Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2010

Hayworth’s Fake Apology

Tea party wannabe JD Hayworth is scrambling after it came to light that he starred in an infomercial telling people how to get “free money” from the government, something that is obviously at odds with his sudden anti-government stance to woo the tea party crowd. So now he’s apologizing. Kind of. John McCain’s Republican primary…

Sharron Angle’s Anti-Gay Bigotry

As I discussed with Bruce Wilson on my show last week, Sharron Angle, the Republican challenging Harry Reid for his Senate seat, was one of the people who founded the Independent American Party in Nevada in the 1990s. She circulated and signed a petition to get them on the ballot in 1992, a petition that…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Thomas Sowell, who says the BP reimbursement fund is just like Nazism: “[D]uring the worldwide Great Depression, the German Reichstag passed a law “for the relief of the German people.” That law gave Hitler dictatorial powers that were used for things going far beyond the relief of the German people — indeed, powers that…

Badass Quote of the Day

Julian Sanchez, speaking in defense of Dave Weigel: If the Princess-and-the-Pea brigade now cheering his departure would bracket their persecution complex for five minutes, they’d realize that he was consistently delivering coverage about as fair and sympathetic as could reasonably be hoped for. What they apparently wanted was a movement hack to dole out indiscriminate…

A great riff by Jon Stewart about the mainstream media’s hand-wringing over the Rolling Stone article that ended Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s time in charge of the Afghanistan campaign.

Parasitic Farmer Insults Himself

You might have seen the furor over a Missouri farmer putting a tractor trailer on his property painted with the message “Are you a producer or a parasite? Democrats – party of parasites.” You knew this would end in irony, didn’t you? The Kansas City Star reports that the farmer, David Jungerman, has received more…

Gitmo Staying Open

The New York Times reports that the idea of closing the prison camp at Gitmo is all but dead with the Obama administration: Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close…

Ellis Washington is Confused

I’m really enjoying Ellis Washington. He’s such a reliable source of stupidity. His latest column is no exception. After asking “where are the men who would stand for truth” he says: In September 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., yelled out, “You lie!” during President Obama’s State of the Union address. The incident came directly after…

Olbermann on the Weigel Fiasco

Keith Olbermann called the Washington Post and the woman who revealed those private emails from Dave Weigel the worst persons in the world late last week. He offered an eloquent defense of Weigel that is spot on. I’ll paste the full transcript below the fold.

Free Speech in Minneapolis

There has been a free speech battle going on in Minneapolis over an evangelist’s right to hand out Bibles at one of the nation’s largest gay pride events. And I’m happy to report that free speech was victorious. It started when the Minneapolis Park Board decided to allow Brian Johnson, a Christian evangelist, to attend…