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August 22, 2019

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caro

Rocco, so sorry for your family’s loss. Having the care of loving daughters made her passing easier, I am sure.

peter

two, not too

MissMarple3

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/overstock-ceo-patrick-byrne-resigns-amid

Mixed up in Spygate, somehow.

Melinda

MM-

No, he bragged he was waiting for everyone to catch up with what he knew and could prove about DS.

The board obviously felt otherwise, probably after a small, but vocal, online campaign.

MissMarple3

Thanks, Melinda. I never heard of the guy, only the company, so only knew what Fox Business cryptically reported.

Rocco

Thanks caro, she had a wonderful family around her when she passed at home, the way she wanted to.

Texas Liberty Gal

anonamom - Luther was true to the teachings of Christ-not to say he was perfect. But most of his writings are still looked on as accurate. As you know at the time of Luther, Christ's teaching were being mis-interpreted especially by the Catholic church.

Luther has has great writings regarding the family too.

anonamom

So, why forty denominations of the Lutheran Church?

Buckeye

So, why forty denominations of the Lutheran Church?

Anonamom,

I took a stab at that question in my 11:51 am post.

I would add that just sitting in congregational meetings at our church, lots on strong opinions among the hard-headed traditionalists.

Lots of arguments that lead to fractures that lead to splits and then "new and improved" Synods.

Dave (in MA)

♡ Rocco-so sorry.

Captain Hate

So, why forty denominations of the Lutheran Church?

Germans and Scandis quarrel a lot. Why so many orders in the Catholic Church?

Jack is Back!

Piker is eponymous. Where do we find these jerks including his Turkish uncle. We actually welcomed these assholes here?

rse

Rocco-I am glad I read what you wrote after I did lunch duty at memorycare and not before, but actually found dad more alert than Tuesday. So glad this sad experience was the way your family had hoped it could be.

Mom-I actually looked at hillsdale for one of my kids and had been there. I think part of it is his being on the Board of Heritage so he has picked up its agenda. I know he is not a good historian and I still remember the first time I read something he had written and realized he was teaching Urie Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory without using those words. It functioned the same and was designed to do so.

I have pulled some of the articles which just reeek of systems theory and have written about my concern that Hillsdale is pushing the idea that Marxism=Socialism/communism as adopted in East Europe and the USSR. That's actually not Marxism and the fallacy makes people unaware when Heriatge or aei then turn around and dress up the Human Development Society vision in rhetoric to mask the ancestry.

I am working on something right now involving the concept of 'self-transcendence' that is simply a restatement of little c communism, substituting words like virtue for Marx's Moral revolution. The man who heads their charter school program got his PhD from Chicago which is probably the link I can see between the self-transcendence rhetoric and the Portrait of the Graduate of one of their Barney affiliated classical schools.

It seems to me that in the end all of higher ed is more interested in creating desired worldviews accepted as a matter of faith and grounded in emotion than a body of knowledge as most of us remember. Perhaps with a voracious reader that difference gets obscured. I remember sitting next to some hillsdale econ majors at a cato luncheon and realizing they actually did not know hayek or von mises very well.

They had been taught concepts more than they had swam in reading their books. That's a real shame and leaves grads unable to pick up on inapt metaphors when someone uses them in an analogy.

I do think it is a place that people of faith may be able to meet more people with similar dispositions and plans for life than at a secular university. I will say that red and her friend (who melinda met at that same trip) thought that all the playing up of promise rings among students to be a little creepy and probably unhealthy. Interesting as I hadn't noticed and neither is a partier.

henry

I can’t figure this one out, except Barr and the entire DOJ is now White Supremacist.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/justice-department-immigration-judges-white-nationalist

Momto2

I have pulled some of the articles which just reek of systems theory and have written about my concern that Hillsdale is pushing the idea that Marxism=Socialism/communism as adopted in East Europe and the USSR.

Are these currently on your blog or is this something new you are working on? I'd like to share with our headmaster just for his information. His son is a sophomore at Hillsdale and they recruit from our school.

anonamom

Plenty of the usual human kind of things (power, ethnicity) appear to have fed into the creation of the Big Three Synods as well as some doctrinal differences (unclear to me which is "true") per wiki's account of WELS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Evangelical_Lutheran_Synod

Who would have thought I'd have spent my afternoon reading about Lutheranism and its Synods in the US?

