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Sexual Taxation, Political Erections, and Victorious Loss of Humanity

From time to time the human race is swept away by destructive impulses more insidious than any remnants of human decency can withstand. It is relatively easy to count the dead: for example around 80 million people during World War … Continue reading

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German Lessons Anyone?

Even ignoring for a moment all those German-speaking Austrians, including the Trump-successor on the TV show “Apprentice” (where ignorance rules), Schwarzenegger – it is still somewhat embarrassing to see how many people in power have (had) German roots. Remember that … Continue reading

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The Excellent Usefulness of the Horse and Honors Students

(based on Dr. More) And now a word about our surely excellent children: Since I always urge my students not to start their papers with such low-brow devices as referring to dictionary definitions, and since I despise following my own advice, I want … Continue reading

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Pilgrims

Sex scandals not to the contrary, the Commissioner of the NFL was confirmed by the NFL bishops for the song and prayer of $34 million per year. In the meantime, over a million people congregated in Denver, this year’s national football … Continue reading

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National Recycling Advocates (NRA)

There are apparently multiple ways in which “spent bullet casings” (feeling spent from too much penetration) and shotgun cartridges can be recycled. One advice is that one can even reload them many times, unless the original discharge was too hot. … Continue reading

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Manly Reality

According to the Oxford English Dictionary: “The traditional distinction between sensuous and sensual is that sensuous is a more neutral term, meaning ‘relating to the senses rather than the intellect’, while sensual relates to gratification of the senses, esp. sexually.” … Continue reading

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Do Fence Me In

A pig on the other side of the fence is never indifferent. Not to me. I am better than that. A reason to prey and pray, to condone and to condemn. Alleluia. A season to kill. Amen. If there were no … Continue reading

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“Fermi Paradox”

A gifted College Senior sent the following request, which I will of course have to honor, as part of my playing with students’ minds: “I enjoy reading your blog and was wondering if you’d want to do a post talking … Continue reading

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Separating Mind and Body

Revisiting the film version of Alexandre Dumas’ “La Reine Margot,” centered around the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of 1572, I was reminded of how fervently religious people of all ages have tried to assist the human race in separating mind from … Continue reading

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Why Good Christians Vote and Pray Republican

In a recent interview for Der Spiegel (2014 10 23), a recruiter for ISIS faithfully recited the world-wide dogma: “Democracy is for those without Faith.” Speaking anonymously, no pictures allowed, face covered with a heavy beard (no bare-faced lies here), … Continue reading

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Propriety: The Anti-Human

Reports today suggest that Princeton scientists may have discovered Anti-Matter. That of course could be used to wipe out everything that matters, with the possible exception of the human spirit, if it is viewed as immaterial. We have long labored … Continue reading

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The Truth is Bad

A question we may ask of people who have not been properly introduced is: “What is more important to you, the difference between bad and good or the difference between true and false?” Surely, an innocent question, of the kind … Continue reading

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