Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2010

GOP Playing Games With START Treaty

Every single living Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense and National Security Adviser, including Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft, agrees that the new START treaty negotiated between the United States and Russia is crucial for our national security. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the passage of the treaty is urgent.…

NOM Leader Gets New Group

The Ave Maria Law School, which was founded by Tom Monaghan and has Robert Bork on its board, has launched a new organization called the Center for Research on Marriage, Religion and Public Policy. Judging by the fact that the director of the center is Maggie Gallagher, a better title would be the Catholic Center…

A reader sent me a link to this discussion between Sean Hannity and a guest about the decline of the Christian right (what decline? You got me). They offer all the usual blather about how society can’t exist if the people are immoral and the people can only be moral if they’re Christian. And in…

Losing Custody Due to Agnosticism?

An Indianapolis man claims he lost joint custody and most of his visitation time with his children because he is an agnostic. For the past four years, Craig Scarberry lived his life like many divorced dads; sharing 50/50 custody of his three children. Last week, Craig Scarberry got news that his time with his kids…

The SoCon Tea Party

Any doubt about the relative influence of social conservatives and theocons in the Tea Party movement vs. more libertarian-minded folks should be diminished by the dueling letters sent by two different groups of Tea Party leaders to members of Congress. The first letter was sent by gay conservative group GOProud and 17 leaders of Tea…

Another Bizarre Glenn Beck Prophecy

Glenn Beck’s latest bit of lunacy is that MSNBC has been “marked for death” by liberals. And the Worldnutdaily is all over it: MSNBC is “marked for death” and will be figuratively thrown under the bus and shot in the head by those on the political left. That’s the prediction of media giant Glenn Beck.…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Matt Labash, writing in the Weekly Standard of all places: After all, Sarah Palin’s Alaska shares the network’s schedule with shows like Ton of Love (“go inside the lives of three morbidly obese couples”) and The Man With Half a Body (“meet .  .  . Kenny whose body ends at his waist and who walks on…

TRO on Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Law Extended

A federal judge in Oklahoma has extended the temporary restraining order against certifying the anti-sharia and international law referendum passed by 70% of that state’s voters two weeks ago. An Oklahoma City federal judge says she needs more time to decide if a voter-approved restriction against Islamic law should be kept out of the state…

Salon’s Hack Thirty

Salon.com is counting down the 30 worst syndicated columnists, pundits and TV talking heads. They’re up to 11 right now (George Will) and I’d say most of their picks are well-deserved. Here’s the list so far: 11. George Will 12. John Fund 13. Roger Simon 14. David Ignatius 15. Mort Zuckerman 16. Michael Barone

Bachmann Justifies Repeating a Lie

Here’s an exchange that tells you all you need to know about Michele Bachmann’s integrity. She was one of the many right wing hacks repeating the absurd claim that Obama’s trip to India cost $200 million a day — more than the war in Afghanistan, for crying out loud — and when challenged on that…