Technology for the 50% of the population with IQs below average Why yes! I’d love to be part of this sinister Orwellian rush to be a cog in the Servile State! The most important thing to me is to not be left out! [Read more...]

Siege Weaponry for the Home Heard an interview with this guy on Rewind. In case you were wondering what to get me for Christmas. [Read more...]

I’ve arrived! Somebody’s started a blog devoted to attacking me. It’s like having my own personal Nihil Obstat. More proof that Americans have far too much time on their hands. I do like the Flame Warriors illustration though. “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde Update: [Read More...]

Radical Islam Delenda Est The leader was a Wahabi, of course. And hostages were released, not on the basis of whether they supported the Chechens, but on the basis of whether they were Muslim. I wonder what sort of outrage will convince the French. Blowing up the Eiffel Tower? [Read more...]

Speaking of the occult… One of my readers expressed the common notion that occult activity is bad because it’s not real (in short, it’s all just human fakery). However, Rod Dreher, in the comment on the HellCo article just below, demonstrates that this judgment may be premature at times. For my own take on the [Read More...]

Ummmm, okay [Read more...]

HellCo’s Corporate Propaganda A bit of whimsy for the season. Bet you never thought of a Ouija board as a demonstration of sacramentality before, didja? [Read more...]

A ways back… Eve Tushnet shepherded a symposium for Crisis Magazine called “Christianity from the Outside” featuring various perspectives on the Faith from a bunch of different non-Christians. It was an interesting piece. One of the contributors was Christopher Hitchens, for whom I have warm respect and with whom I disagree completely when it comes [Read More...]

Which one are you? I think I tend uncomfortably toward “tireless rebutter” sometimes. But then, the heart is desperately wicked and past understanding. Who can know it? You guys may have a very different diagnosis of me. If so, do me a favor and send obsequious flattery instead. “Human beings cannot bear too much reality.” [Read More...]

May God grant mercy and peace to the Wellstone family. [Read more...]

Lotsa Shea chatter over at HMS blog Blogger was down today (grrrrrr) so I posted a bunch of stuff over there. [Read more...]

And now a question for y’all to argue about so I can do other work for a while: Should you pray for Hitler’s or Osama bin Laden’s soul? I say, “Yes, of course.” Discuss. [Read more...]

A reader sez… Here’s another doctrine accepted by all Protestants that can’t be found in the Bible: Jesus wasn’t married. There is no doctrine in the world accepted by all Protestants, except perhaps, “God exists.” The basic Protestant reply to your comment is “It doesn’t say Jesus *was* married in Scripture, so saying he was [Read More...]

A reader notices… A headline on the Dallas Morning News website reads “Two men arrested in sniper case” Evidently, for the DMN, a 17-year-old is a “man” when he murders people in cold blood, but a “child” when a priest has sexual contact with him. Language is a funny thing. Indeed. (Though, of course, the [Read More...]

Ummmm. Okay. Now the troubling question is… What if, the next time, it’s not an angry psychotic with delusions of Godhood dropping tons of clues and practically taking the cops by the hand to help them find him, but an al-Quaeda operative who doesn’t want to be caught? [Read more...]

Viking Oatmeal My son Sean (5) is on a Viking kick. We got “The Vikings” (starring Kirk Douglas and Tony “Yonda is my Fadduh’s castle” Curtis in this late 50s potboiler). It was a baaaaad film, but Sean was transported. It had swords and long boats with dragon’s heads, and battles, and great roaring feasts [Read More...]

Just took a walk Have I mentioned how much I love October? The dry leaves underfoot, the crisp air on your skin. Bright sun and cool breeze and just plain exhilaration. I love October. Just love it! Oh, and the smell of wood smoke on the air. And coming home at the end. That’s sweet [Read More...]

Hey! Here’s some double good news! Check this out on Doug Sirman’s blog! It’s a letter to Doug from one of the Detroit 4 (scroll down). Turns out a) the paper apparently chopped up the Detroit 4′s statement (trust a writer, it happens) and b) Cardinal Maida has responded to the problem. According to the [Read More...]

Contemplate this story for a minute Report: Clergyman Helped Police Crack Sniper Case (CNSNews.com) – WUSA-TV (Channel 9 in Washington) reports that one of the suspects arrested Thursday by the sniper task force went to a Virginia clergyman, who in turn contacted police with the suspects’ names. The suspect went to the clergyman because he [Read More...]

Memo to NJ Dems Pull Lautenberg and run Elvis Presley’s Coat. Only do the debate on TV. People will be dazzled. [Read more...]

I thought only a fraud would be scared off by a fraud probe Unless the Dems are suggesting that Traditionally-Democratic voters traditionally engage in fraud, I don’t see why a fraud probe would scare them off. Me: I’d go out of my way to vote just to see how fraud probers do their thing. But [Read More...]