Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013

Check out this, er, accomplished quartet!


Bobby Jindal responds to the news that A&E is “suspending” the star of Duck Dynasty (brief context and links at the Weekly Standard, but warning for content):

Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. . . . It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

Governor Kasich gave a sermon at the University of Cincinnnati graduation over the weekend.  Pretty good!  (By that I mean that it was a pretty good sermon, but by that I also mean that being so explicitly Christian in such a culturally mainstream context is a pretty good accomplishment these days.)

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Sweeter than Wine

December 17, 2013

“If only all wine tasted like cream-filled donuts!”

They say you shouldn’t talk about politics and religion, but I had occasion to go to two Thanksgiving dinners last week, and at both I was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk about politics and religion, if not with the whole party, then at least with a couple of the people there.  It went, as far as I am aware, very well:  Neither they nor I became unpleasant or unkind at any point; no one raised his voice or started interrupting or talking over anyone.  They were, in fact, perfectly enjoyable conversations, even though (if it doesn’t go without saying) we disagreed on the substantive underlying issues (I was talking with an atheist, a liberal, a Muslim, etc., about health care, etc.).

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SAT Analogy

December 1, 2013

“Red velvet is the Dr. Pepper of cake.”


December 1, 2013

“. . . but the rats have a sweet, attractive face.”