Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for December, 2009

Pat has now posted a second, absolutely hilarious, video to Youtube. He’s responding to someone who left a comment on his last Youtube post telling him: Dude, you are seriously ill. Get some help mate, and shave that fucking jihad beard. So Pat makes this rambling, incoherent response that mostly just talks about how he’s…

If you thought the weird little birther world of Orly Taitz couldn’t get any weirder, you were wrong. Now the Robin to her Batman, Charles Lincoln, has gone public with a spat between them that is quite amusing. Lincoln is a disbarred attorney who has been acting as Taitz’ clerk, filing papers for her in…

Dumbass Legislator of the Year

Rep. Henry Brown of South Carolina and 74 Republican co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives actually wants Congress to pass a resolution condemning people for saying “Happy Holidays” rather than “Merry Christmas.” The religious meaning of Christmas is serious to Brown. In an explanation of his resolution to the Christian Broadcast Network, Brown noted…

Hoekstra: Which Is It?

My colleague Spencer Ackerman asks a very good question about Rep. Pete Hoekstra, who wasted no time in cranking up the demagoguery machine after the attempted airline bombing in Detroit. Given his repeated public claims that trying terrorists in criminal courts and housing them in civilian prisons is an intolerable threat to public safety, shouldn’t…

I found a link to this Chuck Baldwin article on Pat’s blog. Pat, naturally, approved of it — but the article is nonsense from the word go. As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words: “Why is…

The New York Times has an article about last year’s Supreme Court ruling that gave defendants the right to cross examine the lab technicians who analyze forensic evidence and how prosecutors and the government just hate having to actually make an effort to comply with that ruling. They’re hoping a new case this term will…

Air Terror Attempt Exposes Incompetence

In response to the attempt to blow up an airplane in Detroit, the TSA is doing its usual lousy job of fighting the last war rather than preparing for the next one. Because this person tried to blow up the plane as it landed, they’ve now got a new rule requiring passengers to stay in…

Guess Who Said This?

This, quite frankly, is downright creepy. I’ll give you three guesses who said it: Now, if I were on my own, could I cook my own food? Yes, absolutely. In fact, I have quipped to my Mom in the best, much to her amusement, that the Four things that I can do rather well are…

Star Trek is Liberal Propaganda!

This could easily also be a dumbass quote of the day, but since I already have several of those saved up we’ll give it its own title. From a post by Mike Potemra at National Review Online: Coincidentally, I have over the past couple of months been watching DVDs of Star Trek: The Next Generation,…

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has joined with several other state AGs to research the question of whether the so-called Nebraska compromise — incentives added to the Senate health care reform bill to gain the vote of Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to end the debate and bring the bill to the floor for a vote…