Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2010

Badass Quote of the Day

From one of Andrew Sullivan’s readers, who explains exactly why the notion of perfectly objective, unbiased, opinion-free journalists is a pipe dream that not only never existed but should not exist now — should not even be strived for. It’s long so I’ll paste it below the fold.

The wingnut attorney general of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, told a gathering of high school students in his state that the 14th amendment’s equal protection clause does not protect gays and lesbians because the people who wrote it didn’t like dirty sodomites: “State universities are not free to create any specially protected classes other than those…

The Montana GOP is apparently tired of being ignored and wants its moment in the sun. In their new platform, they’re calling for making homosexuality illegal too: Homosexual Acts We support the clear will of the people of Montana expressed by legislation to keep homosexual acts illegal. Okay, okay, we’ll pay attention to you. For…

I have to say I’m quite surprised that the Supreme Court upheld the school’s non-discrimination policy in CLS v Martinez. This is the case over whether the Hastings School of Law could force a Christian Legal Society chapter to admit non-Christians as voting members. I’ve already written my own views on the case; I think…

The Post Misses the Point

The Washington Post’s ombudsman defends their decision to fire Dave Weigel and fails miserably at it. He can’t even honestly state the case, judging by this statement: He said that when Weigel was hired, he was vetted in the same way that other prospective Post journalists are screened. He interviewed with a variety of top…

Oh No! Save the Electoral College!

The National Review seems to have a different definition of the phrase “on the verge” than I do. One of their writers declares: You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but the Electoral College is on the verge of being eliminated.

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who appears to have the IQ of a turnip: KILMEADE: The President took a matter of hours to pick a commander in Afghanistan so why is it taking months to plug the leaking oil? Who exactly did he screw to get his job?

The American Independent Launches

Today is another big day for the American Independent News Network, as we are launching our 8th site, the American Independent. The site will do some news aggregation from our other state sites — Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota and New Mexico — but will also feature original reporting in those states and in some new…

In case you don’t despise Richard Nixon enough, let me add some fuel to the fire. The New York Times reports on Nixon’s response to the Supreme Court legalizing abortion. He wasn’t a big fan of abortion, but he supported it in certain cases. Like rape. Or if the baby is interracial: Nixon worried that…

Gohmert Cracks the Case

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) has figured out the secret terrorist plot against America: “I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant,…