Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2010

Godly Grizzly Bear Attacks

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association seems to be staking his claim to being the most ridiculous voice of the religious right — and imagine the competition for that title! In his latest missive, he blames a grizzly bear attack at Yellowstone National Park on America for turning their back on God. He begins…

In the ongoing battle between the city of Philadelphia and the Boy Scouts, a jury in a federal case has ruled in favor of the scouts and forbid the city from evicting them from a building — or even charging them rent, apparently. A federal jury Wednesday decided that Philadelphia violated the Boy Scouts’ First…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Jewish uber-wingnut Yehuda Levin: It is clear from Ms. Kagan’s record on issues such as abortion-on-demand, partial-birth-abortion, the radical homosexual and lesbian agenda, the ‘supremacy’ of the anti-family panoply over religious liberties of biblical adherents, et. al., that she will function as a flame-throwing radical, hastening society’s already steep decline into Sodom and Gomorrah,”…

Rick Reynolds: The Prison Gag

This is a very funny bit by Rick Reynolds about a hell gig at a prison.

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From the man, the myth, the legend — Robert Bork: Former federal appellate judge and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork says Elena Kagan lacks the “mature philosophy of judging” needed to be a Supreme Court justice and that the Supreme Court is “drifting” toward becoming “a committee of ideologues.” Being called an ideologue by Robert…

The Secular Coalition for America, an umbrella group that includes groups like American Atheists and the American Humanist Association, has come out officially in opposition to the Elena Kagan nomination for Supreme Court justice. They point to evidence that Kagan is not sufficiently vigilant in guarding the separation of church and state.

Beck: Soros Is Going to Kill Me?

That’s the only reason I can possibly imagine for this weird statement, which was part of his idiotic rant about George Soros and the Brazilian oil company:

Kagan Tries to Win Me Over

Andrew Breitbart has found what he thinks is a smoking gun to attack Elena Kagan — he can’t use legitimate criticisms of her because they come from the left, not the right — in a video of a 1997 speech where she says of the Robert Bork confirmation hearings: “And I, like Professor Toulouse, I…

Ackerman Leaves AINN

I am sad to report that Spencer Ackerman is leaving the American Independent News Network. He is joining Wired and will be writing their Danger Room blog. Spencer has been one of the cornerstones of our organization since the Washington Independent began two years ago. He’s done consistently brilliant work. I’ve had the pleasure of…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Daniel Larison, writing in the American Conservative magazine about the right’s “shakedown” talk about the $20 BP fund: It appears that the corporation responsible for the spill is attempting to take responsibility for the consequences of its negligence, and it doesn’t appear that much coercion was involved. I can understand that Reihan does not…