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” …called Judge Bork after he finished his testimony before Senate Judicial Committee. They never laid a hand on him.” – President Ronald Reagan, Diary entry for Saturday, September 20, 1987 And from that seeming high point, the absence of Justice Bork from the scene changed the rightful make-up of The Court for a generation […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What Does ‘G-d Is My Rock’ Actually Mean?

 

Deut. 32 refers to G-d multiple times as “The Rock. And we think we know what “G-d is my rock” means. How hard could it be, after all? A rock is hard and firm, unyielding, and undeniably present. It is (at least in our normal time) unchanging and static.

Except that the word is not used this way in the Torah – and (to me at least) quite intriguingly so. The first time the Hebrew word from Deut 32 (“tzur”) is used is when Moses’ wife, Zipporah, performs an emergency circumcision (Ex. 4:25).

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A family history of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), consistent weight gain, and a very high triglycerides to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (TG:HDL) motivated me to research obesity and T2D. What follows is a brief and almost certainly over-simplified summary of what I have found. Normally, our body is very good at balancing energy, feeling hungry […]

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Gateway Pundit is reporting that the Durham “report” will not see the light of day until after the election. Is this a gack of monumental proportions or a “ho hum?” Those of us who are convinced that the most epic treasonous conduct is about to be disclosed are justifiably outraged that this information is being […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Town of Swastika

 

I found this article very interesting. Cliffs notes version: unincorporated upstate NY town is named Swastika in the early 20th century. Town keeps name after Nazis adopt swastika, recognizing the ancient use of the swastika as a good luck symbol. NYC bicyclist sees sign and asks to have the name changed. City council (Swastika comes under a nearby town’s government) and the council reject the idea in five minutes.

A few observations:

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Just finished re-reading Mark Steyn’s Broadway Babies Say Goodnight, paperback edition, published in 2000. On page 200, he uses a word ; “autofloccinaucinihilipilifications” to describe two (undistinguished, basically flop) shows. I asked Bing (I boycott Alphabet companies whenever there is a viable alternative). It returned nothing. Shorter versions of the first half seem to exist, […]

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Bible verses are from the ERV Bible (“Easy to Read Version”), and the questions are from the book “This Morning With God”. Day 2: John 1:19-34 John Tells About the Messiah 19 The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent some priests and Levites to John to ask him, “Who are you?” He told them the truth. 20 Without any […]

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…the Federal Government will need to start a serious counter-insurgency effort against the radical leftists, including BLM Antifa those who are funding the insurgency DoJ, Intelligence, and other inside operators like those we are have already found as a result of the investigations of the Clinton email scandal, the Russia hoax, and the Mueller and […]

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People keep talking about Biden being doped in order to manage the debates. But I have to ask: if there are drugs that make senile people cogent and lucid, why don’t we regularly prescribe them to people who need them? If not all the time, at least for events like weddings or funerals? What drugs […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Hubbard on Automation

 

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” — Elbert Hubbard

Are you ordinary? Or are you extraordinary? What do you think, Ricochet? Can an extraordinary man be replaced by a machine? Will it happen in the future?

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Two (seemingly) unrelated news items from earlier today that made me verbalize (loudly) a few expletives that were bouncing around in my head: Ohio woman tased after she refused to leave a middle school football game for not wearing a mask Read More View Post

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Can We Vote Ourselves Out of This Mess?

 

I have to admit I am feeling a bit depressed — a discouraged optimist. We are moving toward an election for which the outcome will not just be disappointing for some, but fundamentally suspect for far too many. It’s one thing to think the country made a poor choice. It’s quite another to think that the country made a good decision but the people have been denied their choice.

No doubt that is precisely what certain (somewhat) illiterate voters felt coming out of the 2016 election. But that was a basic misunderstanding of the electoral system embedded in the Constitution — getting more total votes cast nationally did not mean that Hillary was the winner. There may have been some nutters who thought the Russians fiddled with vote counts to put President Trump over the top, but that was never a serious theme of #Resistance. Instead, it was the belief that somehow the Russian masterminds had influenced voters to support Trump. Never happened. But created a lot of trouble for President Trump and was a real drag on his administration.

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“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – George S. Patton

When I was 17, I was in a fight for my life. If I had lost I could well have died.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Friday Food and Drink Post: A Nice Recipe and a Memory of Good Times

 

I’ve written before, in this series of posts, about my fondness for “hot stuff,” at least in the culinary sense. But I haven’t written much here, other than perhaps in a few comments, about my fondness for Thai food. That’s been a staple ever since my stepson Sam introduced me to it decades ago, and ever since I visited some of Pittsburgh’s Thai restaurants (Thai Me Up, on the South Side Flats, the Spice Island Tea House in Oakland (not CA, but PA), Pad Thai (was that where I enjoyed a delicious lunch with @jamesofengland a few years ago, or do I have that wrong?), and perhaps my favorite of local establishments for SE Asian food, The Golden Pig, just a few miles down the road from me, not far from where those icons of American music, Perry Como and Bobby Vinton, were born. (Funny, that.)

If I hadn’t come by my love of Thai food honestly over the years I’d have fallen for it hard during a visit to the country a couple of years ago, and most especially during the course of a day-long cooking school during which I concocted several authentic dishes with the assistance of an authentic Thai chef. Everything I made that day was delicious, aesthetically appealing, and winsome.

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Show this list to your Trump-hating friends, if they’re still talking to you. The list is shorter than it would otherwise be, for that purpose. The list is limited to verifiable things that were done by mainstream Democrats, and that an honest leftist would agree were wrong (or at least silly.) It’s for the latter […]

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From 1963, Chris Montez with Let’s Dance: Read More View Post

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The Hawaiian Islands are part of a big archipelago that stretches northwest from the island of Hawaii to Midway Island, though only a few of the hundreds of islands and rocks in the chain are part of the state of Hawaii. The chain sits on top of a tectonic plate that is moving northwest a […]

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September is a momentous month in the history of Western civilisation. In September of 490 BC the Greeks defeated a Persian army at Marathon. Ten years later, in September of 480 BC the Greeks defeated a massive Persian invasion at Thermopylae, Atremisium and Salamis. Read More View Post

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