Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Palpatine’s running mate

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

I would prefer not to, but I must obey my master.

And the campaign posters are already out.

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May 23rd, 2016 10:22:45

Palpatine pledges

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

That, if elected as President, his inaugural address will be a reasonable facsimile of this.

Or at least a palimpsest.

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May 23rd, 2016 09:16:44

Angina Monologue 30

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty was playing marbles with the cats this morning.

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May 23rd, 2016 05:24:46

Overhead in the checkout line

May 20th, 2016 by Vader

From His Majesty, who was looking with distaste at the racks full of tabloids:

Sigh. I’m so grateful I’m not a celebrity. They seem to have very difficult lives.

Well, they seem to have a lot of First World problems, anyway.

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May 20th, 2016 23:15:44

Jeeves and a Man called The Donald

May 20th, 2016 by Bertie

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May 20th, 2016 10:30:05

Rumors Denied

May 20th, 2016 by Bertie

Old beans, let me take this opp. to give the raspberry to the dashed rumors purveyed by the New York Times and Ann Coulter, to wit, that the notorious DJT asked me to dress in a bikini.  There is not a word of truth in that bally rot.  Altogether poppycock.  One splutters, dash it.

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May 20th, 2016 10:03:02

Quit Facebook

May 19th, 2016 by G.

Gentleman should give serious consideration to the gauntlet against Facebook thrown by Ace of Spades (warning: language).

My wife quit Facebook 1 month ago.  Haven’t missed it.

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May 19th, 2016 12:49:03

Blessed Distractions

May 19th, 2016 by G.

A proverb is usually a truth whose opposite is also true.

Forewarned is forearmed. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Many hands make light work.

I had a proverb experience the other day. One truth was in a dream, the other was in a reverie. (more…)

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May 19th, 2016 10:09:19

Turning hydrogen into people.

May 19th, 2016 by Bookslinger

This has become something of a meme, introduced as “the purpose of the universe.”  I heard it from a friend, and then a web search showed it several places, for example Reddit.

Cosmologists speculate that the primordial matter of the Big Bang was more basic than hydrogen, such as mesons, or some smaller unit.  But hydrogen, a single proton, is the most simple unit that is readily identifiable in common conversation.

My first thought was “Yeah, that’s what God does.” Moses 1:39.

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May 19th, 2016 07:30:59

Some are More Equal than Others

May 17th, 2016 by Man SL

Since liberals are against unequal power relationships, they must deny that they exercise power themselves. They always present themselves as the “progressives” come to end inequality, rather than as the power wielders. The result is that liberal power is invisible and unaccountable, and is thus more unequal, undemocratic, and corrupting than the traditional power relations it is replacing, which, unlike liberalism, do not deny their own hierarchical component.

-thus Lawrence Auster

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May 17th, 2016 17:31:27

I Saw Fear Fall Like a Blanket

May 17th, 2016 by G.

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May 17th, 2016 13:05:10

Family–Isn’t It About Time, and Eternity?

May 17th, 2016 by G.

Lately I’ve been having arguments in my sleep. Yes, I am as disturbed by this as you are. In the last few days I had an argument with my sister about whether some incident from our youth had happened or not (curiously, I was arguing that it had not, but in my dream was worried that it had because it reflected discredit on me. When I finally woke up, I realized that the whole incident was imaginary). Last night I also had an argument with John Derbyshire about Mormonism. He pooh-poohed religion. I testified that someone would be much better off as a Mormon than raised with his beliefs. He conceded the point, but then argued that the same would be true of any belief system other than secularism, that there was a hole in the human operating system that just needed something plugged into it other than malign progressivism, and that practically anything would do. The discussion went on from there.

Worse than the fact that I am having arguments in my sleep is that I am not always winning them decisively.
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May 17th, 2016 07:30:00

The Benedict Insurgency

May 17th, 2016 by MC

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/legendsofthemultiuniverse/images/a/aa/Evil_mickey.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130803161050

[Note: I did a Google Image Search for “Mickey Mouse Evil,” and it came up with this image, which is more apropos for this post than I could have hoped for.]

This is not a Robert Ludlum novel. These are some thoughts, hopefully not too disjointed, about Mormons and The Benedict Option.

I.     “Eeek! A Mouse!”

A few months back, we went to Disneyland with my side of the family. It’s a cliché among BYU fans to note how much BYU gear one sees at Disneyland. Now I know why; even if you aren’t looking for them, Mormons are EVERYWHERE in the Magic Kingdom. You might think that I only noticed the because I’m Mormon. But my undergraduate school is one that, based on size and distance from L.A., you would expect to be on rough parity with BYU at Disneyland. Instead my college was outnumbered probably 10-to-1.

So yeah, Mormons love Disney. Back in the days of Walt himself, this would hardly warrant mentioning. Christians like good, clean family fun, and Disney = good, clean family fun.

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May 17th, 2016 02:34:53

Recommendation – the Teddy Robinson stories for young children

May 16th, 2016 by Bruce Charlton

Teddy Robinson Indian

“Teddy Robinson was a nice, big, comfortable, friendly teddy bear. He had light brown fur and kind brown eyes, and he belonged to a little girl called Deborah.”

teddy-robinson-illustration2-joan-g-robinsonhttp://charltonteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/teddy-robinson-neglected-classic.html

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May 16th, 2016 23:34:29

“Three lies Christians believe”

May 16th, 2016 by Vader

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May 16th, 2016 09:54:27