Fun with Cats & Dogs

See? Cats and dogs can play nicely together. I assume none of them is getting hurt in any of these tussles. Otherwise it would either escalate into real mayhem or one of the parties would get serious about running away.

I love watching animals play together. For some reason my lizards never did that. I wish my cats would play with each other, but their sibling rivalry won’t permit it. Ah, well, there’s always videos…


Byron: the Prize is Here!

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here–and so is the prize for the human who posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog.

Yep, it came in the mail this morning, so now you can be sure that one of you will win it. Here on Rottnest Island, us quokkas are getting up a pool to see who can pick the winner. I’m not allowed to tell you who I’m betting on, so don’t ask.

Any road, 50,000 comments is a big milestone and it’ll only come along once, so the prize has to be something special. Which it is!

Well, then, what is it? Ha! When we’ve got 49,000 views, that’s when I’ll tell you–and then watch everybody scramble to be No. 50,000. Crikey, we’re making history!


By Request, ‘He’s Still God’

Requested by Erlene, He’s Still God, by Carroll Roberson.

I’m sometimes asked when I take requests and post hymns on this blog.

Check out the nooze. Do you really need to ask?


‘Scientific’ Rubbish–and Why We Believe It

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Would Mr. Spock ever lie to you?

How do we wind up believing in all-knowing, all-wise space aliens, human evolution into supermen, and intergalactic travel?

In Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs, author James Herrick explained exactly how. I reviewed his book in 2015.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/a-review-of-scientific-mythologies

We may not be able to provide everyone in America with a solid scientific education, but we can certainly load them up on science fiction, dumbed-down popular science, and sheer mythology. Herrick abundantly demonstrates that the “science” that has so many people in awe of it is hardly science at all–it’s mostly TV.

Forget about observing nature, collecting data, studying what’s been observed, subjecting it to verifiable experiments, and then coming up with a theory or an explanation that fits the facts–who has time for all that? And it’s boring! So much more enlightening to have some Hollywood celebrity lecture you on “climate change.” Or some actor who played a space alien in a Star Trek movie.

This is a thick, meaty book, jam-packed with information. You can learn a lot by reading it.

And you will be able to answer the question, “When is ‘science’ not science?”


Biden Does It Again

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The other Democrats are even worse.

If idiotic statements were literature, Joe Biden would be Shakespeare.

This week the former vice president, now seeking the Democrat presidential nomination, said his proposed child tax credit would put “720 million women” back to work (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-gaffe-put-720-million-women-in-workforce). Honestly, you could fill a very thick book with the loopy things he says.

Nevertheless, if he gets the nomination because the rest of the two dozen candidates are even sillier than he is, tens of millions of people will vote to give him custody of the nuclear missile launch codes. That is a very bad argument for having elections at all. I mean, what if he were to win? The Voter Fraud Party will do everything in its power, lawful or otherwise–mostly otherwise–to make sure he does.

P.S.–Just in case you went to public school, or currently attend a university, the population of the United States is around 330 million, half of whom are men. This esoteric information is cunningly concealed in the last census.


Are We ‘Summoning Entities Into Existence’? (Hint: No)

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H.P. Lovecraft with one of his imaginary playmates

The CEO of Kindred A.I. the other day ruffled some feathers by warning that “tech developers are summoning entities into existence” (https://clarion.causeaction.com/2019/09/17/ai-expert-says-we-are-summoning-robot-entities-who-will-treat-us-like-ants/).

Say it ain’t so!

Warns the CEO, these “entities” will be (or already are) as indifferent to us as we are to ants: “they’re way smarter than every single person in this room, in ways that we can’t even comprehend.” Well, gee–not knowing who was in the room with him when he said that, we can only speculate. I mean, if it was Joe Biden and Rosie O’Donnell, he had a great chance of being right.

These scary entities that we’re going to summon into existence, he said, are “like Lovecraftian The Great Old Ones…” Those were monsters in H.P. Lovecraft’s fantasy/horror stories. Not intended to be taken seriously. We wonder whether Mr. CEO quite understands that.

Sorry, dude, but Shakespeare got in before you. He even got in before Lovecraft. Henry IV Part I, Act III, Scene 1.

Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

Hotspur: Why, so can I, and so can any man. But will they come when you do call for them?

(Why do I think I hear someone crying, “Call for Phillip Morris”?)

See, beings either exist or they don’t. No yo-yo down here on earth can summon them into existence. We already have inborn human depravity and hosts of malevolent spiritual beings turned loose on us by Satan. What can some clowns with computers add to that?

HPL was only kidding; but this guy at Kindred is nuts.


‘Fire Chief Fired for Having Christian View on Marriage’ (2015)

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They couldn’t put it out–but who cares, as long as the fire chief supports gay marraige?

If you’re not on board for “gay marriage,” you shouldn’t be allowed to earn a living–right? I mean, this is America, its whole reason for existing is to promote gay-ness…

So the mayor of Atlanta fires the city’s fire chief because the guy publicly asserted (in a book he co-authored) that marriage consists of a man and a woman.

(https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/15/fire-chief-fired-for-having-christian-views-on-marriage/)

Now it consists of a couple of Buttagigs. A couple of anything. And don’t you dare say it doesn’t, or the Loving Left will sacrifice you to their god, Satan.

Let me say it for the record: “Gay marriage” is a satanic enterprise and a spiritual pollution for which nations that practice it will suffer. It is an evil innovation that has come along only in my own lifetime and which would be horrifying and totally incomprehensible to the human beings inhabiting thousands of years of history.

But if the choice is between a fire chief who can put out fires, and one who can’t, but is on fire for “gay marriage”–well, having your house burn down seems a small enough sacrifice to make, doesn’t it?


John Bunyan’s Hymn

I love this hymn and just have to post it now and then–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress. Performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s the kind of hymn that adds some spark to your bark!

Also known as He Who Would Valiant Be.


More Daffy Dogs

Dogs are like turtles: they can get to places that you’d never think they’d reach. But you’ll never see turtles jump like some of the dogs in this video. In fact, you’ll never see turtles jump at all.

One of these dogs could easily be mistaken for a kangaroo.

Fun False Fact: There is a dog in Sayreville, New Jersey, that can read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. But he never tells you what they say.


Huff-puff-puff, I Did It!

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Well, I’ve just cranked out and submitted my Newswithviews column for the week. Thanks to all of you who were pulling for me! But my head feels like it’s been used for a basketball.

The hardest part was shifting my focus from writing another chapter of The Wind From Heaven to writing about the inane goings-on in this shameful era of our history. Hint: the novel is a lot more fun.

So I contemplated the past few days’ blog posts and found two that seemed to go together very well: “Beyond Putrid” and the one about the Youth Climate Strike. Tune in Thursday to see how I did it.

And now I think I’ve earned the right to sit outside on this beautiful September day and do a crossword puzzle. Don’t worry–I’ve already done my bike ride.


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