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Hammerin’ Harper

May 27th, 2015 by MC

I acknowledge that “Las Vegas Mormons With Flair,” is John Mansfield’s beat. However, in the midst of all his Brandon Flowers blogging, it must be pointed out that despite releasing a well-regarded solo album, Bro. Flowers isn’t even having the best month out of the small subset of young, famous Las Vegas Mormons. It’s not even close.

Update: He hit another home run tonight.

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May 27th, 2015 01:35:46

Six Seconds

May 25th, 2015 by G.

Corporal Jonathan Yale. Lance Corporal Jordan Haeter.  Whom God  made, and worthy of their making.

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May 25th, 2015 05:26:29

He was just “mostly dead.”

May 23rd, 2015 by Bookslinger

Not “all dead.”

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*Cultural reference here.

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May 23rd, 2015 14:35:49

Christian Jeweller Tele-mobbed

May 22nd, 2015 by Man SL

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May 22nd, 2015 12:04:09

Not New, Just New to Me

May 20th, 2015 by John Mansfield

Yesterday I remembered something my cousin’s husband said twenty-five years ago. He was an Air Force mechanic and would make a twenty-year career of it. He was assigned to the F-117 stealth fighter some number of months before its existence was publicly disclosed in 1988. Immediately before that he was working on F-4 Phantoms, the Vietnam workhorse that the Air Force had been flying since ’63. Sometimes he would marvel at the improvement in some state-of-the-art system, like the brakes, and then learn that it was the same system as used in the F-15 and not so new after all. From the perspective of the Phantom, a lot was new that wasn’t so new.

I changed spark plugs yesterday on a 2002 Chevy Prizm. (more…)

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May 20th, 2015 08:08:13

Flowers Quote of the Week

May 15th, 2015 by John Mansfield

“Flowers has consistently been the one dragging along his band mates. While they want time off after their typically lengthy world tours, he’s always keen to go higher, further, longer. So he fills the hiatuses with solo projects. This despite the fact that he’s the one with most family — Flowers has three young sons, and talks of ‘maybe one more. But it’s totally up to my wife. I would have ten kids,’ he beams, and that is a precept of his religious faith.” (link)

Tell it, Brother B.

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May 15th, 2015 14:26:45

The Sum of All Critiques

May 07th, 2015 by G.

Mormonism combines the Protestant critique of Catholicism with the Catholic critique of Protestantism.

-thus Jeremy Lott

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May 07th, 2015 07:33:13

“Atomic Bomb Health Benefits”

April 30th, 2015 by MC

Possibly the greatest title for a medical journal article I’ve seen. You might think with a title like that, the article can’t help but be a dud. However, it delivers the promised payload. The charts especially blew me away.

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April 30th, 2015 00:04:26

What is the Constitution

April 22nd, 2015 by Man SL

The constitution that may be written is not the true constitution.

Nick B. Steves

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April 22nd, 2015 09:23:49

Wild Loves

April 21st, 2015 by G.

Wild loves are pollarded by time.

-thus Matthew Schmitz.

 

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April 21st, 2015 07:00:31

The only people not at war with one another

April 20th, 2015 by Zen

There was a prophecy that the time would come when the Latter-Day Saints would be the only people not at war with one another.

I will admit, I thought that sounded a bit lame as a prophecy.

After all, men and women will always be dating.
Except now we have feminists in array against men, and men opting out of dating entirely. The war of the sexes has been raised to a whole new level. Not even as much fraternizing with the enemy anymore. See Grass-eaters in Japan, and MGTOW in the West.

But we can always just kick back and play a video game blasting aliens, right?
No, evidently not. See the Gamergate Controversy.

But I can always read barbarians and buxom babes in chain mail, right? Even just wizards with conservative viewpoints? Promising farmboys and rogue starship captains who don’t embrace the Progressive mindset?
Not even that? What is the world coming to? 

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April 20th, 2015 00:56:06

An Irrefutable Syllogism

March 31st, 2015 by MC

1. All American children used to grow up hearing the story of how little George Washington cut down a cherry tree, then confessed to the deed by saying, “I cannot tell a lie.”

2. It is generally agreed among historians, even those not disposed to tear down the reputations of the Founding Fathers, that the cherry tree story was an invention of Parson Weems.

3. Therefore, George Washington almost certainly did not exist, and we need to stop hurting people by making such a fetish of honesty based on fairy tales like these.

Q.E.D.

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March 31st, 2015 00:39:13

Professional football linesmen

March 24th, 2015 by Pecos Bill

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March 24th, 2015 14:55:54

The Browning of the West

March 20th, 2015 by Man SL

Important

natives ought to be as capable of bearing the next generation of children as the foreign-born, that their failure to do so may be an effect of something dire rather than the cause of something to be “celebrated,” and that policymakers have seldom been able to predict the outcomes of wholesale demographic change. – See more at: http://www.claremont.org/article/the-browning-of-america/#.VQyCEeFBYr9

 

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March 20th, 2015 14:32:40

No DNA Evidence for the Norman Conquest

March 19th, 2015 by John Mansfield

The Independent reports on a detailed genetic study of the British population. Many historic and prehistoric demographic events show up, but some don’t:

“Other major events in history, such as the Roman invasion and occupation between 43AD and 410AD, the large-scale invasion by the Viking Danes in 865AD and the subsequent establishment of Danelaw, as well as the Norman invasion of 1066, cannot be seen in the genetic profiles of Britons today.

“This probably reflects the fact that often major cultural shifts are carried out by relatively few people within an elite who do not leave their genetic mark on the conquered masses, said Sir Walter Bodmer, the veteran population geneticist who first had the idea of the study.”

Something worth remembering the next time DNA and the Book of Mormon comes up.

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March 19th, 2015 06:29:07