August Archive

August 1, 2008

Politics

The One

by Clay Staggs

Wow. I didn’t know McCain had this in him. Check out this new ad:

Pretty edgy stuff. Have the gloves come off?

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August 5, 2008

Education

A Logic Quiz

by Clay Staggs

If you’re sick of reading my posts bemoaning the fact that we don’t teach logic anymore, then you probably should skip this one. For those of you brave enough to read on, I offer the following as a quiz. Yesterday Senator Obama gave a major speech on his …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 8:57 a.m.
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August 5, 2008

Books

Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

by Jeff Miller

One of the most provocative and interesting writers of the 20th century has left us.

Solzhenitsyn’s exposure of the USSR and criticism of the West’s moral bankruptcy were singularly incredible.

George Grant has an excellent post on the man at his blog.

There is also an interesting article …

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Posted by Jeff Miller at 4:16 p.m.
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August 7, 2008

Culture Wars

Celebrating Eid in Tennessee

by Clay Staggs

Ran across this headline on the web a few days ago:

Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

The full story is available here.

I have reread this thing several times …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 8:38 a.m.
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August 11, 2008

Politics

Speechless

by Clay Staggs

I can’t begin to describe or comment upon this. It must be experienced.

HT: Allahpundit.

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August 14, 2008

Church and Worship

Rejected

by Clay Staggs

Here’s a story about a Baptist church in Florida who has a member who won $6 million in the Florida lottery. The member then wanted to tithe and contribute $600,000 from the winnings. The pastor rejected the money.

My first reaction is that this is silly legalism of …

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August 14, 2008

Culture Wars

It’s Official: Obama is NOT the Antichrist

by Clay Staggs

So say Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Read it here. (HT: HotAir)

And, since they say so, it must be true, right? I mean, who else can you really rely on to identify the Antichrist?

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 4:43 p.m.
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August 19, 2008

Culture Wars

Taking On Carrie Nation

by Clay Staggs

This really came as something of a shock to me. Apparently a group of presidents of some prominent universities have dared to suggest that the drinking age be LOWERED back to 18. Read the whole story here.

The group makes what I consider to be the blazingly obvious point that …

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August 20, 2008

Culture Wars

They’re Grrrrrrreat!

by Clay Staggs

Perhaps the only thing that grates on my nerves more than the Carrie Nation types are the food police - you know, those folks that are desperately afraid that somebody, somewhere is enjoying their food. Now, I don’t want anyone to hear what I’m not saying. I don’t …

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August 23, 2008

Books

On Death….

by Jimmy Hopper

The Riverwood Book Group has been reading (and discussing) John Milton’s fabulous Paradise Lost for the past few weeks. We have found much to agree (and disagree) with in Milton’s telling of the fall of Satan, of Creaion, of original sin, and of expulsion from paradise, but we …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 3:57 p.m.
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August 26, 2008

Politics

Huckabee’s Advice to Romney

by Clay Staggs

According to Ed Morrisey at Hot Air, Mike Huckabee, during a recent interview, criticized Mitt Romney for not ignoring a Massachusetts Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage when Romney was governor. Huckabee essentially argues that Romney would have been within rights to simply disregard that decision.

We’ve had some …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:27 a.m.
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August 27, 2008

Politics

The First Rule of Holes

by Clay Staggs

When in one, stop digging. Pretty simple, right?

Barack Obama has an ego problem. Remember his own presidential seal? McCain has even ridiculed Obama’s messiah complex in his ad “The One” which I linked earlier.

Now, if you were Obama, and were being ridiculed by your opponent (to some …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 3:55 p.m.
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August 29, 2008

Arts & Aesthetics

On behalf of God…..

by Jeff Miller

Our book group recently finished discussing Paradise Lost by John Milton. It was a fascinating read on many levels. One discussion thread that repeated itself was the issue of problems that arise when God is in the cast of characters.

Any time you set about to describe the ways of …

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August 29, 2008

Christian Chaff

Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Battery

by Tim Lien

Since Rock and Roll is clearly responsible for musical atrocities such as Milli Vanilli, N*Sync, and the Jonas Brothers, cautious and pious Christians everywhere declined to pick up the proverbial axe when Guitar Hero I came to video-game console systems. They sniffed at the temptation of Guitar Hero II …

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