Christianity Mocked

January 4, 2011

It’s hard to know where to start. But then, one doesn’t really need to comment on this ad equating Pepsi and Doritos with the Holy Sacrament. The ad speaks for itself. I’m sure the ad departments didn’t see the harm. Christians have a sense of humor, and Catholicism in particular has always been good a […]

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Christmas 2010

December 25, 2010

I frequently spend Christmas in Germany.  But not this year.  A Christmas post featuring the Christmas Pageant at the Jakobskirche in Weimar will have to do. Jakobskirche Christmas Pageant from Carol Reynolds on Vimeo.

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Do Ask, Do Tell

December 19, 2010

Now that Congress has repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a few questions arise: Will universities that opposed the law begin reinstating ROTC programs and allowing military recruiters on campus? I predict they will not. DADT was a convenient rationale for being anti-military, but they will quickly find others. Their means of opposing DADT was fundamentally […]

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Birthday Greetings

December 16, 2010

To Beethoven on his 240th.

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A Congressman Sees the Light

December 7, 2010

“The last thing we wanted to do was infringe upon personal liberties.”  So says Fred Upton (R-MI) who wants to be chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Upton co-sponsored the legislation to ban incandescent bulbs, so I guess this is supposed to be an apology.  But really, was there any doubt in Upton’s […]

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Small Arms Fire

December 5, 2010

Naked breasts have been suggested as a means to curb immigration of Islamic fundamentalist into Demmark.  Some doubt their value as a deterrence. Paco has found a more effective answer to militant Islam. Once you’re funny, there’s no going back.  Steve Martin had the bad taste to answer the interviewer’s questions, and the interviewer had the […]

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Summing Up Liberalism

December 3, 2010

From Victor Davis Hanson: Behind the recent news of massive debt, looming defaults, WikiLeaks, the administration’s about-face in the war on terror, and the implosion of the European Union is a reminder that progressivism, at least as it operates today, is a sort of high-minded adolescence, as sophisticated in faculty-lounge repartee as it is near-suicidal […]

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Richard Cohen Goes Blank

November 29, 2010

Columnist Richard Cohen richly deserved the series of rebukes that came his way after writing this.  His thesis was simple: Michele Obama was right to have no pride in her country, and Sarah Palin was ignorant for suggesting otherwise.  Cohen caricature’s Palin’s statement as asking blacks to “go blank” on their history. Cohen, of course, goes blank on the […]

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Constitutional Yin and Yang

November 3, 2010

Voters in Iowa exercised their right to remove three State Supreme Court Justices in yesterday’s election.  There are seven justices, but only three were up for a retention vote.  This follows the court’s holding last year that men have a constitutional right to marry men, and vice versa.  (Or . . . I guess there […]

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Baseball Wit

October 29, 2010

Tweet attributed to Ranger starter C.J. Wilson yesterday before the game: “Rangers on the bus, random citizens/street people giving us salutes of some sort. A city this diverse, united by hatred of buses.”

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