Category Archives: Political Matters

Debate commentary aggrregation

“I know there were people last night watching the debate and then live-tweeting their responses — like people in the Ninth Circle of Hell who don’t think their circumstances are bad enough and try to dig a Tenth Circle with their bleeding raw fingers.” Wish I’d written that. Continue reading

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Potpourri 9/3/20

Because we will protect ourselves
from ourselves to the point
of destroying ourselves—Lord have mercy. Continue reading

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Scary stories ’round the campfire

Things are getting ugly, with Portland streets taken over by antifa (the press pretends that alt-right agitators are the real story) and Trump’s takeover of the GOP playing out pathetically at a convention with no platform, only grievances and lurid stories around the campfire. Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, antifa, Political Matters

Miscellany – August 24, 2020

There’s not going to be a Republican platform this year. This is just saying, “Whatever Trump does, we support.” Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Christianity generally, Justice, Legalia, Political Matters

Those cunning Brits

Revival of a British comedy shows some genius. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Political Matters

A quiz

Take your pick. Is that video: Lies! Lies! All a pack of lies! What you always suspected. Either way, you risk confirmation bias, but everything I know about Trump tells me the correct answer is 2.   * * * … Continue reading

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Return of the potpourri

Much interesting reading today. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Faith & Ideology, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity

“What are the duties required in the ninth commandment?”

Christians have some non-negotiable standards, even in politics, and even if “they” are violating those standards. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, American Folk Religion, antipluralism, conservatism, grievance mongering, Political Matters, Speech & Press

“Because of … Sex”

Some personal thoughts and some channeling of smarter people’s thoughts on yesterday’s SCOTUS decision on Title VII and SOGI. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, deathworks, democracy, Discrimination, Duly noted_stay tuned, Evangelicalism, Justice, Liberal Groin Pieties, Religious freedom

President Molotov

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted about the “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” that shield him and make him safe. Young Secret Service agents were girding for a fight, he wrote. Presidents don’t normally feel compelled to boast about their … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Declinism, grievance mongering