Melinda

https://twitter.com/markskrikorian/status/1164629824259969027?s=21

La Raza from the bench? Shocking!

henry

Melinda, why did Sessions recuse, again?

Captain Hate

Again, Sidney Powell made it clear that there are some really bad judges in this country no matter how much that bothers John Roberts.

matt - deplore me if you must

A 4 star hotel in China or much of East Asia (Korea Taiwan, & Japan the exceptions) is a 6 star anywhere else. I used to stay in podunk little towns in China (under 1,000,000 residents) and the hotels were amazing. My favorite chain was Shangri La. Reasonable prices on my budget then and amazing service and restaurants. The Sheraton in Kowloon was where all of the action was. The American flight crews would stay there and get in trouble.

What was really funny in the more indigenous hotels was that they would always send someone up to count the towels and soap bars before checkout.

anonamom

Orders aren't different versions of doctrine, but of priorities or orientation as well as vows taken and actual life led--monastic or cloistered versus public.
Some orders favor education, others nursing, others care of the elderly and poor.

Catsmeat

Rocco, may I add to the condolences for you and your family? I'm so sorry.

Jack, that climbing parody sounds great--my quick researches couldn't tell me when it was written (which will mean a lot to me!).

anonamom

matt--did they want you to leave your used soap bar???

matt - deplore me if you must

As to Catholic Orders, they do different things and have different rules.

Some are sworn to poverty. Others are not. Some are contemplative or even cloistered. Most are not. Some are medical, some lead spiritual retreats. some Benedictines, Franciscans, Dominicans and probably 100 other male orders and the same number of female orders.

Catholic means universal, so we got that going for us.

Jack is Back!

More Typhus mischief. Lost post. No ticky, no laundry. Actually had that happen in SFO by a Paki owner.

Melinda

BabylonBee tempting Snopes into another “Hold my beer.” egg contest:

https://twitter.com/thebabylonbee/status/1164551097144492032?s=21

Jack is Back!

Catsmeat,

In the mid-50’s but hilarious. Their base camp is at 39k feet 😇

anonamom

We were laughing at this during coffee* this morning:

https://babylonbee.com/news/concerning-survey-finds-too-many-people-think-snopes-is-a-real-fact-checking-website

* where we sit around the table in our pjs, everyone's eyes fixed to their screen of choice.
Plenty of "i saw that yesterday" in reply to the news--or Tweets--shared.

The Infamous Ignatz

--So, why forty denominations of the Lutheran Church?--

Cuz they started out with a hundred and forty but the Catholics missed forty when they were exterminating them?
Totally kidding. :)

clarice

The Asian hotels are the best in the world. (I know someone who shall remain nameless who loved the fancy bronze ashtrays at the Mandarin HK and stuck one in his suitcase before checking out. At the checkout desk minutes later he was asked politely if he intended to buy the ashtray and have it put it on his bill.)

MissMarple3

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeffrey-epstein-new-mexico-ranch-official-says-there-is-a-story-to-be-told-in-new-mexico/

cathyf

If we are trading old-house pron, here's a spectacular auction for you: https://circaoldhouses.com/property/cia-director-caseys-8-2-acre-waterfront-mansion/

Dave (in MA)
Piker is eponymous. Where do we find these jerks including his Turkish uncle. We actually welcomed these assholes here?
Beck (disclaimer: yeah, I know) was talking about these assholes this AM and how they named their show after the people who conducted the genocide that gave rise to the term "genocide", and it would be like calling your show The SS.
MissMarple3

http://www.hastingstribune.com/andrew-malcolm-democrats-still-trying-to-undo-the-damage-obama/article_ac446c94-c4ef-11e9-981b-0f44b180d27f.html

This is a column by an old-school reporter I follow printed in the Hastings, Nebraska paper.

It discusses the damage Obama did to local legislatures and other state and local offices, which the national press ignores.

Dave (in MA)
old-house pron
I was nosing around on Zillow and the little house in the city with one parking spot that my family moved out of 50-something years ago for a better, larger house in the 'burbs with a much larger lot is now worth a lot more than the 2nd house, even though it was the other way around when we moved.

