The arrival of a mini Caliphate
just down the street from you.
And because tolerance is the mother of all virtues, you’ll be glad you did. Pay no attention to Elin Krantz. Your wife and daughters will be so pleased, I’m sure.
H/T to M. Bray
In an election shocker in Kentucky, a Tea Party Republic whooped up on his Democrat opposition for governor of the Commonwealth. The Speaker of the Kentucky House, Democrat Greg Stumbo took the stage and waxed all biblical about why the party of the donkey got their ass kicked. He did observe that no one knew …View full post
Harvard: The smartest people are successful because they’re sarcastic. I’m guessing this is about as much recognition as I’m going to get from Harvard. Besides, I’m not sarcastic. I am operating under a condition of “enhanced creativity.” Well, what a surprise, scientists have discovered that sarcastic people are the smartest in the world. The thing …View full post
At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into …View full post
In an election shocker in Kentucky, a Tea Party Republic whooped up on his Democrat opposition for governor of the Commonwealth. The Speaker of the Kentucky House, Democrat Greg Stumbo took the stage and waxed all biblical about why the party of the donkey got their ass kicked.
He did observe that no one knew for sure if Jesus would be a Republic or a Democrat. He quickly added, however, that Mary didn’t ride into Bethlehem on an elephant. By this guy’s exegesis, I’m gonna’ guess he’s a United Methodist.
But the real kicker for me was when he noted that “we can’t let people think we’re ungodly.” Hmmm. He didn’t mention Obamacare, Debbie Wasserman Schultzie, or Planned Parenthood. Other than that, I don’t know how anyone could conclude that Democrats are ungodly.
Then, again, there is that pesky time when the mention of the big donkey lover in the sky at a Democratic synod resulted in collective boos:
I’m thinking Psalm 2 comes to mind. God sits in heaven and laughs at them with a derision. Until the last day when He will shatter their teeth with a rod of iron.
You know, for a Democrat, He seems to have a violent streak. And is it just me, but does He seem a teensy weensy bit intolerant too?
H/T to J. Dillman
I’m guessing this is about as much recognition as I’m going to get from Harvard. Besides, I’m not sarcastic. I am operating under a condition of “enhanced creativity.”
Well, what a surprise, scientists have discovered that sarcastic people are the smartest in the world.
The thing is, academia really has decided that sarcastic people are the brainiest of them all. Harvard Business School researchers have apparently determined that sarcasm, especially when it has a sharp edge to it, represents the “highest form of intelligence.”
“The construction and interpretation of sarcasm lead to greater creativity because they activate abstract thinking,” the study’s authors write in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. (Bet that publication is a real page-turner. Sorry, we can’t help ourselves.)
“Just blurting out an insult is pedestrian at best,” information technology expert Vacheh Joakim told Psychology Today recently. “But a sarcastic jab that can masquerade as a compliment is much more enjoyable, and it also gives the person being sarcastic a sense of superiority.”
I wouldn’t say I have a sense of superiority. I would say that I am truly superior.
H/T to M. Janocik
At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven. And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18: 1-6
Michelle: Julianna, if you get sick again, do you want to go to the hospital again or stay home?
Julianna: Not the hospital.
Michelle: Even if that means that you will go to heaven if you stay home?
Michelle: And you know that mommy and daddy won’t come with you right away? You’ll go by yourself first.
Julianna: Don’t worry. God will take care of me.
Michelle: And if you go to the hospital, it may help you get better and let you come home again and spend more time with us. I need to make sure that you understand that. Hospital may let you have more time with mommy and daddy.
Julianna: I understand.
Michelle: (crying) – I’m sorry, Julianna. I know you don’t like it when I cry. It’s just that I will miss you so much.
Julianna: That’s OK. God will take care of me. He’s in my heart.
So tell me, what’s the hold up on the Crimes Against Humanity trials?
After the pro-aborts get their fair trial and the noose begins to tighten, they can rest assured that delivering “intact bodies” is the hangman’s goal. But heads popping off is an occasional occurrence and it’s not like we’re fanatics about it.
Goodbye, John. And good riddance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders on Tuesday pushed toward a vote on a two-year budget deal despite conservative opposition, relying on the backing of Democrats for the far-reaching pact struck with President Barack Obama.
In his last days as speaker, John Boehner was intent on getting the measure through Congress quickly to head off a market-rattling debt crisis next week and a government shutdown in December. The deal also would take budget showdowns off the table until after the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, a potential boon to the eventual GOP nominee and incumbents facing tough re-election fights.
“The agreement isn’t perfect by any means,” but the alternative was a debt limit increase without any entitlement reform or money for troops, Boehner told reporters. “So this is a good deal.”
The Ohio Republican also said his goal was to “clean out the barn” for the next speaker. “I’ve done my best to clean it up,” he said.
I mean, what’s more fun than bashing liberal heads! They’re empty and crack easily. Oh, it’s a figure of speech. Never mind.
The Washington Post reports:
At one point during a major summit of the Roman Catholic hierarchy that ends this weekend, a senior conservative bishop took the floor inside the Vatican’s assembly hall and promptly charged his liberal peers with doing the devil’s work.
Archbishop Tomash Peta of Kazakhstan captured the intensity of the divide, raising eyebrows — and even a few incredulous laughs — as he decried some of the policy changes being floated at the synod as having the scent of “infernal smoke.”
The three-week gathering, known as a synod, has erupted into a theological slugfest over Pope Francis’s vision for a more inclusive church, displaying the most bitter and public infighting since the heady days of Catholic reform in the 1960s.
May God have mercy on us all.
Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes — but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School Principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school’s Oct. 9 student council election because students elected too many white kids. “It’s not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” Van Haren told The Chronicle’s Jill Tucker, as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally released the names of the winners.
Van Haren insists that she never intended to interfere with the results — she just wanted to wait to release them until the school had developed a plan to increase the student council’s diversity. One possible remedy would be to add seats so that African American and Latino students are better represented. And: “I think it still can be a teachable moment.” Problem: I don’t think Van Haren understands that she’s the one who has a whole lot to learn.
Read the rest of the article here.
Sort of reminds me (in microcosm) of the former Soviet Union: it just imploded from its own weight.
Terms like “equality”, “justice”, “greed” and “fairness” get kicked around a pretty good bit. Usually, we just nod because those are good ideas, at least in the general sense. But we better make sure that the person using those terms – especially when they’re trying to take the moral high ground and/or looking for the government to do something with your money – is using the same dictionary that we are.
H/T to J.Dillman