Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2009

How Will Obama Go on Subpoena Case?

The D.C. Appeals Court has granted the DOJ another week’s extension to consider their response to the case involving congressional subpoenas of former Bush advisers Harriet Miers, Josh Bolten and Karl Rove. Those subpoenas came from Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who is intent on investigating possible wrongdoing in the…

Ginsburg Returns to Court

Legal Times reports that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court on Monday and looked her usual peppy self: Looking strong and cheerful, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench this morning, just 18 days after major surgery related to her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg, 75, took her place…

Frank to Reintroduce Bill to Repeal UIGEA

Barney Frank is going to reintroduce a bill he authored in the last session to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act: A senior Democratic lawmaker will push legislation this year to repeal a U.S. ban on Internet gambling that has hurt trade ties with the European Union, a congressional aide said. “The bill introduction…

Partial Victory in S.C. Poker Case

There is a very important case going on in South Carolina over the illegality of poker in that state and whether poker is a game of skill and thus exempt from the laws against gambling. On Friday, the defendants won a partial victory, with the court finding the defendants guilty but agreeing that poker is…

I Get Email

The pace of the crazy emails seems to be picking up. Here’s a crazy letter I got from some wingnut named Steve Morris. Enjoy.

Primate Kills; Darwin Blamed

Sean McDowell, the terminally idiotic offspring of the equally clueless Josh McDowell, says that the chimp who killed a woman in Connecticut last year can be blamed on – guess who? – Charles Darwin.

Jindal: Not Ready for Prime Time

Did anyone else watch Bobby Jindal’s response to Obama’s speech the other day and think that this guy is not even remotely ready to challenge for the White House in 2012? It was an absolutely awful speech. It sounded like a kindergarten teacher reading a story to the kids, full of exaggerated inflection. It was…

Here’s an interesting church/state court case. A man in Pennsylvania is suing the state for not allowing him to register the name of his business, a film company, as “I Choose Hell Productions.” Pennsylvania law says, “An association name may not contain words that constitute blasphemy, profane cursing or swearing or that profane the Lord’s…

Love Those Worldnutdaily Headlines

Another delightfully idiotic Worldnutdaily headline:

Radio Show Preview 02-26-09

Tonight’s Declaring Independence is already recorded because I’ll be in Ann Arbor tonight seeing my friend Vinx perform. There’s only one guest on the show tonight for the full hour and that is Radley Balko. We talk about a wide range of issues, mostly revolving around corruption and abuse in law enforcement. As always, you…