Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2009

A new report (PDF) put out by the Inspector General of the U.S. Agency for International Development concludes that some items funded by the agency may trigger church/state problems. The Washington Post reports on some of those issues: The U.S. Agency for International Development funded programs that rebuilt Iraqi mosques and used biblical lessons to…

It looks as though the Obama administration is now following the Bush administration’s blueprint for total lack of accountability not only with respect to unconstitutional behavior by the executive branch but also with respect to the untold trillions of dollars committed to the myriad of financial bailout programs that began under the Bush administration and…

Klingenschmitt’s Latest Lunacy

Our old pal Gordon Klingenschmitt, defrocked chaplain and wingnut first class, is now using the promotion of a weapon the Pentagon itself says it doesn’t want or need in order to stop that evil homosekshuls agenda. Balloon Juice reprints a PDF of an email that the arch-conservative magazine Human Events sent out on Gordo’s behalf…

How insane are the birthers? Ann Coulter thinks they’re a bunch of cranks and said so on Fox News. Of course she blames it all on the liberal media rather than on the nuts who are still pushing it, because it can’t be the fault of those on the right, liberals must be to blame…

Claybourn on the Gates Arrest

My former colleague at In the Agora, Josh Claybourn, has an excellent post that gets it pretty much exactly right in regard to the arrest of Henry Louis Gates. The problem is not that the officer went to the house and demanded to see identification and confirm that Gates was not breaking into the house;…

Obama Wants to Kill Old People!

As I’ve said many times, the right has a serious problem with Obama. The issues they can really go after him about are issues that they mostly agreed with him about, which leaves them having to invent absurd things to criticize. For instance, did you know that he wants to tell old people to just…

Maddow on Stupak and the Family

Rachel Maddow picked up my story about Bart Stupak denying any involvement with the Family despite having lived for years at the now-infamous C street house. Unfortunately, she seems to have gotten the story not from the Michigan Messenger but from Deb Price’s story in the Detroit News, because she uses quotes from that article…

If I told you that Paul Stanley was caught having an affair with a winsome young blond girl, you probably wouldn’t be shocked. Of course, you’d probably be thinking I was talking about the lead singer of KISS. If I told you that Paul Stanley was a God-fearing and gay-hating family values Republican state senator…

A federal court has ruled in favor of the state of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a case alleging that rules requiring farmers to tag their livestock for identification in order to help identify and prevent the spread of disease violated the religious liberty of farmers who think such tags constitute…

Another Fake Quote Tracked Down

SBH has tracked down yet another fake quote from a founding father, this time from Ben Franklin. I’m sure you’ve heard this one a time or two: He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world. And it turns out, unsurprisingly, that the quote was…