Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2010

It’s been nearly 24 hours since I informed Ellis Washington by email that his most recent Worldnetdaily column contains a fake quote from President Obama. Still no acknowledgment or correction posted.

As the brouhaha over Shirley Sherrod begins to fade, some corners of the right continue to defend Andrew Breitbart, some of them by attacking Shirley Sherrod. But surely the most bizarre attempt at doing that has to be this article by Jeffrey Lord at conservative mag The American Spectator. Shirley Sherrod’s story in her now…

This comes from the Worldnutdaily, but the video clearly shows what a total asshole this sheriff’s deputy from New Mexico is. Two of them, actually. A group of Christians were protesting outside a Rob Zombie concert, telling people to repent or go to hell, etc. You’ve seen people like this if you’ve ever gone to…

ThinkProgress notes that Newt Gingrich is due to give what promises to be a rather odd speech about war and honesty in government. Here’s the blurb about the speech: Almost nine years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States has yet to confront the threat posed by the extremist and irreconcilable wing of Islam. Former…

Sharia, Marital Abuse and Rape

As I noted in a comment yesterday, the one big example of Sharia law allegedly coming to the United States that all the wingnuts talk about — the case in New Jersey where a state judge refused to grant a PPO for an abusive Muslim husband because his religion gave him the right to beat…

BP CEO Grabs Golden Parachute

Tony Hayward, CEO of British Petroleum, is headed for the exit — with a $20 million golden parachute to guide him safely and luxuriously to the ground. The wages of sin may be death, as the Bible says, but reckless environmental destruction clearly pays much better.

Put Charlie Rangel Out to Pasture

It’s time for Charles Rangel to be put out to pasture. He has long been regarded as one of the most corrupt legislators in Congress by watchdog organizations like CREW and now he has been found guilty of multiple ethics violations. And as this video makes clear, he has that typical haughty attitude of politicians…

As a member and frequent speaker at Center for Inquiry events, I love their Campaign for Free Expression logo. Remember, International Blasphemy Rights Day is September 30:

Long Distance Dedication Requests

As those who listen to my radio show may know, I always end the show with a long distance dedication. The idea is to dedicate a song that has an ironic or sarcastic message for someone in politics and a current issue. For example, I dedicated Knock Three Times to Larry Craig after the bathroom…

Ted Haggard now says that he “over-repented” for being shame-fisted into a meth coma (thank you, Jamie Kilstein) by a male prostitute. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at his new church and interviews him as he says things like this: He acknowledged grave lapses of judgment in the episode he refers to as…