Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2010

Best. Idea. Ever.

Balko links to this amusing article about a new heightened security measure at the airport in Austin, Texas. The supergeniuses have a brilliant new plan to fight terrorism: random, voluntary car inspections. Cars heading to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will see random, voluntary inspections Monday. The searches are part of an increase in security at the…

Ed in the Cabinet?

This blog has some ideas for who would be in what cabinet positions if you were choosing from among bloggers for the jobs. I like some of the suggestions. Spencer Ackerman for Secretary of Defense is a good one. Friend of Dispatches “Prup” suggests Ed Darrell of Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub for Secretary of Education, which…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From the incomparably clueless Matthew Staver, quoted by the Worldnutdaily: “Those who wish to revise American history are often ignorant of history,” said Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. “Some secularists wish to revise history in order to bury America’s rich religious heritage. “It was the Great Awakening that preceded the American Revolution. Without a…

A longstanding Gallup tracking poll shows how dramatically public opinion has shifted when it comes to gay relationships. Americans’ support for the moral acceptability of gay and lesbian relations crossed the symbolic 50% threshold in 2010. At the same time, the percentage calling these relations “morally wrong” dropped to 43%, the lowest in Gallup’s decade-long…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

It’s getting to the point where I’m gonna have to have dumbass quotes of the hour. This one is from Newt Gingrich, defending Michael Steele: GINGRICH: And I think overall he is a very impressive guy despite the fact – in fact, I think one of the reasons the elite media attacks him is it…

Andrew Schlafly Bombs in Court

Someone sent me this video of Andrew Schlafly arguing a case in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of an organization that wants to recall Sen. Bob Menendez. New Jersey has a law allowing for recalls of state elected officials, but not federal elected officials like Senators and Representatives. The group Schlafly…

Foreign Policy magazine has a profile of Mikey Weinstein and the first two sentences made me laugh: Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein shares his hate mail with both friends and strangers the way elderly people show off photos of their grandkids. He has plenty of it to share. I laugh because I’m one of the people…

Another hilarious episode of Drunk History, showing what happens when you get people drunk and have them tell stories from history — and then have real actors act it out. This one stars Don Cheadle and Will Farrell.

Open Thread

Okay, it’s a holiday weekend so I’m taking it easy. This is your open thread to yell and scream about anything you want. Just clean up after yourself cuz the maid doesn’t come until Tuesday.

Glenn Beck’s hilariously paranoid delusions continue to pour forth. Everyone who criticizes him gets thrown together into one giant conspiracy to “destroy” him and “silence” him. And he’s just the beginning; they’re coming after you next: Polarize that individual and make that individual toxic. That’s not coming after all of Fox, because that wakes everybody…