Be Advised, Weird Stuff is Happening, Both on the Blog…

And elsewhere. To wit, something went amok with a “Popular Post” link sharing  doohickey. Patheos GHQ is aware of it, but for the time being there are enough “popular post” links to drive even the most charitable reader batty.   [Read more...]

Injunction Junction, What’s Your Function?


“Puttin’ on hold the laws that are stinky.”

Pardon me for thinking about the Schoolhouse Rock song that taught us about conjunctions. Remember it? [Read more...]

Proof That Bright Ideas are a Double-Edged Sword During Electoral Combat

It’s what makes the last two weeks of an election a marvel of psychological warfare to behold.

The above brought to us by the creative geniuses at Pro Life Artists Unite. Sounds like a pretty neat outfit.

Idea:  Go like them at once!

In case you missed what this is in response to, check out the Crass Roots Campaign post.

Christian Bale Speaks His Mind, Presents an Award to Chen Guangcheng

“What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say ‘thank you,’ and tell him what an inspiration he is.”

That’s what actor Christian Bale said about the blind, imprisoned, pro-life activist named Chen Guangcheng last December when he unsuccessfully tried to visit him. Red tape, ahem, got in the way. [Read more...]

Obama and the Crass Roots Campaign

I thought the above was over the top. And then I saw this.

Our President approves of the following message… [Read more...]

A Message About Religious Freedom From Citizens Next Door

 

and around the corner. Folks of every creed, every color, and every political persuasion. Folks who recognize when their government has overstepped its boundary, and overreached.

See if you approve of this message too. [Read more...]

Time-Lapse Video of the Space Shuttle Moving Through L.A.

Image credit: Mike Blake/Reuters

It doesn’t get much cooler than this. Let’s just say that my hat is off to the driver of this rig, and all of his helpers. [Read more...]

What If God Was One of Us, and Drove a Race Car?

Ayrton would not approve of that typo!

Today is the 20th anniversary of the passing on to God of this legendary racing driver. As such, I’m republishing this post.

I would wager that the answer to my title question would be that if this ever happened, it would look a lot like Ayrton Senna da Silva dominating Formula One circuits.

Who is Ayrton Senna? A race car driver who died eighteen years ago. Prepare for a gearhead hagiography post of sorts. [Read more...]

Sneak Preview of an American Catholic Political Party!

Image credit: AP/ Eric Gay

Some folks are dreamers, wishing upon a star. They say things like, “If only there was a Catholic political party, things would be different.”

Just such a monster was on display at last nights debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Why is a Catholic Political Party an impossibility? Roll tape, [Read more...]

God Gave Us the Vote So We Could Make Fools of Ourselves (While His Will Prevails) UPDATED

Which is part of the reason why I don’t spend much time worrying about the sanctity of voting.

Oh sure, I’ve explained how the First Past the Post system works here in the U.S., and I’ve said I get a healthy bit of advice from Chesterton’s Democracy of the Dead. I even said I’ll be voting for Romney, long before the polls made a victory look feasible.

But all this angst about voting, and it’s purported effect on my immortal soul, etc? Balderdash. [Read more...]


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