately arresting him. Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and…

ACLU Sues Florida School District

The ACLU of Florida has filed suit against the Santa Rosa County School District in Florida over what they call a pervasive pattern of promoting religion. You can view the press release here. Long excerpt below the fold:

Bush Outdoes J. Edgar Hoover

This is an article from last December that a commenter pointed me to. It details a plan presented by J. Edgar Hoover to Harry Truman (and not acted upon) for rounding up 12,000 citizens and putting them into military detention. In the summer of 1950, 12 days after the outbreak of the Korean war, FBI…

Nat Hentoff has a blistering column about Bush’s new attempt to codify his unconstitutional power grab and preserve it for the next president. In his last months, the president is working to ensure that his successor, whomever that may be, will have the greatly expanded power of the executive branch (unprecedented in American history) that…

Bring Me a Bottle of Your Finest Sokal

I’m sure most of my readers are familiar with the Alan Sokal hoax. Sokal, a physicist from NYU, pulled a classic hoax on an academic journal called Social Text by writing a paper that was, quite literally, gibberish but that flattered the ideological preconceptions of the journal’s editors. Needless to say, the editors were so…

Barr Polling Strong in Key States

Jim Babka points to a recent Zogby poll of ten key swing states shows some very surprising numbers for Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr. I’m not surprised that he’s polling at 11% in New Hampshire or 10% in Nevada, those are traditionally heavy with libertarians. But he’s polling at 8% in Ohio, 8% in Colorado…

Best Freudian Slip Ever?

Then again, it may not be a slip. Maybe the guy is just ignorant. In an alley behind a non-descript row of brick buildings on North Speer Boulevard, and on the other side of a large metal gate with armed guards standing in front, Republicans have set up a “war room” in Denver… Republican National…

NH School Ends Flyer Distribution

A school in New Hampshire that has been sued by the Alliance Defense Fund for distributing flyers from community non-profit groups but refusing to do so for religious groups has changed their policy to end all flyer distribution not specifically school-related: The new policy limits access to students’ homebound backpacks to the school itself; school-associated…