Erlene (I pray she’s feeling better) suggested this hymn: My Savior’s Love. I hope you like this rendition by the Kingdom Quartet. And I don’t know about you, but I find these beautiful nature photos very moving. God’s handiwork reminds us, every day, that God is nigh.
But can he goose-step?
A man in Scotland, loosely described as a “YouTube comedian,” has been convicted of a hate crime… for allegedly teaching his girlfriend’s little pug dog to make a Nazi salute (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/03/21/youtube-comedian-convicted-hate-crime-after-teaching-nazi-salute-to-dog.html). The, er, authorities called it “grossly offensive,” and have set April 23 as his sentencing date.
“Achtung, Sturmbannfuhrer Bowser! Where are those tanks I ordered?”
How ridiculous is this? Ooh! It’s a violation of the Communications Act! Government must approve all communications!
It ought to lead to some intriguing conversations among inmates of the Big House.
“So what are you in for?” asks the armed robber.
“Teaching my girlfriend’s dog to be a Nazi.”
Who are the fascists here, anyway?
The guy says it was just a joke. In poor taste, yes. But if they’re going to start jailing everybody who tells a joke that’s in poor taste, well–!
A trivial story, you might say. But crazed government grows not by leaps and bounds, but by one tiny little step after another.
The thought that somewhere, somehow, someone might be happy is a real downer for anyone in government. So on his way out the door, President *Batteries Not Included had his Food and Drug Administration cook up a few hundred regulations against high-end cigars. No legislation was involved. I mean, really, legislation is so passe…
As cigar magnate Rocky Patel told Tucker Carlson, “You don’t see kids sitting around the schoolyard chain-smoking premium cigars.” Brother, you don’t see me smoking premium cigars! Likening them to fine wine or single-malt scotch gives you an idea what these cigars are all about. I had a box of Don Diegos once, many years ago. Rocky’s telling it like it is.
And these stupid regulations threaten the whole industry. Maybe a lawsuit can save it. Maybe President Trump can wipe out these stupid regulation as he’s wiped out others. Maybe even Congress might venture a tiny bit of legislation–dare we hope?
Well, excuse me for the nonce (another hinky word I felt like using today). I’m going to stand out in the snow and have a cigar.
All “entertainment” is a form of self-education. We soak up lessons from the TV screen. We “know” certain things because we saw them in a movie or read them in a spy novel.
One of the things I have tried to do in my Bell Mountain books is depict a world in which “religion” is real and a part of everybody’s life, one way or another. The world inhabited by television characters is about 99% uninhabited by God or by people who believe in Him.
No such world has ever existed in real life; but our secular Culture-Killers are doing their damnedest to create one.
We can call it Hell.
This sweet old classic hymn is for everyone this morning, but especially for Phoebe, Linda, and Erlene, our sisters and fellowsoldiers: This Is My Father’s World, sung here by Fernando Ortega. Plus lovely pictures of God’s handiwork. Reminds me of the last snowy night we had, when we looked out the window to see two deer looking in.
We’re having another Global Warming snowstorm today, with dreadful forecasts that have closed schools, doctors’ offices, and businesses well in advance. But I ran out of dry cat food so I had to get to the supermarket as soon as I got dressed this morning.
But I missed both the dhow and the felucca, owing to my palanquin being out of service, and so had to settle for standing room on the caique. (What’s he doing? He’s using funny words because he’s feeling puckish. I mean, how often do you get to use those words all in the same sentence?)
And of course my wife looks at the cat food I bought and says it’s got the wrong ingredients. Betcha anything the whole supermarket didn’t have a single bag of cat food with the right ingredients.
Anyway, I’m back, so let’s get started…
When animals indulge in kooky behavior, it’s a sign of intelligence. When people do it, it’s just a sign of kookiness. Go figure.
Castro’s the one with the beard. Trudeau’s the other tyrant.
It used to be that tyrants were content to tell you what you couldn’t say. But that’s not enough for them anymore. Now they want to tell you what you must say.
In Canada, if you’re a student who wants in on the Canada Summer Jobs grant program–you’re not gonna believe this–you have to declare your support for abortion as being part of your “core mandate” (http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/a-churchs-core-mandate-must-be-pro-choice-to-access-summer-jobs-grant-employment-minister-says/wcm/1a270a5e-1bc6-42cd-8883-2c5f938f9c4f). If you or your church does not support abortion, then you can’t get a grant.
A lawsuit has already been filed.
Some 70,000 students are expected to receive grants–but only if they’re all aboard for abortion. If you don’t check the abortion box on the application, get lost!
Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, laughs off the controversy as a “kerfuffle.” I mean, really, why shouldn’t you have to say you support abortion, if you want to work this summer?
And don’t be too surprised if they expand this to cover “gay marriage,” too.
Five hundred years ago, the Japanese government required Dutch traders to trample on the cross before they could do business in that country.
Now Canada does the same.
Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx’s co-author and co-founder of communism
I have an ongoing discussion with a Christian friend and brother who clings to Science and considers Darwin’s Theory of Evolution as a demonstrated fact–although who demonstrated it, or how, is more than I know.
I go by the principle of “by their fruits you shall know them.” Darwinism has bitter fruit. It assisted at the birth of communism.
Said Engels, after reading The Origin of the Species, “Darwin… is absolutely splendid. There was one aspect of teleology that has yet to be demolished, and that has been done.”
Amplifies International Socialist Review, “The essential connection between historical materialism and natural selection” was established by Darwin.
Is the world a better place because of Darwinist dogma?
If you can answer “yes,” we are surely talking about two different planets.