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    Archive for August, 2018

    Monday

    Monday, August 20th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling A few more worthwhile pieces regarding the priest/bishop abuses. First: A lengthy open letter by Ralph Martin. He pretty much says directly what I think needs to be said: The Church has a huge homosexual problem and it’s currently headed by a Pope who would rather gnaw off his harm than say anything […]

    Saturday, August 18th, 2018

    “According to a new study, roughly 20 percent of millennial parents have changed or seriously considered changing their baby’s name based on what internet domain names were available at the time. “Don’t make the same mistake my parents made,” said Pornhub Collins.” Seth Meyers Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, August 17th, 2018

    Brews You Can Use Anniversary day today. I haven’t been able to drink much, due to my dehydration (or whatever is ailing me these past two months). As a corollary, I haven’t had much desire to things I normally do while drinking, like hanging out on the porch, going out to eat, visiting friends and […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, August 16th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Why should the Catholic clergy have all the fun: “One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks quit as the head of the country’s Buddhist association on Wednesday after facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct.” At least those folks have the doctrine of emptiness and its extreme deviancy Tantric tradition to lean […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

    Hump Day Wednesday, Sorry for the Pun Another priest abuse scandal. Possibly the biggest. I’ve read only two articles about it so I’m hardly an expert, but this caught my eye: the only victim I saw quoted was 13 when the abuse occurred. For TDE readers who aren’t acquainted with homosexuality: that’s a classic homosexual […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

    More Miscellaneous Rambling A friend sent an email of college football quotes. Among them: “I don’t expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.” Bob Devaney. Devaney coached those legendary national championship teams at Nebraska in 1970 and 1971. Perhaps his bigger […]

    Monday

    Monday, August 13th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Monday the 13th is worse than Friday the 13th. Just realized: I passed the 10,000-post mark a few weeks ago. Cheers to TDE. Of course, I have probably passed only the 500th good-post mark. Speaking of milestones: This Friday marks my and Marie’s wedding anniversary. Twenty-one good years. Twenty-seven years total. Gavin McInnes […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, August 11th, 2018

    Abbie (eldest daughter) moved to Boston and is spending this weekend in New York. She was at Ellis Island. She sent me this picture, asking if this is why I rail against big government: I said, “Yup.” Such mutual aid societies require people to work with each other, creating strong social ties. When the government […]

    Friday

    Friday, August 10th, 2018

    The Art of Ghosting Ghosting. The Irish Goodbye. The Drunken Magician. All synonyms for my favorite drinking move: Leaving the gathering without saying good-bye. I know it’s socially unacceptable. It even rises to the level of rudeness if it leaves your friends with concerns that you might be hurt (like the time I ghosted from […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, August 9th, 2018

    Bullets *Strange gardening story: 150-year-old tomato seeds found in old outhouse (they passed through Abe Lincoln contemporaries’ digestive tracks). They still germinate. This picture supposedly shows the difference between those tomatoes and tomatoes grown today. I’m not sure the picture is legitimate, but very interesting if it is. *Mildly interesting piece: Why we hate using […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

    Midweek Rambling This article does a pretty good job of summarizing why I like Jerry Seinfeld’s charmingly-mundane Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. It’s not calculating in any way: it’s not at all political, which is very nice in this age when most comedians have self-righteously appointed themselves as keepers of correctness. It’s not calculating in […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Great episode of Econtalk came out recently: Frank Dikotter on Mao’s Great Famine. The idiocy and devilishness of central planning is on full display, from efforts to kill all the sparrows who are eating the grains (and thereby leading to a horrendous locust and other insect problem) to the 30 million estimated dead, […]

     


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