Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2010

Freshman All-American? Not So Far

One of the strange things that happened in college basketball this year is that a freshman — Harrison Barnes of North Carolina — was named a preseason AP first team all-American. And I can understand why the voters did that given the domination of freshmen the last few years. The voters were trying to figure…

Jon Stewart on Beck and Soros

Glenn Beck’s recent attacks on George Soros have been so over the top that it’s difficult to parody them. But the Daily Show did a brilliant job of it anyway. Hilariously, Beck responded by calling Stewart “creepy” for spending 2/3 of his show making fun of him — oblivious to the fact that he’s spent…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Mona Charen, a conservative columnist I’ve always found to be an utterly clueless dolt in the past. But she’s nailed Palin perfectly: “After the 2008 campaign revealed her weaknesses on substance, Palin was advised by those who admire her natural gifts to bone up on policy and devote herself to governing Alaska successfully. Instead,…

Thanksgiving Open Thread

I’m doing something I’ve never done today — going to a Detroit Lions football game. So I’ll be gone all day and I’m leaving this open thread for you all to make a mess out of. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Dumbass Quote of the Day

Glenn Reynolds loses his freaking mind: JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: North Korea fires artillery barrage on South. If they start anything, I say nuke ‘em. And not with just a few bombs. They’ve caused enough trouble — and it would be a useful lesson for Iran, too. We can’t afford another Korean war,…

Palin’s Qualifications for President

The website Conservatives4Palin (apparently named by Prince) offers a top ten list of reasons why Sarah Palin is qualified to be president. Here’s all you need to know about that list: “Ten years volunteer work in the Parent-Teacher-Association” is second. Makes you wonder what #3 is, doesn’t it? “Two years pro-life advocacy.” But this is…

This is a guest post by Chris Rodda, Director of Research for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation Last week, on the heels of the release of the alarming statistics on religious harassment at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Academy held a religious respect conference. Who wasn’t invited to this religious respect conference? The Military…

UN: Execution for Homosexuals is Okay

The United Nations has actually voted to remove sexual orientation from a resolution that lists various discriminatory grounds for executing someone. The United Nations has removed a plea for lesbians, gays and bisexuals not to be executed in a narrow vote. For the last 10 years sexual orientation has been included in a list of…

In Which I Agree with Justice Scalia

Scalia says what I’ve long been saying about the pointlessness of the State of the Union speech: In remarks to the conservative Federalist Society on Thursday night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia decried the “juvenile spectacle” that is now the State of the Union address, saying he believes it is inappropriate for justices to attend…

Torture: High Risk, Low Reward

The LA Times has an interview with Brian Michael Jenkins, a counter-terrorism expert and adviser to the Rand Corporation, and he has some interesting things to say. He argues that even if you get some useful information, the downside of the blow you take when others know that you’re using torture far outweighs those benefits: