Why You Should Support Chick-Fil-A

Still not sure what to think about the whole Chick-Fil-A brouhaha? Let’s ask for guidance from the bed intruder guy: (Courtesy of The Anchoress, and bless her heart for that.) Whether you’re an activist or apathetic, whether you’re gay or straight, whether you love succulent fried chicken parts or you’re an incomprehensible weirdo, you need to get out and support More …

Religious Battles to Come

The Center for Law and Religion Forum see foreshadowing of future clashes in the Chick-Fil-A gay marriage dust-up: The controversy does reveal something ominous, though. As Robert George and others have written, the coming clash over religious freedom in America will likely involve sexuality: abortion, contraception, pornography, same-sex marriage, and so on. On sexuality, progressives seem increasingly unable even to More …

How Much Better Have Olympic Athletes Gotten?

Slate has a post showing how Olympic champions of the past would hold up against today’s best athletes. Spoiler alert: Even after a hundred years of scientific advances in athletic training (and steroids), yesteryear’s Olympians do surprisingly well in some events. The guy from Chariots of Fire only loses to Usain Bolt by a second.

Chick-Fil-A-Ramma-Lamma-Ding-Dong

Holy crap, I can’t believe we’ve hearing so much about Chick-Fil-A lately. Not that I mind–it makes my usual daydreaming about Chick-Fil-A seem less weird. To sum up: the mayors of Chicago and Boston have said they don’t want to allow Chick-Fil-A to open restaurants in their cities because the president of the company has said he and the company More …

There’s a Reason They’re Called Super Heroes

In the wake of the Aurora shootings, Peter Bogdanovich and His Amazing Neckerchief weigh in on violent movies, specifically comic book movies, and their effect on society: Violence on the screen has increased tenfold. It’s almost pornographic. In fact, it is pornographic. Video games are violent, too. It’s all out of control. I can see where it would drive somebody More …

Another Example of How Men and Women are Different

Because if the sexes in this story were reversed, this would be a horrific crime. But as it is, it’s hilarious: In an extraordinary case of jealousy, a Nigerian man – husband of six – was allegedly raped to death by his five spouses as he was paying too much attention to his sixth wife in east-central Benue state.  Uroko More …

Auto-Tune Bob Ross

I think I have discovered the song that I would use as my walk-out music if I were a professional wrestler: If this doesn’t make you happy, then you’re probably trying to sell a competing line of art supplies and instructional materials.

Evil In Aurora

Was the Aurora shooter possessed? Father Dwight Longenecker thinks it’s a possibility: Is James Holmes demon possessed? It is impossible to say without a detailed diagnosis. Even then, it is a slippery question. We are dealing with a reality that is rubbery. In many ways this is the wrong question. Better to ask, “Was James Holmes taken over by Evil?”   Yes. More …

I Hate Church Music

It was profoundly liberating to me when I finally realized that it I could hate church music and still be a Christian. I didn’t necessarily have an epiphany about it; it was a realization that I sort of grew into. But I definitely had a growth spurt on one occasion in a worship service. After yet another dry, repetitive, plinkity-plink, More …

Hey, I Thought People Who Challenged Science Were "Deniers"

Apparently that only applies to some science: University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus published a study in the July issue of Social Science Research that found children of homosexual parents have significantly more social and mental health problems than children of heterosexual parents. According to LifeSiteNews, he is  being investigated by the University of Texas for “scientific misconduct” after numerous More …

If This is Going to Become an All-Chick-Fil-A Blog, I’m Going to Want a Sponsorship

And it just might, if liberal zealots keep trying to make Chick-Fil-A hatred their test for ideological purity. This time it’s Boston–home to great patriots and freedom fighters–deciding to turn its righteous ire on purveyors of quality fried chicken and milkshakes: … the sexual revolution is now well into its totalitarian phase. Boston mayor Thomas Menino gives us another particularly telling example: Mayor Menino More …

Un-American? At Least.

Reason magazine asks, “Are Obama’s ideas un-American?” Um, is a bean green? Obama has it all backward. It is the charity of a prosperous free society that allows people to become community organizers or attain “free” health care. Washington rarely helps the free market prosper, but a prosperous private sector is what allows Washington to throw billions of dollars into More …

Obama Clarifies "You Didn’t Build That" Remark; Is Still Wrong

After a hurricane of blowback from his “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” remark, Obama’s elite and overworked speech-clarification team sprang into action to spin that remark so that he doesn’t look like Hugo Chavez’s ventriloquist dummy. Here’s what they came up with: Though Republicans say the president was implying that business owners didn’t build their businesses, More …

Roberts’ Really, Really, Really Long Game

I never cease to be amazed at conservatives ability to hold onto hope that all the things that go against them are really part of some overarching, long-term plan for total victory. Case in point: this post from The Atlantic about John Roberts’ real reason for ripping conservatives’ hearts out with his Obamacare ruling: So, if Roberts had held that Obamacare More …

Are You Prepared to Shoot Your Way Out of a Darkened Movie Theater?

It’s not something you want to have to think about. But, apparently, sometimes you do. Some wise words from The Truth About Guns: “The first thing I’d do is to tell my family to get down behind the seats. The chances are an active shooter won’t shoot what he can’t see. Unless he’s seen YOU, he’s going to find plenty More …

The Slow Suicide of the Episcopal Church

Walter Russell Mead chronicle’s the deterioration of a once-significant denomination: The numerical decline, bad as it is, matters less than the collapse in the moral authority of the church. The Episcopal Church has made many controversial pronouncements on social issues; at the latest General Convention the church declared that transgendered persons cannot automatically be barred from the priesthood. One can More …

The Colorado Shootings and More Completely Uninformed Speculation

Well, it’s been a day rife with conjecture, including the legendary, soon-to-be-in-every-journalism-school-textbook boner of the soon-to-be-Dollar-General-night-shift-stockboy Brian Ross. Nobody knows yet the whole story of what happened, but that didn’t stop anybody from jumping in front of the nearest microphone and trying to impose, by sheer force of will, their own version of reality. I’ll throw in my own speculation, More …

People Calling for Boycott of Chick-Fil-A Have Clearly Never Tasted Chick-Fil-A

There is a line that can be crossed by protesters where they go from being merely a nuisance to being a genuine threat to civil society and everything that is good and pure on God’s green earth. Rarely is that line more clear than in the calls of pro-gay-marriage activists to boycott Chick-Fil-A. Creative Minority Report notes recent incidents: Actor More …

Now If They Could Just Get Off Facebook for Five Minutes and Get a Job

A new Facebook game aims to teach 20-somethings about financial responsibility: Kicked Out’s storyline begins as you are forced to leave your parents house. In order to survive, you must manage your personal finances and make long-term decisions while avoiding debt traps. Players learn how to take a loan, avoid debt, check balances on a regular basis and not overspend More …

Your Life is the Sum of the Choices You Make

No matter how hard people may try to deny it: Coverage of the facts, by the knowledgeable reporter Jason DeParle, is solid. The problem is that single mothers are presented as victims of a tsunami of inequality that has little or nothing to do with their own behavior. The language is passive. Two-income families are presented as a sort of More …