03 May 2010

Coffee Bowl Browsing

Street preacher in the U.K. is arrested for saying that the Bible opposes homosexual sexual activity.  NB.  the arresting officer is a gay atheist.  Peter Hitchens column following the news report is excellent.

10 Sci-fi/detective novels.  I've only come to enjoy detective novels in the last two years.  I've always read historical fiction, so when I found a series of historical detective novels in our reading room, I dug in.  My favorite author so far is Lindsey Davies, the author of the Marcus Didius Falco novels set in the "Fall of the Republic" era of ancient Rome.

Leftists rioters run riot during an immigration rally.  Let's watch and see if the MSM will worry themselves into fits like they do when grandmas and grandpas in the Tea Party gather together for a peaceful protest.

Stephen Hawking:  We might be able to travel forward in time but not backward.   If time is the subjective measure of objective motion, and everything in the universe is always in motion, then there would be no place in the universe where time doesn't apply, even the "future". . .hmmmm. . .I like the possible worlds theory better.  

Narcissist-in-Chief resorts to predictable passive-aggressive form when tackling opponents. . .NB. in the past Presidents have mostly been self-deprecating at these events.  George W. certainly was.  One of the tell-tale signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the inability to have fun at one's own expense.

Five reasons why the E.U. bailout of Greece has made the situation worse.

The problem with Gaudium et spes. . .we were told over and over again in seminary that this document of Vatican Two was the most important development in Catholic theology since Aquinas was introduced to Aristotle.  Fortunately, few of us believed it. 

A little visual caffeine for your morning wake-up!

Lunch Box of Evil, or Your Mom is Trying to Entice You into a Demonic Pact Using PB&J.

This is what happens when you divide by zero while cleaning your house. 

Our government at "work."  I was once held up in traffic on I-40 for three hours in AR.  I imagined that there must have been some sort of massive accident, something huge!  When I arrived at the site of the delay, I wasn't surprised to find a Dept of Transportation pick-up parked in the left lane with two road workers sitting on the tailgate. . .how they managed to survive is beyond me.

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  1. Isn't gaudium etcspes infallible like the rest of the council, or any council for that matter?

  2. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Forgive me for being pedantic about this, but the Falco novels are actually set during the Flavian period, specifically under Vespasian, about 90 years after the fall of the Republic.

    The Steven Saylor Gordianus the Finder books, however, are excellent and set the late Republic period. Cataline makes an appearance in one of them.

    -- Karen, who can't make Google recognize me.

  3. Karen, yup, you're right. I confused Falco and Gordianus!

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  5. Anonymous6:20 PM

    With regard to the author of the Falco books: her name is Lindsey Davis (not Davies)

  6. Anon, yup...you're right too! Maybe it's time I hired an editor.