No particular point. Just cute.

Hung out to dry (Click to enlarge.)

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Materials for Advent (2013) — Day 4

The angels appearing to the Shepherds, as visualized by William Blake

  And now it came to pass that Samuel, the Lamanite, did prophesy a great many more things which cannot be writtenAnd behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there … [Read more...]

Four Political Cartoons

Henry Payne, No. 1

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The war against minority conservatives

Miguel Estrada (B.A., Columbia University; J.D., Harvard Law School)

  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/365178/war-conservative-minorities-john-fund For more on Miguel Estrada, who is distinctly relevant to the Democrats' recently-expressed righteous indignation that any (Republican) member of the Senate should ever think of trying to block a judicial nomination via a filibuster, see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Estrada   … [Read more...]

Obamacare and the Catholic Church

Just relax.  It won't hurt a bit.  Period.

  The amusingly titled Affordable Care Act is just downright good for everybody: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/365163/dolan-mr-president-youre-pushing-aside-some-your-greatest-supporters-mandate-patrick So stop complaining.   … [Read more...]

Keeping the “X” in “Xmas”

The letter "chi" is second from the left, above.

  There's talk in religiously conservative circles every year about a "war" on Christmas.  I think there's some truth to the talk, sometimes, but that it's a bit exaggerated. And here's one case: I don't know how secularists might be thinking on this these days, or what they might mean by using the expression Xmas, but it definitely did not originate in a desire to "cross Christ out of Christmas." The X in Xmas represents the Greek … [Read more...]

“As big government programs go, Obamacare works”

It's all fixed!

  http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/365399/big-government-programs-go-obamacare-works-peter-kirsanow   … [Read more...]

Materials for Advent (2013) — Day 3

A detail from Michelangelo's "Pietà" (1498-1499)

 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou?And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.And he said unto me: Knowest thou the c … [Read more...]


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