Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2008

You probably remember creationist/geocentrist loony Tom Willis advocating, quite seriously, the “violent expulsion of all evolutionists from civilized society” and denying anyone who believes in evolution the right to vote or any job where they might influence people. Well now he is back with yet another moronic screed entitled Should Evolutionists Be Allowed to Roam…

A Presidential Tie?

It’s far too early for such a prediction, of course, but electoral-vote.com says that based on the state polls as of August 23rd, it’s 269 for Obama and 256 for McCain with Virginia — and its 13 electoral votes — a perfect tie. Assuming McCain got Virginia, as the Republicans usually do, that would add…

Hallmark has begun to sell cards for gay marriages and, of course, civilization now teeters on the brink of chaos as a result: A published report quotes a Hallmark spokesperson as saying the company’s “coming out” cards, which hit stores last year — and the new same-sex wedding cards, brought into circulation following the landmark…

Glenn Greenwald has a great post at his blog pointing out the utter hypocrisy of the pedestrian right when it comes to men who marry rich heiresses. A few examples of the attacks on John Kerry from 2004, the first from our old friend Joseph Farah of the Worldnutdaily: But if there is one characteristic…

As the Bush administration leaves office it seems that they want to make sure that whatever embers of the fourth amendment might still be glowing after their 8 years of using the constitution as tinder are extinguished completely. The NY Times reports: A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

Obama Wants You to Be Gay!

So the Worldnutdaily reports: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has a long and established record of promoting homosexuality in contrast to the presumptive GOP candidate, Sen. John McCain., according to a new report card issued by a pro-family organization in California. A textbook example of stupid and dishonest framing. Supporting equal rights for gays…

Who is Phillip Berg? He’s a former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania, a former Democratic candidate for governor and senator in Pennsylvania and a former member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. He’s also a Hillary Clinton supporter, which is why he’s now filed a lawsuit to get Obama removed from the presidential ticket by…

Thoughts on Biden as VP

As everyone knows by now, Obama has picked Joe Biden as his running mate. A few thoughts come to mind, in addition to the fact that he got off the best line of the entire 2008 campaign: “Rudy Giuliani. There’s only three things he mentions in a sentence — a noun, a verb, and 9/11.”…

Another Possible Dover?

Could be happening in California: Butteville Union Elementary School District trustees, as well as school administrators, are considering adding “intelligent design” to the school’s seventh-grade science curriculum. In a discussion on an information/action agenda item, “Evolution versus Intelligent Design Taught in the Classroom,” during the district’s board meeting last Wednesday, trustees agreed to seek legal…

Fort Hays Fires Shanahan

Remember the debate coach who dropped his pants and mooned another coach during an argument? He’s history. Fort Hays State University held a press conference and announced that William Shanahan was being fired and the entire debate program suspended indefinitely. The president continued: “Professor Shanahan’s conduct falls below the standard established to protect our university,…