August 11, 2005

Over at In the Agora, today is a special issue. Ronald Reagan’s famous 11th commandment was “thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican”, and given that most of the writers there are Republicans they decided to break that commandment and devote a day to criticizing their own party. I’m not a Republican, of course, I’m a libertarian, but I gladly joined in on the bashing with a post about the laughable notion that Republicans are actually interested in… Read more

August 11, 2005

Radley Balko is picking up where Eugene Volokh left off the other day, blasting StopTheACLU for its utterly dishonest portayral of ACLU positions. StopTheACLU hammers the ACLU for turning down money from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations rather than sign a statement declaring that they have no involvement with anyone on a terrorist watch list. But as Balko notes, the ACLU can’t do that because they represent people who are on the terrorist watch list and shouldn’t be. And given… Read more

August 10, 2005

Okay, this is quite amusing. Someone posted a link over on Theodore’s blog to my previous little dig at him and his crying need to bring up his Porsche (turbo, even) as proof that he isn’t bitter toward women. And this was his response: Do better than what? The guy didn’t say anything. He clearly missed the point of the Porsche comment, which was to skip the usual red herring whenever a topic critical of feminism is broached. Perhaps I… Read more

August 10, 2005

There is an anti-evolution article on Tech Central Station that is just begging for a response, and I’d certainly hate to disappoint. The article is written by Roy Spencer from the University of Alabama. Up front, it is important to note that one should not be fooled by his credentials. He calls himself only a “PhD scientist”, and indeed that is precisely what he is. But his area of specialty, climatology, is entirely unrelated to evolution. Thus, the fact that… Read more

August 10, 2005

The Worldnutdaily is reporting that Howard Phillips is publicly opposing the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court because he once did pro bono work on a landmark gay rights case: Continued Phillips: “Judge Roberts apparently had no moral objection to using his skills to advance the homosexual agenda. It suggests an absence of an understanding by Mr. Roberts that homosexual conduct is sinful and ought to be discouraged.” Phillips says it’s now clear Roberts would not use “biblical… Read more

August 10, 2005

Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter sent a letter to court nominee John Roberts in which he indicated that Congress was angry at the fact that the Supreme Court had limited the authority of Congress in the Lopez and Morrison decisions. The letter includes this astonishing statement: In addition to the commentary of scholars and others about the Supreme Court’s judicial activism and the Court’s usurping Congressional authority, members of Congress are irate about the Court’s denigrating and, really, disrespectful statements… Read more

August 10, 2005

Last evening, Genie Scott was on Hardball on MSNBC along with Bruce Chapman, president of the Discovery Institute. Chapman offered the standard argument that the DI doesn’t want ID taught, but only wants the “evidence against evolution” taught in schools. But when challenged to name that evidence against evolution, he immediately mentioned Jonathan Wells’ book Icons of Evolution. Wells’ book, which claims that science textbooks distort the evidence for evolution, is instead a perfect example of how to distort that… Read more

August 10, 2005

Here comes Chris Buttars again, putting his rank ignorance and utter lack of critical reasoning skills on display in an op-ed piece in USA Today. Buttars has it all figured out, folks. Evolution is all about destroying God and that’s that. We might as well close up the Evil Atheist Conspiracy right now; a halfwit State Senator from Utah has nailed us. The campaign to eliminate God from the public forum has been going on for decades, having accelerated greatly… Read more

August 9, 2005

Readers of the Worldnutdaily are by now familiar with a columnist who goes by the pseudonym Vox Day. His real name is Theodore Beale and his rich father is on the board of directors of the Worldnutdaily, which is the only explanation for how he got his position as a columnist there. It’s bad enought that he actually puts his membership in Mensa in his bio, but on top of that his writing is just so bad. For an example… Read more

August 9, 2005

Or so Star Parker would have us believe. In an incredibly ridiculous column at – where else? – the Worldnutdaily, Parker actually implies that stopping gay marriage is the key to the very survival of the black community in America. I assume she’s not kidding and managed to type this nonsense with a straight face: Blacks have polled consistently higher than national averages in opposition to the sanctioning of gay marriage. Why do we care so much and why do… Read more

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