Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2010

2010-2011 College Basketball Preview

It’s almost time for college basketball to start, which means it’s time for my annual college basketball preview. This should be a particularly fun season for me since my two favorite teams, Duke and Michigan State (not in that order) are ranked 1 and 2 (in that order) in pretty much every preseason poll. Duke…

A New Nigerian Scam

So I’m in the process of changing cell phone companies. T-Mobile has decided to drop my account because most of my usage is outside of their service area and they apparently can’t make money off me. No biggie, I’m switching to Virgin Mobile and actually saving about $45 a month that way. So I have…

You might remember Tom Rich, a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville who began blogging anonymously about some of the disturbing things he saw going on in that church. A local sheriff’s deputy, who also served on the church pastor’s security staff, opened an investigation to subpoena the name of the blogger from…

A Pox on Both Sides

And no, I’m not talking about politics I’m talking about this idiotic little battle for attention between Christians and “Satanists” in Oklahoma. The Satanists held their stupid little anti-exorcism, pretending to drive the Christian spirit out of one another on stage for $15, and the Christians dutifully stood outside and protested. Idiot #1: Before making…

Comedians Against Jay Leno

The Daily Beast has an amusing article about the shadenfreude that many comedians are experiencing while watching Jay Leno’s ratings for the Tonight Show drop back down below where Conan O’Brien’s ratings were. And the criticism is coming from some of the funniest guys in the business: “Ha! Ha! Ha!” comedian Andy Kindler said in…

Dumbass Email of the Day

I got an email from the incredibly appropriate address of BigAndDumb@aol.com. It began with, “I dunno the truth but consider the evidence.” It included a picture of Obama and a picture of Malcolm X. Then this: There is plenty of evidence that it could be Malcolm. My thoughts are DNA should be taken, prove it…

Berg’s Birther Rally in DC

Here’s video of a birther rally held by Phillip Berg, the original birther wingnut (even before Orly Taitz got involved) in DC last weekend. Berg is a first class nutball and this is hardly his only conspiracy. He’s also a 9/11 truther. The video is pretty funny, especially the guy standing behind him in the…

WTF is Up With Randy Quaid?

I’ve always liked Randy Quaid as an actor but it seems he’s gone off the deep end. First he and his wife got arrested for not paying a hotel bill. Then they got arrested again for living in a house they used to own but had sold several years ago. They didn’t show up for…

Apparently not content to let her humiliating performance at the Widener Law School debate die, Christine O’Donnell’s 2008 campaign manager, Jonathon Moseley, is doubling down on her ignorance and making himself a buffoon by offering a $1000 reward to anyone who can find the phrase “separation of church and state” in the constitution. Okay Jonathon,…

New Study on Impact of Blasphemy Laws

Less than a month after the Center for Inquiry held its International Blasphemy Rights Day, a new study by Freedom House looks at the impact of blasphemy laws on human rights around the world. The study is entitled Policing Belief: The Impact of Blasphemy on Human Rights. The study looks at case studies from seven…