Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2010

Hugh Hewitt’s Crystal Ball

Andrew Sullivan digs up this amusing comment from Hugh Hewitt when Tom DeLay was indicted: “A Texas prosecutor with a history of abuse of his office, Ronnie Earle, has indicted Tom DeLay. Earle is a sort of Jim Garrison without the integrity. Soon to follow: Giant MSM coverage, show trial, acquittal and exoneration, DeLay’s return…

SPLC Calls Religious Right Groups Hateful

The Southern Poverty Law Center has added several “mainstream” religious right groups to their list of hate groups for their zealous opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians, including the American Family Association and the Family Research Council. And the theocons are throwing quite a fit over it. I’ve said many times that I…

Gene Healy points out an important facet of the current brouhaha over the TSA’s use of body scanners and, alternatively, a thorough patdown to catch would-be terrorists — how conservatives are suddenly up in arms over such matters: In fact, even some of our most rabid terror-warriors, like former Sen. Rick Santorum and neocon stalwart…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From potential Republican presidential candidate Sen. Mike Pence of Indiana, speaking in Detroit: “Our present crisis isn’t merely political or economic, it’s moral in nature,” Pence said. “It’s the realization that people in positions of authority have walked away from the timeless truths of honesty and integrity. We’ve got to get back to basics.” Nothing…

DOJ Does Something Right on DNA Testing

The Obama Justice Department is finally doing something right when it comes to protecting the right to prove one’s innocence. They are reversing a Bush-era order to federal prosecutors that clearly undermined due process: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reversing a controversial Bush administration policy under which numerous defendants have waived their right…

Foreign Aid Supporting Corruption

When the NY Times had their webpage recently where you could make choices on how to cut the deficit, one of the options was to cut spending on foreign aid in half. I took that option, not because I’m opposed to foreign aid on the whole but because we make some very bad choices with…

Repealing DADT Will Destroy America!

So says the maniacally anti-gay Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association: A military that is weakened spiritually is a military that is a weakened fighting force. The ancient Scriptures still have it right: “Unless the Lord watches over a city, the watchmen stand guard in vain” (Psalm 127:1). The Founders understood this; our current…

Napolitano is a 9/11 Truther

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano is a guy who can be really good on many issues. When it comes to civil liberties issues like the 4th amendment, he’s great. But here’s an example of why I said a few weeks ago that he often ventures into crank territory: Yesterday, Fox Business host and Fox…

A Republican state legislator from Minnesota was arrested recently after showing up at an abortion clinic carrying a handgun. According to the police report, a security guard reported the man, Rep. Tom Hackbarth, after he saw him get out of a pickup truck in the parking lot with a loaded gun in a hip holster.…

British Hate Speech Laws Strike Again

Another appalling situation in England, where a 15 year old girl has been arrested for “inciting religious hatred” after she burned a Quran. A 15-year-old girl has been arrested in the West Midlands on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English-language version of the Qur’an – and then posting video footage of…