Why I don’t write Christmas thank-you letters February 28, 2007Posted by Administrator in Catholicism, Family, Personal.
OPENING CAVEAT: I know the title sounds curmedgeonly, and the first few paragraphs opening this post will certainly it sound like a huge “Oh, woe is me” post. Trust me. It isn’t. Bear with me, I hope to make it pay off.
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My my. Say no more other than GO AND READ IT RIGHT NOW!!!!
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UPDATE (via Brutally Honest [Read Brutal’s whole post, it’s worth it):
Paparazzi are scum. . . February 26, 2007Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Idiots.
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. . I am no Britney Spears fan. Nor am I an apologist for her. But these hyenas in human clothing need to leave the poor woman alone.
Paging Dr. Huxley. Your patient, Amanda Marcotte is baaaaaaaaaaack. . . February 24, 2007Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Idiots, Liberal self-loathing, Pandamansanity.
. . .and even more deranged than before.
Claiming that this is a purer argument for pro-aborts to proclaim, Amanda has now gone beyond arguing that abortion is healthier for a woman to now state that it is morally superior to choose an abortion.
His name is Dr. Tim Ball. Check it.
Only “Potty Mouthed”? February 18, 2007Posted by Administrator in Blogging, Liberal Hypocrisy, Liberal self-loathing, Pandamansanity.
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Amanda claims to be “back in business and as potty mouthed as ever.”
Two interesting things she says in this mini-post:
Just got done on MSNBC, with what seemed to me to be the quickest interview ever. For some reason, an hour after I was on MSNBC, CNN cancelled my appearance. Working theory: I don’t do the deer-caught-in-the-headlight thing, and don’t, as such, make for entertaining TV.
Fox News also asked me to be on the “Bill O’Reilly” show with Michelle Malkin. I told them no, but didn’t explain that I find it foul and disturbing to treat all this like it’s a game.
Right. Senselessly drowning in her own irony, Amanda refuses to do battle with Malkin, due to the legitimate fear that O’Reilly and Malkin will beat her like a gong; citing that she finds it “foul” that this is treated “like a game.”
As though her own antics at Pandagon these past years haven’t been her own foul form of game. Now that the tables are turned, and she finds that the dragon of free speech can bite back as well, she turns inward.
The one blessing I can see from this, aside from her continued disinegenousness, is that she actually has calmed the violence of her rhetoric since she retreated back to Austin.
We’ll see if it lasts. I’m not optimistic.
Where Myers, Marcotte, Kos et al get their ideas February 16, 2007Posted by Administrator in Blogging, Cultural Pessimism, Idiots, Liberal self-loathing.
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Courtesy of Dana at Principled Discovery. (which is on my blogroll, and I urge you to make it part of your regular reading. She is very insightful, thoughtful and best of all, CALM!!)
On Incarceration, Drinking from the Well of Truth, and Mules February 15, 2007Posted by Administrator in atheism, Blogging, Cultural Pessimism, Education, Idiots.
Sounds like a deep if odd-sounding post? Sorry. Really, all I was doing was musing upon the following saying:
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”
Due to Mark Shea’s fine ramblings.
Which then led me to the following aphorism (I know of no one else yet who has used it):
You can lead an Atheist to Truth, but you can’t make him think.”
Which if course, reminded me of my mindless adversary, Prof. Myers. I find out that I have been put in “the Dungeon” over there. Which leads to the question: In a hapless, sunken den of iniquity, is what exactly can the “dungeon” look like when said den already resembles a dungeon?
Setting that aside, I find being put in prison by the
execrable estimable Dr. Myers something of a badge of honor.
Why am I there?
Being tedious, repetitive, and completely boring; putting the blogger to sleep by going on and on about the same thing all the time (said thing being the Horde’s unrelenting Christian bashing and refusal to consider rational argument), (and) Making only disparaging comments about a group; while some of this is understandable, if your only contribution is consistently “X is bad”, even in threads that aren’t about X, then you’re simply slagging, not discussing (OK, so I lost my temper in the end and started suggesting that Myers and His Horde were nothing but a bunch of caterwauling infants bellowing into an echo chamber).
What he fails to mention -he really is very good at avoiding those issues that reflect poorly upon him- is that there had been innumerable efforts at engaging genuine debate. Any effort that did not support his party line was ruthlessly shouted down by Myers and his sycophantic horde, sometimes through name-calling and much more commonly through ad hominem argument. I got tired of repeating myself, so I started getting snarky.
It is amusing, though to read the list of reasons people might get banned from Pharyngula. With the exception of spamming, virtually all of the reasons for banishment can easily be interpreted to mean people who dare to post against the Pharyngulist party line.
Meanwhile, I don’t know whether or not to be offended or secretly pleased that he uses less invective in describing me than any other of his Dungeon dwellers.
Oh well. There are some places where it is a good thing to be on the PNG list.
My only real fear is that this clown is a teacher, and is affecting young minds in Minnesota.
Then again, it is Minnesota, and the odds are quite good that the old Scandinavian Protestant low-bullshit threshold will maintain its course and limit the little mule’s impact.
UPDATE: I can’t imagine why, but Myers the Berserk included a link for this site in his commentary upon me in his dungeon.
And so members of his cute little Sycophantic Horde have been stopping by for a peek.
ATTENTION HORDE MEMBERS: Please feel free to look around and, once you’ve convinced yourselves of your superiority, return to Your Master to bask in the glow of deluded self-righteousness.
Good luck with that.
Mark Shea strafes the Atheist Materialist stronghold. . . February 14, 2007Posted by Administrator in Catholicism, Mechanistic Relativism, Smart People.
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. . with absolutely deft yet powerful logic bombs.
Sadly, there is yet no “smart” bomb that can penetrate the minds of the willfully hidebound.
I am thinking of making his post required reading for my apologetics class.
Recovering from illness. . . February 14, 2007Posted by Administrator in Blogging, Personal.
. . .can be almost as bad as being sick itself. I am back at it today, and am facing a mountain of backed-up work. It will take more days than I was out to climb out from underneath this mess. . .so, if there is any follow-up to the McEwan/Marcotte/Edwards fiasco, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
I’m too busy to indulge my schadenfreude today.