Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2010

You remember John Kiriakou, don’t you? He’s the former CIA agent who told ABC News in 2007 that waterboarding was incredibly effective, that within 30 seconds it had made Abu Zubaydah crack and begin giving up information that prevented dozens of terrorist attacks. It was obvious he was lying from the moment it came out…

In an excellent ruling, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued an opinion denying Shelby County District Attorney Lynda K. Russell — that’s the DA from Tenaha, Texas, where they’ve been running a highway shakedown operation out of the police department and prosecutor’s office — could not use money from the asset forfeiture fund to defend…

Okay, this obsession with terrorism on airplanes is starting to get out of hand. Every day it seems another plane is being forced to land, invariably because of a “disruptive passenger” that turns out to be nothing at all. the latest example was a US Airways flight: A teenager strapping Jewish religious ritual prayer boxes…

Radio Show Preview 1-28-10

On tonight’s Declaring Independence: Dan Quinn from the Texas Freedom Network will be on to talk about the latest battles with the State Board of Education there over the social studies curriculum. Gerry Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, will be on to talk about last week’s Supreme Court ruling on corporations and…

Worldnutdaily: Do Try and Keep Up

The Worldnutdaily has yet another idiotic screed about how equal rights for gays and lesbians will mean cross dressing men raping your daughters in the women’s bathroom. At the bottom of the post, this alleged news organization shows you just how poorly they keep up with the news. And city officials in Kalamazoo, Mich., only…

Here’s a very interesting new lawsuit in federal court in Virginia: A spiritual counselor has filed a lawsuit against Chesterfield County in U.S. District Court in Richmond, claiming that the county is discriminating against her and her beliefs through over-regulation. Sophie King says Chesterfield is violating her constitutional rights to free speech, free exercise of…

Asset Forfeiture Insanity – Again

Radley Balko has an article in the latest issue of Reason about the asset forfeiture racket that is filling the coffers of police departments all over the nation. The article begins by recounting the story of a Michigan man, Anthony Smelley, who fell victim to one such racket when he was pulled over in Putnam…

Tisinai Debunks Another Anti-Gay Myth

Rob Tisinia, who has done excellent work with Youtube videos countering the anti-gay agenda, has a new one that does a terrific job of debunking the claim that gay men molest children more often than straight men. Video below the fold.

Worst. Politlcal. Argument. Ever.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of Vin Suprynowicz. And if you’re like me, you’re going to find your first introduction to him a mixture of amusing and absolutely revolting. Why? Because he takes the position, believe it or not, that no one on welfare should be allowed to vote — only those…

Barton’s Loony Anti-Gay Pals

The Texas Freedom Network notes on its blog that David Barton, the Christian Nation apologist and chief distorter of American history, will be promoting on his internet radio show this week the work of Brad Dacus, president of the virulently anti-gay and Orwellianly misnamed Pacific Justice Institute. So what’s wrong with Dacus? This is a…