Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2011

Come on, you know you want to know. Pat Robertson said something crazy again about women and lesbians and you’re dying to know what it is this time. Here’s the transcript: Meeuwsen: There are lots of government-funded agencies in this country. Why do you think the President picked that one above all else to say,…

Chuck Norris, Serial Plagiarizer

Wonkette catches Chuck Norris plagiarizing his most recent column at the Worldnutdaily. And earlier columns too. The punchline is that even as dumb as his columns are, he still can’t write them himself.

Wiretap Leaker Won’t Be Prosecuted

Politico reports that the DOJ has decided not to prosecute the man who leaked information about Bush’s warrantless wiretap program to the New York Times. The Justice Department has dropped its long-running criminal investigation of a lawyer who publicly admitted leaking information about President George W. Bush’s top-secret warrantless wiretapping program to The New York…

Or so ThinkProgress reports: This past month, there was much outrage over the fact that General Electric, despite making $14.2 billion in profits, paid zero U.S. taxes in 2010. General Electric actually received tax credits of $3.2 billion from American taxpayers. At the same time that General Electric was not paying taxes, many undocumented immigrants,…

Hypocrite of the Week: Donald Trump

I’m sure you’ve noticed that Donald Trump has been taking a lot of time out from his busy schedule of grooming that animal that lives on his head and making a fool of himself over Obama’s birth certificate to bash China and declare that our purchase of so many products made there is destroying America.…

The Rain Prayer Worked!

Kevin Williamson tries to defend Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s day of prayer for rain by using snark: Because American politics is stupid, Perry has been in the national news of late because, in the midst of a drought, he suggested that the people of Texas say a prayer for rain. This has been a source…

Newt: Elites Make the Baby Jesus Cry

And once again we get the ridiculous spectacle of one of the undeniable elites in this country ranting incoherently against elites: “The American elites are guided by their desire to emulate the European elites,” he said in prepared remarks he stuck closely to in his speech, “and, as a result, anti-religious values and principles are…

I think I’ve changed my view on Obama releasing the birth certificate now. My initial reaction was, why bother? It won’t change anything. Most of the birthers will go on being birthers anyway as they are impervious to evidence and you cannot reason someone out of a position that is not based on reason in…

Government Doctors and Torture

We already knew that many psychologists help the military and the CIA in designing the Bush torture program. Now it looks like military doctors were in on it too, covering up evidence of abuse and torture and looking the other way. My former colleague Spencer Ackerman has the details: They explained away the bone fractures,…

Hitchens’ Latest Offering

PZ puts up a letter that Christopher Hitchens sent to the American Atheists convention recently because he could not be there in person as scheduled. His voice was gone, so he sent what he had to say in writing instead. And what he had to say was brilliant and deserves to be spread as far…