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‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether brought up in the family or in another home.’  ~ Leviticus 18:9

  • Among the features of WordPress that I enjoy is the ability to see where folks are visiting my blog from. Interestingly, 50% of my hits recently have come from an Internet forum in Russia—it could be Ukraine–all I can tell is that it is written in the Cyrillic Alphabet.




  • Companies that specialize in church mortgages report that foreclosures and delinquencies for congregations are on the rise as the tough economic times start to make their impact at the offering plate.’




  • A pro-life activist says Senator Sam Brownback’s decision to support pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services secretary shows that his commitment to the unborn is merely political rather than a core value.’



Look out your window, baby, there’s a scene you’d like to catch,
The band is playing ‘Dixie,’ a man got his hand outstretched.
Could be the Fuhrer.
Could be the local priest.
You know sometimes
Satan comes as a man of peace.
~ Bob Dylan, Man of Peace




  • As a father, it is a sad realisation for me that the actresses in pornographic movies/ photographs are ‘Somebody’s Daughter.’




  • The beginning of the 1980’s docudrama ‘Countdown to Looking Glass’ seem eerily prescient and as if they were ripped from the headlines yesterday. Watch the first five minutes and see whether the depiction seems familiar.




  • I can’t decide whether this is hysterical or highly irreverent.




  • More ‘security’ insanity: Mule-skinners must have background checks. (I don’t want to play anymore.)







  • It’s amazing how many things I take for granted. Imagine not being able to open you mouth more than one inch for eight years!




With the President’s efforts to enact public works programs all but accepted as efficacious economic policy, it would be worthwhile to consider the timeless discussions of Frederic Bastiat on such boondoggles in his essay What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen: ‘But is this all? Taken all together, does not the operation [of government works programmes] involve something else? At the moment when M. Dupin pronounces the sacramental words: “The Assembly has adopted, ….” do millions of [dollars] descend miraculously on a moonbeam into the coffers of M. Fould and M. Bineau? For the process to be complete, does not the state have to organize the collection of funds as well as their expenditure? Does it not have to get its tax collectors into the country and its taxpayers to make their contribution?’







  • As I have said many times, there is always a silver lining to an economic crisis. In this instance, the beneficiary is the reading public, as Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ has seen an enormous increase in sales.







I don’t care what the [Iraqi] status of forces agreement says: that document has more loopholes than the bank bailout bill’s provisions for paying back the American taxpayers. Those 50,000 “residual” occupiers will simply pull back into their permanent bases, which are even now being constructed throughout Iraq, to be called on when our sock-puppets find themselves unable to tamp down the growing spirit of rebellion.  

What kind of a “withdrawal” is this? It is one so burdened with contingencies, conditional footnotes, and amendatory clauses, that it falls beneath its own weight and collapses into a fair approximation of the status quo.’



Written by ninepoundhammer

March 19, 2009 at 5:31 am

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