Tag Archives: popular culture

Counting Votes, Finding Success, Defining Essentials, and Dealing with Trolls (and a Bit More)

[1] With thanks to Dr. Fauci for helping scare America into its current state, we prepare to move forward. A few items follow. They include: a how-to for those in California who would like to enable supporters of the Constitution … Continue reading

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Lamenting Lost Liberty, Lame Candidates, and Lunacy on the Left and Right

(Last modified on 27 May 2020) [1] Pandemic-excused infringements of liberty and a looming presidential election with typically nauseating major-party offerings have focused much of my attention on political matters lately. Fox News remains the Trumpian news network, of late … Continue reading

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Dark-World Animadversions and Other Remarks

(Last modified on 28 May 2020) [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 … Continue reading

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Akashic Records Prompt Letters

(Last modified on 7 April 2020) Since 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 … Continue reading

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Some Matters of Usage

(Last modified on 21 March 2020) Some 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 … Continue reading

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

(Last modified on 19 October 2019) The relentless march of time continues, making another update necessary. This post is that update. In the items that follow, I bid a sad farewell to the unpeaceable rhetoric of “culture war,” object to … Continue reading

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

(Last modified on 11 September 2019) Introduction and Contents 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 … Continue reading

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Just How Evil Is Tucker Carlson?

The 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 … Continue reading

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Our Drunken, Suicidal, and Licentious Culture

(Last modified on 2 November 2019) Item 1: Our Drunken Culture While running a few errands on Friday 22 June 2018, I passed by the BevMo! store in Santee, California. (This is in San Diego County, where this alcohol-sales chain … Continue reading

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Worth Reading…with Healthy Skepticism: Carrin’s Spirit-Empowered Theology

(Last modified on 7 August 2017) Carrin, Charles, D.D. Spirit-Empowered Theology. Minneapolis: Chosen, 2007. 351 pages. $19.99 retail. ISBN 978-0-8007-9817-8. I am not part of the signs-and-wonders (Pentecostal, charismatic, and Third Wave) movement, nor has this book tempted me to … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to Vimeo, with Protest and Reflection Suggestions

“Leaving Vimeo” image © 2017 by Pious Eye (David M. Hodges). Created using, and modifying, three Wikimedia Commons images: two public domain image (one by Vimeo, one released to the public domain by user ZyMOS) and one Creative-Commons-2.0-licensed image by … Continue reading

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Good Motives, Middling Result: Hambrick’s Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

(Last modified on 8 August 2017) Image: Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) modification and combination of images showing support of and opposition to homosexuality, acquired through Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons licenses permitting adaptation. Source images are as follows: (1) … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to the Pro-Life Movement

As I began to realize a few days ago, when I spoke of the “Baffling Clash: Pro-Life Leaders v Donald J. Trump,” some of us cannot be part of movements. As someone who believes every person’s inalienable right to life … Continue reading

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