Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2009

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Darth Cheney: “Now you get a new administration and they say, well, we didn’t like those opinions, we’re going to go investigate those lawyers and perhaps have them disbarred,” Cheney said. “I just think it’s an outrageous precedent to set, to have this kind of, I think, intensely partisan, politicized look back at the…

Hanna Rosin points out at Andrew Sullivan’s blog that the rhetoric we’re hearing about health care reform now — this is the end of all freedom! — was identical to the rhetoric heard nearly 50 years ago when Medicare was created. In fact, here’s none other than Ronald Reagan making that exact claim back then:…

Beck: Obama’s Gonna Take Over!

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh on the same show together? Doesn’t that risk creating some sort of critical mass of bullshit and demagoguery that could swallow up the planet? Beck did his job to bring the crazy: Will President Obama “seize power overnight” in a move to consolidate White House control of the U.S. government?…

GOP’s Push Polling on Health Care

How desperate and dishonest is the Republican National Committee when it comes to health care reform? How about dishonest enough to ask this question on a survey they sent out: “It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person’s political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated…

The record of demagoguery and lunacy from the right wing continues. The CDC is considering — just considering, mind you — adopting a policy to encourage — just encouraging, mind you — people to have their children circumcised on the grounds that it reduces the risk of disease. Run that through the silly straw prism…

Dispatches on Facebook

I do have a page on Facebook specifically for this blog, which now gets the full feed from here. And though I have many thousands of readers, I only have 29 fans for the blog. So if you have a Facebook account and you read the blog, please do sign up as a fan there.…

Fafarman Keeps Using That Word…

And I do not think it means what he thinks it means. In this post, which is incredibly idiotic even from him, he accuses Ken Miller of being anti-semitic because he doesn’t believe the same thing Jews do: The “Cafeteria Christian” Darwinist goyim — e.g., Ken Miller and Francis Collins — who take the gospel…

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter of protest — often the first step leading to a lawsuit — to the Petoskey Public Schools here in Michigan over the school board’s decision to rename their “winter holiday break” as “Christmas break” on the school calendar. The Grand Rapids Examiner has the details:

Fred Phelps Jr: Steven Anderson

Dave Neiwert has some appalling quotes from an ultra-rightist pastor named Steven Anderson, from the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. This is Fred Phelps-level insanity, literally praying for the death of Obama and calling for the murder of homosexuals. Here’s a typical diatribe from one of his sermons:

This is just barely a parody from the Onion: WASHINGTON-In the continuing controversy surrounding the president’s U.S. citizenship, a new fringe group informally known as “Afterbirthers” demanded Monday the authentication of Barack Obama’s placenta from his time inside his mother’s womb. “All we are asking is that the president produce a sample of his fetal…