We accept that Socrates existed, though Socrates did not leave writings behind. A few people so intent on believing Jesus is imaginary have decided Socrates was too. These are largely weak minded fools. Socrates may have no writings on his own, but Plato, Xenophon and Aristophanes — all of whom we know existed — wrote about Socrates. We derive knowledge of Socrates from those who | Read More »
Ecce Homo: Good Friday 2014
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Now from the sixth hour there | Read More »
The Good Friday Show
At 4:00 pm ET, I will start my annual Good Friday radio show. This is a show a lot of RedState readers have tuned in to over the years. You can listen live here and later will be able to get a download of the show. You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK as well if you’d like to participate. The show will be live from | Read More »
Democrats Wage Lawfare on Republican Governors
One of the marks of a civil society is the relegation of political disputes to the political realm and not criminalize disagreements. This has historically been the downfall of third world countries as they attempt to move from totalitarianism or despotism to a more democratic form of government. If you are looking at a long prison term, or the gallows, if your political opponents win | Read More »
Jimmy Carter Invites the Money Changers Back to the Temple
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich contributors.” Going back to the nineties there have | Read More »
Kelo Decision A Rousing Success
Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more powerful than the current owner wanted the land. New London, a city in Connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to | Read More »
HHS Set To Destroy Inexpensive Health Insurance Plans
While the administration has been touting the Potemkin-like success of Obamacare, fluffing numbers with churned enrollees and cooking the books so it is impossible to accurately evaluate what the program has accomplished, it has been quietly declaring war on anything that could be seen as providing a way for people to opt-out of Obamacare. The latest target is the fixed indemnity insurance market. Briefly, | Read More »
Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 “One thousand nine hundred eighty-one years ago today, the world chose to spare a criminal and crucify God himself.”1,981 years ago today, the world put God on trial. | Read More »
The Second Screen Experience
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Wall Street earnings, mobile advertising, and the second screen experience.
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You Can Cook the Census but the Truth Remains True
US Census Data Cooked To order Here is some data that apparently will not be showing up in the next data release from the US Census Bureau. “We had 30 people and 15 or 16 were full time,” says the owner, Jones. “Now I can only have four of the full time position.” Oh, and pity the widows impacted by the | Read More »
The Chamber of Cowards
“Senator [fill in the blank] had the courage to save our financial system by supporting the $700 billion Wall Street bailout. He saved us from default by voting to constantly raise the debt ceiling and ended the government shutdown by voting for Obamacare. In addition, he has stood firm against right – wingers who seek to end corporate welfare. Finally, Senator… has always been a | Read More »
Jews In Ukraine Told To Register Or Leave
Yet another foreign policy success of the Obama administration and the isolationist wing of the conservative movement is shaping up nicely Ukraine. After having carved a chunk of his neighbor’s territory off via a bald-faced military coup as the West stood by dumbly, Vladimir Putin has proceeded to try the same tried and true strategy that worked in Crimea in Eastern Ukraine. Capitalizing on Ron | Read More »
Did Lois Lerner Want Conservatives to go to Jail?
New emails show that at the same time the IRS was targeting hundreds of conservative groups, at a time Lois Lerner was fully aware of it, and was about to plant a question to supposedly apologize for it, Lerner was colluding with her former boss from the FEC, who was essentially now a liberal lobbyist, and the Obama DOJ to “piece together” criminal charges against conservative groups, not because of any hard evidence, but because liberal Senators and left-leaning groups “think” they should.
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Bloomberg Vows To Nanny The NRA Out Of Existence
Having nannied his way into Heaven, now former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy his way into the US Constitution. Michael Bloomberg is investing a chunk of his personal fortune to minimize the influence of the National Rifle Association. The former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to his new group Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella organization for his | Read More »