Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2008

Jon Stewart Mocks Palin, Film at 11

I’m not sure which is funnier, this Jon Stewart routine or the fact that the right is throwing a fit about it. The Weekly Standard has their panties all bunched up over Jon Stewart – a comedian, mind you – doing comedy that makes fun of Sarah Palin. Here’s the actual video:

Fox News Grills McCain on Robocalls

You know it’s getting bad when even Chris Wallace of Fox News is grilling John McCain about the robocalls claiming that Obama “worked closely” with Bill Ayers. This is exactly the kind of dishonest campaign tactic that drives any decent and intelligent person crazy. Obama “worked closely” with Ayers in precisely the same way and…

Happy Birthday, Genie

Let me join Greg Laden in wishing a very happy birthday to one of my favorite people, Genie Scott, the executive director of the NCSE. It has been my very good fortune to call Genie a friend and a colleague for many years. She is simply one of the kindest, brightest and most charming people…

Rowe Points Out a Bad Jefferson Quote

And this one is often used by folks on our side rather than the religious right. I’ve heard this quote many times: Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man. As Jon Rowe points out, this has long been treated as an unconfirmed quote, but he has found what is almost certainly…

Palin-Bachmann 2012

A writer for Commentary actually just endorsed this idea. Seriously.

Texas BOE Appoints Creationists

The fight over new science standards in Texas is going to get really ugly just as the fight over science textbooks did a few years ago. The Texas State Board of Education, which is dominated by some really extreme religious righters like Terri Leo, has appointed a 6 member committee to review and write new…

The Obama Attack Hoax

The conservative blogosphere was all abuzz when reports came out that a McCain volunteer had been attacked by a 6’4″ black man because she had a McCain sticker on her car. And here’s the reaction of Fox News VP John Moody, who only seemed to be surprised that it hadn’t happened before: It had to…

The Obama campaign has long maintained that their voter registration and get out the vote programs were going to result in record turnout by Democrats in this campaign. If the results of the first few days in the states that allow early voting are any indication, they’re right. The New York Times reports on the…

Andrew Sullivan gives out a Michelle Malkin award, which recognizes those who engage in “shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate right-wing rhetoric. Ann Coulter is ineligible – to give others a chance.” I think the latest winner should be Malkin herself for this profoundly silly post blaming the media for reporting the truth:

Okay, so Matt Barber is pretty much the idiot of the month every month, but this column at the Worldnutdaily wins him this month’s award for saying things like this: If Bill Clinton was the first black president, Barack Obama, if elected, will be the first “gay” president. No, I don’t mean he’ll personally decorate…