Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2010

Josh Marshall, owner of Talking Points Memo and a prominent liberal blogger, has discovered that the threat of creeping Sharia is real: In our investigation into the growth of Sharia Law in the USA we came across some surprising findings. Numerous American cities now have one or more Muslim ‘religious courts’ in operation where believers…

Vidal on the Loss of the Republic

From Gore Vidal, in an essay written in the early 90s but quite appropriate for today: Almost forty years ago, I heard Secretary of State John Foster Dulles say that of course our foreign policy (as outlined in the then-secret National Security Council Memorandum 68) would lead to an arms race with the Soviet Union…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Andrew Sullivan: If one were to list the problems in the Texas education system in order of urgency “turning out students with a pro-Islamic, anti-Christian bias” would come right after “exciting topography overstimulating student drivers in panhandle.” Beautiful.

Lesbian Soldier Reinstated by Court

In a huge victory, an Air Force veteran who was kicked out of the military under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in 2004 was ordered reinstated by a federal judge. A federal judge ruled Friday that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back…

Most Delusional Quote of the Day

You’re going to want to be sitting down for this one. And don’t drink anything while reading it or you’ll ruin your monitor and keyboard. This is the terminally ridiculous Bill Donohue of the Catholic League taking his self-delusions out for a stroll: No institution, religious or secular, has less of a problem with the…

NY GOP Wants Russell Off the Ticket

The New York Republican party wants to get Jim Russell off the ticket in the election for Rep. Nita Lowey’s seat now that it has been revealed that he is a rank bigot. Republicans will try to remove their own candidate from the ballot in a suburban New York congressional race because he wrote an…

Here’s an amusing exchange between Jim Garlow and Matt Staver (aka the Worst Lawyer in the World): Garlow: If in reality the homosexual portion of the population is only 3-5%, then it seems to me they have linked up in a profound way with many others who are not homosexual. And I’m not referring to…

Bachmann’s Perfect Record of Dishonesty

PolitiFact does a review of all their entries on claims made by Michele Bachmann. Unsurprisingly, they found that she’s never rated anything better than “false” in 11 tries. Five times she’s achieved “pants on fire” status. Because it’s all about restoring honor and integrity, dontchaknow. You betcha.

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa: “Americans want and Americans deserve the real original Constitution: A strong military, lower taxes, jobs through the private enterprise, border security, no apologizing for America. And most importantly, respect for life.” The original constitution didn’t say anything about “apologizing for America,” nor did it have any laws against abortion.…

This Worldnutdaily headline caught my eye: Great, so you’re all in favor of same-sex marriage so their children won’t have to live in poverty, right? Oh, wait. We have to keep gay people poor and persecuted to reduce the overwhelming temptation to be gay. Gotcha.