Ann Althouse Addresses One of the Root Causes of My Deprangry

In referring to the Hilary Rosen “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life” scandal, Ann Althouse says this: As we’d talked about earlier: The Democrats don’t really believe anything. They’re just working on various voting blocs. They started this “war on women” theme, but it was a means to an end. Women were out … Read more

On the Derbyshire Thing

The most thoughtful (and longest, which often goes hand-in-hand with thoughtfulness) analysis of the Internet mini-scandal ginned up by John Derbyshire’s article in “The Talk” is from John O’Sullivan in NRO’s Corner. It covers pretty much everything, so I’m not going to try to improve on it, just point to it.

Further Evidence that Jimmy Carter is So Completely Jimmy Carter

Courtesy of the Creative Minority Report: Jimma Carter Lectured The Pope The former president said that he complained to the Pontiff about the Church’s “perpetuation of the subservience of women” while Blessed John Paul II was visiting the US in 1978, and “there was more harshness when we turned to the subject of ‘liberation theology.” Carter … Read more

This is a Real Thing!

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine endorses Rick Santorum: “Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” Mustaine recently told “… You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and … Read more

Act of Valor

I’m seeing lots commercials lately for the upcoming movie Act of Valor–“a motion picture starring active duty Nave SEALs!”–and I’m not sure what to think about it. It’s great that they’re using real Navy SEALs–I’m sure that adds to the realism of the movie and gives those guys some well-earned recognition. But has Hollywood gotten … Read more

Best News Since Free Biscuit Day at the Chick-fil-a

From Instapundit: NEWS YOU CAN USE: Study: Eating Fried Food Doesn’t Increase Risk of Heart Disease….

Free Porn!

Ha! Just kidding! According to pastor Mark Driscoll, there’s no such thing: But while the majority of searches for porn are for “free porn,” it should come as no surprise that there is no such thing as free porn. Rather, the cost of porn addiction is high—both in terms of money spent and in the … Read more

Should Christians Vote for a Mormon?

At some point I’m going to have to start paying attention to the 2012 presidential race… aaaaand it looks like that point is right now. Let’s kick it off with a question from the Christian Post: Should Christians Vote for a Mormon? How would a Sunni president have prosecuted the war in Iraq? Would a … Read more

By "Small Business" We Mean "Charity"

While watching the seventh game of a really good World Series, I just saw a commercial for a Starbucks marketing push called It goes like this: Starbucks is teaming up with Opportunity Finance Network® (OFN) which is a group of community lending institutions set up to provide financing to community businesses that need our … Read more

Sometimes, Life is Like You Won Something

If there’s one constant in the human condition throughout all the flavors of humanity, it’s our inability to cope with good fortune. The better our fortune, the more it discombobulates us. Our brains spin constantly with hopes and dreams and wishes, and then when we get the things we hope for we react like we’ve … Read more

This May Very Well Become an All-Baby-Pictures Blog

He was a little later than we were expecting, but Graham Knight Anderson has finally joined us. He’s a thinker: A style maven: He’s a nine pound, ten ounce bundle of man. He’s not to be trifled with. Here, he’d like to introduce you to his two friends, Thunder and Lightning: And there are plenty … Read more

Waiting on Graham

When you write something on the internet, you might as well assume that it will be out there, somewhere, forever. With that in mind, I want to write something great on the occasion of the birth of my first child, which, if everything goes according to plan, will happen sometime later today. If this, this … Read more

Climate Change Crisis Compared to Monty Python “Dead Parrot” Sketch, Allowing Me to Finally Understand Climate Change Crisis

The folks at Powerline describe the global warming issue in terms that I can relate to. Click over so you can read and then enjoy the parrot sketch in it’s entirety, because it’s always a good time for that.

The Opposite of Education

In commenting on an LA Times story about how high school outsiders become successful adults, Instapundit hits me right where I live: If high school is an environment that systematically punishes traits that lead to success in the real world, then why not abolish high school? As institutions, they don’t do a very good job … Read more

May Ennui Be With You

Just in time for Star Wars Day (unless time has any meaning other than the maddening accumulation of sorrow), it’s Star Wars as a French art film. (Via Conversion Diary)

Happy Theoretical Easter!

If you’re fully to the gills with jelly beans and Peeps, ankle-deep in green plastic hay, and tired of all that soft-focus, lovey-dovey Easter sentiment, the Prosblogion is here to break down the meaning of Easter all logical and Spock-like: Why, technically, did Jesus have to die, anyway? Here’s another hypothesis (I don’t claim it … Read more

Better to Light a Single Candle than to Actually Have Enough Light to Read By

For all of recorded history, man has sought to drive out the darkness. First fire and then the electric light bulb brought man into glorious new epochs of modernity. But it turns out that convenient, affordable light was a tragic mistake, and Thomas Edison is a villain worse than Pol Pot and that crazy army … Read more

Love and Wrath

Whoa… heavy: One evangelical cliché has it that God hates the sin but loves the sinner. There is a small element of truth in these words: God has nothing but hate for the sin, but this cannot be said with respect to how God sees the sinner. Nevertheless the cliché is false on the face … Read more

"The Bachelor" a Good Measure of the Screwed-Uppedness of Our Culture

Over on Think Christian, Jerod Clark comments on “The Bachelor” as cultural barometer: While I can put aside some of the petty stupidity that comes along with reality television, I can’t shake how messed up the idea of love is with contestants on the show. I have to question how someone who claims they’re looking … Read more