Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2008

So Much for Transparency

On October 13th, the Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at the Treasury Department, gave a talk to the Institute of International Bankers. Among the many things he said about the new $700 billion bailout plan was this: Consistent with Congress’ intent, we are committed to transparency and oversight in all aspects of the program…

Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan

That wonderful democratic government we’ve installed in Afghanistan has, in its magnanimity, reduced the sentence of a young journalist who dared to criticize the Quran’s view of women from death to a mere 20 years in prison. An appeals court sentenced a young Afghan journalist to 20 years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday, overturning…

Goodbye, Scott Bloch

Scott Bloch has been fired as the head of the Office of Special Counsel, the executive agency that investigates all cases of discrimination within the government. Bloch has been under investigation for a variety of things ranging from anti-gay bias to obstruction of justice. Sandefur, who knows Bloch personally after both were Lincoln Fellows with…

Latest Obamacon: Charles Fried

Doug Kmiec is not the only former Reagan Justice Department attorney endorsing Obama; he has now been joined by Charles Fried. This is even bigger news than Kmiec. Fried is easily among the half dozen most respected conservative legal scholars in the country. He was Solicitor General under Reagan and has long been a professor…

Californians Against Hate, a pro-gay rights group, is exposing the major contributors to that state’s Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California. Among those on the list is Elsa Prince, mother of Blackwater founder Erik Prince and matriarch of one of the wealthiest and most powerful conservative political families in Michigan. Prince donated…

Fox News on Haircuts and Wardrobes

Here’s an amusing Youtube clip from DailyKos, showing a Fox News reporter complaining about the talk about Sarah Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe in the media, claiming that they would never focus on such superficial things about a man, then showing Fox’s obsession over John Edwards’ $400 haircuts.

Farah: Break Up America!

Just when you think Worldnutdaily founder Joseph Farah can’t get any more unhinged, he writes a column like this calling for the United States to break up. Predictably, it’s full of idiotic claims. I especially like this one: Frankly, I don’t see a way to unite a people as divided as Americans are today. We…

Another Conservative Endorses Obama

Ken Adelman, one of the most prominent conservative foreign policy wonks in the country, has joined numerous other conservatives in endorsing Barack Obama for president: Ken Adelman is a lifelong conservative Republican. Campaigned for Goldwater, was hired by Rumsfeld at the Office of Economic Opportunity under Nixon, was assistant to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld under Ford,…

God Told Bachmann to Run

The Minnesota Independent has an article about Rep. Michelle Bachmann and a speech she gave at a prosperity gospel church (read: scam moneymaking operation) in that state. It turns out God has endorsed Bachmann as a legislator: Twenty-two months ago, He called me to run for United States Congress. And my husband thought, you need…

TSA Agent Sells Seized Items on Ebay

Yahoo news reports: The TSA reached a mind-boggling new low in customer service this week when it was revealed that one agent had single-handedly absconded with over $200,000 worth of travelers’ belongings, primarily cameras and laptops, and proceeded to unload his booty on eBay. His latest haul: A near-$50,000 camera that an HBO employee had…