Dark-World Animadversions and Other Remarks

Stern Friar Warning You to Repent[0] A new prompted letter and some delayed-release items related to the use and meaning of certain terms follow. Also, like the last post and the post before that, this one includes materials dating back a while. As a result, some items may feel dated. Since I’m not greatly concerned about keeping up with the latest news cycle, just about applying eternal principles to and finding eternal principles illustrated by transitory events, lack of currency in my “current events” discussions doesn’t (more…)

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Akashic Records Prompt Letters

The Akashic records visualizedSince most things that occur to me, and to most people, do turn out to have occurred to someone else before (Ecclesiastes 1:9), I fear I must credit this and all my posts to the mystical Akashic records, that storehouse of all that sentient beings have ever thought or done or experienced….[1]

Just kidding. It is past time for a new “[things] prompt letters” post, however. Though I doubtless violate rules of the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) cult, and offend the sensibilities of (more…)

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Some Matters of Usage

the usage authority (mad hatter) speaksSome random commentary and other updates follow. Rather than cram all new updates and commentary into a single post, I’ll spread the latest updates over a few posts. I began preparing this post back in early January, but I then set it aside until now; as a result, some items may seem dated, as may items in succeeding posts. Items in this post all relate in some way to English usage or terminology. They include the following:

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Rhetoric and Cultural Trends Prompt a Sad Farewell, Some Commentary, and a Couple Letters

weary soldiers on the left, praying saint on the rightThe relentless march of time continues, making another update necessary. This post is that update. In the items that follow, I

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I just uploaded a paper to my Academia account. Find it here.

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Issues from Race and Religion to Burkinis, Empiricism, and Trump Prompt Letters and More

Introduction and Contents

Chimp writing a new Pious Eye site post. It’s time for another letter drop and general update. As has been the case in past “X prompts letters” posts, references to the “U-T” are to my local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune, referred to in various posts on the site as the “U-T,” the “SDUT,” and the “Union-Tribune,” as well as (without malice) “liner for birdcages.” A linked content list follows for your convenience.

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Will, Sensibility, and Tangents

Declaration of Independence

Below: some preliminary remarks on a terminological issue related to a book in progress. The book: George Will’s The Conservative Sensibility (New York: Hachette Books, 2019). The issue: “This is a republic, not a democracy—let’s keep it that way!” to quote a John Birch Society sticker you’ve probably never seen. The content: main remarks and tangents.

Main Remarks ^

In The Conservative Sensibility, Will brings together various strands of discussion that have grown (more…)

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Compulsiveness Prompts Letters, Emails, and (So Much) More

Scribe at DeskWelcome to this latest edition in my “…Prompts Letter(s)” series. The materials following should bring you and this site up to date.

Not addressed in detail in my various items below, though touched upon by one of them, is the efforts by Democrats to claim the moral high ground based on Trump’s long history of poor personal morals and on the simultaneous widespread support of Trump by self-identified evangelical Christians. As indicated in prior Pious Eye site posts, I left the Republican (more…)

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Random Topics Prompt Letters

colorful fist raising colorful, very large pencilI’ve continued to enjoy my new letters-to-the-editor hobby, though none of the letters I sent this past week has made it into print. (Nor has any of them shown up on the paper’s Web site, assuming the site’s search function isn’t missing anything.) While my outside-the-mainstream views and direct contradiction of the Opinion page’s editorial staff could play a role, I think the main reason none of this latest batch has been printed is that the paper receives lots of letters (more…)

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I took some time to check the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT) site to see if any of my printed, or my unprinted, letters or other submissions had ended up being posted there. It turns out a few of the printed ones have (all title are those assigned by the paper’s editors): (1) “Your Say | Facebook’s future? Tech giant brought it on itself” (I meant for this particular tech giant to represent all the recently censorship-happy giants; the word limit for this “essay” was (more…)

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Racialized Open-Border Rhetoric Prompts Letters

Dignified gentlman with letter he has just writtenMy trending-left local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT), sometimes known in the past as the U-T San Diego, recently made a point of selecting syndicated editorials that insist on interpreting all support for physical barriers at the border, and all suggestions that unlimited and uncontrolled immigration might have drawbacks, as racially motivated. I felt obligated to write letters to this paper, unnatural though it is for me to express my thoughts in just 150 words (the paper’s limit). Alas, (more…)

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Just How Evil Is Tucker Carlson?

The Devil shows a man some smutThe mainstream media were briefly abuzz last week over left-liberal Media Matters’ unearthing of some old Tucker Carlson audio. Media Matters’ Madeline Peltz begins her related article (topically organized transcript collection) with a summary of Carlson’s bad behavior, part of which reads as follows:

Between 2006 and 2011, Tucker Carlson spent approximately an hour a week calling in to Bubba the Love Sponge [BTLS], a popular shock jock radio program where he spoke with the hosts about (more…)

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Re Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: socialist fever dreams that can never be realized solve nothing. We need a Green Nuke Deal: “nuclear power is the only carbon-free technology that has proven capability, and which is demonstrably scalable at a rate that can contribute significantly to solving the [alleged] climate problem [assuming it exists and is caused and solvable by humans]”(Tom M. L. Wigley, Ph.D., meteorologist and theoretical physicist, Nuclear Energy Fact Sheet, Energy (more…)

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