Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2009

Mooney Shreds Will on Global Warming

There has been much controversy over the last few weeks over a column that George Will wrote in the Washington Post about global warming. Now the Post has published a column by fellow SciBling Chris Mooney that really shreds the factual claims Will made in that article. But his column also points to a larger…

Here’s an incredible case out of Florida, where parents are challenging the school for having students sing a ridiculous country song called In God We Still Trust, by Diamond Rio. This song is nothing more than a religious right hymn to the Christian Nation myth, with lyrics like this: And when we pledge allegiance; There’s…

Has there been a more valuable former Bush administration insider than Col. Lawrence Wilkerson? Much of what we know about what went on during the administration comes from him, including his latest statement that the administration knew early on that they were locking up large numbers of innocent men at Gitmo and didn’t care to…

Congresswoman Urges Armed Revolt

Just when you thought Michelle Bachmann couldn’t get any crazier, she says this: Speaking on a right-wing talk radio show in Minnesota on Saturday, Bachmann said: “I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every…

AFA Silliness on Sex Ed and STDs

I had to laugh at the absurd assumptions behind this headline from the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow:

I Hate Poker

I have been on the worst run at poker that I’ve ever experienced in my life for the last three weeks. It’s been absolutely unreal. I’m inventing new ways to lose. I generally have a very objective view of my skill as a poker player. I don’t think I’m better than I am. I don’t…

Here’s a rather blatant lie by the Worldnutdaily about Obama regarding the detainees at Guantanamo Bay:

The Anti-Religious Stimulus Bill

You may recall a few weeks ago the ridiculous claim from the religious right that the stimulus bill contained a provision that would destroy religious liberty because the section that included grants to colleges for updating their facilities had a statement in it saying that the funds could not be used for buildings that were…

Randy Barnett has an interesting post at the Volokh Conspiracy suggesting that last year’s decision in Heller, which struck down Washington D.C.’s gun ban and established the court’s acceptance of the individual rights interpretation of the second amendment, could help revive the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th amendment. The post also touches on…

Dumbass Quote of the Week

From convicted felon Conrad Black, currently serving a sentence in prison for fraud, defending his buddy Ann Coulter: She is a rational conservative, slightly to the right of Ronald Reagan, and a practicing, middle-of-the-road Christian. You’re welcome.