Junior Ganymede
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A footnote of note

December 31st, 2011 by Vader

The term “intellectual” is one frequently found in descriptions of political groupings and presumably refers to writers, artists, poets, philosophers, and other idlers whose influence is considerably greater than their numbers or contribution would warrant.

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December 31st, 2011 11:16:56

“Alleged drunk driver unaware he was in burning car”

December 29th, 2011 by Vader

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December 29th, 2011 23:28:16

Forgiveness is Golden and All That

December 29th, 2011 by G.

But on the other hand, that is one fierce hombre of a 90-year old man.

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December 29th, 2011 14:16:55

December 28.

December 28th, 2011 by Man SL

In all the hype and commercialization, let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Massacre of the Innocents Day.

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December 28th, 2011 14:08:31

Knowing It Can’t Be Done

December 28th, 2011 by G.

is half the battle.

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December 28th, 2011 10:48:07

Mr. Romney Can’t Help Being Mormon

December 28th, 2011 by G.

The New York Times has an article up on Mitt Romney’s campaign style when out meeting voters. I couldn’t see anything odd about it. Maybe because the kinds of questions he asks are exactly the kind of thing I ask and am asked whenever I meet new people at church. What are your family connections to the folks with you? What are your genealogical roots? (more…)

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December 28th, 2011 09:09:36

You Can’t Touch My Christopher Hitchens

December 27th, 2011 by G.

My close personal friend and amenuensis Neil Pollack has worked up some ideas we hashed out while dodging SS bullets in the Resistance into quite a passable essay. You just might laugh.

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December 27th, 2011 17:31:38

Visions of the Son of God

December 24th, 2011 by Vader

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…   

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December 24th, 2011 13:27:30

Sacramental Christmas

December 23rd, 2011 by G.

This Christmas we will take the sacrament together. The ordinance will be, or can be, bigger than the time and place. Bigger than the place, because it binds us to all the Saints who are taking it with us worldwide, and to God in his heaven. Bigger than time, because it brings us to the foot of the cross and to the times when we made our covenants. (more…)

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December 23rd, 2011 10:30:03

Merry Christmas

December 22nd, 2011 by G.

This is the time of year for Christmas Devotionals. Here are a few of my favorite Christmas essays and thoughts: (more…)

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December 22nd, 2011 17:51:29

P. Diddy Quotes L. Perry

December 22nd, 2011 by Man SL

I rarely link to BCC posts. But when I do, I prefer to link to posts like this.

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December 22nd, 2011 14:35:31

I don’t want to carry it. You carry it.

December 22nd, 2011 by John Mansfield

Lynn Margulis died a month ago, a woman for whom the important qualities of life were mostly found at the single-cell level. “People think the earth is going to die and they have to save it. That’s ridiculous. If you rid the earth of flowering plants, people would die, period. But the earth was without flowering plants for almost all of its history.” (link)

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December 22nd, 2011 12:56:26

My first Bible.

December 21st, 2011 by Bookslinger

My first Bible that I could call my own was The Jerusalem Bible, Reader’s Edition, the 1968 edition.  This Bible includes several additional books known as the Apocrypha. It is a paraphrase, or better said, a “thought-for-thought” translation rather than a literal translation as is the King James (mostly*).  (There are later editions of The Jerusalem Bible which make substantial changes. Plus, there is a “New Jerusalem Bible” which has further emendations.  I am not fond of either of the latter editions, which seem to put a more modern theological and politically correct twist into the translation.) (more…)

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December 21st, 2011 19:51:35

Know your backstop! (x2)

December 21st, 2011 by Bookslinger

He violated one of the cardinal rules, know your backstop, with tragic results.

Update: 7:00pm EST.

And AGAIN, like I said, KNOW YOUR BACKSTOP!  (And note the fine print, “Alcohol was involved in the incident…”)   This time with a surprise something-good-came-out-of-it twist.

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December 21st, 2011 13:54:31

Football, the Beautiful Game

December 21st, 2011 by G.

Football is an American art form, like opera for Italians. As with so many other areas of American life, its beauty is unplanned and emerges from vicious competition for total victory. But with a underlying recognition that business is just business, after all.

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December 21st, 2011 10:29:18