Monthly Archives: November 2017

Once more, slowly, for the idiots

David French tries to set the record straight on Masterpiece Cakes, scheduled for argument in the Supreme Court Tuesday. Forgive me for starting a piece with the oldest cliché in the practice of law. As the saying goes, “If the … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Legalia, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Sexualia, Speech & Press, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Thursday, 11/30/17

  Tipsy the Niehburian Pretext: Veritas The Last words of Gary, now an unperson A discrimination law hypothetical Why Jack Phillips should win

Posted in Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Legalia, Pinch of Incense, Religious freedom, Sexualia, Speech & Press, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged , , , ,

Wednesday, 11/29/17

A potpourri, including some dot-connecting between Roy Moore and the Project Veritas failed sting. Continue reading

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The toxic default to “yes”

Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion. (Harvey Weinstein, 2009, via Sean O’Neil, We are witnessing Hollywood’s long-overdue moral reckoning) I think it was C.S. Lewis who faulted flippancy for acting as if the joke had already been … Continue reading

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Monday, 11/27/17

A couple of things with a little substance plus some cut-and-paste fun items. Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, conservatism, Demographics, Faith & Ideology, Marriage (real), Natural Law, Orthodoxy, paganism, Poverty, progressivism, Sexualia

Saturday Potpourri 2

This may mean “no blog tomorrow.” We’ll see. Continue reading

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Saturday, 11/25/17

  The church didn’t fall Encouraging “bad Catholics” to hang in there Succinct Verbose Pity the lawyers

Posted in Consumerism, Heretics, History, Legalia, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Uncategorized


“Maybe I should publish my longer muses individually,” I said to myself. Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Economia, Education, Evangelicalism, Literature, Political Matters, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Uncategorized

Who were the Pilgrims?

I had forgotten that I followed @Senghendrake on Twitter for some reason. Hmmmm. I’ll bet this was the reason: 16th century: any man can be a priest. 18th century: any man can be a king. 21st century: any man can be … Continue reading

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Tryptophan reading

The stuff I omitted in this morning’s post. Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Bread & Circuses, conservatism, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, Free-range Christians, Humor, Journalism, Natural Law, Orthodoxy, progressivism, Sexualia, Virtue signaling