Quote of the Day


I have noticed that the Christianity of a certain class of respectable people begins when they open their prayer-books at eleven o’clock on Sunday morning, and ends when they shut them up again at one o’clock on Sunday afternoon. Nothing so astonishes and insults Christians of this sort as reminding them of their Christianity on a week-day.

—Wilkie Collins

Another Misbehaving Congresscritter


My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has been writing (here and here) about Rep. Katie Hill and her current difficulty handling the PR fallout from matters related to her husband’s filing for divorce. I’ve stayed away from the story because I didn’t have anything to add to coverage.

However, I will make these observations:

Rep. Hill is not the only female Democrat involved in a campaign/office related divorce.

We were told by our betters that women would be different.

Whether one believes that we are an evolved species or a specially created one, long-term monogamous sexual partnerships really do seem to be the best way to structure our lives.

Quote of the Day


How wrong it is to use God as a stop-gap for the incompleteness of our knowledge. If in fact the frontiers of knowledge are being pushed further and further back (and that is bound to be the case), then God is being pushed back with them, and is therefore continually in retreat. We are to find God in what we know, not in what we don’t know.

—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Modest Proposal


Swift’s essay was supposed to be satire rather than a how-to manual.

Moloch was unavailable for comment.

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UPDATE 3—Say, could this be the basis for a Soylent Green New Deal?