Then I noticed that the postage stamp vacant lot or undeveloped half lot from our old abutters out back now contains an overly-sized for the lot house on the market for $1.2M.

Texas Liberty Gal

anonamon - You're using Wikileaks as a source??? There are only 3 main denominations. MO Synod, Wisconsin and ELCA (very liberal and not really Lutheran) Wisconsin is the most conservative but as a MO Synod Lutheran I would not partake of communion at either one of them because nether one professes that Christ's body and blood is actually consumed at communion. Just as Christ told his disciples - This IS MY BODY AND BLOOD given to you - those are the words that define one of the main differences between MO Synod and the other Lutheran denominations

Ok I'll get off my soapbox now!

Pinandpuller

Is it a Straw Purchase if your story would not otherwise qualify?

I tried to buy a gun at Walmart twice, and roadblocks left me empty-handed both times

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-gun-buying-review-virginia-store-2019-8

Narciso

So this supposed vdare is like looking into medusa, or the ark of the covenant, they just made (redacted) up.

henry

I feel their pain... as I die of laughter.

@marketwatch

Clinics in Utah and Minnesota are losing upwards of $2 million in federal funding.

https://twitter.com/marketwatch/status/1164661306097618946?s=21

Planned Parenthood low on cash after leaving $260 million federal family planning program in dispute with the Trump administration

Dem fundraising hardest hit.

MissMarple3

https://www.thewrap.com/good-eats-the-return-alton-brown-more-new-episodes/

Don't know if I will still like this or not; I used to watch his show back when the Food Network carried it.

Pinandpuller

Would you sell a gun to someone named Hayley? I don't think I would.

Pinandpuller

It would be kind of funny if Julian Assange was dropping secret church documents on the internet, but I know what you meant, TLG.

henry

How does that conversation go Pin?

Hayley: buy me some gun.

Walmart Clerk: What kind of shooting are you interested in?

Hayley: gimme assault weapon with thing that sticks up,

Walmart Clerk: uh, sure. Fill out these forms for the FBI background check.

Hayley: derp. Here’s yer forms. Gimme weapon of mass destruction.

Walmart Clerk: be patient ma’am, I have to call this in to the FBI....

Oh darn. (Whew). Your address does not match your drivers license. You have failed the background check. No firearms for you.

Hayley: shit. There goes my article on how Walmart is arming white nationalist supremacists.

Pinandpuller

I thought that Keek Yooger was a Rod Stewart superfan.

Pinandpuller

Let's not forget that Luther was a beer aficionado.

henry

Pin, beer aficionado vs wine swillers. Hmmmm.

This decision calls for a nip of white lightning.

Narciso

Well this link looks legit:

https://wels.net/about-wels/what-we-believe/doctrinal-statements/church-and-ministry/

Narciso

I dont know why they deleted this:

https://wayback.archive-it.org/all/20080102192641/http://www.wels.net/cgi-bin/site.pl?2617&collectionID=783&contentID=4433&shortcutID=4869">http://www.wels.net/cgi-bin/site.pl?2617&collectionID=783&contentID=4433&shortcutID=4869">https://wayback.archive-it.org/all/20080102192641/http://www.wels.net/cgi-bin/site.pl?2617&collectionID=783&contentID=4433&shortcutID=4869

Pinandpuller


I'm guessing her name was not Tawanna Brawley

Pinandpuller

henry

I'm NOT following a Diet of Worms.

Rocco

Thanks catsmeat, TLG, Dave and anyone else I may have missed.

rse, and you've been on my mind and in my prayers also. Silently, my heart was breaking for you as I read your posts about the frustration you were/are going through.

My MiL was refusing to see a doctor a couple of months ago while my FiL was getting ready for triple bypass, even though everyone was begging her to do so. They finally told her she was going one way or another and she finally went to the ER where they found the cancer. In her defense, her doctor diagnosed her head and neck pain as occipital neuralgia and her rapid weight loss due to her diet. While I was visiting the day before she passed, her doctor called my FiL first, then my wife, then my SiL, and all three refused to take her calls. There won't be any lawsuits, they're just mad as hell at her.

You're an inspiration rse!

henry

Pin, “Diet of Worms”? I mentioned white lightning, not tequila.

