Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2008

McCain Chief of Staff Wins an Award

But probably not one he wants to win. Mike Rogers, who has outed a great many gay Republicans who spend their time working against the interests of gay people, has outed another one: Mark Buse, John McCain’s chief of staff. Buse is the latest winner of the aptly named Roy Cohn award “in recognition of…

Sam Harris on Palin

I generally find Sam Harris more annoying than enlightening, but I think this article about Sarah Palin is mostly on the mark. This is a great line: Let me confess that I was genuinely unnerved by Sarah Palin’s performance at the Republican convention. Given her audience and the needs of the moment, I believe Governor…

Another Creationist School Board

This time it’s Brunswick County, North Carolina. And the school board is filled with the usual assortment of ignorami: The Brunswick County school board is looking for a way for creationism to be taught in the classroom side by side with evolution. “It’s really a disgrace for the state school board to impose evolution on…

Palin Displays Her Energy Expertise

McCain and Palin had a townhall meeting in Grand Rapids a couple days ago and it sure did put Palin’s alleged expertise on energy on display. Check out ABC News’ report on that meeting and some of Palin’s answers. McCain seemed happy to have Palin along for their first joint town hall, asking her to…

Howard Friedman asks some interesting questions about the Bush plan to create a $700 billion fund to purchase bad mortgages. An August 8 article in The Deal points out that a surprising number of churches are delinquent in their mortgage payments and face foreclosure, though lenders attempt to avoid foreclosing. In many cases the mortgage…

AFA: Gays Get Depressed

Well actually, they didn’t say gays because they refuse to use the word ‘gay’ on their website. But this article points out the obvious, that gay people get depressed more than straight people. A new study in the United Kingdom has revealed that homosexuals are about 50% more likely to suffer from depression and engage…

Congratulations to Sandefur

I want to congratulate Tim Sandefur on a big victory against government rent-seeking laws. I’ve mentioned before a case he’s been working on for quite a long time involving a man who owns a company that does non-chemical pest control being required to spend a great deal of money and time to take courses and…

I somehow missed this last week, an op-ed written by John McCain and Sarah Palin in the Wall Street Journal about the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Wait till you see the chutzpah here: Enduring reform of Fannie and Freddie is a key first step. We will make sure that they are…

Palin and the Witch Hunter

Here’s a weird story from a British source about Palin being blessed by a Pentecostal preacher from Kenya who claims to have rid a village in Kenya of a “witch.” The pastor whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witchhunt against a Kenyan woman who…

Michigan Messenger on Democracy Now!

Jeff Morley, the national editorial director of the Center for Independent Media (my boss, in other words), appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez to talk about the foreclosure list story. You can see the video or listen to the audio here.