Daily Pics, My Comic, and The Times
the Daily
the Comic
the Blog
What do a bag of chips and a gun have in common?

When you pull them out in class suddenly everyone wants to be your friend.


Vladimir Putin has boasted that Russia is planning to build a base on the moon. The idea is that astronauts will live there permanently. When they were asked if they really wanted to spend the rest of their lives in a barren, lifeless, empty landscape, the Russians said...

"No. That's why we want to go to the moon."


A study says 90% of new moms can find their child by the smell. Especially when it's dad's turn to change them.

A study says practicing gratitude, reflecting on the good things in life has little if any effect on anxiety and depression. I'm thankful I don't have to do that.

Tom Brady has left New England and apparently is going to Tampa Bay. Most are not surprised he's going for the Bucs.

Robert Kraft says of Tom Brady, he "loves him like a son but he has the right to be free." Wait a minute: isn't that what the dad said near the end of "Old Yeller?"

Casinos are asking for bailouts from the federal government. Shouldn't they at least be required to roll 7's?


A murder has been committed. Police are called to an apartment and find a man standing, holding a 5-iron in his hands, looking at the

lifeless body of a woman on the ground.

The detective asks, "Sir, is that your wife?"


"Did you hit her with that golf club?"

"Yes. Yes, I did," the man answers. He stifles a sob, drops the club and puts his hands on his head.

"How many times did you hit her?"

"I don't know... put me down for a five."


You'd think that at some point the little piggy that went to market might swing by the pharmacy and pick up something for the one with the uncontrollable bladder.

Quote of the Times;
Has anybody else noticed the word “pandemic” is just Dem surrounded by panic?

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
Sorry, Liberals, But Gender Is Not a ‘Social Construct’ by John Hawkins

One of the most harmful and also false ideas that liberals have introduced to American culture is the idea that gender is nothing more than a “social construct.” Put another way, there’s no real difference between men and women; we just think there are differences because we accept illogical cultural norms that have been passed down through the years.

This is a “the moon is made out of green cheese” grade dumb concept; yet and still this idea undergirds liberal feminism. If a man can do it, then a woman can do it just as well, even if we’re talking about the military, firemen or being a cop. It’s the core concept that allows liberals to try to present transgenderism as a civil rights issue instead of a mental health issue. Undoubtedly, it’s also part of the reason you see so many sad, lost, nearly androgynous young men these days. If being a man doesn’t mean anything, why go through the work of taking on masculine traits?

The sleight of hand that liberals use to promote this obviously foolish idea is to point out that different cultures have different definitions of what constitutes manliness. To many Americans, enduring boot camp and becoming a soldier is a great way to prove your masculinity. To become a man in the Sateré-Mawé tribe, a boy must stick his hand in a glove full of venomous ants with incredibly painful bites and hold it there. On the Greek island of Kalymnos, manhood is proven via deep diving without equipment. Those men consider using diving equipment for safety to be effeminate.

You could be the epitome of manhood in America without ever allowing yourself to be bitten by venomous ants or a man’s man in the Sateré-Mawé tribe without ever deep diving; so doesn’t that mean gender is a social construct?

No, stupid.

As Jack Donovan has noted, “Strength, Courage, Mastery, and Honor are the alpha virtues of men all over the world.” A hard-assed American drill sergeant might think it’s dumb as dirt to stick your hand in a glove full of Bullet Ants, but I can guaran-damn-tee you he has a certain level of manly respect for a guy who’s tough enough to do it.

Moreover, there are no cultures anywhere where let’s say someone like Justin Bieber would be considered manly while someone like John Wayne would be considered feminine. Similarly, there are no cultures like the fictitious Amazons where women do the fighting while the men hang back. In the early 1900s, explorer Ernest Shackleton needed volunteers for a South Pole expedition. He placed an advertisement that read like so in the London Times: “Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful; honor and recognition in case of success.” The following day, over 5000 men showed up to volunteer.

Note that 5000 MEN showed up to volunteer. In no culture in the world would women ever be the majority of people showing up for something like that. Not today, not last year, not at any point in history. Yet, if gender really were merely a social construct, we’d expect to see women making up the majority of warriors, hunters and the people doing backbreaking, dangerous jobs SOMEWHERE. Along the same lines, there’s no culture where men do the majority of the child-rearing. If gender is really just a random, illogical series of habits that civilizations pick up, then we SHOULD see a lot more overlap, but we don’t – and we never will.

Part of this is based on the very real physical differences between men and women. Men are taller, bigger, have more muscle mass. In violent confrontations with men or in tasks that require great strength, very few women can hope to compete with even the average male. This is the same across all cultures and it has helped create different incentives for men and women. Men have been and still are the ones who do dirty, dangerous and violent work. Men who are good at it are admired by other men and sought out by women. Equivalently, women are admired for their beauty and their feminine wiles. Again, this is something you’ll find across all cultures which again shows you that gender is not a social construct. Instead, it’s an outgrowth of biological reality.

Convenient as it may be to liberalism to pretend that there’s no difference between men and women, it’s not good for society. We already have women being forced to share the bathroom with men who “feel” like women today. By the way, we’re not likely to stop with that bit of silliness as this excerpt of my interview with Kathy Shaidle shows:

Well, knowing that I collect these things so that I can write about them for Taki’s, one of my old friends, a former blogger, said, “You’ll like this.” He e-mailed me this link to a Reddit room where everybody is chatting about these really weird people. Now we’ve all heard about a man trapped in a woman’s body and so forth. Well, like I said earlier, there are people who feel the need to just keep pushing this sort of thing because the thrill of that has worn off socially. So there are people who believe that they’re — say, black, disabled women in white male bodies or they believe that they are a planet or they believe that they are an alien. Now I met some of the “I think I’m an alien” people years ago.

