Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2009

Limbaugh: Obama Made Sanford Cheat

Here’s a dumbass quote of the century nominee for you. Rush Limbaugh says that Mark Sanford left the state to cheat on his wife because of Obama. Seriously. “This is almost like, ‘I don’t give a damn, the country’s going to Hell in a handbasket, I just want out of here,’” said Limbaugh. “He had…

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that a school that performed a strip search of an 8th grade girl in search of Advil violated her privacy rights (and yes, I knew without even looking at it that Clarence Thomas would be the one in dissent; he has said many times that he views schools as little…

Indiana Jones, Call Your Office

Another Worldnutdaily exclusive: The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world’s most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian…

Radio Show Preview 06-25-09

On Declaring Independence tonight: Liz and Martin Garbus. Martin Garbus is a legendary first amendment lawyer and his daughter Liz directed an HBO documentary called Shouting Fire that debuts this weekend. We’ll be talking about that documentary and the many free speech issues it discusses. Dan Quinn, communications director of the Texas Freedom Network. We’ll…

The Sanford Saga

Note: I wrote this before it came out that Sanford went to Argentina to meet his mistress. I was talking to my dad yesterday afternoon about this and he bluntly said, “He’s getting laid.” Turns out he was right. Has this been weird watching the Mark Sanford saga play out in South Carolina or what?…

Reagan’s Mythical Toughness

If you want more evidence that some Americans strongly prefer myths over reality, witness how many times in the last week you’ve heard Republicans invoke the name of Ronald Reagan, as in “If only Obama would stand strong like Reagan did and declare that we will never negotiate with terrorists and rogue states like Iran,”…

I Almost Went Postal Last Night

Last night I was in Grand Rapids to cover a townhall meeting put on by Michigan’s Lt. Gov. John Cherry. You see, Cherry is the presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2010 gubernatorial election but he has a problem: No one here knows who he is. He’s been completely in Gov. Granholm’s shadow for the last…

Don’t Call Her Liz!

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the crazy “don’t call me Liz” woman story by now. Elizabeth Becton, the office manager/scheduler for Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), really, really doesn’t like to be called Liz. When someone referred to her as Liz in an email she went absolutely apeshit, exchanging 19 emails throwing a huge temper tantrum…

Christopher Eisgruber, a provost at Princeton University, has a brief post at Politico about some conservatives who argued for legislative deference for Supreme Court nominees now maintaining that consistent position with Obama in the White House and saying that Senate Republicans should vote in favor of Sotomayor and other Obama nominees: Kudos to conservative lawyers…

From Colorado: A Denver police officer has been suspended after allegedly brandishing his gun at a McDonald’s restaurant in Aurora after his order took too long to fill… A spokesperson for the Aurora Police Department said they plan to present the case — now classified as a felony menacing incident — to the Arapahoe County…