Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for December, 2009

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From uber-nut Janet Porter (formerly Janet Folger, back when she was citing neo-Nazi “scholars” to bash gay people) at, naturally, the Worldnutdaily:

Bachmann on Government Welfare!

This is hilarious. It turns out that anti-government, pro-free market conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann is cashing in on lots and lots of government farm subsidies. Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers probably don’t know is that…

Here’s a little reported fact, courtesy of Think Progress. Obama signed into law a defense appropriation bill that included Sen. Al Franken’s amendment to prohibit American military contractors from enforcing a provision in their employee contracts that forbid those who were raped and abused while working for them to take those companies to court. 30…

Florida Gets 12th DNA Exoneration

As Balko reports, the state of Florida saw its 12th convicted felon released from prison after being proven innocent by DNA evidence — this time after 35 years spent in prison for raping a young boy in 1974. Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel points out that the state just doesn’t care how many other…

Garrison Keillor has an op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune that is really weird. It’s like Andy Rooney took over his body and then drank heavily before churning out a cranky, ignorant screed that really has to be read to be believed. It’s like he decided to celebrate Christmas by firing blindly at random people…

David Barton Revs Up the Bullshit Machine

A reader emailed me a link to this audio interview with David Barton where he spews the usual Christian Nation nonsense upon which he has built his entire ideology. And the bullshit comes hard and fast. Like this: “If you take the Bible and Christianity out, you will not have a Republican form of government…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

This is one of the weirdest statements I’ve seen in a long time, in reaction to the passage of the health care reform bill in the Senate: “We are now functioning under a parliamentary form of government,” says Sen. Judd Gregg (R., N.H.) in a conversation with NRO. “An ideological supermajority in Congress, along with…

Barbour’s Misplaced Compassion

Balko has an article in Slate about Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s strange track record when it comes to giving out pardons. He’s completely ignored multiple cases where there was clear injustice and instead handed out pardons to a number of convicted felons who did work on the governor’s mansion – 80% of whom were convicted…

It’s Just Pat!

Our buddy Pat made a Youtube video of himself and his scintillating political commentary. You’re welcome. No really, you don’t need to thank me. Video below the fold.

Badass Quote of the Day

This may be the single best description of the reality of the Bush/Obama doctrine of the state secrets privilege, which says that the moment the executive branch says that a given subject is a secret, the courts must immediately adjourn the case and refuse to hear any further arguments on the matter. This is the…