Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2008

Sen. Bill Clinton?

Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac suggests exactly that in the Washington Post: Amid the blizzard of résumés blanketing Washington as the Obama era dawns, there is a superbly qualified candidate for full employment whose name has been overlooked. We refer, of course, to William Jefferson Clinton, America’s 42nd chief executive and commander in chief.…

The LA Times reports: In a little-noticed regulation change in March, the military’s definition of combat-related disabilities was narrowed, costing some injured veterans thousands of dollars in lost benefits — and triggering outrage from veterans’ advocacy groups. The Pentagon said the change was consistent with Congress’ intent when it passed a “wounded warrior” law in…

Seven Days of Godly Sex

You may have heard recently about a megachurch pastor in Texas declaring Seven Days of Sex and telling the married couples in his 20,000 member church to have sex every night for a week. The New York Times reports: Mr. Young, an author, a television host and the pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church, issued…

The UN Third Committee has passed a resolution calling on countries to prohibit “defamation of religion.” This is the latest in a series of non-binding resolutions passed in various UN committees calling for such laws. Those resolutions are sponsored by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), whose goal is to make these resolutions binding…

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Joe the Plumber, finding his time as the Cato Kaelin of politics fading fast, is now a “celebrity” endorser for digital converters in Toledo: “This isn’t about politics; it’s about doing the right thing,” Mr. Wurzelbacher says in the video. No Joe, it’s about you squeezing every last ounce of attention you can out of…

More Drug War Corruption

It’s the same old story. Dirty cops use fake drug raids to rob from drug dealers and enrich themselves. Ah, but there’s a twist: they bribed a judge to get the search warrants. And yes, this really happened:

Resolution Against Preemptive Pardons

Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York has submitted a resolution urging President Bush not to issue any preemptive pardons at the end of his administration. It isn’t binding law, it’s just a “sense of the House” resolution, but it would bring some public pressure to bear on the subject. There has been much speculation that…

DaveScot, We Hardly Knew Ye

Okay, that’s not true. We knew him quite well, or at least the obnoxious persona he projected online. Alas, he has resigned as moderator at Uncommon Descent. We can only hope that he’ll do the same thing he did last time he resigned, which is go somewhere else and start throwing profanity-laced tirades at Denyse…

Ed Returns to the Stage

This is rather unexpected, but I have agreed to make a one-night return to the stand up comedy stage. I got an email this week asking me if I would consider performing at a dinner for the Michigan chapter of the Center for Inquiry. Frankly, the timing is terrible. The dinner is December 10th and…

He’s Baaaaaack

Ted Haggard is back. And he’s selling life insurance. Sounds about right to me. He was always a salesman, he’s just changed the product. I’m still waiting to see him on late night TV selling Gay-B-Gone.