Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2010

A Million Page Views

Today is a huge milestone for this blog. Sometime before noon, it will likely go over one million page views for the month for the first time. This shatters the old record, which was around 750,000. I can’t thank you guys enough for taking the time to read what I have to say, interact with…

A man who threatened the life of Rep. Eric Cantor and his family has been arrested. Okay folks, can’t we at least agree that no matter how much you disagree with a politician, you don’t get to threaten them? If we can’t agree on at least that much, we’re pretty much fucked.

Obama Makes 15 Recess Appointments

And somehow does not include the most important one of all — Dawn Johnsen as head of the Office of Legal Counsel. I am baffled as to why she was left off the list of recess appointments. She’s the single best nominee he’s made in his time and more than a year later, she still…

Donohue Blames the Messenger

And uses illogical arguments to do it. Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, is mad as hell that people are daring to criticize the pope for moving pedophiles from parish to parish to find new victims instead of turning them in to the police. And he’s spewing logical fallacies as fast as he can…

Glenn Greenwald writes about the controversy last week over an appearance by Ann Coulter in Canada and a letter sent to her by the provost of the university at which she was speaking. Referring to the “creepy tyranny of Canada’s hate speech laws,” Greenwald reprints the full letter from the provost, as I will do…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

Here’s Sen. Orrin Hatch trying to explain why he supported an insurance mandate in 1993 and now he suddenly finds it unconstitutional: HATCH: Well, it really wasn’t. We were fighting Hillarycare at that time. And I don’t think anyone centered on it, I certainly didn’t. That was 17 years ago. But since then, and with…

Digby has a report on an appalling ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of police officers who tased a pregnant woman three times — because she refused to sign a speeding ticket. Here are the facts of the case: Malaika Brooks was driving her son to Seattle’s African American Academy in…

It’s been a long time since I wrote about the lawsuit in Philadelphia, where the Boy Scouts are suing after the city decided to end its long-time tradition of giving the organization office space in a building rent-free because the group discriminates against atheists, agnostics and gays and lesbians. The case is still pending in…

Bachmann Lies – Film at 11

Remember when Michele Bachmann said that Obama had “anti-american views” on Hardball during the 2008 campaign? She then went on a radio show and said she didn’t really believe that, that her position had been misstated: BACHMANN: I feel his views are concerning. I’m calling on the media to investigate them. I’m not saying that…

Video of Maddow Appearance

Here’s the video of my appearance on the Rachel Maddow show last night. There was actually one more very important point I wanted to make and I thought she was going to ask me one more question. But there must have been some miscommunication between her producer and me because she ended the interview when…