Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2008

Times are Tough All Over

The Wall Street Journal reports that rich people are feeling the pinch of hard economic times so much that they’re cutting back on allowances and gifts for their mistresses (and misters – 1/3 of respondents to the study were women): According to a new survey by Prince & Assoc., more than 80% of multimillionaires who…

City Censors Anti-Religion Billboard

I sure hope there’s a lawsuit over this: Complaints have led to removal of an atheist group’s “Imagine No Religion” billboard in Rancho Cucamonga. The General Outdoor sign company took down the Freedom From Religion Foundation billboard on Thursday after the city asked if there was a way to get it removed. Redevelopment director Linda…

Misology and the Religious Right

In my post about the father blaming Richard Dawkins for his son’s suicide, I argued that such tales are in some circles of the religious right to inoculate young people against learning. I came across a perfect example in an Al Franken book, in a chapter about a visit to Bob Jones University (a chapter…

Holder and the War on Drugs

Jacob Sollum at Hit and Run says the choice of Eric Holder is yet another bad sign from the Obama camp when it comes to the war on drugs.

National Review on the Gitmo Release

Balko points to this post at NRO by Andrew McCarthy about the Bush-appointed judge ordering the release of 5 Algerians from Gitmo because there was no evidence to justify their detention and this curious statement: It seems pretty clear that the Bush administration did not help matters here. Nearly seven years ago, the President publicly…

California Shuts Down Vexatious Litigant

And no, it wasn’t one of the two Larrys, Fafarman or Caldwell. A vexatious litigant is someone who files endless frivolous lawsuits against anyone and everyone. Courts are very reluctant to prevent a person from filing lawsuits, but in rare cases when someone has clearly abused that right, it can be done. California just did…

Another Whacko Kansas Church

It seems Fred Phelps and his merry band of nutballs is not alone in Kansas. Check out this church, where the pastor has put up a sign declaring Obama to be a Muslim and that America must repent for it. Video below the fold:

Lawsuit Filed Against Sex Offender Laws

Here’s a perfect example of why we need to seriously reform laws on sex offender registration all over the country. A 29 year old woman named Wendy Whitaker is suing the state of Georgia to get her name off the sex offender registry. Her “crime”? She had consensual oral sex when she was a sophomore…

Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Detainees

In the first hearing to result from the Supreme Court ruling in Boumediene that the district courts in the DC circuit had to grant habeas corpus rights to detainees held there and hold hearings on whether there was sufficient evidence to continue their detention, a federal judge has ordered the release of 5 Algerians held…

Worldnutdaily Blames Dawkins for Suicide

In perhaps one of the most ridiculous and sleaziest things the Worldnutdaily has ever published – and imagine how stiff that competition is – they are now blaming Richard Dawkins for a 22 year old who committed suicide after reading The God Delusion – and even blaming a college professor who suggested the book to…