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Monthly Archives: July 2011

DITY Morals

29-Jul-11

One of my kids gave me an office calendar pad that has quotations on it.  I cheated and read ahead.  Sometime in the future, the quote for the day will be from a French writer named Remy de Gourmont, “Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.” […]

Boy, that didn’t take long

25-Jul-11

In the aftermath of the slaughter in Norway, the slavering hordes on the media left are already denouncing anyone who is to the right of where they are.  Roger Cohen’s piece in the New York Times will, I venture to guess, set the tone for leftist recrimination of anything conservative.  If you’re upset by the […]

Has Bernie Marcus been reading AVFTA?

22-Jul-11

Hat tip: www.theblaze.com.  Bernie Marcus is a “household” name because he’s the chief executive of The Home Depot.  Here’s a quote from his interview with Investor’s Business Daily. Obama…  never really worked a day outside the political or legal area. He doesn’t know how to make a payroll, he doesn’t understand the problems businesses face.  […]

And now check what the Obama administration is doing to oil

20-Jul-11

The damage just keeps on piling up.  Breitbart has published a report on oil rigs leaving the Gulf of Mexico for foreign shores.  A whole domestic industry is being systematically destroyed.  It’s very disheartening that the public isn’t tuned in to this, not merely because it’ll make gasoline more expensive (which it will), but because […]

Mr. Obama keeping campaign pledge to kill coal industry

19-Jul-11

Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond recently published an article in the Southeast Missourian explaining what Mr. Obama’s minions are doing through the Environmental Protection Agency.  Read it here.  Early in his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama said he would make it impossibly expensive to burn coal.  He’s doing that.  And if the EPA is not reined […]

China building, building, building. America. . . ?

13-Jul-11

The largest tributary to China’s huge Yangtse River is called the Jinsha River.  China already has a number of dams on the Jinsha, but four more are planned.  They’ll have a combined generating capacity of 43 gigawatts.  For those not familiar with numbers like this, the output of a large nuclear plant is a little […]

The RINOs are starting to run…

13-Jul-11

Keep watching.  Smart money says there ain’t no way the RINOs are going to stand their ground and call Obama’s bluff.  They never have before.  Why start now?  Senator McConnell has already signaled his willingness to cave in.  Michelle Malkin posted her famous “head banging” gif to lament his surrender.  He reminds me of Jaja […]

It’s amazing what you can’t see when you don’t want to

11-Jul-11

The Huffington Post, a web site I usually avoid, has published a piece on the subject of marriage.  Greg Carey, Professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary, wrote the article.  Under the ironic heading of “Let’s Be Honest,” Mr. Carey said, “Unfortunately, many Christians use the Bible to support their own prejudices and bigotry. They talk about […]

I’ve just got to say this again

09-Jul-11

Lewis Grizzard once explained the reasons why dogs bark, one of which is that there’s another dog barking somewhere in the universe.  So I’m barking. You don’t have to watch the news very long before you begin to suspect that the financial wizards in Washington may be a couple of lumens dimmer than they believe […]

The long night of the RINO

08-Jul-11

If you’re just now recovering like Rip van Winkle from a 20-year nap, you could be forgiven for not knowing America is on the brink of bankruptcy.  Washington is trying to figure out how to keep its cake and eat it too, and prospects for that are looking bleak.  There is one thing that keeps […]

Random thoughts on predestination and the existence of evil

04-Jul-11

As many of you know, we’ve been regular attenders at a PCA church for the past couple of years.  One of the distinctive characteristics of the Presbyterians is that they emphasize the doctrine of predestination a bit more than others do, and that includes the Southern Baptists, the denomination of my nativity and ordination.  The […]