Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2008

McCain on Roe v Wade

A Time blog digs up an interesting quote from John McCain in 1999: “I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary,” McCain told the Chronicle in 1999. “But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal…

Why I Love Virginia Postrel

She just wrote a beautiful piece about a wedding in her family and how, in contrast to all that nonsense we hear about the “radical homosexual agenda,” it was really just a routine event – and that’s exactly how it should be treated: I understand why people who don’t have any close gay friends or…

The Real Idiot of the Month

The execrable Glenn Beck, who is actually calling on his listeners to waste as much energy as they can in order to make up for the positive steps the Democratic National Convention is taking to reduce the environmental impact of the event. No, I’m not making this up:

Dinosaurs Helped Build the Pyramids

You have to see this thread at Free Republic about a school in Malta called the Accelerated Christian Academy that teaches young earth creationism. Accelerated, you say? Well of course. Just look at what their director says is taught: But the curriculum of the Accelerated Christian Academy in Mosta is not exactly free of such…

Here is a compelling argument about the one aspect of Michelle Obama’s speech that really did stand out. It’s from one of Andrew Sullivan’s readers: I am a 36 year old African American woman. I have two girls ages 10 and 8. The country does not get the full import of this moment. My daughters…

McCain = Giuliani

Joe Biden’s famous quip about Rudy Giuliani — “There’s only three things he mentions in a sentence — a noun, a verb, and 9/11″ — is rapidly becoming true about John McCain as well, just replace “9/11″ with “war hero.” When Katie Couric asked him about not knowing how many homes he owned last week,…

This is why I read the Worldnutdaily first thing every morning (or every afternoon, depending on when I got out of bed), for headlines like this: Surprise! Russia not about to invade Mideast, says new prophecy theory Whew, I feel so much better now. Was there some sane and rational person in the world who…

Jesus Loves Football in South Carolina

A South Carolina publication has a look at the combination of football and Christianity in that state. Some public school coaches are apparently taking their students to Christian football camps that combine athletics with religion: In July, coaches and players from across South Carolina descended upon the campus of USC-Upstate in Spartanburg to better their…

Effete Hollywood Elitists for McCain

The Moonie Times reports on an upcoming fundraiser for John McCain that will feature some of Hollywood’s finest: Mr. McCain will attend a fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, the day the Democrats’ convention opens,bringing together top leaders from the Los Angeles business and entertainment communities, according to an invitation for the event obtained…

Thoughts on Day One of the DNC

I had an epiphany while watching Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night: that speech was not for me. I’m sure I knew that already to some extent, but it really became clear to me in the middle of that speech as I realized that I am entirely immune to platitudinous applause…