Evil Republicans Explained

Bill Whittle explains it all.  Certain essential principles have always been maintained by the Republican party:

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Predictions for 2012

Time for my annual predictions for the coming year, once again boldly going where angels, although not fools, fear to tread: 1.  The GOP will retain the House in the 2012 elections.  Both parties in the House assume that is

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Ave Atque Vale Cheeta

One of the last remaining survivors of the Golden Age of Hollywood has passed away: It is with great sadness that the community has lost a dear friend and family member on December 24, 2011,” the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in

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Putting Their Mouths Where Their Money Could Be

So much for the “patriotic millionaires” trotted out by the Democrats calling for higher taxes.  The dirty little secret of course is that the truly mega rich have elaborate tax planning to avoid paying one thin dime more than they

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Remembrance of Predictions Past 2011

  Well, as the end of the year looms, it is time for me to review the predictions for the year 2011 that I made at the end of 2010.  Predictions for 2012 will be forthcoming after I eat some

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Is this where Protestantism is headed in the United States?

A recently released LifeWay Research report indicates that 10% of Protestant pastors did not plan to hold services on Christmas Day.  Commenting upon this finding, the President of LifeWay Research, Ed Stetzer, said: Having church on Christmas Day when it falls

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One Horse Open Sleigh

To hear most recordings of “Jingle Bells”, you wouldn’t know that the song dates back to 1850, when it was published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. However, this (sadly out of print) recording by the Robert DeCormier Singers

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One Solitary Life

I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.

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A Proclamation

  The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth; the two thousand nine hundred

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Saint Athanasius On the Incarnation

His epitaph is Athanasius contra mundum, “Athanasius against the world.” We are proud that our own country has more than once stood against the world. Athanasius did the same. He stood for the Trinitarian doctrine, “whole and undefiled,” when it

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Mental Exercise and the Devil’s Advocate

Looking at that title, I really wish I could make a post worthy of it! That said, this will have to do, I suppose. There are enough geeks on this blog that I can hope someone else read the old

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Vader, Did You Know?

Hattip to Mrs. Darwin.  Well, it beats The Star Wars Holiday Special (Don spits.) by a few light years!  Of course this is merely an intro for a Very Vader Christmas!

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The Veepstakes: Who Cares?

The other day Pat Archbold wrote a post lamenting that Condoleeza Rice may be positioning herself for a run at the Vice Presidential nomination.  Though I agree with Patrick that she would be an unacceptable choice, it’s probably nothing to

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Persecution of Christians in Egypt

  As we Christians in the West celebrate Christmas, we should remember our brothers and sisters in other parts of the World who risk their lives daily for their faith.  Powerline has a moving story on the persecution of Copts

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Christmas 1944: Battle of the Bulge

In 1944 at Christmas the American and German armies were fighting it out in the Battle of the Bulge, the last German offensive of the War. Patton’s Third Army fought its way through to relieve the Americans desperately fighting to

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Do Greeks Work Harder Than Germans?

Matt Yglasias has a piece in Slate attempting to counter the “if the Euro is going to work, Greeks are going to have to learn to work hard like Germans” line of thinking. It’s true that Germans and Greeks work

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10 Differences Between Obama and Jesus

  Matthew Archbold started this meme over at Creative Minority Report, and I am going with it: 10.  Jesus cured the sick and the lame.  Obama is lame. 9.    Jesus walked on water.  Members of the Obama cult think Obama walks

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Messianic Prophecies: Isaiah 11:1-5

    Concluding our Advent look at Messianic prophecies, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here and here, we come to Isaiah 11: 1-5:   [1] And there shall come forth a rod out of

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Hobbit Official Trailer

The movie itself will not be released until December 14, 2012 (!), but the trailer is just in time to add to our Christmas cheer!

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Washington at Bay

Each year, as Christmas is approaching, I think of a Christmas long ago in 1776.  The year in which we declared our independence from Great Britain was a year of military disaster for the United States.  Washington and his troops

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Following the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary…

It’s another year and it’s yet another billboard that the self-proclaimed Anglican “progressive” church—St. Matthew’s-in-the-City Church—in Auckland, New Zealand, has posted to get people to consider the authentic meaning of Christmas. Two years ago, the billboard depicted Mary and a dejected-looking Joseph lying

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The Deification of Political Opinion

Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic is discussing the legacy of Christopher Hitchens and the reactions to his death by various commentators, including discussion of whether “not speaking ill of the dead” should apply to public figures. I was struck by

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Separation of Powers is sooooooo 18th Century

Good or bad, this is what you get with Newt Gingrich: GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich said Congress has the power to dispatch the Capitol Police or U.S. Marshals to apprehend a federal judge who renders a decision lawmakers broadly

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Lying Worst Governor in the Country

Imagine California without the sunshine, New York without the cultural elan, New Jersey without Chris Christie. That’s Illinois. I have previously deemed the Governor of Illinois, Patrick Quinn (D.), the worst governor in the country.  Go here to read the post

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My Official Protest – A Two Part Announcement

Part I.  In gratitude for the authorial opportunity granted to me by The American Catholic, I would like to use this forum to host my official “Announcement of Protest.”  Let it be forth known that from this point forward, I

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Vaclav Havel: Requiescat In Pace

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.                                                                      Vaclav Havel   Former Czech president Vaclav Havel has died.  One

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Sly, Bruno, and Arnold Together Again

Action films have always been a favorite of mine and nothing comes close to action as those from the 80s.  With Expendables 2 coming out any man worth his salt will make a beeline to the nearest theater to watch

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Messianic Prophecies: Numbers 16-19

Something for the weekend.  We Three Kings Of Orient Are.  Continuing on with our Advent look at Messianic prophecies, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here and here we come to Numbers 16-19: [16] The hearer

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