Category Archives: Sunday Sermon

Prometheus Unlocked (SPOILERS)

I have seen many reviews of Prometheus, but very few good ones. Most professional reviewers do not fall into the demographic that best understands the film. So far, the most eager fans of the movie that I’ve met have been … Continue reading

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The Cost of Our War on “Illegals”

Annie Road is a patriotic wannabe American and illegal immigrant, who swears that bringing mayo-based potato salad to a picnic on a hot summer day was an act of foolishness, not terrorism. My grandmother, with whom I am very close, … Continue reading

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Comparing the Ban to Prison Sentences, for Funsies

Just for fun, and because I have a somewhat morbid sense of humor, I looked up other crimes to see what length of prison sentences were like in comparison to the possibility of my ten year “no family/home/familiarity for you!’ … Continue reading

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Handshake Down In Alabama, Part 1

Like Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and many other states, Alabama has a big, new Republican legislative majority working hard to undermine unions. The House passed HB 64 yesterday, which would amend Alabama’s 1901 constitution to require secret balloting for workplace unionization. … Continue reading

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Atheist Affirmations: Time to Grow Up

From Glen Corvus Good evening, faithful! I hope the Lord’s Day finds you happy, well-fed and blissfully ignorant of the horrible realities that currently plague our blessed world. For in these troubling times, it has never been more important for … Continue reading

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Your Time Is Now

In the northern neighborhoods of Tehran the other night, cries of “death to the dictator” and “death to Khamenei.” Video after the jump…

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Are We Alone In The Universe? “Highly Unlikely”

It seems the universe may be full of earths. NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien: And that is such a significant moment, because, when you consider Kepler was looking at a little piece of our sky, one-four-hundredth of the nighttime sky, and in … Continue reading

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How Do You Shame The Shameless?

Republicans cannot be shamed into ending tax cuts.  The GOP turned its back on fiscal stability in the late 1970s and has yet to pay a price. Anyone who says that Democrats ought to just talk about this some more … Continue reading

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If Tax Cuts Worked As Advertised, We Would All Be Rich

Current income tax rates make it possible for Warren Buffet to pay a lower rate of tax than his secretary: her income is earned as wages or salary, while his is “capital gains.” According to the aptly-named Laffer Curve and … Continue reading

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Politics As The Continuation Of War By Other Means

Karl von Clausewitz wrote that “War is not merely a political act, but also a political instrument, a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means.” At the time, humanity had yet to invent mechanized … Continue reading

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They Are The Fear They Want Us To Feel

In the aftermath of the Second World War, America experienced an economic boom that created the largest middle class on Earth. The problem, of course, was this prosperity did not extend to everyone. An immense underclass existed, especially for minority … Continue reading

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