Daily Archives: 25 Oct 2010

More Military Misconduct: Photos of the Gaza Atrocities

An Israeli rights group has posted three photographs it says show misconduct by soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces during a three-week offensive in Gaza in 2008 and 2009. Breaking the Silence, an organization of former soldiers that works to … Continue reading

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Before You Attend the SBL, Buy the Sausage-Fest T-Shirt!

And you can, really, here.  Or better yet, get a mug.  Or still better yet, get a shirt and wear it to SBL and keep the mug at home to remind you of the awesome time you had there!!

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‘Anti-Muslim Crusaders’ in Tennessee Make Millions

It’s a sad and disgusting but tragically true fact that when the rubber hits the road you can generally discover why most people do things when you track the money. For instance, those ‘Anti-Muslim’ crusaders opposing the Murfreesboro, Tn mosque … Continue reading

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Dimwittery: Legalizing Pot is Dopey

He’s been sampling the stash his officers have seized.

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On the Anniversary of His Birth…

I think I’ll mention a scholar who though virtually unknown today outside of very specialized circles, made tremendous contributions to the study of the 16th century, the Reformation, and in particular, to Zwingli studies. Fritz Schmidt-Clausing. S-C was born on … Continue reading

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Jay Levine Might Need a Bit of Anger Management

A conservative pundit has filed charges against a Chicago reporter who threatened to “deck” him at a press appearance two weeks ago. William Kelly, a blogger who buys air time on WIND for his “Kelly Truth Squad” talk show, has … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

Pennsylvania, it seems. A southwestern Pennsylvania man called 911 to complain about some terrible marijuana he had just purchased, which turned out to be something other than pot. Police say the man told officers he bought the substance earlier that … Continue reading

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While I Won’t Be Going to the SBL in Atlanta…

I wish I were.  Just so I could attend Roland’s paper.  Alas, however, I’ll be at ASOR the week before.  Staying away for two weeks isn’t something I’m willing to do.  Not to mention the expense of attending two fairly … Continue reading

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If the Republicans Actually Cut Aid to Israel, I Will Laud and Applaud

But I know they wont. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican whip and the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives, told JTA that a GOP-led House would seek to defund nations that do not share U.S. interests, even … Continue reading

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Why is the United States Supporting The Duplicitous Thug Karzai?

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that once or twice a year, Iran gives his office $700,000 to $975,000 for official presidential expenses and that Washington also provides “bags of money” because his office lacks funds. Karzai’s comments come a … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Hiccuping Murderess

Jennifer ‘Hiccup Girl’ Mee has been charged with murder. A Tampa Bay woman whose uncontrollable hiccups brought her worldwide attention is charged in the killing of a 22-year-old man during a robbery. Jennifer Mee, 19, of St. Petersburg and two … Continue reading

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NPR Apologizes

NPR President Vivian Schiller apologized on Sunday for the network’s handling of the Juan Williams controversy. In a statement which was released Sunday, and was first seen by Politico, Schiller stood by the decision to fire Williams for his comments … Continue reading

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Israel Finkelstein and Oded Lipschits: Omride Architecture in Moab – Jahaz and Ataroth

The article deals with two sites – Jahaz and Ataroth– both mentioned in the Mesha Inscription as having been built by the “king of Israel”. These sites feature characteristics of Omride architecture west of the Jordan, at places such as … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Hobbit Crisis…

Thousands of New Zealanders took to the country’s streets on Monday to protest against possible plans to move production of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” movies overseas. With some dressed as hobbits or other characters from Middle Earth, they carried banners saying … Continue reading

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