MissMarple3

Daughter called police n a domestic disturbance 2 doors north of us at the end of the street. She was afraid the boy was getting beat up by dad or boyfriend or whoever. Physical altercation on the front porch and then they disappeared into the house with lots of yelling and cussing.

2 police cars are there now with a cluster of people in the front yard.

henry

Rocco, that doctor failed your mother in law. Her family stayed strong with her. So sorry for all of you.

henry

Miss M, be very aware of revenge for that call.

henry

Biden having trouble connecting neurons (vid at link)

https://twitter.com/adambaldwin/status/1164666893652807680?s=21

Jane

Tom Maquire,

I just want to tell you, you are a genius and I really appreciate you!

Rocco

henri, I heard my FiL say, "I'm trying real hard to forgive her." He's a deacon at the Congregational Church he attends and I'm sure he'll find that forgiveness in time.

The rest of the family, not so much.

MissMarple3

henry,

They did not ask for her name and address, although I am sure they have her phone number.

We were on the porch but came in the house before she called. I am well aware of the possibility for revenge, which is why I didn't make the call. She was just so afraid of child abuse going on. The police are still there and have been there for half an hour. No shots or shouting or anything.

Jane

Rocco,

I’ve had such bad experiences with doctors. I trust none of them (except Anonamom, Amy’s wife, and my friend David). I have no idea who the others are working for, but defineatly not me.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 5m5 minutes ago

Just heard that Sean Spicer will be on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will do great. A terrific person who loves our Country dearly!

Pinandpuller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_of_Worms

Just In Case

MissMarple3

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/22/exclusive-white-house-press-secretary-stephanie-grisham-disgusted-by-antisemitism-from-new-york-times-editor/

henry

Miss M, in grad school on morning I went to the corner to get a Plain Dealer. A nude woman burst out of the apartment building there claiming a man was trying to kill her. The man in question followed her out of the building and said everything was cool, the woman was on drugs. (He was a big urban dude, I told him I was getting the paper and got out of his way). She took off down the road with the guy following. (For those familiar with Cleveland... Fairhill Ave at the border of Cleveland Hts and Shaker Hts). So I dialed 911 and called the cops. Once they sorted out whatever, they did come to my apartment for a statement. I think that is protocol.

Narciso

I think some sourcing is dubious:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biblegateway.com/passage/%3fsearch=1%2bCorinthians%2b11&version=NIV&interface=amp

henry

Thanks Pin, I never heard of that Worms thing.

clarice

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/458486-correctional-officers-subpoenaed-in-epstein-investigation-report

MissMarple3

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7383725/Longtime-school-bus-driver-laid-rest-yellow-school-bus-inspired-casket.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

Narciso

The links therein, do not work pin:

Pinandpuller

henry

Reminds me of Gandalf Fitch. Jim Rockford asked him what sort of business he was in and he replied,"Mostly, people just do what I say."

MissMarple3

henry,

I am very cautious about stuff like that. My sister-in-law's youngest brother was a policeman who was shot and killed by a nut case when he was called to a domestic dispute.

Police are gone now. Doors here are locked, just in case.

Narciso

I remember that from my european history course, i book i still had until i moved from south florida.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 2m2 minutes ago

Just concluded a very good meeting on preventing Mass Shootings. Talks are ongoing w/ both Republicans & Democrats. We are likewise engaging with lawful gun owners, survivors, grieving family members, law enforcement, the NRA, mental health professionals, and school officials...

...I am hopeful Congress will engage with my Team to pass meaningful legislation that will make a real difference and, most importantly, Save Lives!

Narciso

Except the german link.

henry

Miss M, be safe. Nothing came of the call I made, but you never know.

Threadkiller

Just heard that Sean Spicer will be on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will do great. A terrific person who loves our Country dearly!

Kabuki Deception Theater

Threadkiller

Rocco, my condolences.

Jack is Back!

