Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2011

Bloggingheads on the Norway Shooter

Michelle Goldberg and Michael Dougherty have an interesting conversation about the Norway shooter and the claim that he’s a Christian fundamentalist, which both agree is false. Breivik was personally rather ambivalent about Christianity and his use of the phrase “Christian Europe” was used to mean what he perceived to be “white European” culture. There is…

Bravo, Mr. Balko

I’ve been remiss in not writing about the release of Cory Maye, a man who was convicted of the murder of a police officer he shot in self-defense, thinking the officer was breaking into his house. He was sentenced to death but that was commuted to life in prison, but Radley Balko almost singlehandedly proved…

Jon Stewart had a brilliant bit about the right wing’s hypocritical victimization pose. The Daily Show – GOP – Special Victims UnitGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Hollywood Does Shakespeare

Here’s a brilliant video of an impressionist doing a speech from Shakespeare if it were done by a host of famous people, from President Obama to Droopy Dog.

Weirdest. Prayer. Ever.

Offered with no comment other than that.

D’Souza Has a New Job

The terminally ridiculous Dinesh D’Souza has a new job as president of King’s College, a school owned by Campus Crusade for Christ and located in the Empire State Building. And he’s still being an idiot: Each spring, the King’s College, a Christian school occupying two floors in the Empire State Building, hosts a series of…

Must Be the New Math

Rep Tim Huelskamp of Kansas seems to be inventing his own numbers: Huelskamp believes President Obama continues to stand in the way of traditional marriage initiatives. “Democrat leadership has decided to take on the Defense of Marriage Act again,” he notes. “Seventy-five to 80 percent of Americans say, ‘Hey, balance your budget.’ The Democrats will…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Bryan Fischer: We’re not talking about imposing these values, we’re not talking about insisting that other people acknowledge and obey these values, we are simply talking about public policy that honors certain behavior and discourages other behavior. Oh, of course. Because forcing gays into reparation therapy isn’t imposing values at all!

Joseph Farah says Rick Perry fooled him. He was on the Rick Perry bandwagon until Perry came out and said that marriage equality is a state issue and New York should be allowed to legalize it if they want. And he takes that issue so seriously that he thinks the United States should split apart…

One thing that has become crystal clear during this standoff over raising the debt ceiling is that the grownups in the Republican party are struggling mightily to control the far right whackos. In the House, John Boehner has admitted that the Tea Partiers in that chamber are deliberately trying to provoke financial chaos: BOEHNER: Well,…