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The Decline of the American Republic

May 26th, 2016 by Patrick Henry

Peter Thiel’s takedown of Gawker, along with Gawker itself, are troubling indicators of the growing weaponization of American civil life.

Towards the end of the Republic, the Roman courts were also struggles for existence, where politics was carried on by other means and to the hilt.

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May 26th, 2016 10:20:22

What is a Hero?

May 26th, 2016 by G.

What is your definition of heroism? (more…)

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May 26th, 2016 07:22:07

Hero God

May 25th, 2016 by G.

I sent my girls to a volleyball camp at the local military institute.  The first day I showed up early to retrieve them.  So I got a chance to wander the halls of their gym for a little bit.

Interesting stuff, this phenomenon of school pride and sport.  Animal mascots, team colors, the whole lot.  Lots to think about.

What caught my attention this time was the school’s sports motto.

Victory with Honor. (more…)

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May 25th, 2016 08:58:34

Our Future Rulers

May 25th, 2016 by G.

The Great and Spacious Building is rejecting even the pretense of having foundations.

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May 25th, 2016 07:15:04

World War T Comes after Christians

May 24th, 2016 by Man SL

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May 24th, 2016 09:45:44

Never Came

May 24th, 2016 by G.

Never came trouble in the likeness of Your Grace.
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May 24th, 2016 09:22:17

The Courage to Conform

May 24th, 2016 by G.

C.S. Lewis says that courage is the form all virtues take at the testing point. If he means to imply that courage is not a separate virtue, he is mistaken. It is possible to be virtuously courageous in a bad cause, or in the service of some vice. Courage, once experienced, is known to have a quality all its own.

Obedience is the same. It is not just an instrumental virtue. The justifications we give for obedience do not mean that obedience is only a means to an end. As those who have experienced it know, obedience is a virtue in its own right. There is a quality of holiness in it. When Christ said, “Thy will be done,” he was not just selecting a poetic and gracious way of acknowledging that on reflection he had decided to go through with the Passion. (more…)

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May 24th, 2016 07:30:24

Gadiantion Child Abuse

May 23rd, 2016 by Man SL

One does not believe in a secret conspiracy of our elites because real conspiracies are tied together by dark and evil acts they use as a binding force.

Ahem.

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May 23rd, 2016 14:06:15

Palpatine’s running mate

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

I would prefer not to, but I must obey my master.

And the campaign posters are already out.

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May 23rd, 2016 10:22:45

Palpatine pledges

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

That, if elected as President, his inaugural address will be a reasonable facsimile of this.

Or at least a palimpsest.

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May 23rd, 2016 09:16:44

Angina Monologue 30

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty was playing marbles with the cats this morning.

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May 23rd, 2016 05:24:46

Overhead in the checkout line

May 20th, 2016 by Vader

From His Majesty, who was looking with distaste at the racks full of tabloids:

Sigh. I’m so grateful I’m not a celebrity. They seem to have very difficult lives.

Well, they seem to have a lot of First World problems, anyway.

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May 20th, 2016 23:15:44

Jeeves and a Man called The Donald

May 20th, 2016 by Bertie

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May 20th, 2016 10:30:05

Rumors Denied

May 20th, 2016 by Bertie

Old beans, let me take this opp. to give the raspberry to the dashed rumors purveyed by the New York Times and Ann Coulter, to wit, that the notorious DJT asked me to dress in a bikini.  There is not a word of truth in that bally rot.  Altogether poppycock.  One splutters, dash it.

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May 20th, 2016 10:03:02

Quit Facebook

May 19th, 2016 by G.

Gentleman should give serious consideration to the gauntlet against Facebook thrown by Ace of Spades (warning: language).

My wife quit Facebook 1 month ago.  Haven’t missed it.

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May 19th, 2016 12:49:03