The Diet of Worms is mandatory in most HS theology classes and discussions. Some schools include it their home economics classes:)

MissMarple3

BREAKING: Rick Gates just testified that he told both Tony Podesta and Vin Weber that the the pro-Ukrainian organization they represented was actually a front group for the Ukrainian government. Running story from Greg Craig trial here:

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/22/rick-gates-trial-greg-craig-1471698

Rocco

:) Tk

Narciso

Well thats outrageous rocco. That they would make such an error.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 7m7 minutes ago

Check out a FANTASTIC new book, “STILL WINNING – Why America Went All In On Donald Trump-And Why We Must Do It Again” by the great writer, @CharlesHurt. An excellent read. Thank you!

henry

“High school theology classes”?

JiB, public schools. Quaker first day school. High School English made no sense to me— I didn’t know what a rosary was (I though it some sort of wildflower or weed), none of the religious references in the reading material meant anything at all to me. It took the swim coach (and honors English teacher) to figure out the class discussion might as well have been in Swahili (except I knew a bit of that), and made the class define all religious terms. I took one semester of Shakespeare in college and have avoided literature since.

When coke vs Pepsi is argued, I can’t tell what the sides are, let alone pick one.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 6m6 minutes ago


Looking forward to soon being in North Carolina to hold a big rally for wonderful Dan Bishop, who is running for Congress. His opponent wants Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities, and Socialism. He likes the “Squad” more than North Carolina. Dan has my Full and Complete Endorsement!

MissMarple3


Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec

BREAKING: Michael Jackson's former publicist has called for President Trump to open an investigation into the pop singers death

Jack is Back!

Henry,

Frederick takes 4 years of Theology since it is a Catholic school:) This year in his 5th form it is Philosopy in both Fall and Spring terms. I do not think Sartre or Nietizke is in the mix.

MissMarple3

Melinda,

The video is now available for this interview. Conservative Treehouse has it.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/22/patrick-byrne-ceo-of-overstock-corp-resigns-and-admits-to-participating-in-fbi-political-surveillance/

henry

JiB, I didn’t have any Sartre & Nitscke (except Ray on the Bears) until I took intro to Ethics in college. Got deeper into the postmodern & beyond stack in grad school. Polyani, Foucault, Wittgenstein et al. I find the usual epistemology to be odd, as it assumes answers (truth) rather than questions (Friends thought).

Jack is Back!

What a mean MF Nitschke (sp?) was. Not many like him anymore due to rule changes. But I think he was a Packer and not a Bear.

henry

JiB, he wasn’t a Cowboy, who was my team at the time.

Narciso

So this patrick chung of the patriots who got in aone aort of kerfluffle

Jack is Back!

BTW, in 1956 I was the catcher for the Canada region LLWS (Ernest Harmon AFB) team and my pitcher was a kid who kept his index finger inside his glove:)

We didn't go far. Not even off the province. All I remember was a kid hit a grand slam off his first pitch. Not a fun beginning.

Jack is Back!

Irish fans update: Wimbush at UCF is named the starting QB. You will miss him.

henry

JiB, I pitched one baseball game. Kept trying to paint the corners with kids at the plate that didn’t know which end of the bat to hold. My team won one game that year (not the one I pitched). 3rd grade.

MissMarple3

"Today, it is my privilege to present our Nation's highest civilian honor to a beloved basketball legend and a true American original, Robert Cousy." pic.twitter.com/bbuRtGWSYQ

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 22, 2019

Video (19 seconds) at the link.

Another Bob

“aone aort of kerfluffleL

That would be a coke bust.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer team.

MissMarple3

Bob Cousy shared a few words as he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom this evening! pic.twitter.com/7jmX9FkWtS

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 22, 2019

Video at link, about 1 minute.

MissMarple3

Congratulations to the GREAT Bob Cousy! pic.twitter.com/nNF26OQL6i

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2019

Video at link. About 40 seconds.

Jack is Back!

As a kid at Plattburgh AFB in the mid to late 50's I had the chance to watch the old Syracruse Nationals and Boston Celtics play in our gym. Dolhf Shayes v. Cousy, Heinsonh, Russel et. al. I was lucky enough to watch Bob Cousy do his trademark behind the back pass to another player I cant remember - Harmon??

But Dolph Schayes made the biggest impression on me. Bill Russell could't handle him.

Narciso

I dont know if this was the post in question

https://vdare.com/posts/kritarch-declares-aliens-outside-the-country-have-right-to-join-illegal-alien-family-members-in-usa

But it sounds like robed tyrant to me.

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