Inappropriate Questions Before the Inappropriate Touching

Towards the end of another good point about the TSA ridiculousness, Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says, I found: On Tuesday, TSA administrator John Pistole said the agency may change its screening rules for victims of sex abuse. Jesus how are they gonna screen for that? The TSA […]

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Welfare: Recreating the African Savannah on British Council Estates Since 1948

Hehehe: Telegraph Blogs – Ed West: The man with 15 kids by 14 women. The welfare state has turned back the clock – to one million BC

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I <3 Rachel Weisz

Ever since The Mummy. I’ve always thought she was just lovely. Showbiz 411 – Rachel Weisz Thriller So Intense One Woman At Premiere Faints By the time I finished watching Rachel Weisz in her new thriller, “The Whistleblower,” I wanted all my money back from those UNICEF cartons. This exciting film debuted at Toronto on […]

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The 1920s

The other day I was musing that when I’d really like to live would be ‘tween the Wars, England. It was stylish, modern, doctors used soap, their was an air of excitement and social change in the air, women could smoke, men still wore hats, the stately homes all had lovely gardens and hadn’t yet […]

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Mawwiage Is What Bwings Us Togevver

This is advertised to be (by Maggie Gallagher in The Corner) the best defense of marriage ever put in writing: National Review – The Case for Marriage The whole thing is pretty good, although it is rather long and wandering I kept wanting for the zinger to seal the deal. Plus it keeps comparing the […]

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Mourning the RomCom

In a film review of The Switch (that stupid Jennifer Aniston film about the sperm donations): Romantic comedy is about obstacles. The 1930s had plenty: snooty families and chaperones, to name two. In the 21st century, what just cause or impediment is there to ripping each other’s clothes off on first date? And so Hollywood […]

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It’s Cuz They Respect Their Women More, See

See: SF Chronicle – Afghanistan’s dirty little secret For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are bacha baz, the term for an older man with a boy lover. Literally it means “boy […]

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Die, Boomer Laity, Die!

Oh man, curtsies to RC2′s Google Reader for this one (I’m a couple days behind): The myth, cherished by Generation Narcissus, that Jesus made precious, precious Us—the Baby Boomers, source and summit of all goodness, and final peak toward which all human history has been straining—-into the rightful teachers of the Church and that the […]

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If All You’ve Seen So Far Has Been a Celebration of the Vanquishing of the “Tyranny of the Majority”

…Here’s a good round up of what actually happened: When he got to the “findings of fact,” he routinely stipulated and interpreted things in the most favorable light for those advancing same-sex marriage and called them “facts.” Here are examples of many of his facts and findings, which you are urged to read slowly and […]

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Ba’ath House

This amuses the heck outta me: Greg Gutfeld of Fox News Channel and The Daily Gut has proposed the best response yet to Park51, a.k.a. Cordoba House, the 13-story “community center” and mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero: “I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to […]

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A Week of No Good News

I’m not in a particularly good mood today and the weather (hot, muggy, stagnant) isn’t helping. Neither is this: [Charles Krauthammer] On Robert Gibbs refusing to comment on the planned mosque at Ground Zero because it’s a “local” issue: It’s no more a local issue than 9/11 was a local New York event. That’s a […]

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Facebook and Catholics

NRO – K-Lo: Facebook Saves a Teacher Can it save Western civilization, too? A University of Illinois professor who teaches Catholicism gets canned for teaching Catholicism (guess which topic) then hired again after a Facebook campaign. Anyway I thought this was worth quoting: “All religion is an essential part of the human story,” he tells […]

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More On Iran’s Curious Moral Habits

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been “spared” stoning (she might still be hung though), but it’s brought up a subject we don’t often hear much about: The Times – Is female sexuality more wicked than murder? By Janice Turner Last week I met an Iranian woman who, if she had remained in Iran, could have been […]

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Apparently Being Gay is to Judeo-Christian Society

…What marriage is to black people. Apparently. Or that’s what this reminded me of, anyway. Religion Dispatches – Does the Bible Really Call Homosexuality an “Abomination”? This word, used for centuries to justify an anti-gay posture, has been badly translated and even more poorly understood.By JAY MICHAELSON Incidentally, I’ve been buying pretty much everything from […]

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Out to Fix the Disease of Being Female

This right here makes this new Times site worthwhile. You can register for free! For freee! The Times – What do women want? Not a sex drug, thanks, by Janice Turner Two quotes: Who needs these drugs, anyway? Is a woman who doesn’t want sex actually suffering from a medical condition? Unlike a man, the […]

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