Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2009

The Economist Slams Joe Barton

You remember Joe Barton, right? He’s the Congressman from Texas who really thought he’d nailed Steven Chu by asking him where oil comes from. He’s also one of those slack-jawed morons who thinks that global warming is impossible because God is in charge of the weather – and if God decides to warm up the…

Balko Cracks Me Up

The Republican National Committee Twitters a clear distortion of something Obama said long about the constitution being flawed. RNC: as he prepares to deliver remarks in hall that holds the constitution, flashback obama: “constitution flawed” http://bit.ly/tFL7O #RNC [Twitter, 5/21/09] FACT: Obama Explains The Constitution’s “Fundamental Flaw” Was Slavery. The out of context video the RNC…

Charlie Savage notes in the New York Times that conservative and religious right groups are hoping the upcoming judicial nomination fight will help bring conservatives together and raise their profile now that they’re in the political wilderness: While conservatives say they know they have little chance of defeating Mr. Obama’s choice because Democrats control the…

Another Freshwater Update

Richard Hoppe is still suffering through the Freshwater hearings in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and posting reports for our edification and amusement. Remember Ben Nielson, the fellow student who earlier testified that the picture of the victim’s arm that was in the paper was not the same arm he saw, that the picture was faked? Turns…

Funniest Thing I heard Today

Said by an acquaintance of mine. “My ex-husband once said to me, in all seriousness, ‘Who is the guy with the fish auto dealership? I see his cars everywhere but I’ve never seen the dealership.’”

Dumbass Quote of the Day

Yet another dumbass quote of the day from Ray Comfort (who is usually good for a dozen or more dumbass comments every day): More than 100 atheists have responded to an offer for a free copy of Ray Comfort’s, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think. The best-selling author…

This is an amusing audio clip of Jeremy Beahan, the producer of my radio show and one of the creators of the Reasonable Doubts podcast, doing an impersonation of Carl Sagan – if he was a Discovery Institute fellow. Pretty funny stuff. And yes, you should be listening to that podcast as well. They do…

A Chicago alderman ordered the destruction of a mural on private property, apparently because it was critical of the police. And he seems rather proud to have done so, even though he can’t seem to offer an accurate reason why he would do so. Here’s the alderman explaining why: BALCER: Yeah, I’m the alderman here.…

Rachel Maddow on Scary Music

This is a hilarious clip of a segment from Rachel Maddow about how scary music turned the spines of Democratic Senators to jelly.

Scientific American has put out its list of the 10 most important leaders in science and my friend Genie Scott has made the list. Their entry on Genie says: