Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2009

Ed = Adolf Hitler

At least, according to everyone’s favorite overly litigious nutball, Larry Fafarman. Writing about the Friend of Darwin award that I was recently honored to receive, Fafarman shows the wit that makes him so cute and lovable: Now I’m all choked up. *sniff* Gosh Larry, I didn’t know you cared. But no, you still can’t comment…

Sandefur has an amusing post at the Panda’s Thumb about the Institute for Creation Research lawsuit against the state of Texas for refusing to give them official accreditation to hand out advanced degrees to their ill-educated victims. You’ll recall that the Institute for Creation Research–the creationist outfit that purports to award advanced degrees in the…

Luskin v Luskin

I’m not the one who discovered this, but it’s too amusing not to note publicly. Here’s Casey Luskin last week: “When I blogged at the end of last year about Miller’s similar mistakes at the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial, Dr. Miller responded by making me aware of something I did not previously know: apparently Michael…

Hovind in Prison: Still an Idiot

Kent Hovind may be in prison but that hasn’t slowed down his production of moronic arguments. On his blog he posts a letter he wrote to Frank Lay, the principal of Pace High School in Florida who seems to have a difficult time distinguishing between his school and his church. In that letter, Hovind suggests…

Congratulations to my friend Edwin Kagin, legal director for American Atheists, who won his lawsuit against the state of Kentucky for a law that required the state to post plaques and include in all its educational and planning materials a statement saying that the security of the state “cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon…

Daphne Eviatar has been going over the newly released torture memos and noticed something very interesting: The administration’s legal arguments didn’t change at all from the first set of memos, written in 2002 and 2003, to the second set of memos, written in 2006 and 2007. Why is that a problem? Well, the legal environment…

This is actually a few days old but I somehow missed it until now. Daphne Eviatar writes at the Washington Independent that the Obama administration is refusing to comply with court orders in multiple cases where detainees from Guantanamo Bay have been ordered to be released. The problem seems to be particularly acute with detainees…

Court Orders Fed Transparency

In a major victory for transparency, a federal court has ruled that the Federal Reserve Bank must turn over documents that show which companies received emergency loans from the Fed in response to a FOIA request by Bloomberg news. The Fed has made literally trillions of dollars in emergency loans with taxpayer money to banks…

Farah v Coulter

It’s another one of those “who do you root for here” situations: Ann Coulter v Joseph Farah in a clash of the wingnuts. It’s too bad this isn’t a steel cage death match, loser shaves their head and leaves town kinda thing. Coulter thinks the birthers are being ridiculous – and when you get to…

Idiot of the Month: Arlen Specter

I have long loathed Arlen Specter. He’s pretty much a spineless jellyfish as a politician, a man who, over and over again, makes speeches full of bold principles and then votes against those same principles. And frankly, the Democratic party should have told him to go to hell when he decided to switch parties purely…