Sep 20

Hillary Clinton’s Health Report from Nurse Ratch-it.

Sep 17

“Brave”, Barbaric New World

World on a collision course with disaster . . . just sad.

First child dies by euthanasia in Belgium

A terminally ill minor has become the first child to be euthanized in Belgium since age restrictions were lifted in the country two years ago, according to several sources.  A Belgian lawmaker told CNN affiliate VTM that the physician-assisted suicide happened within the past week. The child, who was suffering from an incurable disease, had asked for euthanasia, Sen. Jean-Jacques De Gucht told VTM. The identity of the child and age are unknown.

“I think it’s very important that we, as a society, have given the opportunity to those people to decide for themselves in what manner they cope with that situation,” said Gucht, a supporter of euthanasia legislation.

Question: Since we think it so noble to let a child make a life and death decision, whaddaya say we let a twelve year old ask for beer if he wants one; or, a cigarette?
Read the rest of the sad article here.

Sep 17

High School Students Serenade Dying Teacher

It’s a weird day.  I’m even linking to CNN, if that gives you any idea how weird a day it is.

A beloved high school teacher whose students gathered outside his window to serenade him has died after a battle with cancer. Ben Ellis, who taught Latin and Bible studies at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, died Friday, said Nate Morrow, the school’s headmaster. A few days ago, 400 students from the school showed up outside his home to sing songs of worship when he could no longer teach.Despite chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Ellis taught until earlier this month because the distraction helped him through it.

Read the rest of the article here.

The whole story is good.  A tribute to what I am assuming is a great teacher, but also to faith and love.

It also interests me that the reporterette at CNN regaled the scientifically documented and well-established proof that there are benefits when people are praying for you.

Praying to whom?  She didn’t say.  But if I pray to Thor or Zeus or Hercules, is that as helpful as – I don’t know – beseeching the King of the Universe?

And another question, if government school children were allowed or even encouraged to engage in this type of behavior, would they (and their school) be better or worse?  And by “better or worse”, I mean better or worse off as individuals AND be better or worse as individuals in society?

Just askin’.

Sep 15

Pneumonia: Hope we can believe in.

I think I found a 3rd party worthy of my vote.  Latin guy, named Streptococcus Pneumoniae.  Might be kind of hard to write in.  So practice.

Sep 15

Second Amendment . . . You were saying?

2nd-amendment

Sep 13

New Hillary Game Available

I ordered the Conservative Version. No anesthesia involved. Couldn’t find the brain though.

Sep 08

Do all Black Lives matter?

Sep 07

Savage Blacks in America

Sep 06

Cat Watching Psycho

A Cat Video that I can love.  Spend a tender minute and watch it!

H/T to R.A. Bachert

Aug 31

Take the “Will I impose my Morality” quiz.

You don’t have to read too many news stories to get the idea that morality questions abound.  It used to be the case that “wrong was wrong even if everyone was doing it; and, right was right even if no one was doing it.”  That’s all changed, apparently.

And it’s not until the last few years that “intolerance” was even something bad.  But isn’t that a moral judgment in itself?

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But there is no shortage of opportunities for us to express our moral outrage.  Whether it’s Ryan Lochte lying about whether he was robbed or America’s current favorite villain – Anthony Wiener sending photos of his, ahem, undercarriage across the internet.  And why is it more morally outrageous that he did so while his young son lay sleeping next to him?

To find out where you fall, I suggest you take the “Will I impose my Morality on Someone Else” quiz.

Here goes.

  1. It is morally wrong for Anthony Weiner to send pictures of himself because:
    1. He’s married;
    2. His child was in the picture;
    3. It’s just creepy;
    4. It’s objectively immoral for several reasons.
    5. It’s not right for me, but I can’t say it’s wrong for him.
  2. In 50 words or less, explain your basis for believing it to be immoral.
  3. The individual formerly known as Bruce Jenner should:
    1. Be called Caitlyn because self-identifying as a woman takes precedent over the fact that he has outdoor plumbing; or,
    2. Be called Bruce because he’s just a dude in a dress.
  4. Ryan Lochte was morally wrong for what he did in Rio because:
    1. Vandalism is objectively immoral;
    2. Lying is objectively immoral;
    3. Both a. and b.
    4. Neither a. nor b.
    5. He’s a jock.  Who cares?
  5. Hillary Clinton was morally wrong in lying to the American Public about her emails/private server because:
    1. Lying is objectively immoral;
    2. Compromising lives and national security is morally wrong.
    3. Both a. and b.
    4. Neither a. nor b.
    5. She’s a Clinton.  Who cares?

The point is, morality is the only thing that can be enforced.  The only question that remains is whose?  You can not cite any law, anywhere, at any time in history that is not a reflection of a moral order.

The reason that there are laws against murder is, well, because “Thou shalt not kill.”  Ditto for stealing.  But the second that we adopt any moral code that is not transcendent – that is, not bigger than ourselves – is the very same second that we have become lawless.

So when we hear some politician utter some tripe about being “personally opposed to ___________, but I don’t want to impose my morality on anyone else” know that that person (politician or otherwise) is duplicitous, cowardly, and lawless.

By the way, Bruce Jenner is just a dude in a dress.

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