Tantalizing Your Cats

You just can’t help it sometimes: it’s fascinating the watch the way your cats react to things. Indeed, you can never be quite sure just how they’ll react. The guy in this video is probably lucky he didn’t get a set of claws dug into him.

Don’t worry–he doesn’t do anything mean to any of the cats. I don’t post videos like that. I like this one because it nicely displays the cat’s inner conflict, outwardly manifested, between curiosity and caution.

You can’t have that conflict unless you have intelligence.


Sanity Break: The Pangolin

No,it’s not an animated pine cone. It’s an animal some of you have never heard of–the pangolin.

Hi, Mr. Nature here, with a look away from the news–basta, basta! as they say in Italy–and toward some more of God’s cool stuff. Pangolins live in Asia and Africa, eat insects, and are protected by an armor of keratin scales. Keratin is the stuff your hair and fingernails are made of. The pangolin is the only animal in the world that has such scales.

The pangolin in this video is a pet enjoying a nice mud bath. In the background you can hear the owner muttering about what a job it’s going to be to clean him. Ah, well, it’s one of the things we do for our pets. Because we love them, and then love us, and the Lord Our God loves both them and us.


Hillary Donates $800,000 to Antifa Rioters

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Didn’t I tell you? Those black-masked thugs of Antifa, who torch buildings, overturn cars, and beat people up, who riot to shut down towns and college campuses–the Democrat Party owns them. In fact, the Democrats fund them.

And Hillary Clinton, presidential wannabe, seems to have dumped a cool $800,000 into Antifa’s coffers, according to filings of the Federal Elections Commission (http://thepoliticalinsider.com/hillary-clinton-funding-antifa/).

Madame Hillary has taken $800 G’s out of her presidential campaign money and funneled it into several Far Left groups closely tied to Antifa, through her Super PAC, “Onward Together.” Don’t you love that name? Antifa, by the way, is classed by the Dept. of Homeland Security as “a domestic terrorist organization.” And as Hillary says, in a message to her PAC’s donors, “We’re working behind the scene…” Boy, is she ever!

What I want to know is why Hillary–and other Democrat money-movers who doubtless do the same–isn’t held responsible for the personal and property damage wreaked by Antifa. Surely there must be some kind of law against contributing money to a domestic terrorist organization?

Sure, we know that Clintons always get away with everything and are never, ever held accountable: it’s one of the perks of being big-name Democrats. But why isn’t she being sued by persons, businesses, and communities damaged by Antifa? Why isn’t she in jail?

If this isn’t sedition, I don’t know what is.


How Did This Crappy Idea Turn Out?

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I missed this story, somehow, when it was live. And now there’s no follow-up, so I don’t know how it turned out.

In 2012 and 2013, reaching back into 2010, the hottest thing in British education was a movement to forbid children from having best friends (https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/462185/schools-ban-children-making-best-friends/). This, the educators (ahem!) reasoned, would spare kiddies the pain of breaking up with a best friend later on. Kind of like if you never marry, you’ll never have to go through a divorce. If you never get a job, you’ll never get fired. You have to be a trained education professional to see how brilliant an idea this is.

Well, confound it, I can’t find any recent articles that tell us how this scheme worked out. I mean, just because it totally defies human nature doesn’t mean it’ll fail–right? Why, that might imply that socialism itself could fail!

Five years ago, there were questions being asked about this, even among the educators. A guy from the National Association of Head Teachers said of the policy, “It seems bizarre.” Well, there’s nobody as anti-human as a humanist.

I can’t find anything more recent than that. Did this idea die a natural death, or are they still pumping juice into it, refusing to let it go? I’m very surprised it hasn’t spread across the Atlantic to the United States and Canada: it seems tailor-made for our teachers’ unions. Imagine the rush an educator would get, forcing children to break up with their best friends and forbidding them to have best friends anymore–and laying down the law to the kids’ parents, too. It’d be as big a turn-on as rationing.

Perhaps some reader in the UK can enlighten us, and tell us how it all turned out. If you can, please do!

Update: Thanks to “thewhiterabbit” for this update.

