Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2011

Libya and the Conservative Conundrum

One of the hallmarks of American politics is the tendency on both sides of the liberal/conservative divide to change their position on policies depending on which party is advocating them. Just like most liberals would oppose the bombing of Libya, most conservatives would typically be for it. But those conservatives don’t want to approve of…

Joyner: California Next to Fall

Here’s crazy preacher Rick Joyner declaring that America is “under God’s judgment” and he will send an earthquake to destroy California. And it’s all the fault of “evil, wicked atheists.” And he’s calling on Christians to get out of California before they get destroyed along with the wicked. Eventually he’ll be right, of course. California…

Greatest. Protest. Sign. Ever.

Love this one, which I found on a friend’s Facebook page:

Here’s a strange mashup that I kinda like — the Oak Ridge Boys covering Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes.

Greatest Classified Ad Ever

One of my reporters came across this hilarious classified ad looking for investigative reporters for a newspaper in Florida. It’s absolutely brilliant and captures the essence of the journalist’s trade perfectly. Full text below the fold.

Badass Quote of the Day

From Jason Easley at Politics USA: Sarah Palin has become the political equivalent of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. America regrets the one night stand they had with Palin, but now she has broken into our house and is ready to boil our bunny. Sarah Palin is America’s ultimate political stalker.

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez: “I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet,” Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day. Seriously, Hugo. Put the crack pipe down.

Balko to the HuffPo

Congratulations to Radley Balko, who is leaving his job with Reason magazine to become a crime reporter for the Huffington Post. This likely means a much larger audience for his very important work documenting the many abuses in our criminal justice system and that can only be good for all of us. His entire blog…

Sweet Land of Irony

The prosecutor who nailed Paris Hilton for cocaine possession has been arrested for … trying to buy cocaine. The Las Vegas deputy district attorney who prosecuted Paris Hilton for cocaine possession was arrested over the weekend after allegedly buying a rock of cocaine, authorities said on Monday. Clark County Deputy District Attorney David Schubert, 47,…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Mark Krikorian at the National Review: “…our commander-in-chief is an effete vacillator who is pushed around by his female subordinates… Before you send me any burning bras, the problem is not with women leaders — the enemies of the Virgin Queen and the Iron Lady can attest to that. The problem is not even…