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Angina Monologue 27

December 30th, 2015 by Vader

Christmas seems to bring out the child in all of us.

So perhaps it should not have surprised me to find His Majesty playing with Tinker toys this morning.

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December 30th, 2015 15:53:03

Angina Monologue 26

December 18th, 2015 by Vader

G. tells us his muse is a goober. Mine is a crusty old retired Sith Lord.

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December 18th, 2015 22:45:52

“Children Aren’t Consumer Goods”

December 18th, 2015 by Vader

Thus Kevin D. Williamson.

His Majesty: “Whatever became of ‘legal, safe, and rare’, anyway?”

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December 18th, 2015 10:46:15

A perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads

October 25th, 2015 by Screwtape

You spiritually inferior naifs.

You quoted a certain Mollie Hemingway that

The lack of any naked ladies in the pages of Playboy is a perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads.

Should you be so lucky. Should you be so lucky, pathetic fools!

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October 25th, 2015 12:55:16

Angina Monologue 23

October 21st, 2015 by Vader

His Majesty has been somewhat sullen at breakfast lately. Part of it was the widespread perception in the media that Cthulu did better than His Majesty in the last debate. Part of it was the season of the year: I think His Majesty suffers from a touch of SAD (Sith Affective Disorder), which flares up around this time of year, but usually passes around early January. And I figured part of it was that the Imperial tummy has been unhappy. For several days, His Majesty could hardly choke down his meals, which left him feeling bloated and suffering with heartburn for hours afterwards. He convinced himself that it was gastroparesis, which he knows has been making life miserable for a young friend of mine.

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October 21st, 2015 14:24:50

Playboy is going PG-13

October 14th, 2015 by Vader

The lack of any naked ladies in the pages of Playboy is a perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads.

–Mollie Hemingway

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October 14th, 2015 15:24:28

It’s easier to throw the second rock

October 14th, 2015 by Vader

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October 14th, 2015 08:04:00

Why I don’t subscribe to HBO

September 30th, 2015 by Vader

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September 30th, 2015 09:33:23

The Sheltered Ones

September 21st, 2015 by MC

I recently watched an episode of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” with a bit of dialogue that perfectly encapsulated a thought that’s been bouncing around my head for a while. For those who aren’t familiar with Jim Gaffigan, he’s a “clean” but still very famous comedian who is basically a stereotypical Irish-American Catholic dad from the post-War era; his wife is more devout than he is, but he still is fully supportive of raising his kids as Catholics, with all that entails. He plays himself on the show, which is based on his real life.

In this episode, Jim’s wife invites their local parish priest, a gregarious young man from Africa named Father Nicholas, to go to Jim’s next stand-up, without asking Jim first. Jim hates the idea because he’s convinced that having a priest in the audience will kill the mood, but he gives in and takes Father Nicholas anyway. Right before they walk into the comedy club, they have the following exchange: (more…)

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September 21st, 2015 05:12:06

Donald Trump

August 24th, 2015 by Vader

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August 24th, 2015 09:07:54

What’ll We Call the Mormon Scouts?

August 07th, 2015 by MC

For the last few years, I’ve mused that the Church was inevitably going to have to separate from the BSA, and create the “Mormon Scouts of America.” Of course recent events have brought that possibility to the fore. But “MSA” would be a terrible name, so let me be the first to broach the subject of what to call the Mormon Scouts. (more…)

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August 07th, 2015 01:11:06

Men Without Chests

August 04th, 2015 by Vader

Robert Gates and most of the rest of the BSA leadership are men without chests; they have no heart for the fight because they have no principles, and they have no principles because they started believing not in principles but provisional values.

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August 04th, 2015 11:39:06

The Charge of the Light Brigade

August 03rd, 2015 by Vader

A more complex blunder than I realized.

And one eminently realizable in our current toxic military command culture.

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August 03rd, 2015 08:50:29

Nature abhors a vacuum

July 31st, 2015 by Vader

Indeed, there’s a tendency on the right to bemoan the fact that traditional morality is breaking down — and that’s obviously true. But the conclusion many take from it is that nothing is taking traditional morality’s place. I’ve been writing for years that this isn’t true. Society, like nature, abhors a vacuum; if you remove one moral dogma, another will rush in to take its place. That’s what much of political correctness is — an attempt to replace one system of customs, mores, values, and ethics with another. The idea that the tweedy Torquemadas who make lists of “trigger warnings” are moral libertarians —or libertines —is resplendently asinine in its manifest ignorance of how the world actually operates.

Thus Jonah Goldberg

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July 31st, 2015 13:58:15

Pascal’s Wager

July 14th, 2015 by Vader

Is no longer an option.  (more…)

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July 14th, 2015 13:59:57