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‘O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?  How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?’  ~ Psalm 4:2

 

 

  • The presidential election season always results in more Pander Bear sightings.

 

 

 

  • If elected president, Senator John McCain would reserve the right to run his own warrantless wiretapping program against Americans, based on the theory that the president’s wartime powers trump federal criminal statutes and court oversight, according to a statement released by his campaign Monday.’ 

 

 

 

  • [Russian Prime Minister Vladimir]Putin, who has repeatedly praised the Russian Orthodox Church while emphasizing the separation of church and state, said during a visit to a church and monastery outside Moscow that Orthodox Christianity is an integral part of Russian culture. “One should not completely draw a line between the culture and the church,” Putin said in televised comments. “Of course, by law in our country the church is separate from the state, but in the soul and the history of our people it’s all together. It always has been and always will be.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Curious?  Click here. )

 

 

 

  • ‘As Lewis wrote them, the Narnia tales are centred on the figure of Aslan, the Lion—and Aslan represents Jesus Christ the Lord.  It is Aslan who gives life to Narnia and all its creatures, who draws children from our world into Narnia to carry out important missions: who, by sacrificing himself on the Stone Table and then rising from the dead, is Narnia’s redeemer.  Without Aslan there is no Narnia, and no Chronicles of Narnia.  But you would never get that from this retelling of Prince Caspian.’ 

 

 

 

  • In the Land of the Free Report: Cut your grass when you’re told or go to jail. 

 

 

 

Neville Chamberlain’s willingness to hold discussions with Hitler regarding the Sudetenland was not the folly for which the British Prime Minister’s reputation has suffered all these years—nor was it the catalyst for World War II.  It would be wise for us to truly understand what actually happened in Munich in 1938 before we are again thrust into another bloodbath by the ruling classes who never actually see the battlefield.  As Patrick Buchanan notes, ‘Chamberlain went to Munich because he did not believe that keeping 3 million Germans inside a nation to which they had been consigned against their will was worth a world war.’ 

 

 

 

  • This post over at Dry Creek Chronicles paints a daunting picture of why we need to wake up or we will suffer the same fate as the Germans. 

 

 

 

  • I have to admit that I, too, once thought that only someone guilty of committing a crime would hide behind the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Now, I am not so sure. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Charles Darwin is being accused of stealing the (un)scientific ‘theory’ that made him (in)famous.  (It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.) 

 

 

 

  • I have yet another reason to avoid the opera like the plague: ‘The New York City Opera commissioned Charles Wuorinen to compose an opera based on “Brokeback Mountain,” the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx that became the basis for a 2005 movie that won three Academy Awards.’ 

 

  

 

 

‘Messianic Jews living in the Negev Desert also say they are routinely harassed and attacked by yeshiva students, some inspired by Yad L’achem, a religious organization dedicated to stamping out Christian missionary activities in Israel. Random acts of anti-Christian violence have also occurred: last October in Jerusalem, a church was fire-bombed, and several days after Christmas, a German pilgrim who was returning from Bethlehem carrying a large wooden cross was attacked by a gang of ultra-orthodox youths who smashed the cross into splinters.’ 

 

 

 

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