Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones are headed for the big screen via Warner Bros. in a live-action family comedy with “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore and “Glee” writer-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on board.
“Surely the Christian-hunter Saul should have been knocked from his horse and straight into Sheol for his sins, yet he became one of the greatest of all Christians. Weren’t there thousands of people better suited for the job of Apostle to the Gentiles? And wasn’t Jesus trying to tell us–and the early Church–something very important by selecting a man with blood on his hands to write half of his New Testament, and sending him not to Hell, but rather catching him up to the Third Heaven? In short, don’t be so hasty in consigning others to damnation. The Church definitively pronounces on those who it thinks is in Heaven, but makes no such pronouncements of those it believes to be in Hell. And last I checked, it hadn’t delegated that power to Bill O’Reilly.”—“I Hope He’s In Hell”
Chevy Volt: Car for the Gullible Green Driver - John Ransom - Townhall Finance
MS wrote: You are just full of sh@t. I own two Volts and could not be more far to the right. I don’t agree with our government and did not support ball out but the Volt has made a large impact on how much gas our family buys. I have saved 1,110 gallons of gas. — Obama Keeps it Real: Fake Plant for Fake Products for Fake Cars Dear MS, You also have been busy running a Chevy Volt fan site and charging up you car at work- a state university by the way- so you don’t have to pay for electricity. I know who you are. Look, you can take the Space Shuttle to work and you’d save even more gasoline than you can with the Volt. But the cost would be way higher. Isn’t the point about saving money? I mean besides charging the cost to the taxpayers? The cost to operate a Chevy Volt, when including cost of electric storage, is way more expensive than a gasoline engine. That’s why they can’t sell enough of them to make money. That’s why Consumer Reports says it’s just an expensive toy. I’ve always looked at it as just an amenity purchase for the metro-testicled. It’s gotten so bad that I understand that in the underside of the driver’s side wheel well, workers are affixing a small aluminum plate with the VIN and the word “gullible” stamped under it. They know the car will never work. That’s it for this week, V/r, JR
“Let’s just state the obvious: National political reporters are, by and large, socially liberal. We are more likely to know a gay couple than to know someone who owns an “assault weapon.” We are, generally, pro-choice. Twice, in D.C., I’ve caused a friend to literally leave a conversation and freeze me out for a day or so because I suggested that the Stupak Amendment and the Hyde Amendment made sense. There is a bubble. Horror stories of abortionists are less likely to permeate that bubble than, say, a story about a right-wing pundit attacking an abortionist who then claims to have gotten death threats.”—Kermit Gosnell: The Alleged Mass-Murderer and the Bored Media
“Who are these people who think you can spend from two to 10 years with no realistic career goals in mind? They seem to assume that a graduate student will remain childless, or will have no responsibility to care for elderly parents, or will never have any health problems. They assume that there will always be someone else to pay the bills and wash the clothes, while the bohemian geniuses pursue their exalted calling. It’s a kind of infantile narcissism: placing one’s desires above all the other obligations that adults generally assume.”—Just Don’t Go, Part 2 - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education
SCOTUS: Ward Churchill's chickens are finally coming home to roost
This is why I cannot trust Noam Chomsky’s political deeds or even the ACLU’s: in spite of all the evidence, they decided to support fraudster Ward Churchill. Now that the SCOTUS rejected to hear his case, the tale has become full circle, and now in their minds, the fake Native American has been really royally screwed by The Man. They will never take in consideration Churchill’s plagiarism and relentless unsubstantiated self-hype.
He may have the right to have his extreme views but not to con the academic world and the taxpayer with the acquiescence of those “brave” intellectuals like Chomsky.
The euro was the pet project of Europe’s rich northern countries, in particular Germany and France, with the poorer southern nations brought along for the ride. The north needed markets for its exports, and the south was seduced by the promise of cheap and apparently limitless credit guaranteed by its economic betters, which fueled both property booms and growing entitlement states.
Underpinning the whole enterprise was the dream of a European superstate to rival the U.S. When things started to go wrong following the credit crunch of 2008, the southern countries found themselves trapped, unable to devalue their way back to competitiveness while they remained in the euro, but unwilling to leave for fear of the consequences. One after another, they’ve been forced to submit to punishing austerity and economic stagnation imposed by their new masters: EU and eurozone bureaucrats, and northern politicians.
But a revolt is brewing. Tapping into a growing sense that ordinary people have been betrayed by a political class that’s both incompetent and out of touch, anti-euro and populist parties have been gaining ground across the south, most recently in the Italian elections. If just one country finds the courage to leave the euro, there could be a stampede for the exit. (A “euroskeptic” party has even been launched in Germany, albeit with a very different motive: its supporters are tired of picking up the tab for what they view as profligate southerners.)
The future of the eurozone is far from guaranteed, and the inept and cynical way in which its political and financial elites have dealt with Cyprus may yet have an impact on the continent out of proportion to its tiny size.
Every urban tribe gets its heavy dose of hatred before they fade away from public consciousness. What’s more baffling some of those groups become archetypes, like skinheads with intolerance and violence, emos with tomfoolery and nonsense and hipsters with…
“He’s a Catholic! It’s no more complicated than that. Catholicism is what it is. You don’t have to believe it. You don’t have to follow it. But it’s not up to them to modernize to you. It’s not up to any religion, although some do this, ‘cause they want the money. They want the membership. But the Catholic Church doesn’t do it. It’s not up to them to bend and shape and mold itself to accommodate the shrinking depravity of a worldwide culture. It’s to provide the exact opposite. It’s to provide a beacon out of depravity, among other things.”—Drive-Bys Shocked to Learn Pope Francis is Catholic - The Rush Limbaugh Show
Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace, that where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness; that where there is discord, I may bring harmony; that where there is error, I may bring truth; that where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that where there is despair, I may bring hope; that where there are shadows, I may bring light; that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted; to understand, than to be understood; to love, than to be loved.
A Vatican Spring? – NYTimes.com. To put it mildly, it is very unfortunate the analogy choice that rebel theologian Hans Küng used for his undoubtedly celebrated New York Times’ op-ed “A Vatican Spring?” For a sharp intellectual it is disappointing to…
GLOBAL FINANCE: Mad & Bad - soon to be dangerous to know
This is plain sick. This goes beyond mischief, this is evil. And it is time to stand up and tell we won’t tolerate and reward evil behavior by bailing out the banks. The worst thing is that thanks to the opaqueness of the banks, we all live in a house of…
As Morsi flees palace, massive protests erupt all over Egypt [photos]
Lookit shorty here! Is finally the *real* Arab Spring taking place? If the Muslim Brotherhood that already co-opted all branches of power is in retreat and women are taking to the streets to fight for their rights, it looks like it is.
Sick: Henry Winkler defends Kevin Clash, accused of sexually abusing teen, as brilliant always 'end of story'
With sorrow in my heart, I hereby pronounce you, Henry Winkler, not longer cool. Your breaktrough character Fonzie, became a role model for all those who aspired top emulate the coolest life form in the known universe. Kevin Clash is innocent until proven…
El equipo simpac tiene desde hace rato como bandera que a los altos cargos del estado (presidente, magistrados, congresistas, procuradores, concejales, etc.), a cualquiera que tenga un sueldo de 5 o 6 millones para arriba, que se les pague el salario…