The Crap is Hitting the Fan

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Hey, has anyone else noticed that the **** is hitting the fan?

Yesterday, two Time Magazine reporters called me to confirm a quote I e-mailed them earlier in the week, about the New Mexican ID crowd’s ignoring new standards and promoting their ID crap anyway. I said “Gee, ‘crap’ sounds a little strong, can we use ‘nonsense’ instead?” The answer was no, however, because the article was already typeset, and ‘nonsense’ has twice the letters of ‘crap.’ So ‘crap’ it is, on newstands tomorrow (Monday).

The Albuquerque Journal’s Paul Logan has been grilling me re ID for a few days, plus many other sources. That’s supposed to be in tomorrow’s Albuquerque Journal.

As Nick mentioned, the History Channel is showing “Ape to Man: the Evolution of Evolution” tonight (Sunday).

Tuesday’s NightLine on ABC will be about creationism, too.

Between the Cardinal and the President, it seems the issue of creationism is evolving legs.

Cheers, Dave

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It makes sense that the sh*t would hit the fan now. The conservative movement has more power than it’s had in a long time. Their subgroups rightly feel this is the time to act.

It makes sense that the sh*t would hit the fan now. The conservative movement has more power than it’s had in a long time. Their subgroups rightly feel this is the time to act.

The IDers are just cutting as much hay as they can now, before Dover lays their whole field to waste.

I think that the reason why the big PR effort is that the other half of their business (getting ID through science channel) has been failing miserably lately. The only way they can get somewhere is by sidestepping the rules (which admittedly is a lot easier with presidential approval).

I think that the reason why the big PR effort is that the other half of their business (getting ID through science channel) has been failing miserably lately. The only way they can get somewhere is by sidestepping the rules (which admittedly is a lot easier with presidential approval).

The conservative movement has more power than it’s had in a long time. Their subgroups rightly feel this is the time to act.

Hopefully the Creationism issue will serve as a wedge to split any political conservatives with a brain from the ‘religious right’. Evidence: Krauthammer’s recent column.

I have to wonder if any conservatives have second thoughts about calling themselves Republican as the Bush administration turns the GOP into the party of treason and torture.

Evidence: Krauthammer’s recent column.

The counter-evidence is the first paragraph of that column, which is straight out of the religious right’s play book. And Ronald Bailey’s article on the neo-con’s relationship with ID gives a different story.

I have to wonder if any conservatives have second thoughts about calling themselves Republican as the Bush administration turns the GOP into the party of treason and torture.

There are some; see, for instance, http://www.againstbombing.org/

Ok, the new KwickXML thing screwed that up, removing all formatting after hitting Preview, so let’s try it unpreviewed.

Evidence: Krauthammer’s recent column.

The counter-evidence is the first paragraph of that column, which is straight out of the religious right’s play book. And Ronald Bailey’s article on the neo-con’s relationship with ID gives a different story.

I have to wonder if any conservatives have second thoughts about calling themselves Republican as the Bush administration turns the GOP into the party of treason and torture.

There are some; see, for instance, http://www.againstbombing.org/

Yesterday, two Time Magazine reporters called me to confirm a quote I e-mailed them earlier in the week, about the New Mexican ID crowd’s ignoring new standards and promoting their ID crap anyway. I said “Gee, ‘crap’ sounds a little strong, can we use ‘nonsense’ instead?” The answer was no, however, because the article was already typeset, and ‘nonsense’ has twice the letters of ‘crap.’ So ‘crap’ it is, on newstands tomorrow (Monday).

LOL. So they call you to ask about the accuracy of the quote after they’ve had it typeset and can’t change it?

Pure Genius.

Perhaps though, because you didn’t indicate they were wrong, but rather that you wanted it changed to something you actually didn’t say.

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