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An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

Prevarication Du Jour


BU201503022143ZIn what passes for investigative journalism among the incompetent, Bunny Boy of Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) has written that Paul Lemmen is not ordained because he checked with the Orthodox Church in America, and they aren’t aware of Fr. Paul’s ordination.

There are many varieties of Orthodox communions: Greek, Syrian, Coptic, Russian, and Armenian to name a few. Fr. Lemmen’s ordination was not in one of the Russian communions. Since the OCA is a self-governing part of the Russian Orthodox Church, they aren’t aware of his ordination. They also don’t have any records of the ordinations of my cousin’s husband (who is an Episcopal priest) or of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis).

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


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JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, I missed seeing you at CPAC this year.

JOHNNY: Yeah, I missed seeing you, too, but I had to work.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Really? What was more important than seeing me?

JOHNNY: There was an investigation coming to a head. I had to see it through.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Can you tell me about it?

JOHNNY: Not everything. At least, not just yet. But there’s a little bit I can talk about.

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JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

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A Dusty Galaxy


A galactic cloak for an exploding starThis is NGC 4424, a galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here by the Hubble Space Telescope. Although it may not be obvious from this more or less edge-on image, NGC 4424 is a spiral galaxy.

To the left of NGC 4424 there are a couple of other bright objects. The brighter is another, smaller galaxy known as LEDA 213994, and the object closer to NGC 4424 is an star in our Milky Way.

Image Credit: ESA