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Even Reformed are Irish today

It was the Reformed Oliver Cromwell who invaded Ireland and slaughtered the Irish and the priests therein.  So, imagine my dismay when I read a blog post from a Reformed website extolling St. Patrick–the patron saint of Ireland.  The blog … Continue reading

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White people are racist

Last night, thinking about the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, I was thinking of writing this post.  I was wondering how the officials in Alabama in 1965 could think it was acceptable to treat their citizens in that … Continue reading

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Origen on Future Calvinists

“Certain ones of those [Gnostic’s] who hold different opinions misuse these passages.They essentially destroy free will by introducing ruined natures incapable of salvation and by introducing others as being saved in such a way that they cannot be lost.” – … Continue reading

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What’s So Hard About Being Mick Jagger?

And he’s not happy being Mick Jagger. He’s not living a happy life. To me, that’s unacceptable. I’ve got to make him happy! [Laughs.] To me, I’ve failed if I can’t eventually get my mate to feel good about himself. … Continue reading

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Home on the Strange

I wrote this as a one-off parody in about 10 secs in 2006, and just found it now.  I tweaked the second line because it didn’t vary enough from what it was parodying. An ode to dysfunction/bi-polar/BPD Home on the … Continue reading

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Last Baptist Church

Recently, I went on a 55 mile bike ride and had lots of time to think.  Passing through these small towns, I could see signs for First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First Methodist Church, etc.  As I saw these … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren, Native American

The chief of the Cherokee Nation has chimed in with his denunciation of U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his comments about Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry.  I live in Oklahoma (where Ms. Warren was born) and I can tell you that Ms. … Continue reading

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Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks–documented

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2012/08/29/mitt-romney-tells-533-lies-in-30-weeks-steve-benen-documents-them/

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Neil Armstrong Tribute

I remember getting an astronaut’s helmet for Christmas when I was 5, drinking Tang, and eating that weird astronaut food out of a tube.  Neil was a true hero.

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Top 5 Ryan Fibs

http://factcheck.org/2012/08/ryans-vp-spin/ Accused President Obama’s health care law of funneling money away from Medicare “at the expense of the elderly.” In fact, Medicare’s chief actuary says the law “substantially improves” the system’s finances, and Ryan himself has embraced the same savings. … Continue reading

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