Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2011

Obama the Negotiator

There’s some nonsense in this column by David Frum, but the last part strikes me as spot on: It’s really striking that any time the president inserts himself into a negotiation, he ends up with zero results and all parties mad at him. The Middle East may be the most extreme case, but there are…

Those conservatives are all about smaller government — unless it might hurt their district or state to make it any smaller. Limiting government for Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t mean limiting space exploration. In a statement following the safe return of the space shuttle Atlantis this morning, the governor took his own moon shot at President…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post: Moreover, there is a specific jihadist connection here: “Just nine days ago, Norwegian authorities filed charges against Mullah Krekar, an infamous al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist who, with help from Osama bin Laden, founded Ansar al Islam – a branch of al Qaeda in northern Iraq – in late 2001.”…

I missed TAM again this year and it was doubly sad because Chuck Norris was there for a different event at the same hotel. Imagine the fun that could have taken place if he and I had met up. Alas, I’ll have to settle for reading his columns for amusement. His latest column is about…

Adam Serwer hits the nail right on the head in the Washington Post: American anti-Islam bloggers aren’t to blame for the Norway Massacre. But their response to the attacks is nonetheless revealing, in that they are now demanding the kind of nuanced analysis of the Norway shootings that they’ve always failed to offer when implicating…

Even in the wake of the Norway killings, you can count on Frank Gaffney to pretend that up is down and black is white: The predictable narrative has already begun to take hold. The confessed perpetrator of a bombing of government offices in Oslo and a seek-and-destroy operation at a Labor Party youth camp on…

Goodbye Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

President Obama and the Pentagon have certified to Congress that all requirements have been met, meaning September 20 is the official date that the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy goes away and gays and lesbians can serve openly in the U.S. military. I’d like to repost this message from the highest ranking enlisted man in…

You may have heard the latest example of the “there’s a war on Christians” theme from the religious right, that the VA in Texas ordered people to stop holding prayers at military funerals and won’t let people even say “God bless you” to the families of the deceased. I’m sure it will come as no…

The Condescension of Larry Klayman

World class buffoon Larry Klayman has lots of gay friends. Honest. Before I go further, let me make one thing clear. I am not a homophobe. I know and work with gays who are nice, decent, intelligent, hardworking. productive and respectful people. While I do not endorse or condone their lifestyle, my gay friends do…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Glenn Beck: As the thing started to unfold, and then there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth or whatever — I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing. You mean like your pals in the Tea Party movement,…