So, France is Scrapping its 75% Tax Rate
France is providing us with a very good case study on what happens when you raise taxes too high. The 75% tax rate imposed upon the richest French residents* was a centerpiece of Socialist Francois Hollande’s campaign for the French Presidency. At any rate, having found out just what happens when you raise taxes to such draconian levels, the country is now quietly scrapping it. | Read More »
Why God Used Angels To Announce Christmas
Erick wrote a post yesterday titled “To Understand the Beginning of the End, You Must Understand the End of the Beginning” which beautifully described God’s covenants with Abraham, Moses and Israel, and the connection to Christmas. I posted a comment posing the question “Did you ever wonder why God used angels to speak to Mary and Zechariah and Joseph?” with a possible answer. This post is the expanded version of that answer with lots of Scripture to back it up and an interesting twist at the end.
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Christmas From Eve to Mary
As we wind down for the holidays and I gear up to fill in for Rush Limbaugh (12/26, 12/30, and 1/2), I will be doing a special presentation on WSB Radio for Christmas Eve. Putting my seminary learning to good use, I spend an hour tying Eve to Mary, explaining the significant of the smoking pot to Abraham, and breaking down why in 200 AD | Read More »
George HW Bush hospitalized.
For shortness of breath; obviously, when somebody’s ninety you don’t want to take any chances. Hopefully it’ll be nothing and the former President will be back home in time for Christmas. Until then, our prayers and good wishes for him and his family.
The Daily Beast ‘realizes’ that the Black Bloc blackshirts have infected the #ferguson protests.
The Black Bloc uses protests the way that a digger wasp reproduces. Now it’s the Ferguson protests’ turn.
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Stop hoping and start doing
There’s a good reason the term “community organizer” has become a sarcastic joke. As a class, they haven’t been covering themselves with glory. The term has become more-or-less synonymous with “left-wing agitator’ or “political hustler.” But it doesn’t have to be that way. The negative impression is created by the community organizers who develop strong political connections, rake in a ton of money, and rise | Read More »
December 23, 1941: The Last Dead of Pearl Harbor
Every once in a while I, and my colleagues, take a break from bringing Writs of Fire and Sword to the Democrats and write about something that interests us personally. This is one of those occasions. Up until recent years, after progressives gained control of academia, most Americans knew that the Japanese bombed the US military complex at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, and | Read More »
To Understand the Beginning of the End, You Must Understand the End of the Beginning
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. And it was perfect until temptation and sin crept in. In the last 24 hours, left-wing articles have attacked Christianity, accused God of raping Mary, and denied there is a deity at all. They have no understanding of either the theology or history of Christmas. For sane people, to understand what this is all about, | Read More »
Tech at Night: The NSA Strikes back at North Korea? Merry Christmas.
So Barack Obama denies it’s an act of war for a foreign country, North Korea, to attack American Internet resources, those of Sony Pictures. It is war though, as surely as an embargo is an act of war, though it is war by a new means. I hope South Korea is taking it seriously, because it looks like somebody is. NSA? Sounds like them, shutting | Read More »
A Fund Has Been Set Up to Help Officer Ramos’s Family
UPDATE: Bowdoin College reached out and asked if I would note the following regarding this: Just to be clear, while these funds can be used by the Ramos family at their discretion, they will NOT be needed to pay college expenses for Justin Ramos. Bowdoin has separately waived tuition, room, and board for Justin as part of our financial aid program. So, the fundraising effort | Read More »
Shockingly, Salon hasn’t read the Bible
Salon hasn’t read the Bible. I know this because 1) of course they haven’t and 2) they’d know Mary actually gave her consent to carry the child of God. Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey. [...] [I]n the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the spirit of | Read More »
Gun control and the folly of abstract politics
Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review labels this PSA “the worst anti-gun commercial in the history of the United States.” It’s more like a public disservice announcement, seeing as how it encourages children to commit multiple felony offenses. I think I’d go so far as to rank it among the worst examples of issue advocacy ever produced, right up there with the classic Church of Global Warming ad | Read More »
Reacting to killing
I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again shown themselves to be atrocious places to converse about such events. There has | Read More »
NYT calls for prosecution of Dick Cheney
I’ll admit that I’m one of those Americans that Dick Cheney frightens. I also agree with comedian Christian Finnigan that he looks like the Penguin from the old Adam West Batman series (which is a delightful comparison and series overall). Still, while he may scare me, I fail to see what exactly he’s done that the New York Times editorial board would call for his | Read More »
They’re Coming for Mike Lee
It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy . Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him. So when | Read More »