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What Groucho Declaimed

May 31st, 2016 by G.

It is probably a milestone of some sort, though I do not know what, when one of your kids flags you down to share a few lines of poetry that caught her eye, while wearing Groucho Marx spectacles and mustache.

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May 31st, 2016 20:41:31

We are Witnesses

May 31st, 2016 by G.

in realtime to the loss of social technology.

It seems plausible to wonder if government can build a nation abroad, fight social decay, run schools, mandate the design of cars, run health insurance exchanges, or set proper sexual harassment policies on college campuses, if it can’t even fix a 232-foot bridge competently

-thus Larry Summers

We were strolling around a local town a few evenings ago.  There is a  beautiful old courthouse there, built in honor of New Mexico’s statehood.  At the time, this town was raw and small.  But they built well.

 

We are so much richer now, my wife said, but everything we build is so much uglier.

 

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May 31st, 2016 13:53:46

The Theory of Dares

May 31st, 2016 by G.

Very interesting.  Some overlap with boasting and the origins of honor.

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May 31st, 2016 10:08:31

The Antidote for the Venom

May 31st, 2016 by G.

These two items from President Lee’s talk at the October 1972 Priesthood session seemed to speak to me, by way of laying out a problem and offering a solution: (more…)

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May 31st, 2016 07:30:23

To Be or Not to Be

May 31st, 2016 by G.

That is the question.

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May 31st, 2016 06:06:32

Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016 by G.

My folk are those who share my blood.

My people are those with whom I will share descendants.

But my countrymen are those with whom I share the dead.

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May 30th, 2016 09:36:56

In the Future, Everyone will be Hitler for 15 Minutes

May 27th, 2016 by Man SL

John C. Wright exercises his powers of invention very, very little:

 

Good Morning, Leftist. How are you?”

“You’re Hitler, thank you. How are you?”

“Fine, thank you. Nice weather we are having.”

“Yes, it is a fine day to destroy Israel, burn the Jews! I yearn to see fair-skinned Jewesses raped repeatedly by Palestinians in front of young children, but you, not I, are Hitler.”

“Sorry, did you say you wanted to burn the Jews?”

“Hail the Muslim A-Bomb! No, no, I was just pointing out that Muslims are people too, and not all Muslims are terrorists. You believe that because you are racist.”

“But, uh, Islam is a religion, not a race.”

“I was just reading MEIN KAMPF. Hitler said the same thing.”

“A-aa-CHOO!”

“You’re Hitler!”

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May 27th, 2016 13:23:06

I’d Like to Thank the Little People

May 27th, 2016 by G.

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May 27th, 2016 13:15:58

Up to the Minute Heroes

May 27th, 2016 by G.

A bull was by himself in the corner of the pasture, weakly tossing grass with his horns and lowing softly.  To all appearances he was disconsolate.  A passing fox stopped and watched for a little while.

The fox spoke.  “You are a great bull with many cows and calves and fine pasture.  I see you in excellent health.  What grief can have overcome you in this way?” (more…)

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May 27th, 2016 06:06:46

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