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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Beer hall putsch on bad fern-a-tier

31-Jul-09

Lucianne Goldberg calls the beer meeting on the White House lawn Mr. Obama’s first truly mockable moment.  The San Francisco Chronicle smirked about the cheap patio furniture.  Just about everybody laughed and snorked about Mr. Biden being there, having been furloughed from “secret meetings” where his boss had Biden’s mouth interned.  Some have speculated that Biden, […]

Peter’s warning

30-Jul-09

The book of First Peter is built around the idea that persecution was shortly to come to the early Christians.  This is stated straight-out in 1 Peter 4:12, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.”  Peter told them they were […]

Green suffering for lack of green

29-Jul-09

Wind industry in doldrums The wind industry is suffering a downturn as investors pull back from it.  Progress Energy news quoted Liz Salerno of the American Wind Energy Association as saying, “lack of a federal renewable requirement mean[s] uncertainty for the industry.” That’s putting it politely.  Wind power is overpriced and unreliable.  The only market […]

Sex and the church

27-Jul-09

When we speak of cultural decline in the West, we’re usually not talking about Notorious B.I.G. being inferior to Handel.  We’re talking mostly about sex.  The subject is prominent not because the church is packed with jealous, prune-faced old hags who are failures at love.  As a matter of fact, the preeminent mark of western […]

Grievous wolves and what to do about them

26-Jul-09

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.  Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night […]

Congratulations, Ben

24-Jul-09

We have several new Marines as of 2009-07-24.  Here’s one of them, PFC Ben Reed, graduated from Parris Island.  Congrats!

The difference between pork and principle

21-Jul-09

Patriots everywhere are heartened, very slightly, by the sight of the Democrats quibbling over the exact dimensions of the ObamaCare® scheme to nationalize the medical industry.  The so called Blue Dogs are expressing concern over deficits, which is about like Mr. Spock suddenly swooning in passion over Nurse Chapel. I wonder if I’d be judged […]

What is smart?

21-Jul-09

The Secular Man gets all fluttery-eyed if he sees somebody with a high I.Q.  The admiration is misplaced.  The latest scientific research indicates that: SMARTNESS = INTELLIGENCE ÷ EGO2 Top scientists have been anxious to discover exactly why exceptionally intelligent people are able to do things that are far dumber than ordinary people.  New data […]

Live street lights

20-Jul-09

Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I […]

Honorable Senator Martinez,

18-Jul-09

Thank you for your response to my e-mail regarding the Waxman-Markey bill.  This bill is about to be considered by the Senate.  It is vital to the energy future of America that this bill be defeated.  The ostensible justification for the bill is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and thereby reduce the threat of global […]

Jesus died for everybody?

17-Jul-09

Pastor Jack Brooks over at New Covenant Living has posted a pretty good summary of reasons to believe the redeeming death of Christ was accomplished on behalf of everybody.  Check it out. A key idea in his post, one which I’ve also thought about, is that apart from the generality of Christ’s atonement, no person […]

Tipping point?

16-Jul-09

Everyone knew the ruling party would overreach, and they have now done so.  The medical care overhaul bill has touched off some shock and awe by proposing to outlaw private medical insurance.  The Investor’s Business Daily appears to have broken the news in its editorial available here which also features a quote of the offending […]

Molech reloaded

15-Jul-09

The science “czar,” whatever that title implies, for the Obama administration is John Holdren.  The Washington Examiner is posting a piece today on his extremist views concerning abortion and forced sterilization.  This guy is more than a creep.  I haven’t read such chilling recommendations since The Nazi Doctors… that is, if you don’t count Peter […]

How low can you go?

15-Jul-09

If you want to know where liberals are ultimately headed with ObamaCare®, just check out who’s pushing it in the New York Times.  Princeton professor Peter Singer has written an article advocating his usual evil including killing off old people whose care is deemed too expensive.  Who will draw the lines on what’s too expensive?  […]

Blasphemy, USA

14-Jul-09

We should hire Google or Gates to search and delete all the f-bombs on the internet.  Just deleting that one profanity would conserve several terabytes of disk space per week on the world wide web.   You could cut Youtube server demand in half just by screening out that one word.  Imagine if you had a […]