Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2010

Perfect Cartoon

This cartoon from Chan Lowe says it all:

Worldnutdaily Headline of the Week

Gotta love this one: Of course, Erik Rush is the same guy who thinks America suffers from too much “negrophilia.” Rationality is clearly not his strong suit.

IHOP Sues a Church

This is kind of amusing to me. The International House of Pancakes is suing a church group in Missouri that calls itself the International House of Prayer for infringing on their acronym. I don’t know whether the company is going to win or lose, but I’m pretty damn sure that the outcome will be the…

New Poll on American Church/State Views

The First Amendment Center released its annual poll on American beliefs about the relationship between religion and government. Some of the results are positive, some are negative. The most disturbing to me is that 53% of respondents said the U.S. Constitution establishes a Christian nation. On the good side, 48% strongly agreed and 18% mildly…

Once Upon a Time in Texas

Here’s an amusing video looking at the history of the Texas Board of Education subverting the education of students in that state by substituting their bizarre ideological views for accurate history.

Badass Quote of the Day

From Daniel Larison, one of the few conservative thinkers who does not suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome, refuting Gingrich and D’Souza: If one insists on psychoanalyzing Obama instead of just looking at his actual policies and public statements, it would be a lot more productive to think about how Obama made himself into the accommodating,…

It Gets Better Project

Gretchen sent me a link to this and it’s one of the coolest ideas I’ve ever seen. Dan Savage started the It Gets Better project and did a video to tell LGBT young people that even though growing up often sucks, life does get better. This is a very important project for older LGBT people…

Big Butter Jesus….for Breakfast?

Heywood Banks liked to call that big touchdown Jesus statue in Cincinnati that burned down a few months ago Big Butter Jesus. But now a company from Vermont wants you to have small butter Jesus — for breakfast. For less than 40 dollars consumers can now purchase a toaster that will put the face of…

Fischer Brings the Crazy. Again.

Here’s the AFA’s uber-bigot Bryan Fischer on gays in the military: And remember that the folks that want this special treatment, their only distinguishing mark, the only thing that sets them apart from everybody else and then entire basis on which they are asking for special treatment, special privileges, special protections is the kind of…

If the Nazis Do It, It’s Torture

Andrew Sullivan catches the New York Times once again describing something done by another country as torture when they refuse to call the same thing done by our country by that term. In an obituary for a British spy who was tortured by the Nazis, the Times said: As she related in postwar debriefings, documented…