Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2010

Another Gay Prom Controversy

I’m sure you’ve heard about the school in Mississippi who canceled their prom rather than let a lesbian couple attend. Now a school in Georgia has done the opposite and will allow a gay senior to attend the prom with his boyfriend. But some of the students want to make sure no one might think…

Or more precisely, before it became unconstitutional. The Miami Herald points out that Republicans have not only embraced the idea of mandating the purchase of health insurance, it has often served as the cornerstone of their alternative to Democrats’ plans for health care reform. This is most obvious in the 1993 Republican alternative to the…

Or at least that seems to be the message of this bizarre little screed at First Things — which sometimes at least appears to be a serious intellectual magazine — by David Goldman. It’s just a weird mishmash of his frustration at seeing the Pope held responsible for his own behavior and his hatred of…

Schlussel Keeps Up Attack on Hannity

Debbie Schlussel has another follow up on Hannity in which she insists that he did not pay for all those private jets, hotel suites and limos himself when hosting those Freedom Concerts. A lot of it is based on an unnamed source, so it’s impossible to judge whether it’s accurate or not. But the basic…

Here’s a hilarious exchange of emails between a parent in Australia and the volunteer minister who acts as the official school counselor at his child’s school. The counselor sent home a permission slip for the parent to sign so his child could attend a play to teach them the “true meaning of Easter” and hilarity…

Predicting the (Near) Future

Jonathan Bernstein makes an undoubtedly accurate prediction: Well, as I’ve said, the main thing to expect is that Republicans will campaign against the health care system. As they did with the economy from January 20, 2009 on, they will attribute every insurance premium hike, every medical error and every bureaucratic nightmare with insurance forms to…

The Final Four is Upon Us

And even before we know the last two teams, let’s take a look at how I did at predicting the season. My preseason preview of the year in college basketball was pretty mixed. I focused a lot on Duke and MSU, of course, because those are the two teams I have followed and rooted for…

Jon Stewart’s hilarious take on the most recent scandals involving the Catholic Church and pedophile priests.

Tebow Put In His Place

PZ already highlighted this story, but I think it’s funny enough to repeat it. Apparently Tim Tebow was put in his place at the NFL scouting combine. Tebow is one of those hyper-Christians who has to throw religion into everything he says and does and make a very public and ostentatious display of piety (something…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Newt Gingrich: Former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich said Obama and the Democrats will regret their decision to push for comprehensive reform. Calling the bill “the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times,” Gingrich said: “They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40…