BillDo has a post entitled “Is the Met’s Tosca Sacrilegious?” (except that he has it in all caps because it’s shoutier.) He concludes with So, no, “Tosca” is not sacrilegious. It’s just a bore. Cats and dogs living together! BillDo and I agree on something! Also noteworthy: The only reason I went was because of… Continue reading Holy Shit! BillDo and I Agree on Something!
Takoma Park Man Beats Ex-Girlfriend with 18-Pound Crucifix And the article contains this tidbit: The victim bought herself time during the attack by telling the man to stop long enough to turn on a Barbie DVD for their two girls to watch in another room so they wouldn’t see the assault, authorities said. Despite the… Continue reading Headline O’ the Day
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, which took away gays’ right to get married in that state. This sucks, which obviously means that it constitutes judicial activism. (Update, May 27: Yup: BillDo describes the suit as “homosexual radicals sought to do an end-run around the democratic process… Continue reading Activist Judges Uphold Prop 8
I’m going to perform a magic trick for you. Think of a card, any card. Got it? Okay, now click on the awesome magic hat of awesome magic stupendousness: Ta-da! I told you I was going to do a magic trick, but I gave you two for the price of one: not only did the… Continue reading Poe’s Law Strikes Again
The BBC reports: Foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in US civilian courts, the US Supreme Court has ruled. […] The Military Commissions Act (MCA) passed in 2006 removed the right of habeas corpus and set up tribunals to try detainees who were not US citizens. This is,… Continue reading No Point in Gitmo Anymore
The governor of Colorado just signed into law a bill that expands Colorado’s antidiscrimination laws to cover transgendered people. Bill Dembski says that this points up the lunacy that ensues in a world without design To which I can only say, WTF? Is he saying that this is the sort of thing that happens in… Continue reading WTF, Bill?
The What Have We Learned crew present a song about the very special love between a man and his aluminum picnic table: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcHVYCG6VRM&hl=en] The guy on the right is Mike Argento, the H.L. Mencken of the Dover Panda Trial.
Bill Dembski warns his fans: Paul Kurtz’s Center for Inquiry is partnering with SUNY-Buffalo (the State University of New York) to offer an Ed.M. in “scientific literacy” So? Private organizations team up with educational institutions all the time. What’s so bad about this program? (which will include a whopping dose of Darwinism and an assault… Continue reading Dembski: Scientific Literacy = Assault on ID
Light the Highway is a group of people who apparently think that I-35, which runs from Laredo, TX to Minneapolis, MN, is God’s chosen interstate, because Isaiah 35:8 reads: And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those… Continue reading Highway of Holiness
Over at the “playground” section of the Expelled site, there’s a video of a can-can where the dancers’ heads have been replaced by those of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Eugenie Scott, Sam Harris, and Charles Darwin. This was made with a tool at JibJab that allows you to replace people’s heads in videos they provide.… Continue reading I Don’t Get Creationist Humor