Category Archives: terrorism

Edifying and unedifying

Honoring the troops, faux and for real, and more edifying educational efforts. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Life political issues, Political Matters, terrorism, war

Potpourri 11/10/18

I indulged my urge to travel from October 29 through election day, with a long transcontinental flight back on Wednesday. Time didn’t permit keeping up with news, let alone commenting. I’ve spent too much time trying to “catch up.” Aware, … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, conservatism, Evangelicalism, liberalism, progressivism, terrorism, Uncategorized | Tagged

Friday, part II, 9/21/18

Sundries to get off my desk. Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Humor, Internet, Political Matters, progressivism, terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Parkland

A commitment to tell the truth doesn’t mean one must blurt out just any true thing that comes to mind. But we’re at risk, it seems to me, of unduly valorizing the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting, which … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, terrorism

The age of bloodless assassination

[C]harges of bigotry function these days in the same way assassinations did during the 1930s. George Orwell was disgusted by the ideological brutality he witnessed while serving on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War. One did not discuss; … Continue reading

Posted in Gaying away the Pray, grievance mongering, Paradox, progressivism, terrorism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values, Virtue signaling

The latest school shooting

Two takes: We discuss motives, but isn’t it always the same motive? “I have murder in my heart.” Why do so many Americans have murder in their hearts? … We know. We all say it privately, but it’s so obvious … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Legalia, Rights Talk, terrorism | Tagged

Second-hand Random, Bold Predictions for 2018

Dwight Longnecker makes his Random, Bold Predictions for 2018, disclaiming the prophet’s mantle in a sort of caveat emptor. Excerpts (wistful, not random): 5. The Sexual Revolution will fizzle out. Hugh Hefner is dead and buried next to Marilyn Monroe. … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Islam, Sexualia, terrorism

Gun Control

I began this blog many weeks ago, forgot it, but now finish in pared-down form. I wonder to what extent the visceral anger at “thoughts and prayers” is a way of expressing fear and anger at our inability to control … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Anodynes & Nostrums, grievance mongering, Legalia, populism, progressivism, solidarity, statism, terrorism

Friday, 12/8/17

Where nothing’s in common Changing the Context Why we’re not solving Weinsteinism “Ladies and Gentlemen …” A masterpiece on Masterpiece Motivated reasoning makes people stupid Unprecedented

Posted in Dignitary harm, Naked Public Square, Pinch of Incense, Political correctness, Religious freedom, Russia, Sexualia, Speech & Press, statism, terrorism, Virtue signaling | Tagged , ,

Sunday, 11/5/17

If you don’t have enough time to read this today, that’s really okay. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Creation Care, Faith & Ideology, Islam, Journalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Sexualia, Sundry flakes, terrorism