Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2010

James O’Keefe: Your 15 Minutes are Up

If this story doesn’t kill the budding career of gadfly James O’Keefe, our society is in more trouble than even the cynic in me imagined. It’s time for this tool to be put in the shed permanently.

Clinton Wants More Civilian Trials

This is a very interesting development. At a time when the White House is clearly looking to back away from the use of civilian trials for terror detainees, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out strongly in favor of civilian trials for the vast majority of detainees. And she said it on Fox News.…

New York Must Have Run Out of Real Crime

Balko found this ridiculous situation, where a woman in Manhattan was given a ticket because she didn’t have the medical papers for the dogs she was walking with her at the time. An Upper East Side woman is barking mad after police stopped her as she walked her four little dogs — and then slapped…

The commission of Chester County, Pennsylvania has voted to take control over what has until now been an open forum for community groups to place their own holiday displays on county courthouse grounds. From now on, the commission will decide what kind of holiday displays to put up — and of course, they will exclude…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From William Dembski: Is Darwin’s theory true? All the geniuses of science tell us it is true. In fact, they tell us that only the ignorant and stupid masses reject Darwinism. But genius has lost a lot of credibility in our day. The geniuses on Wall Street and in D.C. have made a mess of…

Joseph Farah Loves Me

You knew this was inevitable, right? Chuck Norris, Pat Boone, Ellis Washington AND Victoria Jackson? The convergence of stupid and crazy is simply too good to be true.

Badass Quote of the Day

From Paul Waldman: Just a few years ago [Sarah Palin] was the mayor of a tiny town in Alaska, and today she’s one of the most famous people in America. Despite her modest talents, there are millions of people who believe, and tell her constantly, that she ought to be the most powerful person on…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Roger Ailes, who takes the right’s hobby of calling anyone who advocates policies they disagree with “Nazis” to its irrational extreme: “They [NPR executives] are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism.”

How Palin Rewrites History

David Corn documents Sarah Palin’s flip flop on the TARP bailout. When she was running for office, and even afterward in her book about the campaign, she was all for it. Now that she’s the Tea Party darling she rails against it. Here she is two weeks before the election: Now, as for the economic…

Bigot Tired of Being Called a Bigot

The 9/11 responder who has filed a suit trying to prevent the opening of a mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero is tired of being called a bigot: “My filing of a lawsuit or my trying to prevent this has absolutely nothing to do with me being against Islam or Muslims or anything other…