Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2010

Ellen Killed American idol!

Gary McCullough, director of Christian Newswire, has written a hilariously idiotic screed blaming lesbianism for the decline in ratings of American Idol. Because Ellen is a judge now and being gay conflicts with the “family entertainment” of the show. Or something. On Friday the top story from Billboard, the world’s premier music publication, was, “Can…

I’m sure you’ve heard the latest one: President Obama is not going to be at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day to honor the soldiers, he’s sending Biden instead — and this is the first time a president has ever snubbed the precious memories of dead heroes like this! Obama hates the troops! Except, of…

Just when you thought that idiotic and demagogic faux-controversy over Justice Department attorneys who had defended detainees held at Guantanamo Bay was over, Spencer Ackerman reports that a provision in the defense authorization bill being debated in Congress right now would demand an investigation into those attorneys. [S]ection 1037 of the Act [page 403 of…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From J.D. Hayworth, former congressman now running against John McCain in the Republican primary for his Senate seat: “But I would also point out, that if we want to be sticklers, the war that Dwight Eisenhower led in Europe against the Third Reich was never declared by the United States Congress,” said Hayworth. “Recall, the…

Jonathan Chait at the New Republic explains why the current deficit and most of the growth in the federal debt over the next 10 years is still attributable primarily to Bush-era policies and the economic recession rather than by Obama’s policies. The combination of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush-era tax cuts (which still…

As Balko notes, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert for an appeal by Hank Skinner, a Texas death row inmate who may well be innocent. There is untested DNA evidence in the case that he wants tested. The Supreme Court has already ruled that there is no constitutional right to have DNA tested once…

Radio Show Preview 5-27-10

On tonight’s Declaring Independence: Annie Lowrey, the financial reporter for the Washington Independent, will be on to talk about the financial regulation bill going through Congress, and probably a few other things. And John Hollway, co-author of a book called Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom. It’s the story of a…

The American Family Association’s utterly delusional Bryan Fischer strikes again: So Hitler himself was an active homosexual. And some people wonder, didn’t the Germans, didn’t the Nazis, persecute homosexuals? And it is true they did; they persecuted effeminate homosexuals. But Hitler recruited around him homosexuals to make up his Stormtroopers, they were his enforcers, they…

The website founded by the guy who claims to have had an affair with Nikki Haley, “family values” candidate for governor in South Carolina, has released the first series of text messages from various people involved in the situation. And while they don’t prove the allegations at this point (they promise more is to come),…

Bill Kristol, who seems these days to have found a way to be both wrong and hypocritical simultaneously on every single issue he speaks on, got on Fox News recently and criticized the Obama administration for its “lack of respect for the rule of law” when it comes to immigration. Look, if you’re a Republican…