We’re all ears, Mr. Obama

From the Water Carrier his own large self:

“EARS” OBAMA: You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I’m very sensitive about — What at I told them was, ”I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'”

Yeah, this guy’s really ready for the big time. He reminds me of Bruce Willis on Friends. “Chickenboy? Chickenboy?” Barack Hussein got teased as a child, boo-freaking-hoo. Sure, there’s plenty of Democrats who will eat this sob-sister nonsense up, but Obama’s problem is that the Lizard Queen might literally do so.

Starting with those big, crunchy ears of his.

I don’t think the fact that the Lizard Queen has her own lesbian Karl Rove is going to be particularly interesting to the voting public, I think they’ll be much more interested when she pulls a “V” and devours a live kitten during her 2008 debate with George Pataki or whoever the Republican fall guy turns out to be.

As for Ann Marie Cox’s public declaration that Ears Obama is “sexy rock star”, it’s primarily a testimony to why she should never be permitted to vote or even allowed to publicly express an opinion about anything but her favorite color.

The land of the free

Just in case you didn’t grasp the idea that your money is SUPPOSED to be worthless:

The United States Mint, concerned that rising metal prices could lead to widespread recycling of pennies and nickels, has banned melting or exporting them. The Mint is also testing dozens of cheaper alternative metal compositions in the expectation that Congress will mandate a change when it meets in the new year.

According to calculations by the Mint, the metal value of pennies, which are made of copper-coated zinc, is now more than one cent. The metal value of 5-cent coins, made from a copper-nickel blend, is up to 7 cents. Adding in the costs of manufacturing means the Mint now spends 1.73 cents for every penny and 8.74 cents for every nickel it makes.

Until 1982, pennies were made of 95 percent copper. The commodity metal value of one of those coins, which still make up a large percentage of the pennies in circulation, is 2.13 cents, according to the Mint.

Yeah, you’re so free that you can’t even melt a nearly worthless piece of metal. That you own.

Everybody knows….

A potential lesson in the reliable foolishness of trusting the conventional wisdom:

Pseudo-Knowledge and “Pagan Christmas”

Time was when I, like most people, took it for granted the winter solstice and, in particular, the Roman Feast of the Birth of the Unconquered Sun were simply pagan celebrations that hung around into Christian times. In fact, when I set out to write this book I still thought this. But I discovered the reality is far more complicated and interesting. Indeed, it turns out this widely assumed “fact” that “everybody knows” is probably another sample of pseudo-knowledge. For according to William Tighe, a church history specialist at Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College, “the pagan festival of the ‘Birth of the Unconquered Sun’ instituted by the Roman Emperor Aurelian on 25 December 274, was almost certainly an attempt to create a pagan alternative to a date that was already of some significance to Roman Christians. Thus the ‘pagan origins of Christmas’ is a myth without historical substance.”

For the fact is, our records of a tradition associating Jesus’ birth with December 25 are decades older than any records concerning a pagan feast on that day.

[T]he definitive “Handbook of Biblical Chronology” by professor Jack Finegan (Hendrickson, 1998 revised edition) cites an important reference in the “Chronicle” written by Hippolytus of Rome three decades before Aurelian launched his festival. Hippolytus said Jesus’ birth “took place eight days before the kalends of January,” that is, Dec. 25.

Tighe said there’s evidence that as early as the second and third centuries, Christians sought to fix the birth date to help determine the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection for the liturgical calendar—long before Christmas also became a festival.

Obviously, this is the first I’ve heard of any such claim, but if it turns out to be true, it would be pretty amusing. Of course, it won’t slow down the bureaucratic neo-pagans trying to shove “Winter Break” and “Solstice” celebrations down everyone’s throats.

EO: multiphiles and multiphobes

Joe Carter considers the matter and appears to accept its inevitable societal acceptance somewhat begrudgingly. I agree with his thoughts on its inevitability, although I don’t see that there’s anything to fear from it. It’s certainly a Biblical model far superior to the secular divorce culture we currently possess, and offers a familiar pro-child familial template that might allow the West to sustain itself without the need to import camel-sacrificing barbarians:

All of the major world religions – Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity – have condoned the practice of taking multiple spouses.

The same holds true for most every culture on earth. Out of 1170 societies recorded in Murdock’s Ethnographic Atlas, polygyny (the practice of men having more than one wife) is prevalent in 850. Even our own culture, which has an astoundingly high divorce and remarriage rate, practices a form of “serial polygamy.”

The fact that a mere mention of the concept is enough to cause feminists to explode with rage should alone suffice to recommend the institution. And while it’s not a vision that is very much in line with the modern woman’s Prince Charming / Pretty Woman fantasy, I don’t think destroying that pernicious fairy tale is necessarily such a bad thing.

(We’ll know it’s a done deal when the first Disney cartoon featuring Mickey and Minnie and Miranda Mouse appears.)

In any event, this is just one of the many signs indicating that the end of the Equalitarian Age is approaching. And a good riddance too. It will be interesting to see if the greater trend ends up being more in the direction of a traditional model like this one or a technological model complete with robot girls, smooth-talking vibrators and artificial wombs.

The answer is most likely some unforseeable combination of both, of course.

Celebrate the excitement

I just checked with Instant Publisher and saw that the status for the cover of “The Wrath of Angels” is now “PRINTED”. Can you feel the electricity in the air? So, I actually got around to updating that other website for the first time since 2004 and in the process uploaded a new short story entitled “Birth of an Order“.

Like several of the other stories, it’s set in the world of Selenoth, where religious faith meets magic and learned priests of the Immaculate engage in high-minded debates about whether elves have souls and hashing out whether orcs are legitimate candidates for eternal salvation or not.

It’s a little something to tide over the twenty or thirty of you who are planning to pick up Wrath, anyhow.