Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Fight global warming.

November 24th, 2017 by Screwtape

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November 24th, 2017 16:29:59

Some Thanksgiving advice

November 21st, 2017 by Vader

From His Majesty.

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November 21st, 2017 19:22:31

Strictly for Fun

November 03rd, 2017 by G.

The President’s huddle

is all in a muddle

from Perry to Pence.

While the left . . .

is bereft . . .

of all sense.

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November 03rd, 2017 06:04:52

Still making the Internet memes

October 09th, 2017 by Vader

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October 09th, 2017 15:24:26

Mike Fink is a classical baritone

October 07th, 2017 by Mike Fink

And the most rip-roaring, tub-soaking, hand-winning, shirt-stealing classical baritone you ever laid ear on.

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October 07th, 2017 10:21:35

The Myth of Martyrdom

October 03rd, 2017 by Bookslinger

The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers by Adam Lankford. (At Amazon.)

If you don’t want to buy/read the whole book, you can listen to John Batchelor’s interview with the author at AudioBoom, or on Batchelor’s podcast on itunes: (more…)

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October 03rd, 2017 09:42:29

September Canyon

September 18th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of Southwest/American/Mormon life. (more…)

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September 18th, 2017 05:46:57

Heaven Help Us

September 14th, 2017 by Bertie

That blighter Steggles is making book on jihadis.

One instinctively sees how the thing will work, of course. Each attack is scored by the victims and the number of candelight vigils–though one does wonder if the jihadi himself will count if he kills himself also, surely the race stewards can only grant partial credit –and then the competitors are compared with due adjustments for their handicap.

All the same, is nothing sacred? One does have one’s code, dash it. The thing is scarcely preux. (more…)

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September 14th, 2017 09:46:38

A few words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 17th, 2017 by Bookslinger

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says ‘Love your enemies,’ he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies– or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing wars – must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

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August 17th, 2017 12:55:42

His Majesty’s leadership philosophy

August 10th, 2017 by Vader

Speaking of lifting up, I leave for the eclipse in the morning.  In my absence, His Majesty may try posting a thing or two. Be forewarned.

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August 10th, 2017 15:18:48

Please, Sir, Can I Have Another . . .

August 02nd, 2017 by G.

Doomerick? (more…)

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August 02nd, 2017 05:21:54

#YOLCT

August 01st, 2017 by G.

#YOLCT

Battle cry of a generation.

Specifically, a generation of mild reincarnationists.

You Only Live a Couple of Times.

#YOLCT

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August 01st, 2017 05:29:29

Revealed Preference

July 18th, 2017 by Vader

Everybody says they want more in-depth journalism, more serious and thoughtful discussion on cable-news shows, and more highbrow programming, but what everybody actually watches is porn and the Sean Hannity show.

Thus Kevin D. Williamson

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July 18th, 2017 10:01:37

Wicked Parenting Traditions of Society

July 09th, 2017 by Zen

This article makes an interesting thesis, that the way children are being raised now, makes them more accepting of an authoritarian society, because they never had the free time, or freedom, to do as they please. If they have always looked to adults for direction, if they haven not learned anything else, then they will continue to look to others, such as government, when they are older.

One important foundation of freedom are found in childhood play and children learning to act.

Is American Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

I have had an inchoate feeling that our nation’s philosophy on parenting is largely as unhealthy as the immoral society that spawned it. This is one manifestation of that.

 

 

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July 09th, 2017 20:34:44

The Doomerick

June 30th, 2017 by G.

Poor Cassandra.  The doomerick was the missing tool in her arsenal.

A nice little Civ in the West,

decided it’d be for the best

to cheer on the gay

and spend more than it could pay

and give common sense a good rest.

I’m working on one for Dr. Charlton and Dr. Woodley.  What rhymes with deleterious mutation?

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June 30th, 2017 07:18:48