"Iran-Contra, The Sequel?"

ISRAEL IN NATO? Israel is a rogue state who would …

ISRAEL IN NATO?
Israel is a rogue state who would only cause trouble for NATO, while NATO membership would enable Israeli hubris.

Nagging, the Anti-Drug? I don’t think so.

Nagging, the Anti-Drug? I don’t think so.

To save Social Security, raise the salary cap!

Did Bush really win Arkansas? Serious doubt.

Report: Kerry popular vote victory greater than su…

RELIGIOUS ART AND FALSE ADVERTISING Are icons of W…

RELIGIOUS ART AND FALSE ADVERTISING
Are icons of Western saints and religious figures an example of false advertising?
In the Orthodox Church, icons depict the holy person deified, that is, united to God’s Uncreated Divine Energies. The use of gold in the icon’s background or halo illustrates the Light that God is (1 John), and in which the saint shares, even bodily, in deification, or theosis, or glorification.
Only problem is, Western Christianity doesn’t believe in Uncreated Divine Energy! So should they be copying Eastern iconography as just another art form?
One may pray that the use of icons in the West may help bring the Orthodox doctrine to Catholics and Protestants….

THE W. TAPES Funny that they didn’t come out until…

THE W. TAPES
Funny that they didn’t come out until after he stole his two elections….
But apparently he smoked pot, and doesn’t deny coke.
It also shows the Bushies really aren’t in the Reality-Based World!!!
If only he’d gotten an election-stealing smoking-gun admission….

U.S. ARMY SODOMY? The Bible says, "You shall not …

U.S. ARMY SODOMY?

The Bible says, “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Some scholars say that commandment is referring not to a homosexual orientation, but to the rape of Prisoners of War, a common practice. Did U.S. troops break this commandment by sexually abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib?

FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS

And now for something completely different. I think we should abolish Presidents’ Day and go back to separate holidays for Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays, on the Mondays nearest the actual birth dates. Often that would make two 4-day weeks in a row. They’ll never let us do that, will they….