Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2008

Our old pal Gordon Klingenschmitt, a founding member of the Fighting Wingnuts brigade, is quoted in this highly amusing OneNewsNow article responding to the Secular Coalition for America asking for an end to forced prayer at military events that soldiers are forced to attend. In the obviously miswired cerebral cortex of a guy like Klingenschmitt,…

Former Officers Want Repeal of DADT

AP reports: More than 100 retired generals and admirals called Monday for repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays so they can serve openly, according to a statement obtained by The Associated Press. The move by the military veterans confronts the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama with a thorny political…

Wingnut Arrested for Disrupting Meeting

The new mayor of Southport, Indiana, Rob Thoman, decided to do away with a spoken prayer at the start of their city council meetings and substituted it with a moment of silence. One local wingnut decided he simply couldn’t be happy if he could not force others to listen to his prayers and got arrested…

Mac Hammond: Religious Con Man

Mac Hammond of Living Word Christian Center in Minnesota is one of the prosperity gospel preachers under investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley for financial shenanigans. Like all prosperity gospel ministers, he is a first class huckster who specializes in separating the ignorant and the credulous from their money, then spending that money quite lavishly. He…

The Right and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the city of Kalamazoo is considering an ordinance that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: A proposed Kalamazoo city ordinance aimed at protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals from discrimination will be introduced Monday before the City Commission. “There is not one law on the federal…

KKK Flyer in Michigan

A writer at a Michigan blog got a KKK flyer in the mail. You’re gonna love this. Did you know that allowing interracial marriage is communist? Apparently it is. Picture of the flyer below the fold.

My Blog Type

This website claims to be able to draw a psychological profile of you from your blog. So what did it come up with for me? The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to…

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

My CIM colleague Spencer Ackerman has an amusing post at his blog about the impact of free lunches from think tanks on the media: Ever since the dawn of the blogosphere, there’s been a great deal of emphasis placed on the Cult of the Cocktail Party — that is, the supposedly all-consuming and all-corrupting social…

The Bush administration is finally done with the implementation rules for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), and according to gambling law expert I. Nelson Rose, they don’t really do all that much. It took 66 pages of fine print. But in the end the federal regulators charged with making regulations to enforce the…

Rush on the Colbert Show

I somehow missed this when it aired – Rush on the Steven Colbert show. No, not Rush Limbaugh, the band Rush. I loved the question about how they’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so is there next album going to be called “That’s Bullshit.” And frankly, it is bullshit. Even if…