Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Bigger Lie: Andrew Sullivan's projections

It is gratifying and sad at the same time ("sorrow and joy are one" to borrow Auden's phrase) to see the intellectual dry rot at the core of American liberalism finally exposed in the public square. Andrew Sullivan has long been an example of this inexorable decline and he has shown himself once again to be a product of his time with his piece "The Big Lie" The irony of writing a column describing "the Right"'s construction of a deliberately false narrative to destroy our president and then hyperactively naming it after Nazi Germany's most infamous program of racial propaganda seems lost on him. In Sullivan's pretzel logic President Obama is stymied not by his actions or political views but by " a deliberate, simple and systemic campaign to kill Obama's presidency in its crib" that stems from... well, what?Andrew Sullivan does his best to prop up Obama's Even as the "Occupy" protests have devolved into uneasy coalitions of trust fund kids, shadily-funded community organizers and homeless opportunists.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail

Thus it is tempting if you were raised to be an entitled pseudointellectual in a Godless world filled with hypocrisy and dystopian fantasy to see everything like this:

The Children of Aftermath

Bush's Tragic Legacy

How 9/11 Triggered America's Decline

That is just too depressing for me

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Anyone who doubts the veracity of Christianity...

... has only to read the Pentateuch and appreciate its deep understanding of human nature (our constant failing in the face of the divine) 3000 years before Freud was in diapers.

Word Coinage of the day

Conflatulence - upon reading the word "confluence" after Scotch and wine

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pray For Dallas Willard

I heard recently that Dallas Willard is having a series of health problems related to surgery. He is a man very close to God's heart I think, but I selfishly hope that God is not yet ready to bring him home. Here he could be speaking to anyone:
“'Contempt' is a big problem -- discounting people; saying that they don’t matter, etc.' Much of today’s conversations are filled with contemptuous words. Jesus endeavored to 'remove contempt' between people – this was HUGE to him. Even the very notion of “unclean” is a type of contempt..."' It's common in our culture to act contemptously. For example: “Business is Business' – what does such a person have in mind when they say this to us?" [answer:] “I’m about to do something that’s not entirely (or morally) “right”. We need to teach people that business cannot just be business.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the 6th Circuit Upholding ObamaCare and the State of our Judiciary

from (link above):
6th Circuit on losing streak in Supreme Court cases

"It's a bit surprising to see 15 reversals in a row," said Michael Solimine, a University of Cincinnati law professor who studies the federal courts.

Some 6th Circuit judges are surprised, too. But they say they're doing their best and are trying to take the rejection in stride.

"Getting reversed by the Supreme Court, some people these days think, is a badge of honor," said Gilbert Merritt, a semi-retired senior judge and one of the 6th Circuit's most liberal members. "It depends on your point of view."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hello, I Think you Must Be Going!

Mr. Gingrich had the good sense to stay out of the 2008 presidential race, but time has weakened the checks on his oversized ego. Fortunately he can't stop being Newt and has showed his true colors, extemporizing and breaking Reagan's eleventh commandment. Hopefully Newt will retain (or regain) enough self-awareness to exit the race at the earliest opportunity.

Maybe he can still get his deposit back from the government.