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Evening Snack

January 13th, 2017 by G.

Winesap apples with mesquite honey, almost thou persuadest me to be a sybarite.

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January 13th, 2017 09:26:57

Angina Monologue 34

January 12th, 2017 by Vader

His Majesty keeps a small trove of candy in the cabinet above the microwave.

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January 12th, 2017 12:30:47

Update Available: Federal Constitution v2.0, draft revision 2

January 11th, 2017 by Publius

Normative text is displayed in black. Archaic spellings and capitalization have been modernized. Annotation to distinguish changes from version 1.27 has been dropped, on the grounds that it was visually confusing and tended to steer reviewers away from careful review of the original test of version 1.27.

Rationale is displayed in red. Rationale is non-normative, but is provided to call out differences from release 1.27, better define terms of art, offer the reasoning behind the normative text, and offer other clarifications.

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January 11th, 2017 12:54:24

Our Bad Demography is Depressing

January 05th, 2017 by G.

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January 05th, 2017 08:36:03

The Frantic Ant

January 04th, 2017 by G.

An ant was scurrying busily back to his anthill with some small grain.  “What a waste,” a parrot said as it settled down by him.  “All this effort, and it will all come to nothing when a bull happens to step on your hill and crush it.”

The ant took notice of the parrot’s words and scurried away towards the fence.  “Even worse!” the parrot called.  “There are even  more animals in that pasture over there!”

But the ant was not headed to the other pasture.  The ant had stopped at the fence and was scouting for locations for a new hill under the fence itself.  “Even worse!” the parrot called.  “Birds that pray on ants will perch above you on the railing, and the  uncropped grass that grows underneath the fence will block your view of them.  You will be devoured!”  The ant then looked for a barer patch under the fence, but the parrot told him it was only bare because a rivulet sometimes flowed through it during rains, which would drown the hill.  When the ant found a different spot that was bare of grass due to rocks, the parrot warned the ant that the rocks would surely absorb the heat of the sun and bake the ant.

“I was foolish to listen to you,” the ant replied.  “Your warnings reflect no considered judgment.  I will return to my hill, reflect on what is to be done, and do what I can.  Apart from that, I will be merry, because frantic fretting will do nothing to ward off disaster.”

 

Moral: Spend your worry frugally.

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January 04th, 2017 09:02:24

The 11th Day of Christmas

January 04th, 2017 by G.

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January 04th, 2017 08:54:01

Another cycle begins.

January 01st, 2017 by Bookslinger

A new year. A new ward. Another volume in my journal, a.k.a. “the Book of Bookslinger.”
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January 01st, 2017 19:25:14

Abolish the Popular Vote

December 30th, 2016 by Man SL

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December 30th, 2016 10:58:04

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

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

Liberals More Likely to Unfriend

December 20th, 2016 by G.

Us grumpy conservatives have too few friends to risk abandoning any over politics.

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December 20th, 2016 09:35:30

The Third Parable of Rule

December 19th, 2016 by G.

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The 3rd Parable of Rule is the point of the first two.

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December 19th, 2016 13:30:21

Nevada Mormon Celeb News

December 19th, 2016 by John Mansfield

Bryce Harper wed Kayla Varner. The bride was Nevada’s high school soccer Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Flowers wrote an opinion piece on parking valets.

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December 19th, 2016 08:05:33

First Born and Last to Die

December 08th, 2016 by John Mansfield

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John Glenn (1921-2016) was the oldest of the Mercury Seven, almost two years older than Wally Schirra, the next oldest. Gordon Cooper, the youngest, was six years younger than Glenn, and the astronauts ranged from 32- to 37-years old when presented to the world on April 9, 1959. After Scott Carpenter’s death three years ago, Glenn was the last of the Seven still alive.

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December 08th, 2016 14:58:56

How to Make America Great Again in 3 Easy Steps

December 02nd, 2016 by MC

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To my mind, the most distinctive feature of the recent presidential election was the way in which it scrambled previously-stable political coalitions. Even Mormon voters, who are perhaps more similar to one another in mindset and political views than any other religious group, found themselves opposed in ways they never thought possible: Mommy-blogger was divided against mommy-blogger, and church-baller against church-baller.

Mormon Trump voters and McMullin voters differed less in political or moral views than in the meaning they impute to the act of voting. McMullin voters (like my in-laws) seemed to think of their vote as an affirmation of their values. By withholding a vote from Trump, they were making a statement about what they consider to be acceptable behavior in a president.

Although I voted for Trump, I have no quarrel with the “endorsement” view of voting. Not one person in the whole country can say, or likely ever will be able to say, that his vote changed the result of the election. Thus, the “meaning” which we attribute to our individual vote is essentially metaphysical, and not really subject to rational argument. (more…)

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December 02nd, 2016 04:45:19