Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2011

Wingnuts Hate GSA Clubs

Right Wing Watch reports on the wingnut reaction to a letter sent by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to schools around the country informing them that the Equal Access Act guarantees the right of students to form Gay-Straight Alliance groups in public schools. Religious right group American Principles In Action (APIA) is quite upset about…

The list of major crime labs found to be getting wildly inaccurate results has now grown by one, this time at Indiana University. Balko has the details: Nearly one of every three cocaine tests conducted for criminal cases by the Indiana Department of Toxicology from 2007-2009 were bad, according to audit results released today by…

Sign of the Apocalypse

Harold Camping may have missed on his prediction of the end of the world but I’m pretty sure this is the seventh seal being opened. Del Monte has now created a David Hasselhoff popsicle. In the video below, you actually get to see him lick a popsicle of himself. Creepy and unsettling, so say the…

In yet another example of an elected official engaging in meaningless religious groveling to solve a purely secular problem, the mayor of Harrisburg, PA wants a day of prayer and fasting to fix their budget problems. What’s the best way to solve a city’s piling debt? According to Harrisburg, Pa., Mayor Linda Thompson, it’s organizing…

Badass Quote of the Day

From Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, the highest-ranking non-commissioned officer of the Marine Corps, speaking about the repeal of DADT: “Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is pretty simple. It says, ‘Raise an army.’ It says absolutely nothing about race, color, creed, sexual orientation. … Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity,…

Fatherly Advice

From an essay I just read about a man’s father and the advice he gave. As a boy, he told his father about some black kids being picked on and that he’d even heard the N-word for the first time. His dad asked him if he’d told a teacher about it and he said no,…

The Rod Parsley Show

I first started watching Rod Parsley nearly 20 years ago, before he became the fabulously rich televangelist he is today. Purely as a craftsman, the guy is an incredible preacher. He’s got endless charisma and he’s really a great performer. Of course, he’s also insane and dangerous. Right Wing Watch put together this video of…

New Media, Same Old Tactics

Charles Johnson shows how the National Republican Senatorial Committee is now posting fake retweets allegedly from Democrats to make them look bad. That’s pretty low and it should stop immediately.

Spotted this one in an article about Gingrich’s staff resigning: And echoing comments he made earlier in the day on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said his departed staffers just didn’t understand the importance of ideas like those contained in his new book, “A Nation Like No Other.” “Some of these consultants didn’t understand why that…

New York Will Now Be Destroyed

Now that the state of New York has democratically legalized same-sex marriage, we should soon see people marrying multiple underaged goats and box turtles. Oh, and God is going to destroy New York now too. Or so that’s what the drooling morons at Free Republic would have us believe. One of the very first comments…