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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to … Continue reading

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NO MAN BUT A BLOCKHEAD EVER WROTE, EXCEPT FOR MONEY

I can only see the Writer’s Guild strike as a Win-Win proposition. Either the greedybastard Producers will have to pay the Writers something approaching what they’re worth, or Prime-Time television will die a slow lingering death. I’m okay with either … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Regardless of the merits, or lack thereof, of the particular circumstances that lead to a deployment of those who serve, acceptance of that burden deserves respect beforehand, and honor afterwards. – Mead Hedglon Powered by ScribeFire.

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AL GORE WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE . . .

But then again, so did Yassar Arafat. Powered by ScribeFire.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

The critic sees holes where there are but spaces in a most intricate lacework. – Anthony Esolen, Ironies of Faith Powered by ScribeFire.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

. . . [t]hings are getting better all the time and the march toward greater freedom and prosperity is almost inevitable.  The key word there is “almost”. The way I see things, as long as Smithian gains from trade and … Continue reading

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SAY THANK YOU, THEN SHUT UP

I didn’t see it (as if), but I read a report that Sally Field, during her acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards, said something to the effect of “If Mothers ruled the world there would be no goddam wars in … Continue reading

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BEST HEADLINE OF THE MONTH

CITIES CRACKING DOWN ON SAGGY PANTS Get it? They’re CRACKing down on saggy pants . . . Stop it! You’re killin’ me!

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NOBODY LOVES A GOOD IRONY MORE THAN I

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DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

I hope you all realize this new Bin Laden video is nothing more than a transparent attempt to create ‘buzz’ for the upcoming release of his new hip-hop album. The title is . . . . Wait for it . … Continue reading

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CHANGE IS GOOD (I HOPE)

Today is the first day of school around here. But not for me. For the first time since 1993, I’m not standing in a classroom this morning. Instead I’m in my office, practicing law. It’s a strange sensation, not being … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

This might even be a repeat, I can’t remember and I’m to lazy to go back and check. But I like it so much, I’m willing to risk repetitiveness: “Giving power and money to politicians is like giving whiskey and … Continue reading

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AP OR ONION?

Yes, after a long hiatus, in which we sought spiritual guidance in Katmandu, it’s the return of: AP OR ONION? The non-prize-awarding gameshow in which you the reader determine if the headline is a legitimate (loosely speaking) one from the … Continue reading

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SPAWN OF HOMER

This is what I look like in the Simpsons Universe:

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I’ve come to realize that just about everything is none of my business” – Bro. Cassian Vigna

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ABOUT TIME

John Edwards whined yesterday to an Iowa audience that ” . . . they want to shut me up.” He was kind of vague about who “they” are, exactly, but I’m going to venture a guess:They = Just about everybody. … Continue reading

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TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE

If these guys aren’t careful, they’re going to bump headlong into God. Money Quote (from a letter by Albert Einstein, consoling the family of a close friend who had recently died): “Now he has departed from this strange world a … Continue reading

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THEOLOGICAL SMACKDOWN

I’ve never heard of Tom Piatak before about 10 minutes ago, but man did he ever just lay the wood to über-atheist Christopher Hitchens. He even did it without being hateful and snarky (which in the age of the internet … Continue reading

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THIS IS A STRANGE COUNTRY

Remember the good ol’ days, when a football player could murder his ex-wife and a complete stranger, but still get off scot-free?  Nowadays, some quarterback kills a couple dogs, and they won’t even let him show up for work. Powered … Continue reading

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WHO KNEW?

Two surprises here: Not only is St Bernard of Clairvaux blogging, nearly 800 years after he died (which, let’s face it, is pretty impressive in and of itself), but what’s more, he’s surprisingly up-to-speed on cutting-edge moral theology issues, such … Continue reading

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