Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2010

Weigel Rehired by Washington Post

Only a few weeks after forcing him out, the Washington Post has rehired Dave Weigel to do the same job he did before — only for Slate, the online magazine that they also own. Gee, you mean they could have saved all this nonsense over the last few weeks and just transferred him? Good thinking,…

Tancredo Joins Constitution Party

Even with as far right as the Republican party has become, it’s not enough for Tom Tancredo. He’s now joined the American Constitution Party in Colorado, the state affiliate of the openly theocratic Constitution Party. That party was founded and is still run by genuine Christian theocrats — we’re talking make the Old Testament Mosaic…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck — a Republican — caught on tape saying something sensible: “Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I’m on the camera,” Buck said to the worker while laughing. “God, what am I supposed to do?”

So says Reuters, quoting Gingrich. “I think that’s a decision we’ll make in February or March,” Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday” of a presidential run. “This is a very hard family decision because it’s such a deep commitment and it is so absorbing.” Don’t buy it. I think Newt knows damn well that if…

Major Story on Michigan Oil Spill

We just broke a major story at the Michigan Messenger on the oil spill in that state. We were told by two public officials that an Enbridge employee was notified and was on the site of the leak on Sunday night, 9-12 hours before the company says they first became aware of a potential leak.…

It’s now 3 days since I informed Ellis Washington that the quote he used from Barack Obama to begin his latest Worldnetdaily column is fake and was never said by him but was said by a conservative columnist. It’s clear he has no intention of removing it since he told me in an email: Remember…

That’s the subtitle of this article in The Economist about America’s out-of-control prison system, which locks up more of our own citizens than any other nation on earth, including Russia and China. Justice is harsher in America than in any other rich country. Between 2.3m and 2.4m Americans are behind bars, roughly one in every…

Sign at NOM Rally: Kill the Gays

Bilerico reports on a minister holding up a sign at a rally organized by the National Organization for Marriage in Indianapolis calling for gays to be killed, citing Leviticus of course. Larry Adams of Cross Bearer Ministries held up a sign with two nooses on it saying “The solution to gay marriage” along with the…

Here’s an appalling story of sheriff’s deputies in San Luis Obispo, California conspiring to fake a police report and invent a reason why they violated the 4th amendment. A man was target shooting on his own property in an unincorporated rural area and someone called 911 to report hearing shots fired. Based solely on that…

The latest plan from the wingnuts and demagogues to try and stop the opening of an Islamic center a few blocks from Ground Zero — use eminent domain to seize the property. New York Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino came up with that one: Paladino, a Buffalo lawyer and real estate developer, floated the…