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Huckabee: Amish God Is The Wrong One

As we have been informed by Mike Huckabee, his God kills children unless it receives sufficient attention.

Of course, it therefore follows that the Amish God is the wrong one:

On October 2, 2006, a shooting occurred at the West Nickel Mines School, an Amish one-room schoolhouse in the Old Order Amish community of Nickel Mines, a village in Bart Township of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV took hostages and shot ten girls (aged 613), killing five, before committing suicide in the schoolhouse.

So, clearly, we have enough schools to run the experiment of letting each school pick a god, and worship that one. Then, we'll see which ones get shot up and which ones don't, in order to narrow down the range of correct gods. Although, if we are going to try to cover Hinduism, we may need to get the homeschoolers to help out on some of the more obscure ones.

Keep your jury powder dry - don't post in the rah rah gun threads

I'm voting to hide tonight. If you are too, don't post in the thread. Wait for the alerts or alert 'em yourself.

John Birch Society Lauds New Sibel Edmonds Book


The point that Rush and Fox didn't come to her aid is true. As always the "leftists" did. They thought they could control her. Ms. Edmonds is, in spite of that, very much aligned with us, those who consider themselves Constitutionalists and who believe in Liberty.

"Dagmar's Hot Pants Inc." on Netflix

Spanning the gamut of Scandinavian interior decor, this film was apparently funded in part by the Swedish telephone company, one of the premier national telecommunication providers of the 1970's. Within the first twenty minutes of the film, you will feast your eyes upon no fewer than three different models of residential telephone equipment, two commercial sets common to that era, and one of their premier full-featured public payphones.

While the exterior shots provide a lavish introduction to the beautiful town of Copenhagen, don't let the movie magic fool you. Those are clearly Swedish telephones. Prior to legislation passed in 1980, Televerket, much like AT&T here, was the sole legal provider of telephone terminal equipment which could be lawfully connected to the public switched telephone network. However, unlike AT&T, the range of models, colors, and dialing features was, even in the early 1970's, well beyond those offered in the United States.

The language of the film is English, and hence this film is representative of many Swedish films of that era which led to global admiration for the Swedish telephone system and its enticing array of equipment, dialing plans, remarkable call clarity and reasonable pricing.

Any person having an interest in 20th century telephone equipment history will enjoy this film thoroughly.

"Invasion of the Bee Girls" on Netflix

Feminism meets big pharma in this thought-provoking exploration of government-funded research gone awry. As the men of Peckham are dropping dead from sexual ecstacy, you'll either find yourself gripped with fear or wondering, "How come that never happens in my town?" or wishing that you grew up next door to a drive-in movie theater.

Although not actually shot in 3D, watch out if your partner slips on a large pair of sunglasses before the stunning conclusion of this titillating thriller.

Are those three thumbs up, or are you enjoying the film?

Friday Art Quiz! - Cray-zee Over CTYankee

A Friday Art Quiz For The Rest Of Us

Yeah, I know, I know... it's another Friday afternoon here at DU, and you know what that means. All week long you've been waiting and wondering what CTYankee is going to post for the "Friday Art Quiz" and you figure that for the first time in your life you'll be able to recognize anything it or know what it is.

IF this Friday is like most Fridays, you'll again be totally flummoxed, look at the pictures, shrug your shoulders and move on.

But not this week. Not this week.

This week, we have an art quiz for everyone. No stuffy museums, funny sounding foreign names, and nekkid ladies looking like they walked into a blender as viewed through a kaleidoscope.

Oh no.

Today's art quiz is for all of us who spent art class learning the fundamentals. Y'know things like how to coat your hand with Elmer's Glue and then peel it off in one sheet; that "non-toxic means you can eat it!"; and "lefties need different scissors, really?"

Whether you had a box of 4, 12, 64, the really big one with the sharpener, or just a coffee can full of waxy little nubbins, this test will challenge your grasp of the subtle nomenclature of the Crayola spectrum.

Below are six images of Crayola crayon colors.

To get full credit, you must name the color and tell us your most vivid, strange, or unusual childhood memory of mastering the crayon. Bonus points if your memory is connected with the specific color.







The usual rules apply: No cheating, don't run with scissors and SHARE!

There is too much tolerance here

The general gripe with juries is that too many jurors are willing to be forgiving and to tolerate misbehavior.

We need to find a way to discourage permissiveness, giving the benefit of the doubt, second chances, optimism, and charitable assumptions about others.

President Obama will not make nominations on a political basis

I am confident that anyone whom this president nominates for a position is a person whom the president believes is well qualified and capable for the job.

It surprises me how the lack of political hackery in this administration is overlooked so frequently.

Take his very first appointment - Joe Biden. Now does anyone think he picked Joe because it had some kind of electoral advantage? That Joe was needed to pull in the crucial Delaware three electoral votes, or to appease some factional constituency?

Hell no. The formal role of the VP is to do two things - break ties in the senate and replace the president if needed. That's it, and that's all - and the first one is irrelevant anyway. He picked Joe because he apparently considers him to be the best replacement, and because of Joe's longstanding Senate experience, he is a valuable advisor.

There seems to be a genuine resistance to people accepting the simple fact that the president takes his job seriously. He is not playing at being president, but is consistently making what he believes to be the objectively best decisions. In that process, it is also apparent that political considerations are way at the bottom of factors he weighs when making those decisions.

What's the matter with the Large Hadron Collider?


LHC accidentally creates new form of matter

Has anyone said "Recess Appointment" yet?

Or is nobody going to utter those words?
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