The war by? on? Christians in America…

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Stanley Kurtz has an excellent (if a bit long) column today discussing the current edition of Harper’s Magazine – cover story: “The Christian Right’s War on America”. He argues that by accusing the “Christian Right” of being hateful and “at war with America”, Harper’s (as just one participant in a trend by the media) is […]

bleary eyed

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I know I owe everybody a blog post (it’s been a couple days… time to keep writing) but it’s been pretty slow around here lately. My latest task at work has been to manually compare two 200-ish-page documents and mark all the changes. (At this point, the geeks reading this are asking “why manually diff […]

sticking to our guns

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Ned Rice has a great column today on NRO where he makes a strong argument that the folks whining about the lack of liberalism in the new pope should suck it up, think about what they’re saying, take their beliefs (and the church’s beliefs) seriously, and then pack it up and leave if they’re really […]

slowly getting more out of touch…

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I have this “movies I’ve watched recently” link section on the side of the blog. I intended to list movies that I saw in the theater or on DVD. If you’re a regular reader, you will have noted that it hasn’t changed in quite some time. I noted a progression yesterday while talking with Becky. […]

well, no projects this weekend…

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So the weather intervened this weekend and I didn’t do any outside projects… apparently a high of 50 with the wind 25 mph from the north is not condusive for working outside. 🙂 I did get the lawn mowed, though. I live in a neighborhood that’s mostly old retired folks, at least one of whom […]

projects

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Springtime has finally arrived in Iowa, and that means that the weekends become project time. That also means that it’s time for my annual realization of how lazy I am. I like projects to an extent – specifically, I like the ones that are small, and have great observable effect when they’re done. But now […]

Our Lady of Perpetual Obsolescence

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A friend e-mailed me this link today: Our Lady of Perpetual Obsolescence Vinyl Rescue Mission and Orphanage – Severely Religious Wing. (Note to the wise: some of the other pages on the site are R-rated and worth avoiding.) There are some pretty funny album covers from old Religious records – worth laughing at for a […]