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The Creation Museum Opens!

Fuel up the R.V., pull the kids out of that Godless public school and head on down to Petersburg, KY where the first Creation Museum has just opened. The New York Times explains how a group called the Answers in Genesis put together a new museum to prove to the public that the creation story [...]

Memorial Day

As always, the staff of this weblog would like to extend its most heartfelt thanks to the men and women of the United States’ armed forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice. We are simultaneously humbled and exalted by the service of these brave individuals. They cannot be thanked enough.

China Troubles: Toothpaste and Bear Paw Burgers

China can’t catch a break in the news lately:

On toothpaste:

“Health officials in the United States say they are checking all shipments of toothpaste imported from China for contamination with toxic chemicals. Panama and the Dominican Republic have reported finding diethylene glycol, a chemical used in engine coolants, in toothpaste from China…

Earlier [...]

Escaped Orangutan Terrorizes Taiwan

The latest on the escaped orangutan:

“KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan, May 24 (UPI) — Zoo officials fired a stun gun to bring an end to a table-tossing spree by an orangutan in Taiwan Wednesday. The primate pushed his way out of his cage at the Shaoshan Zoo in Kaohsiung and wandered into a nearby restaurant courtyard where [...]

I Did the Dishes Last Week

People might buy a book written by a guy who, for a decade, washed dishes for a living (or they might not):

“Until just recently, Pete Jordan hadn?t washed a dish professionally in seven years. Now an author, Mr. Jordan used to be a paid dishwasher, following in the steps of literary plongeurs like Theodore [...]

Date with Veto, Part II: No Timelines for Troop Pullout

About face:

“WASHINGTON, May 22 ? Congressional Democrats relented Tuesday on their insistence that a war spending measure set a date for withdrawing American combat troops from Iraq. Instead, they moved toward a deal with President Bush that would impose new conditions on the Iraqi government. The decision to back down was a wrenching reversal [...]

Murtha Goes Batshit

Thank God for this new Democrat broom sweeping Congress clean:

According to the draft resolution, Murtha shouted at and chastised Rogers on the House floor Thursday for offering a motion last week to challenge $23 million Murtha requested in an intelligence bill.

Murtha had requested the money to prevent the administration from shuttering the National [...]

10-Month Old Baby Obtains Illinois State Gun Permit

Wahh! Boo hoo!

“The 10-month-old, nicknamed “Bubba”, whose given name is Howard David Ludwig, was issued a firearm owner’s identification card after his father, Howard Ludwig, paid the $5 fee and filled out the application, not expecting to actually get one. The card lists the baby’s height (2 feet, 3 inches), weight (20 pounds) and [...]

Movie Review: Spider-Man 3

Last night I went to the Kinoteka at the Palace of Culture and Science to see the latest installment of the Spider-Man movies, aptly titled, “Spider-Man 3.”

I discussed this movie with my older brother David the other day. He said he liked it. This must have influenced my thinking, because I had rather high [...]

The Taj Mahyellow

Will the endless assault on our environment never end?

“NEW DELHI, India (AP) — One of India’s most iconic structures and one of the world’s most visited landmarks is getting dirty, and some want to get it even dirtier. India’s 17th century mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is renowned for the paleness of its marble, but [...]

Don’t You Forget about Me

Renting and leaving? Don’t forget to take the handcuffs from under the sink!

“For many people, moving is a deeply taxing combination of high anxiety, brute labor and loose ends. Perhaps that?s why moving on doesn?t always mean completely moving out. Brokers say that much of what is left behind is typical urban-dweller flotsam: half-empty [...]

Oh, Dog! Part II

Part II in our occasional series on Amazing Dogs is this specially trained pooch:

“A specially-trained dog is helping to transform the life of a young woman who has epilepsy. Hannah Baker, 20, from Dedham in Suffolk, has severe epilepsy, brought on by a non-malignant tumour diagnosed when she was six years old.

Poodle [...]

I’ll SUE!

Good for Nancy!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.

Pelosi recently told a group of liberal bloggers, ?We can take the president to court? if he issues a [...]

Royal Was Right: Violence Erupts after Sarkozy Victory

France presidential candidate Segolene Royal prophesized violence if Nicolas Sarkozy wins:

“Pressed on whether there would be actual violence, Royal said: “I think so, I think so,” referring specifically to France’s volatile suburbs hit by widespread rioting in 2005.”

Well, it happened, more or less:

“There have been further violent protests in France following the [...]

France Presidential Election: Sounds like the U.S. Election

France’s socialist presidential candidate, Segolene Royal, prophesized violence if right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy wins:

“On the last day of official campaigning, opinion polls showed Sarkozy enjoyed a commanding lead over Royal, who accused the former interior minister of lying and polarizing France.

“Choosing Nicolas Sarkozy would be a dangerous choice,” Royal told RTL radio. “It is [...]