Daily Archives: 12 Jun 2011

Let’s Talk About This… (via Nuclear Knitting)

I Concur. I am watching the NBA finals. Every time I see LeBron James on the screen I am filled with rage (as a side note, every time I see Chris Bosh I imitate the dinosaur I think he looks … Continue reading

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Google Earth and the Ancient World

From Jona The file for Google Earth has been massively expanded. There’s 1770 real markers, but I came across the file of the Barrington Atlas of the Roman World. If you download the masterfile from the blog link above and … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

And Now A Word About The NBA Finals

Dallas, smash the Heat. That is all.

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Insights From the Heidelberg Catechism

Question 56. What believest thou concerning “the forgiveness of sins”? Answer: That God, for the sake of Christ’s satisfaction, will no more remember my sins, neither my corrupt nature, against which I have to struggle all my life long; (a) but will … Continue reading

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Congressman Weiner: Even Tackier and More Disgusting than We Knew

Today more Weiner news: The latest pictures, published by the TMZ gossip news website and allegedly tweeted to at least one woman, show Weiner photographing himself with his cellphone in suggestive positions, including in a towel clutching his crotch.  In a potentially … Continue reading

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That Poor Benighted Syrian Blogger Who’s a Lesbian? Yeah, That was a Hoax

But then in a sense all ‘anonymous’ blogs are a hoax. Real author of the blog ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’, Tom MacMaster who is based in Turkey, posts apology but insists his fictitious account was truly reflective of the … Continue reading

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Malawi Knows How to Handle False Prophets like Harold Camping

Make their deception un-spreadable. A Malawian man has pleaded guilty to circulating false documents, after distributing leaflets predicting the end of the world would happen last month, a court official said Sunday.  Saduki Mwambene, a 39-year-old bicycle repairman, was arrested on April 21 for … Continue reading

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The Sorts of States the United States Supports…

Are the kinds that imprison women for poetry. A 20-year-old woman who recited poems critical of Bahrain’s rulers — and later claimed she was beaten in jail — was sentenced Sunday to a year in prison as part of the kingdom’s … Continue reading

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Boehner Jokes, About Weiner’s Name…

Only a Washington-onian would completely miss the irony and hypocrisy. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner drew laughs from an audience at Ohio State University with a joke about the name of a colleague involved in a scandal over lewd photos.  Boehner said … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Sign I’ve worked in TV too long: Just checked the car-visor mirror before doing a phone radio interview. Might be time to reevaluate things.  — Jim Wogan (Local TV Sports Anchor)

Posted in Humor

Obama’s Standing up to Israel? Who Would Have Ever Imagined It

I love the way Ms Rubin titles her op-ed ‘Obama bullies Israel’ – as if Israel hasn’t been doing that to the US by means of AIPAC and other lobbyists for decades. Since the president’s Arab Spring speech, friends of … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday: The ‘Birthday of the Church’

Have a great Pentecost Sunday! When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where … Continue reading

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The Truth About the Killing of Bin Laden

Facts about The killing of Osama Bin Laden: 1) Fugitive for 19 years. Hunted by Saudi Arabia , Interpol , Scotland Yard, Mossad, and the CIA. 2) CIA was looking for him for last 14 years. Found him twice and … Continue reading

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Here’s Your Dilly!

Yet another dilettante mumbling about the Bible when she hasn’t a clue, Paltrow has decided to throw her theological anorexia at the issue of homosexuality and the bible. Taking care not to condemning the sanctity of the Christian church, the … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Giffords: An Update

Here are the first photos since the shooting.  She looks great.  Thank God. Giffords has been in a Houston rehab facility since two weeks after the Jan. 8 shooting. Six people were killed and 13 were injured, including Giffords.  Since … Continue reading

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