Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2009

Guess What? No Ark Showed Up.

And I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya. Despite promising to reveal the genuine, real, authentic Ark of the Covenant, the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church did not produce the artifact in Italy. But I love this line from the Worldnutdaily: Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts have been buzzing for two days on the report…

Do I need to mention that the man is a cop? An off-duty cop gets drunk and beats three people in a span of 6 hours, including a female bartender who refused to serve him any more drinks, and all he gets is probation.

Timothy Sandefur has been fighting a case in court that I think I’ve mentioned here before. The case is in Oregon, where the state had one of the most absurd rent-seeking laws I’ve ever seen on the books. Here’s how he explained the law: “The old law basically said that when you apply for a…

Politico reports that the odds of getting Barney Frank’s bill to explicitly legalize and regulate online gambling in the United States passed are increasing because of the recent seizure of more than $30 million in poker players’ money by the U.S. Attorney’s office: The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee believes the recent seizure…

An interesting situation in Warren, Michigan, where a local church has been allowed to set up a “Prayer Station” inside city hall: For those who have fallen victim to job loss, medical or financial problems and aren’t sure where to turn, a religious group behind a spiritual booth at City Hall is recommending faith as…

Weirdest Video Ever?

This is just one of the weirdest bits of video ever produced by Fox News (and imagine the competition for that title). It’s Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly explaining ACORN using Barbie dolls.

Liberty Caves on Democratic Club

Well, kind of. Rob Boston of Americans United reports at Talk2Action that Liberty University has changed their policy after much controversy greeted their decision to pull official recognition from the College Democrats club at the school. Their solution: No official recognition for either club: Falwell has announced a new policy at Liberty. Under its terms,…

Remember the guy who was harassed by Transportation Security Administration agents for carrying too much cash (something that is absolutely not against the law)? He’s now filed suit against the TSA and I’m happy to say he’s being represented by the ACLU. A lawsuit filed Thursday against the Transportation Security Administration alleges a Ron Paul…

Conservatives: Please Stop Rapping

I think we’ve conclusively proven that conservatives can’t rap. Here’s more proof. Somehow I don’t think Jay-Z is threatened by this. Guys, just stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves. You’re embarrassing your parents. And you’re making the baby Jesus cry.

I used a quote from this article at the Worldnutdaily for the dumbass quote of the week on my radio show Thursday, but the whole article is amusing. Since this year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, a bunch of Calvinists…