Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2010

Here’s Newt Gingrich, explaining why death threats are bad but Democrats have them coming for daring to actually pass legislation that they campaigned on when they won the election:

Back on MSNBC

I’m going to be back on MSNBC at noon with David Shuster to talk about Hutaree situation, but only by phone (they couldn’t find studio space and I couldn’t get a decent webcam connection on skype for some reason).

Palin’s WTF Moment

Okay, she has a lot of WTF moments. But this one is particularly bizarre. Palin is talking to a tea party rally: In her speech at the rally, Sarah Palin of course paid homage to the Constitution. “Our vision for America is anchored in time-tested truths that the government that governs least governs best, that…

This is amusing. The southern nationalist crowd now thinks they should have their own national identification on the census. The Washington Post reports: With roughly one week until census forms are due, a group of Confederate rights activists is urging southerners with Confederate ancestors to declare themselves “Confederate Southern Americans” on census forms in order…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From former chairman of the Texas Board of Education Don McLeroy: “Absolutely not. This idea of the separation of church and state is clearly stated in the First Amendment where it says there will be no state establishment of religion. That is very important. That is what was meant by that. This wall of separation…

Glenn Beck’s Irony Immunity

Media Matters has a little fun with Glenn Beck after he criticized President Obama for engaging in the politics of fear. Nominating Beck for the audacity hall of fame, they rightly point out that fear is pretty much the only thing that he peddles on his show every night. Here’s the video of Beck:

Dutch Prisons Using Psychics

Here’s one of the dumbest ideas I’ve ever heard. In the Netherlands, the prisons actually employ psychics — errr, people who mistakenly think they are psychics or are pretending to be psychics — to counsel inmates: Paul van Bree, a self-styled “paragnost” or clairvoyant, has been hired by the Dutch prison service to teach prisoners…

Rachel Maddow, Part 2

It looks like I’m going to be on the Rachel Maddow show again tonight to talk about this Christian militia group Hutaree and the arrest of their leaders over the weekend. We’re still working out all the details (going to a studio vs sending a satellite truck to my house), but it looks like it’s…

MSU, Duke in Final Four

A couple of great games on Sunday and, lo and behold, my two favorite teams are in the final four together for (I believe) the third time. Both games were very close, back and forth until one team finally pulled away at the end. Both could have gone either way, really. So what happens if…

The FBI raided a southeast Michigan Christian militia group called Hutaree and arrested seven people. This group is based in Adrian, way down in the southeast corner of the state by Ohio, but it’s one of dozens of different militia groups in the state. Very little is known at this point and it’s apparently an…