Unpredictable Cats

You pretty much know what your pet clam or oyster will do in any situation: nothing. But cats not only do the unexpected. They also like to create the situation.

P.S.–Please, please don’t let your cats mess around with frogs. Most frogs and toads have chemicals in their skin that can make a mammal painfully and expensively sick if it gets into mouth or eyes. And it’s not a frog’s idea of fun.


By Request: ‘Majesty’

Sorry! Almost forgot to post this one, requested by Erlene: Majesty. I hope this is the Majesty you wanted, by Michael W. Smith–with a whole hall full of people joining in. I can see how this might have brought the congregation to its feet.


Columnist Suspended for Phony Reporting of Boston Marathon Bombing

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The Pulitzer Prize–for fiction?

In 2014 the Boston Globe won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting of the 2013 terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon.

Now one of that reporting team has been suspended without pay for three months… for “inconsistencies” between his reporting and the facts (http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/06/18/boston-globe-suspends-columnist-for-fabricating-marathon-bombing-stories/).

In other words, he made up some of it. Some of the details were invented. We aren’t told just what it was he is alleged to have invented: the investigation is ongoing. My guess is that he sort of embellished the story. Kinda, sorta, basically.

It took them four years to smell a rat.

Think they’ll have to give back the Pulitzer? Well, the New York Times still has the Pulitzer awarded to Walter Duranty for egregiously lying about Josef Stalin’s workers’ paradise in the Soviet Union of the 1930s. Stalin’s cheerleader. Some things never change. Our nooze media still loves Far Left dictators, mass graves and all.

Not that this guy at the Globe did anything on that scale: but fiction is fiction, and has no place in news reporting.

Unless it wins you a Pulitzer. Or furthers the progressive cause.


Memory Lane: The Slide Rule

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My wife and I last night were reminiscing about slide rules. I wonder how many of you are old enough to have learned how to use a slide rule. I wonder how many of you have ever seen one.

The slide rule was invented in the 17th century, modified and improved throughout its history, and taught in schools during the 1950s and early 60s. I had one, although I don’t know what happened to it. Wernher von Braun had two slide rules which he acquired in the 1930s and continued to use for the rest of his life, including for his work leading the U.S. space program in the 1960s. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this bit of 17th-century technology helped put a man on the moon in 1969.

Slide rules came as straight rulers with sliding sticks and a cursor, with later models done up as disks or cylinders. Electronic computers made them obsolete by 1974. You can still get them, you can still learn how to use them, and they will still give you the right answers to multiplication, division, square roots, and trigonometry problems. But they are obsolete.

Slide rules have two advantages over computers. Electrical power failures, hiccups, and glitches don’t affect them, and they never need those blasted updates. The down side is that they’re harder to learn than computers: a chowderhead will not be able to use one.

Let’s hope there will always be a few people around who own slide rules and know how to use them. They may be needed again, someday.


Quoting the Bible Makes You a Nazi

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Why do we listen to these people?

If the churches had not spent the last hundred years or so collecting bellybutton lint, we would not be in the ridiculous position we’re in today. But while the church slept, the Devil’s servants were busy as bees.

Probably not the best idea, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently tried to defend our country’s immigration laws by quoting Romans 13: “[T]he powers that be are ordained of God” (verse 1). Oh, Jeff ( https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2018/06/19/quoting-the-bible-jeff-sessions-and-a-warning-about-whats-coming-next-n2492221).  You should’ve just said, “I’m the attorney general and it’s my duty to enforce the laws.”

So now the leftids in the nooze media, and the Democrat Party hacks–please pardon the tautology–are having a field day with their new equation, “Bible = Cruelly Tearing Children From Their Families’ Arms.” And we Christians should all be ashamed of the Bible and ashamed of our laws and our country and of everything else because it makes us the same as Nazis or slaveholders or people who forget to recycle their plastic, blah-blah-blah.

Why do we even listen to this crap? Lessons in Christianity from persons who despise Christianity and Christians. Lessons in family values from people who despise the family as an institution and are doing their best to destroy it. Lessons in “truth” from the same dunderheads whose college sages declare there is no truth–only “your truth” and “their truth,” and somehow their truth always wins.

As Christians we have a duty to ignore such people, to deny them access to our children, and do our level best to get their favorite institutions defunded and discredited. Kill public education, and leftism dies. That’s a fact.

Don’t be fooled. All this Democrat tear-jerking and garment-rending has nothing to do with compassion. All they want is to flood the country with illegal aliens. They think it means cheap votes.

