Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2010

In yet another example of the right wing purging itself of anyone remotely rational, uber-wingnut Randall Terry is planning a series of protests in North Carolina against Sen. Lindsey Graham for his decision to vote in favor of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Participants in the protests will have the opportunity to engage…

American Crossroads, the 527 group founded by Karl Rove, describes itself as a “grassroots” organization that is all about looking after “main street America.” After the financial crisis that began in October 2008, Main Street Americans went back to brown bag lunches and coupon-clipping. But the Democrat leadership that took over Washington that year continues…

Coolest. Protest. Ever.

I’ve never been a comic book guy and I wouldn’t go to a comic book convention in a million years. But I give big credit to that particular corner of geekdom for their counter-protest to the Fred Phelps gang of ghouls last week. They showed up with all kinds of amusing protest signs. The best…

Radio Show Preview 7-29-10

On tonight’s Declaring Independence: My guest will be Jane Zehnder-Merrell of the Michigan League for Human Services, a group that advocates for the poor in Michigan. We’ll be talking about poverty, unemployment and the government’s responses to those in my home state. As always, you can listen to the show live from 6-7 pm EST…

A full two days since he was shown that his “quote” from Barack Obama is fake and yet it still remains at the very top of his latest column at the Worldnutdaily. And remember, this is a man who declared in an email to me: I am not scientist, but a philosopher and an intellectual…

Monday was the one-year anniversary of the day that Sarah Palin cut and ran from her job as Alaska’s governor — or if you’re congenitally insane, the day “the lower 48 needed her and she heeded the call.” You might recall that during her resignation speech she declared that “nothing’s more important to me than…

Newsweek has a fascinating report on a plank in the platform of the Iowa Republican Party to reintroduce the “real” 13th amendment — not that pesky one that outlawed slavery, the one that would strip Barack Obama of his citizenship for accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously. The platform calls for “the reintroduction and ratification…

After declaring that he’s “all about” the constitution and the bill of rights, Lt. Gov. of Tennessee Ron Ramsey — also a candidate for governor this year — tells a resident at a townhall meeting that Islam may not actually be a religion and therefore they may not have the right to build mosques in…

You surely know by now that Justice Clarence Thomas recently denied a request by Orly Taitz to stay a lower court order fining her $20,000 for filing frivolous claims and violating judicial ethics by attacking judges and calling them traitors. Or did he really? Orly thinks there is a conspiracy afoot — that someone else…

Yet another Louisiana school seems to be lining up to be the next one to get its butt kicked in court for trying to teach creationism. The Livingston Parish School Board will begin exploring the possibility of incorporating the teaching of “creationism” in the public school system’s science classes. During the board’s meeting Thursday, several…