Yes, they’re still doing it: UK schools not allowing kids to have best friends. Little Prince George, four years old, is about to be sentenced to one of these places (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a12215360/prince-george-school-policy-not-allowed-best-friend/). The whole is idea is so “no one will feel excluded.”

They’ll be putting the kids in chain gangs next.


My Newswithviews Column, Sept. 21 (‘It Must Be Magic’)

Here’s this week’s offering–trying to tie together a couple of subjects I’d already discussed, here on this blog.

https://newswithviews.com/it-must-be-magic/

As you can see, I’m beginning to wake up to the possibility that liberals, besides being comical and annoying, also might be very dangerous.


Puddleglum’s Theology

Source: Puddleglum’s Theology


By Request, ‘What a Beautiful Name’

It’s amazing, the way the human voice can be turned into a musical instrument–especially when it’s in praise of the God who created it.

Requested by Susan, this is The Voices of Lee performing What a Beautiful Name. A wonderful way to start your day.


Sanity Break: Kitten Defies Fierce Tennis Ball

Let us move on from the dreary events of the day and contemplate something really important: how do you defend your living room against an intruding tennis ball?

This kitten may be young, but he’s got all the right moves–puffy tail, running sideways, jumping straight up on stiff legs, the works. When’s he gonna pounce on that tennis ball and give it what-for?


And Now… the ‘Mad Pooper’

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[Warning: Disgusting content. I can’t help what’s in the news from day to day. But an item like this shows our culture is seriously in need of help.]

Police in Colorado Springs are still trying to catch the woman who for seven weeks has been enhancing her jogging experience by defecating on people’s front lawns (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/20/police-seek-mad-pooper-woman-jogger-whos-defecating-shamelessly-on-peoples-front-lawns.html). Residents have pleaded with her to stop, but it seems she hasn’t.

They’ve got her on videotape but they still haven’t been able to track her down. Said the policeman in charge of the case, “It’s not something I’ve seen in my career.”

Anybody got a lasso?

So yesterday it was the loony woman who attacked shoppers in her local supermarket and then dove in among the produce to rub herself down with fruits and vegetables as if she were taking a bath. And today it’s “the mad pooper.”

Dare we suggest that there’s something very bad happening to our culture? That it seems to be driving people crazy? Could it possibly, maybe, have anything to do with a large-scale rejection of God and a wide embrace of all kinds of lunatic ideas and behaviors? If society-wide abomination and immorality are accepted, hailed, and “celebrated,” might it not be imitated by individuals who are not too tightly wrapped to begin with?

God’s laws keep us sane.

Whatever we want to call what we’re doing now… doesn’t.


Telling Us How to Behave

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I don’t know about your town, but in my town, these little signs are popping up all over, admonishing us that “Hate Has No Business Here.” The yard sign version says “Hate Has No Home Here.”

Now, why would you need these signs unless you thought the town was chock-full of “haters” in need of your instruction?

Entering the YMCA today, I saw one of those signs on the door. So I asked at the desk: “What is ‘hate’?” They didn’t know. They were embarrassed. They directed me to their supervisor. After some hemming and hawing, she revealed (1) “Oh, the Chamber of Commerce gave us those signs to put up” and (2) “It’s just about everybody being kind and welcoming to everybody else.”

“Who hasn’t been doing that?” I asked.

“Well, you know!”

“No, I don’t. Tell me.”

“Um, it’s like, well, people in the parking lot angrily honking at each other because they want a parking space.”

I don’t think mere obstreporating ought to qualify as “hate,” but by now I realized I wasn’t going to get any answers more coherent than that.

Somebody else asked me why I didn’t like the signs. “It’s too Red China/Big Brother for me,” I said. “Especially when nobody can explain what they mean by ‘hate.’ Are they trying to get rid of a basic human emotion? Or is it Democrat-speak for ‘Thou shalt not vote for Trump’? I don’t like a bunch of faceless liberals telling me how I ought to behave–especially when they themselves have been spouting real, hot hate non-stop since Election Night.”

Now I wonder what will happen if I ask them if I can put up a “John 3:16” sign somewhere on the premises of what is formally known as the Young Men’s Christian Association.

What do you want to bet they’ll say no?


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