Author Archives: Jack's Pipe

Grandma dropping dimes

I’m surprised these were even allowed on TV.

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A threatening thought

When you read progressive writing and the word “threatened” appears, 99% of the time you can insert the word “repulsed” to get at the real truth. Example: Conservative men are threatened by a brash woman like me.

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Sobran on sex

What is this thing called Sex? The indispensable word “sex” has been around for a long long time, but it always meant gender. Then, early in this century, as nearly as I can judge, it came to mean what the … Continue reading

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1984’s arrival

Angelo Codevilla recently noted something alarmingly simple: claiming that you can determine your own gender is worse than the Orwellian notion of 2+2=5. Think about that for a minute. It’s true. This inanity is being pushed by a power elite … Continue reading

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At the climax of election hysteria…

Ex 18:21: “You shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain.” Here’s a true saying about politics: he who pays the piper calls the tune. There is a … Continue reading

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Atheists are a drag

Someone who can be so foolish… so numb to their own nature, so diminishing not only of God’s glory but of their own humanity… I find it so demeaning to my own spirituality, to my own enjoyment of God’s creation, … Continue reading

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Abortion: a poem

I’m hardly a fan of poetry, but this short one is a swift, heavy punch.

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The day of the Donald

People sure are apoplectic about Donald Trump. On the one hand, you have conservative Christians repulsed by Trump’s ever-present boasting which we’ve seen since he became famous in the 1980s. He’s an adulterer, an opportunist, a demagogue, a flip-flopper blown … Continue reading

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70AD: the time of your visitation

When [Jesus] approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. For the days … Continue reading

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Antonin Scalia, RIP… and Satan’s throne

Despite quibbles here and there, Justice Scalia was always one of those Catholics I admired from afar, much like Pat Buchanan. His serious intellect, integrity, vibrant and masculine wit, and familial and religious devotion was a potent lure. I admired … Continue reading

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Grab a gun, young lady

Conscription is a form of enslavement and I’m thankful that national opinion currently opposes a military draft. I’m also thankful there isn’t the type of mandatory “national service” to Caesar that is in place elsewhere. However, a national emergency is … Continue reading

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Study Bible Notes and Commentaries

Count me in favor of study Bibles and commentaries. Often when reading a chapter I get stuck on a passage, and can’t get past it. What does it mean? When I check a comment on the passage, 90% of the … Continue reading

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Bible apps: Olive Tree, Logos, Accordance

As I’m aging I’m finding it increasingly to read on paper books without getting a headache. For some reason I can read without problems on a computer or Kindle. Maybe it’s the light. I was using free apps on my … Continue reading

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Another mediocre Star Wars film

The last, and only, good Star Wars film came out in 1977. Before George Lucas got cute, that film was simply called “Star Wars.” It generated deserved excitement at the theater. It was audacious, it was original, and yet it … Continue reading

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The thin-skinned man

Here’s a quote from an interview yesterday with NPR where Barack Obama was asked about opposition: If you are referring to… specific strains in the Republican party that… uh… suggest that somehow I’m different… I’m… Muslim… I’m disloyal to the … Continue reading

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Yes, yes, no labels

I haven’t figured out who funds the Ad Council, which seems to have a lot of money and is fond of airbrushed progressive propaganda. It sounds like much of its money comes from government agencies. Another thing I wish we … Continue reading

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Fox News: the confirmer of cultural drift

I was watching an interview on Fox News, trying to figure out why it was a big deal for a woman to access a woman’s locker room. After a few minutes I realized that they were actually discussing a cross-dressing … Continue reading

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The Republicans and Planned Parenthood

Couple of interesting stories on Republicans. First, this article on how Jeb Bush was a director on a Michael Bloomberg “philanthropy” that provided tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood. Jeb’s grandfather Prescott was strongly affiliated with Planned Parenthood. … Continue reading

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Killers on the run

Poor Planned Parenthood. For all those years the media gatekeepers maintained mostly silence about abortion, except of course to attack those who hate it. However, these Center for Medical Progress videos exploded into public view thanks to the internet and … Continue reading

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Make me a cake!

I haven’t followed the specifics of these religious freedom restoration laws in Arkansas and Indiana, but when the governor of Arkansas assured constituents the other day that his own son signed the petition to amend it, it was pretty clear … Continue reading

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Here’s Johnny

It’s interesting how we have a peculiar interest in certain cultural figures. I think back sometimes on the men who were giants in 1970s and 1980s culture. A generation exists now that knows their names but little about them. In … Continue reading

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A surprising ingredient in our “fabric”

Occasionally you run across a “wisdom of the wise” whopper so risible that only a college professor could come up with it. A few days ago, President Obama informed us that “here in America, Islam has been woven into the … Continue reading

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The focus on now

In libertarian or internet circles, you sometimes hear people talk about the “false left-right paradigm.” The idea is that manipulators create divisive issues that get people riled up to expend their energies fighting one another, while nothing much changes behind … Continue reading

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Yet another one

Honestly, I thought Ernest Angely died years ago. But he’s still up in Akron, OH, with his toupee and faith-healing “ministry.” And now this. Disgrace and heresy are ever-present in televangelism. Pedophilia, child abuse, sodomy… sadly nothing new there. Forced … Continue reading

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CCM is lame, but is it dangerous too?

I liked Jars of Clay’s first CD back in the 1990s, so hearing Dan Haseltine’s (at best) mealy-mouth words about gay marriage was disappointing. But it wasn’t surprising. I gave up on the Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) scene long ago… … Continue reading

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