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Washington Makes Your Life Worse

December 31st, 2016 by G.

Bad showers, bad dishwashing, bad clothes laundering.  True in my experience, and it makes me angrier then some of the more serious oppressions we get from Washington.

Not to mention the crappy, expensive lights we are now stuck with.

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December 31st, 2016 11:10:43

The Internet is a Medical Miracle

December 30th, 2016 by G.

It has free cures for hypotension and aids for self-administered  surgery to correct non-alopecia.

Such as this:

 

A psychiatrist actually rapes a patient, he doesn’t get punished because he’s a very important guy who’s friends with all the bigwigs, but everyone has to feel like they’re doing something, so they ban all normal human contact with patients, and also sell $399.95 courses that you can use to prove you’re compliant with patient protection regulations. This may be the best metaphor for life that I have ever heard.

 

-thus Scott Alexander

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December 30th, 2016 16:28:21

70 dies at 64

December 30th, 2016 by John Mansfield

Provo’s Daily Herald reports the death of Bruce Porter, an LDS General Authority. His death leaves me with questions, all of them irrelevant: (more…)

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December 30th, 2016 12:54:17

Abolish the Popular Vote

December 30th, 2016 by Man SL

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December 30th, 2016 10:58:04

The Optimistic Bull Calf

December 30th, 2016 by G.

An old horse looked sorrowfully over the fence at a bull calf in the next pasture and gave a long sigh. The bull calf respectfully asked what the meaning of these expressions of sadness were. (more…)

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December 30th, 2016 09:41:39

California Democrats act to reduce crime

December 30th, 2016 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

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December 30th, 2016 00:11:56

And a Late Surge from 1984

December 29th, 2016 by G.

Aldous Huxley has been beating Orwell pretty handily in the prophetic dystopia stakes, but Orwell is coming on strong.

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December 29th, 2016 11:16:34

The Meaning of Christmas is Meaning

December 29th, 2016 by G.

Most people believe in God because they feel that life means something.

-thus Walter Russell Mead, who is yule blogging.

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December 29th, 2016 09:07:21

Christians are a Cheap Date

December 28th, 2016 by G.

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December 28th, 2016 09:24:49

Baby Missionary

December 28th, 2016 by John Mansfield

As previously noted by others, a sacrament service on Christmas day is a glorious thing. One thing that can be expected at some point in such a service is fairly direct preaching of Christ’s full mission as Redeemer. But before things that were to come, Christmas marks the commencement of the hero’s march, before any of the hard work, a time for music and singing and celebration. A happy time when he was protected and cared for.

A week and half before Christmas, Mrs. Mansfield and I saw a son off at dawn for a flight to the missionary training center. There will be hard times ahead for him before we see him again, but for this month he is a baby missionary in a nurturing place.

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December 28th, 2016 08:52:54

After-Action Christmas Report

December 27th, 2016 by G.

This was our family’s smoothest, most comfortable Christmas that I can recall.  No stress, no melancholy, lots of coziness.

  • We bought two presents for each child.  One small, one medium.  The kids didn’t miss the extra presents and it makes it much easier on us.  Less mess, less wrapping, less arrangements.

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December 27th, 2016 08:55:47

Christmas Sunday Sights and Sounds

December 26th, 2016 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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December 26th, 2016 18:36:38

Ministry of Truth

December 26th, 2016 by Zen

File this under, I can’t possibly see how this could go wrong.
File it right next toBritain’s Doomsday Nuke Subs Still Run Windows XP (more…)

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December 26th, 2016 09:21:55

Merry Sacramental Christmas!

December 25th, 2016 by G.

Today we will sing the hymns of Christmas and take the sacrament.

One of the several things a belief in and love of the supernatural does is increase one’s admiration for nature.

If nothing else, looking at the intricacy of nature as a divine handiwork makes one grateful for the gift the creator bestows by crafting the stars to look as they do; or planets and comets in their careers; or the rings of Saturn and his moons like Christmas tree ornaments; or snowy mountain crags; or thunderstorms at sea; stately oaks with crooked limbs;or hawks on the wing; or horses who race with manes like banners flying; or the look of a girl just turning her head to expose the line of her throat and the curve of her cheek; or the laughter of a child ringing; or the shapes of leaves of beech and ash and elm; the whisper of wind in wintery branches; the crash of the surf at the strand; the energetic dance of butterflies in a sunlit meadow; the ungainly speed of the ostrich; the whistle of birds at dawn; the twitch of a rabbit’s nose; the sweetness of honeycombs; the intricate mathematical beauty of crystals and chemicals; the abstract elegance of a noble helium atom.

If all this was merely the product of blind forces, it is certainly amazing, but the amazement is merely within our brains, and has no further meaning. If all of this is handiwork, it was made for you.

It is a gift, just as much as the child God sent to the Virgin on this day to redeem all these things from time and death.

And if it is a gift, then let us give thanks and rejoice, because gratitude is the only thing that makes life not just endurable, but joyful

-thus John C. Wright.

 

In hymns today we will rejoice with sound and lips and tongue and soul and feeling.  Spirit and flesh.  (more…)

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December 25th, 2016 07:19:51

Sleeping Younguns

December 21st, 2016 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

Really, on the sweetness of fatherhood and motherhood.

There is something irreplaceable about carrying your small, sleeping children to bed.  It is an experience that never palls. (more…)

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December 21st, 2016 08:38:24