I’m reminded of that scene in Independence Day (Possibly the most derivative sci-fi movie ever made. A film that actually *revels* in derivativeness.) But it does have this bit of dialogue that captures the Radical Islamic view of the West: President talking to alien who is using Dr. Okun’s body as a mouthpiece: What do [Read More...]


Duct tape? [Read more...]


Phone the Neighbors and Wake the Kids! Catholic Scripture Study is free! If you haven’t done so, you should really check out our faboo *free* downloadable Catholic Scripture Study of John at Catholic Exchange. This *free* study, which is offered free of charge, is written by Scott Hahn and my wife’s husband and is not [Read More...]


Jon Peters: Get a clue. Act grown up. Start your own blog. A favor to ask from the grownups on the blog. Drop me a line when he intrudes again. Be sure to note whose identity he is stealing. It takes just a second to delete him. It takes a lot longer for him to [Read More...]


And now the obvious question, Andrew… …how vastly disproportionate is the number of Oscar-nominated films by, for or about gays to the actual population of the United States? And, of course, how are these films doing at the box office? That gives a little clue on how the world outside the Hothouse is responding to [Read More...]


Wow! If jittery Wall Street guys in suits are panicking it *must* be Osama! “But Mark! Even Colin Powell cites the tape!” Well, it is rather to be expected when the tape declares a connection between Iraq and Al-Quaeda, innit? Me, I still think our Bronze Age friend is dead. Show me a video of [Read More...]


Rod Dreher on Ted Turner I think he’s on to something. Most of the outspoken atheists I meet aren’t so much disbelieving in God as angry at him. It’s a huge amount of energy to waste on somebody who’s not there. His portrait of Turner reminds me again of Flanner O’Connor’s observation that the South [Read More...]


Christopher Lee Takes Control of Hamas [Read more...]


Yes, but can the Federal Appeals Court in St. Louis make itself sane? In perhaps the looniest paragraph I’ve read this year, Greg Popcak links an article which sez: “The federal appeals court in St. Louis ruled yesterday that officials in Arkansas can force a prisoner on death row to take antipsychotic medication to make [Read More...]


Poets, Madonna and Richard Gere offer their foreign policy wisdom Over on HMS blog, I offer a scenario in which Dubya, Powell and Rumsfeld demand to be taken as seriously by the arts community as the arts community demands to be taken seriously by them. Help me out. I’m wondering what poetry by Dubya would [Read More...]


Lileks sums up my opinion of Michael Savage Talk radio has finally found the enraged Neanderthal that liberals have always feared *all* talk radio hosts were. He’s like a parody, he’s so boorish and abrasive. [Read more...]


On the bright side… Gerard Depardieu has had a deeper conversion experience. [Read more...]