Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2009

I’m shocked – shocked! – that the police union would defend the cop who arrested Henry Louis Gates in his home on charges that lasted all of four hours before being dropped. Hell, he could have shot Gates in the head and pissed on his dead body and they’d defend him. That’s what cops do.…

Vacation Bible School at C Street

Mike Licht encourages everyone to sign up for the Family’s Vacation Bible School at the C street house. There will be lots of good fellowship and seminars designed to edify. Like these: John Ensign: “Love Thy Neighbor, Especially If She Works For You.” Chip Pickering: “God’s Cell Phone Has a Family Plan.” Mark Sanford: “The…

Ironic Quote of the Day

From Barack Obama’s campaign website, talking about the problem he has with the Bush administration: The Problem: Secrecy Dominates Government Actions: The Bush administration has ignored public disclosure rules and has invoked a legal tool known as the “state secrets” privilege more than any other previous administration to get cases thrown out of civil court.…

Stephen Baldwin Goes Bankrupt

The terminally stupid Stephen Baldwin has filed for bankruptcy. Gee Stephen, I thought God was going to provide for you now that you’re living your life for him? Maybe you can hit Alec up for a loan.

Stupak Denies Family Ties

The Family, the secretive Christian group that has gotten so much attention lately, is not all Republicans. There are a few Democrats involved as well, including Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, who lives at the now-infamous C street house. I had the chance to do a press teleconference with the congressman on Thursday morning and…

Fake Quotes on Billboards

Americans United reports on a series of billboards being put up by a Christian Nation apologist that includes at least one of the infamous fake founding father quotes. A local fundamentalist group has decided to wage war on church-state separation by posting ten billboard advertisements that send the message that “America’s government was made only…

A few hours after CREW filed a second lawsuit over the Obama administration’s refusal to release visitor logs, this time involving visits by health care lobbyists and executives, the White House released a little bit of what was requested – while still claiming that it has no obligation to do so. Within hours after the…

A federal judge has ruled that a case brought by the ACLU against a Muslim charter school in Minnesota can go forward. The school had sought to have the case dismissed on standing grounds, citing the Hein decision. This case is unusual because it is the ACLU itself that is the plaintiff, not representing another…

Yet another example of that “new professionalism” for you, Justice Scalia. And yet another example of a cop caught arresting someone falsely and lying on his police report only to be caught because a surveillance camera recorded what actually happened. Here are the facts. A young woman named Agnes Lawless gets rear ended by another…

AmericaBlog has the details on a bizarre website put up by the Republican National Committee that has now been taken down. It all started when earlier this week the GOP started promoting it’s new Web site, http://www.gop.com/obamacard/. The site is supposed to showcase how much money President Obama is supposedly spending by letting you, the…