Category Archives: Blithe Spirit

The good and the bad, emphasis on Trib and Sun-Times

Man who did not say, Take my wife — please . . .

No indeed. Instead, he opened fire.

You’re in a struggle. Stand fast.

The inimitable Paul to the Christians of Ephesus:

Brothers and sisters:
Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the Devil.
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood
but with the principalities, with the powers,
with the world rulers of this present darkness,
with the evil spirits in the heavens.
Therefore, put on the armor of God,
that you may be able to resist on the evil day
and, having done everything, to hold your ground.
So stand fast with your loins girded in truth,
clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,
and your feet shod in readiness for the Gospel of peace.
In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield,
to quench all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.

With all prayer and supplication,
pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.
To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication
for all the holy ones and also for me,
that speech may be given me to open my mouth,
to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel
for which I am an ambassador in chains,
so that I may have the courage to speak as I must.

God’s armor in an evil day. For many it’s nothing but. For some of us, it’s just another, so????

God’s ambassador, yes.

What counts in an election is who counts

Thus spake an American politician of enormous success.

Didn’t matter who votes and how to this world leader . . .

. . . a fellow who never lost an election.

If pigs could vote, then what?

They would go the piggish route.

Obama admits – and jokes about – voter fraud in Chicago video – Illinois Review

Jerk.

“Fury” rocks, says longtime New Yorker critic

I gave you a very negative view of “Fury” the other day.

But New Yorker’s David Denby? Not so much:

“Fury,” a fictional account of an American tank crew fighting in Germany in April of 1945, is one of the great war movies—right near the top, within range of Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) and other classics. Spielberg’s film, after its tremendous early sequence devoted to the D-Day landings, turns into a platoon movie—a grander version of the pictures made during and after the Second World War in which an ethnically (though not racially) mixed, highly individualized group of Americans (Wasp, Jew, Italian, etc.) triumphs over anonymous Fascist helots. “Fury,” written and directed by David Ayer, is a genre movie, too: five guys in a tank, . . . .

So go see it. As if you needed me to tell you . . .

Voter fraud is alive and well

Reports of its death have been wildly exaggerated.

The reports:

The political Left steadfastly opposes the enactment of Voter ID laws designed to guard against voter fraud in federal elections. To justify this stance, leftists typically argue that the incidence of such fraud is exceedingly rare, and that initiatives like Voter ID requirements are therefore not only unnecessary, but actually serve as a de facto form of vote suppression. Following are some examples of individuals and organizations that hold this view: . . .

Exaggerated:

This section of Discover The Networks is intended to refute, with hard evidence, the foregoing assertions of the Left. The section consists of excerpts from hundreds of news stories reporting on fraud and improprieties in the voter-registration process as well as at the ballot box. These excerpts are arranged in chronological order according to when they were first published. . . .

Go ahead. Educate yourself.

About Brad Pitt’s “Fury” . . .

The irrepressible Taki:

What this movie needs is a bit of range, a bit of subtlety, a bit of talent, and a different director, different script, a different writer, and different actors. Otherwise, in its present state, only Dracula and ghouls will enjoy it.

And following his instructions,

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Thus endeth the blogger’s humble role in the matter.

Don Harmon’s a stand-up guy too, also failing to take courage test . . .

. . . as his forum partner and running mate Camille Lilly failed. See below.

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