Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2010

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From perpetual blowhard Bill Donohue, blaming the victim of sexual abuse rather than the perpetrator: According to the Times, it all started with a kiss. Let me be very clear about this: if some guy tried to kiss me when I was 17, I would have flattened him. I most certainly would not go on…

This poll is actually a couple weeks old, but I think it speaks volumes. Of the people in a random telephone survey who identified themselves as “supporters of the tea party movement,” 57% had a favorable view of George W. Bush. 57 freaking percent. You really want to scream about Obama being a Nazi and…

They’s Gonna Take Our Guns Away!

Chuck Norris joins the crazy brigade in arguing that the Obama administration is on the verge of taking away everyone’s guns. He makes it sound exceedingly ominous: Right now, Washington is scheming and scamming to erode then erase the Second Amendment from our Constitution. And it will accomplish it through the signing of international treaties…

Kristol’s Convenient Hypocrisy

Bill Kristol once again fires up the faux outrage machine and shows what a partisan hack he really is. This time he’s firing up the faux outrage machine over Sen. Carl Levin making public a series of internal Goldman Sachs emails that were turned over to his committee pursuant to a valid subpoena. Here’s an…

Here’s another area where you see a stark difference between libertarians and conservatives — and another area of agreement between (at least some) liberals and libertarians: The new immigration law in Arizona. All the libertarians I know are outraged by it; all the conservatives love it. Amusingly, the conservatives love giving the police the power…

Transparency? What Transparency?

On his very first day in office, President Obama pledged the most transparent administration in history. That’s starting to look a lot like President Bush’s promise to have the most ethical administration in history. The Huffington Post reports: One year into its promise of greater government transparency, the Obama administration is more often citing exceptions…

This About Sums It Up

An old classmate of mine from high school posted this to her Facebook account: So, Larry King is getting his 8th divorce, and Elizabeth Taylor is possibly getting married for a 9th time. Britney Spears was married for 55 hours. Jesse James and Tiger Woods are, well… you know… Even Newt Gingrich is on his…

Ilana Mercer Strikes Again

Worldnutdaily columnist Ilana Mercer, who once wrote what may be the funniest phrase ever uttered: I might be mistaken, but I fear that what has emerged from Sciabarra’s many fascinating personal accounts is a liberal and permissive narrative about sexuality that serves to denude sex of its Randian majesty and meaning. Has now written this…

Glenn Beck Talks to God!

If you didn’t think Glenn Beck could get any loopier, he’s now claiming that God is giving him a plan to share with mankind. Which is rather amusing given that he is a Mormon and most evangelicals think Mormons are cult followers. Of course, Mormons have long claimed to get revelations from God. So have…

From the Washington Post last Thursday: The Pakistani military is holding thousands of suspected militants in indefinite detention, arguing that the nation’s dysfunctional civilian justice system cannot be trusted to prevent them from walking free, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. . . . Top U.S. officials have raised concern about the detentions with Pakistani…