Abortion is a Business

Kathryn Jean Lopez quotes from a book by a former Planned Parenthood clinic director: When I looked at the numbers, I did a double take. I noticed that the client goals related to family planning hadn’t changed much, but the client goals under abortion servieces had increased significantly. My mind started racing. Something’s got to be wrong here. Shouldn’t it More …

Chaos!

I’m a big fan of chaos myself. It brings us all kinds of entertaining things, like Jesse Ventura’s term as governor of Minnesota, and Gangham Style. Nassim Nicholas Taleb appears to agree with me, and he’s written a book that I’m going to have to check out: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. From the review in the Daily Beast: More …

When Work is Punished

Another inspirational, pick-me-up post from Zero Hedge, When Work Is Punished: The Tragedy Of America’s Welfare State: Exactly two years ago, some of the more politically biased progressive media outlets (who are quite adept at creating and taking down their own strawmen arguments, if not quite as adept at using an abacus, let alone a calculator) took offense at our article More …

If You’ve Never Wanted to Drop a Bomb on Hollywood Before…

…You will now, because this exists, and as far as I know, the people who made it are still walking around free men, instead of tied to a rock and subjected to round-the-clock beatings as justice would require. The entertainment industry is not only out of ideas, they’re so out of ideas that they’ve become angry at previous ideas for More …

C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism

C.S. Lewis (pause while I squeal like a girl in the front row of a One Direction concert) made a strong case against twisting science into a tool for “perfecting” man and society, most notably in The Abolition of Man. If you don’t have time to read that, well, you probably need to loosen up your schedule. But this documentary More …

CyberMonday!

Why are you killing time at work here when you could be killing time at work while shopping all those CyberMonday deals? Including the fabulous Kindle Fire (seen at left) for just 130 bucks! I’m not one to do a lot of product promotion, but we’ve got a Fire at the Cynical Christian household, and we use the heck out More …

Things Not to Apologize For

J. P. Freire at Acculturated responds to yet another sniveling apology for the sin of anti-communism and blacklisting in Hollywood. This way of looking at anti-Communist efforts in tinseltown flatly denies the nature of the American Communist Party, which sought to overtake American institutions and subjugate them to the Kremlin. No big deal, I guess, but worth clarifying: A holocaust More …

A Christian Perspective On Black Friday

[Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the really important events this weekend (by which I mean the sales), here’s a repost of my thoughts on Black Friday. – j] I used to say that Christmas was a month-long holiday that started the day after Thanksgiving and ended on New Year’s Day.  Now, it’s a two-month-long holiday that starts as soon as More …

The Problem with Cool

Greg Gutfeld advises conservatives to eschew the tyranny of cool: The origin of this phony intolerance springs from one source: the desire to be cool. Everything done in life these days springs from a fear of dorkiness. I called this “dorkophobia,” and every time you use it, I get three dollars. Despite the fact that it’s the uncool who make More …

If at First You Don’t Secede…

Charles C.W. Cooke comes out against secession: But there is little to be gained from taking our ball home and railing at reality. Dereliction is the preserve of adolescents who, upon failing to get their way, pretend that they are going to move to Canada, or Europe, or anywhere else that they consider would be preferable to remaining in the More …

They Are the Brute Squad

The hosts of ESPN’s NFL Kickoff cram their show full of Princess Bride quotes. For what reason I do not know, but I think every time they say one, what they’re really saying is, “I love you.” (Courtesy of Joe Carter)

Voddie Baucham Talks about Abortion and Adoption

Any time you see the words “Voddie Baucham talks about…”, you are well advised to pay attention to the rest. But he’s got some particularly personal insights on abortion and adoption:

In Birmingham They Love the Governor

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declares that Alabama will not play along with Obamacare and will not set up a state health insurance exchange.

Scalia on the Law

Courtesy of NRO’s Uncommon Knowledge, sit back and let yourself be educated for eight minutes: In a sane world, where we appreciated the vigorous defense of America’s founding principles, we’d be making plans to put Scalia’s face on Mt. Rushmore.

If Christians Aren’t the Most Persecuted, They’re Number Two with a Bullet

I believe our friends the Jews still hold the pole position in the “Most Persecuted Religion” rankings (I can’t even remember the last time a Syrian rocket landed in my swimming pool), but Christians are coming on strong. So strong, in fact, that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is talking about it: Opposition MPs have criticised the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for claiming More …

How’s Same-Sex Marriage Going in Canada, Eh?

For gay people who want to get married, it’s going great. For lawyers, bureaucrats, and busybodies who are on the lookout for ways to expand the reach of their power, it’s going great. For everybody else, including people who care about freedom of religion and expression, not so great: The new orthodoxy’s impact has not been limited to the relatively small More …

If You’re Not Depressed Enough Already, This Will Fix That

From Zero Hedge, Why President Obama Was Re-elected: There is a rational explanation for the President’s reelection which doesn’t invoke a deep or complex meaning. The only way to explain the outcome is in the simplest and direct prose: the moochers prevailed.  Obama’s winning tactic was to do what any respectable man does when he wishes to have something; he More …

Christian Responses to the Election

Along with every other sub-cultural group, Christians are putting up lots of advice to their fellows on how we should behave and not behave in the wake of the latest boot-in-the-face American election (I’m still recovering. Can you tell?) First, from Rick Phillips at Reformation21: Five Christian Responses to the 2012 Election: For many conservative Christians, the electoral defeat of More …

The Morality of the Free Market

Via Prager University, national treasure Walter Williams explains the inherent morality of the free market: This 5-minute video is more economics education than most students get in four years at a typical liberal arts college.

We (Heart) Price Gougers

Hot Air reports on New Jersey going after price gougers, and by “price gougers” we mean “people trying to provide goods and services to areas wiped out by Superstorm Sandy”: When allowed to function properly, the free market works very smoothly in bringing people the goods and services they want, in the amount that they want them, and for the More …