Monthly Archives: August 2009

Pay no attention to the yellow bus behind the curtain

He doesn’t hit the target 100% of the time (who does?), but few writers land harder punches than Gary North. Here is yet another example. “Keep your eye on the yellow buses.” Indeed.

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The CBO comedy

Most of you have probably heard that the Congressional Budget Office is predicting $9 trillion in federal deficits over the next 10 years. Politicians are kvetching about this. They won’t do anything serious about it, though. Too unpopular. Understand something: … Continue reading

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The ELCA in freefall

Well, it looks like the foot-draggers have finally lost out. The mainline Lutheran church (ELCA) voted 559-441 to allow homosexuals in “lifelong” and “committed” relationships to serve as clergy. At least until the next convention, it has been made clear … Continue reading

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The debt clock

In case you want to keep track, here is the U.S. debt situation on one page. These figures are conservative compared to other estimates I’ve seen. The top section of the site shows the national debt. It also shows the … Continue reading

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A descent slowed by dollars

It seems like The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and other mainline denominations have been debating sodomy forever. While some ELCA pastors are correctly saying that the debate is about the authority of the Word, that ship sailed long … Continue reading

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What is a progressive?

This is the best definition I’ve seen, courtesy of some guy on Lew Rockwell’s blog. It’s fitting for progressives inside and outside the church: Progressive: A self-congratulatory word used by the lemming at the front of the pack to describe … Continue reading

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Our love of coronations

A recent lewrockwell.com blog post notes that people cherish coronations. I’m reminded of being in London ten years ago. Before we entered the dark room in the Tower of London to see the crown jewels, they played a video of … Continue reading

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The system is broken

The only politician in Washington who is really worth listening to is Ron Paul. I think he may be the greatest single politician of my lifetime. Ron’s son Rand is now happily running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Father … Continue reading

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The Broken Window

“…instead of having both a window and a suit he must be content with the window and no suit.” -Henry Hazlitt I don’t like to overwrite about this topic, but few Christians write about economic issues. This Cash for Clunkers … Continue reading

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