Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2010

Why I Love Radley Balko, Part 2

Sean Hannity: “It’s a 100 percent certainty. Crack addicts will kill to get more crack.” And as long as we’re throwing out fake statistics: It’s 90 percent certain that when argued into a corner, drug warriors will just start making shit up.

GAO Finds No Wrongdoing by ACORN

Remember that mob-fueled craze from conservatives about how ACORN might have wasted vast amounts of federal money? They demanded a GAO investigation of past grants given to the organization to show just how corrupt they were. Unsurprisingly, the GAO has found no wrongdoing at all. On Monday, June 14, a preliminary probe by the U.S.…

Okay folks, you can stop trying to plug that spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And don’t bother praying about it either. Turns out that it’s happening because it was inevitable, a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. And the Worldnutdaily has the “exclusive” story — because, as usual, they’re the only “news outlet” that would publish…

Court Upholds Denial of ICR Degrees

A federal court in Texas has upheld a decision by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to deny the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School a certificate of authority to offer master’s degrees in science. The ICR moved from California to Texas but now cannot offer MS programs at its school because of this decision.…

Joe Barton: Sorry About That Sorry.

Rep. Joe Barton, who is so far in the pocket of the oil industry that when they wash their trousers he goes along for the ride, says he was against being sorry before he was sorry before he said something idiotic to make him sorry. First he told BP he was sorry they were being…

Bruce Fein Hammers Kagan

Bruce Fein, a high-ranking DOJ official during the Reagan administration and one of the conservative legal scholars I most respect, has an absolutely scathing article about Elena Kagan at the Huffington Post. It’s perhaps the most impassioned attack on Kagan I’ve seen yet, far stronger than her other critics like Glenn Greenwald. He minces no…

The Worldnutdaily demonstrates that black wingnuts are every bit as crazy as white ones by quoting this bit of idiocy from the Black Christian News: Black Christian News “is calling upon true men of God across this country to rebuke this unwise president for suggesting this ungodliness before our nation, and help him understand that…

What the hell is going on with Bill O’Reilly lately? First he took Sarah Palin to task, now he’s blasting Michele Bachmann for her crazy statement about Obama extorting BP with the $20 billion fund. Video below the fold.

Radio Show Preview 6-24-10

On tonight’s Declaring Independence: Jonathan Weiler will be on to talk about how those with authoritarian personalities tend to be attracted to conservative politics in America. And Bruce Wilson will be on to talk about Sarah Palin, witch hunters, Sharron Angle and the theocrats of the Constitution party. As always, you can listen to the…

A reader forwarded me an “action alert” and fundraising email from Rob Schenck of Faith and Action, telling the story of how he and another wingnut convinced themselves they were doing something important by spilling some oil in a Senate office building — all in the pretense of stopping the Kagan nomination.