Monthly Archives: August 2012

The peaceful Amish

Witness Describes Domination of Amish Leader: Mrs. Miller and her husband, Martin, who live two hours north of Bergholz, were the first victims in the beard and hair attacks. Last Sept. 6, their six estranged children and their spouses pushed … Continue reading

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A Question of Timing

Via Opposing Views: The ‘Woman’s Health and Safety Act’ signed into law by Arizona Governor Jen Brewer in April goes into effect this month. The law calculates a woman’s pregnancy as starting the very first day of the last menstrual … Continue reading

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Ghana, 2012

Via The Independent: Around 700 women and 800 children live in Gambaga camp, and in five other witch camps across northern Ghana, where they are virtually cut off from the outside world. Housed in flimsy mud huts, without enough food, … Continue reading

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Same Script, Different Stage (Ctd.)

Cross-posted on the Corner: Bamiyan, Timbuktu, and now Tripoli. Al-Jazeera reports: Attackers in Libya have bulldozed a mosque containing Sufi Muslim graves in the centre of Tripoli, a day after Sufi shrines in the city of Zlitan were wrecked and … Continue reading

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Art Restoration

In the wake of this, this?

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Leftists Attack “Speculators”

Via The Independent: The G20 was under growing pressure to call an emergency summit on global food prices last night as the Vatican accused grain speculators of “hampering the poorest and neediest… Yesterday the Vatican’s permanent observer at the UN … Continue reading

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Huck Rides In

One clown rushes to the assistance of another. Via CNN: Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate … Continue reading

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The Science of Akin

From the Guardian, one possible theory for the source of Akin’s idiot ‘science’: The idea that rape victims cannot get pregnant has long roots. The legal position that pregnancy disproved a claim of rape appears to have been instituted in … Continue reading

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Akin: a man of peculiar principles

It is of course sheer political opportunism to seize on Todd Akin’s use of “legitimate” to qualify “rape” as representing his views. There is not a chance that he meant to signify that rape is ever legitimate, but was rather … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Heaven

I did publish some reviews and columns during my absence, but probably the only such item that is much of a “fit” for Secular Right was my contribution to a symposium published in the June issue of The American Spectator. … Continue reading

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