Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for December, 2009

Watch Fox News Today

Okay, it’s not very often that I’m going to recommend watching Fox News. But this afternoon on the show Real American Stories, an old friend of mine is going to be appearing. His name is Aaron Dworkin and he’s the founder of the Sphinx Foundation, which provides opportunities in classical music to minority students. This…

Dumbass Quote of the Century

This one may actually be the dumbass quote of the century and it comes, unsurprisingly, from our friend Pat: All of the media outlets; including Fox News are asking, “why?” Hello! It does not take a damned rocket scientist to figure that little problem out. It is the elephant in the room, that nobody and…

Kristol: Partisanship Over Logic

Bill Kristol is actually a very smart guy. The problem is that his partisanship is far stronger than his intelligence and it causes him to shut off his brain and bore full speed ahead with what he must know is utter bullshit. Like this inane blather: One reason the system isn’t is some of the…

Sarah Palin and the Media

My colleague Dave Weigel wrote a really prescient post at the Washington Independent last week about Sarah Palin’s relationship with the media. He writes: The problem is that Palin has put the political press in a submissive position, one in which the only information it prints about her comes from prepared statements or from Q&As…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Rep. Peter King (R-egressive): “100 percent of the Islamic terrorists are Muslim, and that is our main enemy today. So why we should not be profiling people because of their religion?” Yes, 100% of all Muslim terrorists are Muslim. Nothing gets past you, does it Pete?

Klayman Strikes the Martyr Pose

My favorite gadfly attention whore, Larry Klayman, is at it again. He shows up at 5 am at the White House and wants them to deliver a letter directly to President Obama — and then cries foul when the Secret Service comes out to have a chat with him and find out what’s going on.…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From right wing talk show host Mike Gallagher: Gallagher: But guys, let’s look at the inevitable, the 800-pound gorilla in the room. How about we scrutinize young Middle Eastern men to stop this. Except that this bomber was from Nigeria, not the Middle East. I suppose now you want to scrutinize every African too? We…

Mary Matalin Invents History

There is an old saying that every person is entitled to their own opinions but not to their own facts. Mary Matalin, ever the partisan hack, tried to invent her own facts on Sunday on CNN and gets caught by my colleague Dave Weigel at the Washington Independent. Matalin claimed: We inherited a recession from…

Within hours of the attempted bombing of an airliner as it tried to land at Detroit Metro Airport, Rep. Pete Hoekstra reached for his trusty Blackberry and fired off a stern message to the Obama administration on his Twitter page: Administration says attempted terrorist attack. No. It was a terrorist attack! Just not as successful…

Rove Gets Divorced. Again.

Yet another fevered defender of “traditional marriage” gets divorced, for the second time in this case. And Karl Rove isn’t just your run of the mill religious righter (in fact, he’s not religious at all), he’s much worse – he’s the guy who practically invented the concept of using same-sex marriage as a fear-laden motivator…