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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 26 2012

Poetry Parnassus

Part of the Olympic Games festivities in London began today, with the first day of a week-long “Poetry Parnassus”–a gathering of some 204 poets, one from each country entering the games. Take a look here, at an interactive map of poems. I have sampled a dozen or so, and have come to a very familiar …

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Jun 26 2012

Love And God, And What Not To Say

A long one today, but it had to be said. Over at WWJTD, JT fields one of the classic apologetic arguments from incredulity: there are things that are undeniably real (like love, ambition, sympathy) but do not stand up to scientific rigor. We live in a world appointed with these things (love, ambition, sympathy) and …

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Jun 25 2012

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Mt. Soledad Cross Case

They put up a cross Nearly nine meters tall And they said it was there For the sake of us all But the courts say the cross Is now destined to fall Cos it’s on the wrong side Of the wall…

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Jun 25 2012

Major Blogger, Minor Story

The media disparity Is mostly due to rarity— It’s “man bites dog” for headlines, but it’s “dog bites man”, page four. And the “major blogger” narrative? An ill-advised comparative; It’s missing its criteria—but truth is such a bore…

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Jun 24 2012

Olympic Tryouts

We practice, and practice, and practice some more With weight-training workouts, and sprints by the score Though I don’t really know what we do it all for— Which makes all this effort seem odd We work through more pain than we care to admit; The coaches and trainers, as well, do their bit, In the …

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Jun 22 2012

Sandusky Guilty… I Take Notes In Rhyme.

No, it’s not a talent, it’s a disease. After the jump, my observations on the Sandusky verdict. Yes, these are my actual notes while watching the CNN coverage, and yes, they are in rhymed verse. And yes, they are better than the vast majority of the mainstream coverage.

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Jun 22 2012

Monsignor William Lynn Guilty In Philadephia

The Philadelphia church abuse trial has ended, and the jury has returned a guilty verdict for the highest ranking priest thus far. Not surprisingly, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is using the verdict to show how utterly unhinged from reality he is:

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Jun 22 2012

Second Best Mug Ever

This one, right here. Best mug ever? This one.

Jun 21 2012

Maybe I *Should* Run For President

I see progress, though it’s progress at a plate tectonics pace: If an atheist was entered in the presidential race, For the first time in our history it seems to be the case— The majority’s not instantly opposed! Fifty-four percent of voters told the pollsters “yes, we would” If the atheist in question, every other …

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Jun 21 2012

Catholic Bishops Announce “Fortnight For Freedom”

A Fortnight for Freedom, the bishops declare, Will show liberty under attack; For too many years now, the church has lost ground And it’s time to start taking it back…

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