Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2011

In a rather shocking development on the DOMA front, the law firm of King and Spalding withdrew its participation in representing the House in defense of that law. And that withdrawal led Paul Clement, the firm partner who was set to litigate the case, to resign and immediately join another firm that will handle the…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From uber-bigot and wingnut Ken Hutcherson: History has taught us one thing, and that is that the only thing we have learned from history is that we don’t learn from history. The Babylonian empire failed, the Persian Empire failed, the Greek Empire failed, and the Roman Empire was dispersed when the people failed to remember…

Rock Beyond Belief Resubmitted

The Rock Beyond Belief event has been resubmitted to the Ft. Bragg brass for a date this fall. Let’s hope we have better luck with it this time. And we really owe a big thank you to Justin Griffith, who has been undeterred by problems and shown incredible commitment to making this event a reality.

Conference at Pocantico

I just arrived at the Pocantico conference center, on the grounds of the original Rockefeller estate in the Hudson Valley, about 45 minutes north of Manhattan. I’m here for a conference on how the media does and should handle coverage of “fear-inducing events.” The grounds are stunning, as one would imagine, especially this time of…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Victoria Jackson, in a column entitled, “I know Andrew Breitbart!” When I first met Andrew in L.A., he told me that history would look back on me and smile, that I would be one of the influences that changed the landscape of Hollywood from 100 percent liberal to at least 50-50 … something to…

In an absolutely stunning conclusion, a seven-member jury decided tonight that Pastor Terry Jones cannot hold a protest at the Islamic Center of America mosque in Dearborn. The Detroit Free Press reports:

Here’s more of the insanity we’ve become accustomed to from the AFA’s Bryan Fischer: There’s this odd collaboration between liberals in America and Muslims. Liberals reject the Judeo-Christian tradition just like Islam does and that’s where, I think, the linkage is. I mean, you look at Islam, they’re going to behead homosexuals; liberals want them…

Demon Hunter Runs for City Council

Wayne Besen reports on Kimberly Daniels, an uber-wingnut who is running for the Jacksonville City Council. And she has a long history of saying batshit crazy things. Like this: “I do not buy candy during the Halloween season,” Daniels told Charisma magazine on October 27, 2009. “Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of…

Nate Silver writes: A poll from CNN this week is the latest to show a majority of Americans in favor of same-sex marriage, with 51 percent saying that marriages between gay and lesbian couples “should be recognized by the law as valid” and 47 percent opposed. This is the fourth credible poll in the past…

Stop Giving Foreign Aid to Dictators

John Glaser has an excellent article in the American Conservative magazine about our government’s use of foreign aid to prop up dictators around the world and the dangers that practice poses. It includes a shockingly coherent statement from the otherwise batshit crazy Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas: Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert complained on the House…