Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2011

Badass Quote of the Day

From Christopher Hitchens’ biography Hitch 22, remarks he made when he became a U.S. citizen: For a writer to become an American is to subscribe of his own free will to a set of ideas and principles and to the documents that embody them in written form, all the while delightedly appreciating that the documents…

From — who else? — Newt Gingrich: “I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country,…

The Christian Post has a typically whining bit of persecution posing that claims that their side of the gay rights debate is being “shut down.” And their big example for this is that a press conference for a new book by a totally obscure figure didn’t get any media attention: Although his newly published book…

Conservative anti-tax legend Grover Norquist is swimming against the tide of conservative opinion in advocating for the kind of dramatic overhaul of America’s criminal justice system that I’ve thought necessary for a long time. Conservative icon Grover Norquist is in Tallahassee pitching the national “Smart on Crime” agenda, a prison reform movement that’s got the…

David Barton and Mike Huckabee traded compliments at the Rediscovering God conference in Iowa over the weekend, with Huckabee going to far as to say that every single American student should have to read the welter of lies Barton puts out about American history. And I just wish that every single young person in America…

Gingrich on Fischer’s Radio Show

Newt Gingrich became the latest Republican presidential contender to go on Bryan Fischer’s radio show, joining Huckabee, Pawlenty, Bachmann and Barbour. They have to do this to reach the extremists who determine the GOP primaries, but when it comes time to move to the center for the general election it’s going to be tough to…

God Loves Me

Here’s the proof: Michele Bachmann plans to form a presidential exploratory committee later this year, her most serious move toward a White House bid that could come in June or even earlier. Multiple reports on Thursday indicated the Minnesota congresswoman is moving that direction. CNN, citing an unnamed source, said Bachmann might launch a committee…

Sarah Palin’s latest Facebook screed provides enormous insight into not only the way her mind works, but how it is fed by — and feeds into — a long-term strategic plan by the right. First, the insight into her own posing as the brave truth-telling David battling the media Goliath: When it comes to responding…

Ellis Washington has written another of those bizarre, rambling, utterly illogical columns, this time declaring, quite literally, that since Hitler was a vegetarian, and vegetarians are liberals (huh?), all liberals are Nazis. You just have to shake your head at claims like this: Historically, German fascism was born out of a 19th century Romantic revolt…

Here’s one of the most appalling abuses of power I’ve ever seen. A judge refuses to sign an arrest warrant so the state policeman who submitted it now wants the judge arrested for hampering an investigation and “coercion.” State Trooper from Salisbury, CT (where watching paint dry is exciting) Mark Lauretano apparently submitted an arrest…