Don’t let their sob stories get to you. And if you’re still wondering what could go wrong if the leftids get their way, take a few minutes to look at what they’ve done to San Francisco.


‘Oh, Boy! Science Finds a Way to Implant False Knowledge’ (2016)

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Come to think of it, “false knowledge” isn’t knowledge at all.

As the human race gropes desperately to get a handle on reality, the cumberworlds of Science are working on new, improved ways to teach us things that aren’t true and make us think we “know” them.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/07/05/oh-boy-science-finds-a-way-to-implant-false-knowledge/

Now they can do in a few minutes what it takes schools and television years to do. Way to go, gang. If you can’t make the world better, you settle for making it worse.

[Aside to Weavingword: See, I told you I’d use one of those medieval insults.]


‘Light of the World’

Please don’t mind that I’ve posted this hymn for the umpteenth time–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is the hymn that was in my mind this morning. It went with me on my bike ride, and I was glad of its company.


A Learning Experience

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A couple of my chess buddies are trying to teach me how to do this. Can they succeed, where several generations of intelligent, good-hearted persons have failed?

Well, let’s see… If this works, one of jessicafischerqueen’s fire-eating comments should appear in the space below. Fingers crossed.

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I think you should provide the source link for your analysis.

On the same topic as above, if you look on the link I just posted, there are only three comments, but all three are strongly against the idea of taking down the portraits of white men.

I tell you the silent majority will show up at the ballot box and in numbers. This Stalinist cultural revolution will destroy itself before it destroys western civilization.

You heard it here first- these outrages will increase in idiocy and violence leading up to the next presidential election, and the Republicans will win in a landslide.

Ironically, if the Stalinists wish comes true and they succeed in deleting western history, then future white men can begin claiming that black gay transgender crippled retarded Islamic women enslaved the Whites. “Just look at all those black gay transgender crippled retarded Islamic women portraits and statues!” they will cry.

“I tell you it was just terrible…”

This is one of the dangers of attempting to obliterate history- you may get caught up in the obliteration.

All totalitarian political movements attempted to, and continue to attempt to, erase history.

“Year zero” is their eternal goal.

This is true of <Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Enver Hoxa, Fidel Castro, ISIS, and the boneheads in charge of the lesbian gay trans idiot white-hating anti-Christian pro-Islamic coloured disabled and transdisabled who get elective surgery to disable themselves because they identify as cripples movement.>

If Egypt were in the United States, these morons would be hysterically demanding that the pyramids should be destroyed because the work force involved slaves.

I wonder how long it will be before students begin claiming that they “self-identify” as stupid? This way they can avoid taking responsibility for their terrible marks in Collidge.

“I should still get this great job even though my marks suck, because I self-identify as stupid.”

Young people who are too lazy to do even that much can self-identify as Kangaroo Rats and live in peoples’ homes as pets.

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Holy moly! It worked! And I had better go lie down.


Doggy Daddies

Fatherhood isn’t really much of a big thing with dogs. But when they live with humans, and beget puppies in the humans’ house, male dogs get kind of roped into fatherhood–even with kittens, if no puppies are currently available. They seem to enjoy it, except for the part about a mob of puppies wanting to suckle whichever adult dog is on the scene. It’s not their cup of tea.


Using Children as Political Props

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I really didn’t want to write about this today, but I suppose I ought to take some notice of it because it’s all over the nooze media.

Democrats, who only want to replace the electorate and don’t care what it costs the country, are playing the violin over “ripping children from the arms of their families”–which is their take on America enforcing her immigration laws. Coming from the pro-abortion crowd, it somehow lacks sincerity.

So they’ve suddenly got this doctrine that you don’t ever separate children from their families (unless you need to protect them from the Bible)… Uh, does that, like, work? If we were to apply this principle, wouldn’t that mean that any criminal who has children could never be put in jail? ‘Cause that’s what we do now.

But if you break our immigration laws and come here illegally, with a child who may or may not be really yours, we have no way of knowing, you get a free pass? And lots of free stuff? And get to vote for Democrats as soon as there’s an election? That last is illegal, too, but it happens all the time.

I hate it when amoral political schemers use children as props. And that’s all they are, in this case–props.

If you and your children live in another country, there are two sure-fire ways to avoid having your kids torn from your arms. 1) Come here legally. 2) Or don’t come here at all. The calamity decried by Democrats is easily avoidable by anyone.

As usual, Democrats are trying to create a crisis from which they benefit at the American people’s expense.


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