Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2008

This just gets worse and worse. Watch the video of Palin trying to answer a question from Katie Couric about the $700 billion bailout. She literally babbles incoherently, just stringing together a bunch of totally unrelated talking points that couldn’t make a coherent sentence at gunpoint. It’s gibberish. It’s word salad. It sounds like she’s…

McCain’s Talking Points Goof

This is kinda funny, reported by one of our sister sites, the Colorado Independent: the McCain campaign mistakenly sent a copy of their talking points on the issue of canceling the debate to the press rather than to their supporters.

Bush Loses Key FOIA Case

A 3 judge panel of the 2nd circuit has unanimously ruled against the Bush administration and the Pentagon and ordered them to turn over photographs depicting abusive treatment of prisoners in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ACLU had filed a FOIA request for the pictures and the Pentagon refused to turn them over,…

Factcheck Rips McCain Again

This is a bit old now, but Factcheck.org rips apart another dishonest commercial by the McCain campaign. This one has in fact been debunked multiple times, but they keep repeating the claim: In what has become an ongoing theme, the McCain-Palin campaign has released yet another ad that makes false claims about Barack Obama’s tax…

McCain’s Campaign Manager is Psychic

The Washington Post reports that the McCain campaign had already bought ads declaring that McCain had won the debate before he’d even announced that he would take part in it: Although the fate of tonight’s presidential debate in Mississippi remains very much up in the air, John McCain has apparently already won it — if…

Michigan’s Street Preacher

The Grand Rapids Press has an article about Michael Woroniecki, a street preacher who was at the Michigan State- Notre Dame football game this past weekend. I never knew his name before but I’ve run into him a few times. The first time I ran into him was in 1984, the summer before my senior…

Boy, those photo ops with obscure foreign leaders sure did a lot for Palin’s foreign policy knowledge. I think the Pakistani president might have answered the wrong Craigslist ad: On entering a room filled with several Pakistani officials this afternoon, Palin was immediately greeted by Sherry Rehman, the country’s Information Minister. “And how does one…

Youtube Gems: Jim Wiggins

Jim Wiggins is a comedian’s comedian. Not a comic’s comic, which means someone who makes other comics laugh but bombs with the audience, but a comedian’s comedian. He’s one of the true old troopers, a guy who’s been doing comedy for 40 years anywhere he could find an audience. He has an ease in front…

Catholic News Service reports: Speakers invited to attend a Vatican-sponsored congress on the evolution debate will not include proponents of creationism and intelligent design, organizers said. The Pontifical Council for Culture, Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana are organizing an international conference in Rome March 3-7 as one of…

Why They Don’t Want Palin Talking

Andrew Sullivan is right, this is almost painful to watch. Watching Palin babble trying to answer questions that any reasonably well informed person could answer is like watching someone who really can’t sing but is totally oblivious to that fact get up at a karaoke bar and embarrass themselves. You almost feel embarrassed for them.…