Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2010

Youtube Gems: Jamie Kilstein

A friend turned me on to a comedian I’d never heard of, Jamie Kilstein, doing this absolutely inspired rant about anti-gay bigots. This is great stuff, it just builds and builds until you’re laughing hysterically by the end. I definitely want to hear more from this guy. Warning: This is not for the easily offended.…

Movies You Secretly Liked

Okay, here’s a corollary to yesterday’s post about the worst movies you’ve ever seen. How about a movie that lots of other people think is bad but you like — secretly. A movie you’re slightly embarrassed that you stop and watch whenever it’s on because you know it’s bad but you’re somehow drawn to it.…

Denial Ain’t Just a River in Egypt

Ted Haggard’s wife appeared on the Today show this week and declared her husband 100% homosexuality-free. “Our sexuality is conditioned, and we can be conditioned in any number of ways,” she told Meredith Vieira. “Ted was dealing with certain compulsions that were unwanted.” However, through therapy, she claims those compulsions — which she said Ted…

Texas BOE: Paine or No Paine?

Here’s a rather amusing exchange they had in the hearings being held by the Texas Board of (Mis-)Education over their social studies standards. They’ve been debating which historical figures to leave in and which ones to leave out, with the wingnut brigade — none of whom have the first clue about American history — essentially…

Worst Movie Ever?

I had a conversation with a friend today and she asked me what I thought were the worst movies I’ve ever seen. And I could only think of one movie at the time. I should preface this by saying that I judge movies differently based on their goal. A movie like Cannonball Run is a…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From a Republican state rep named Alfred Baldasaro from New Hampshire who thinks gays should not be allowed to adopt children: “I wanted to make sure everyone understood here, that this legislature sold the rights of $10,000 per kid under title four, when they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt.” “So we sold…

The Brad Blog has a couple of nasty emails sent to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation in the wake of the controversy over Bible verses on military scopes. The emails were given to him by Frank Schaeffer, son of religious right patriarch Francis Schaeffer. Here’s the first one: From: Curt [last name redacted for privacy]…

Orac Pens Hilarious Headline

I love this headline on Orac’s post. I was disappointed to find out he wasn’t talking about the Mike Adams who teaches in North Carolina and is a conservative columnist — to whom this would also apply quite regularly — but this characterization of the article he’s fisking in the headline is brilliant: A pyromaniac…

Another Crazy Conspiracy Theory

James Hanley stumbled on this far right fringe site that claims that there are tunnels dug under the Bering Straits, through which Russia is prepared to launch an assault and take over the United States. You know you’re in for some serious crazy right away when you read this: Both Russian sources and US military…

Obama and the Supreme Court

I didn’t watch the state of the union address because, quite frankly, I’m tired of watching stump speeches and that’s all the SOTU is and has been for as long as I can remember. I’m sure President Obama gave a good speech, as he always does. I’m sure there was lots of positive rhetoric and…