On The Persistent Promulgation Of Platitudes

It is a tad disappointing that church leaders trot out the same bland comments about illegal immigrants year after year. You might hope that if all they can up with is platitudes, they could at least try to find some new ones. But no. This year, yet again, we heard that Jesus was a refugee, and that …

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Not Such A Happy Christmas

I would have thought the primary motivation for becoming a journalist was to make the world a better place by helping people to know the truth. So it is a constant source of dismay that so many journalists and media outlets decline to be truthful, either by not covering stories which don’t match their own viewpoint, or by …

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If he Wants Money, Get A Job

Via Wizbang. What strikes me about this is not so much the courage, but the kindness of the store clerk. Mustafa comes at him with a gun, threatening his life for money. Derek knocks the robber out with a single punch and calls the police. But there is no more shouting or violence. Derek sits …

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Carter and Condolences

Jimmy Carter is a kind-hearted and sincere man who, partly because of his own honesty and gentleness, cannot seem to believe in the dishonesty and brutality of others. He is a Christian who does not believe people can be evil. This naivety made him a bad president, and makes him a poor judge of foreign policy …

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Just Stop It

A few grammatical points. 1. Comprise means ‘is made up of.’ Comprise should not be followed by ‘of.’ Comprise includes the ‘of.’ This is a frequent error in real estate agents’ descriptions of their properties. ‘This house comprises of four bedrooms, three bathrooms … ‘ No it doesn’t. It comprises four bedrooms, three bathrooms, etc. …

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