Hey, wait a second. What bathroom do those people get?

Well, that’s just it; they’re going to have to put a little picture of like a gray alien on one of the doors or something like that. ..They all get together and some people think they’re animals. And I don’t mean furries which we’ve seen on CSI or whatever. These are people who don’t necessarily dress up as animals. They think, “I am a fox” and, “I know I look like a person, but I am a fox.”

Yes, one day you may be threatened with prosecution by some liberal for refusing to refer to a woman who believes she’s a fox by her animal name “Arf Arf.” That’s not a future any of us should want.

News of the Times;
Therapists only want one thing...

and it's f@cking discussing.


I have four siblings, three sisters and one brother, all of them younger than me.

One night I was chatting with my Mom about how she had changed as a mother from the first child to the last. She told me she had mellowed a lot over the years:

"When you coughed or sneezed, I called the ambulance.”

“When your youngest sister swallowed a penny, I just told her it was coming out of her allowance."


A growing movement of liberty-loving Americans has started to rise up and demand that government immediately lift COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders so people can return to the soul-sucking dead-end jobs that previously had them fondling a revolver, or thinking about driving for Uber.

“We will not be held down any longer by these repressive, un-Constitutional restrictions on our freedoms,” said one township man, who declined to give his name out of fear of losing his mid-level management position at an out-bound call center (from which he’s currently furloughed).

Stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on public gatherings and movement, he said, are “just a foot in the door for the authoritarian statists who dream of stripping us of the right to spend 40 hours per week doing something we hate so we can get vested in our 401(k) plan and eventually quit our jobs and live our dreams, you know… someday.”


SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

What you may not know is that Tuba is also an acronym?

Terrible Underwater Breathing Apparatus.


Middle Earth Temporarily Bans Fellowships of More Than Five

MINAS TIRITH — The White Council of the Wise issued a decree today that all fellowships in Middle Earth shall be no larger than five companions for at least the next quarter-age to help slow the spread of the Samund-01 curse that has already killed over 30,000 elves, dwarves, and men.

“The following measures are to be implemented with great haste across Middle Earth,” said Council leader Saruman the White via palantir. “Taverns and mines are to cease operations immediately, and all festivals and Entmoots are to be postponed. When you do venture, maintain a social distance of two longswords. Only essential quests are to be embarked upon.”

Originating from Mordor and spread by Nazgul, the Samund Curse has hit the Kingdom of Gondor hardest. Lord Denethor, Steward of Gondor, insisted that he had handled the threat very well, despite nearly 90% of Minas Tirith showing signs of the curse and over 2,000 dead.

“I’ve done a great job, a tremendous job, leading this Kingdom against the Mordor curse. It came from Mordor, while that fake king wanders around with his little half-people and that horrible woman from Aerosmith,” said Denethor from his tower atop a castle atop a mountain. “My good son Boromir has done a great job as well — much better than sleepy king Theoden retreating to Helm’s Deep, or singin’ Elrond hiding up in Riverdale. Anyone who wants a counter-curse can get a counter-curse.”

Emergency measures have already affected many residents of Middle Earth. Most recently, a long-expected party in the Shire was cancelled just one day before it was scheduled to take place.

“I had everything ready: the tents and tables, the food and drink, scores of guests arriving. I had fireworks!” said Bilbo Baggins, 111, of Hobbiton. “Do you know how long I’ve had this party planned? How it has dominated my every thought and action since I returned from the Battle of the Five Armies? They cannot take away our freedom to have parties. We’re hobbits. Parties are… precious to us.”

Until a cure is brought by giant eagles just when everything seems darkest, residents of Middle Earth are advised to control the curse’s spread by washing frequently, not eating any orc, and not believing everything they hear on the palantir.

Quote of the Times;
“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Adams.

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
Was Trump the Only One in Washington Innocent of Russian Collusion? by J.B. Shurk

Catherine Herridge confirmed recently that the FBI ignored warnings that the primary evidence used in securing a FISA warrant against Carter Page, Christopher’s Steele’s “dossier,” is unreliable “Russian disinformation.” Herridge is as fine an investigative reporter as they come, but my gut reaction was, “Haven’t we known that for years now?”

Then reality smacked me in the face, and I remembered: we’re still pretending as a country that Barack Obama’s FBI and CIA didn’t work with Fusion GPS, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrat party to frame Donald Trump as an agent of the Russian government.

I suppose the longer the attempted coup against the president has endured, the easier it is to forget that the U.S. government has done everything in its power to cover up the criminality of its intelligence agencies and preferred political players, while obfuscating the public record with a steady stream of disinformation from the corporate news.

From the points of view of the DC Leviathan and its complicit praetorian press, if there is no signed statement or recorded confession from Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Comey, Lynch, Yates, McCord, McCabe, Nuland, Rice, Strzok, Simpson, Steele, either Ohr, or any of the other countless conspirators involved, then nothing nefarious happened. (Funny how the crimes against Donald Trump require overwhelming intent and evidentiary proof in triplicate form, while every scurrilous allegation against him becomes front page news in the New York Times and is chased down by criminal investigators at every jurisdictional level.)

Away from the Potomac, though, normal Americans have a pretty good idea what transpired during and after the 2016 election, even though the branches of the federal government and all the papers of record pretend not to know a thing.

Sometime before Donald Trump even became the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and the rest of her campaign brain trust planned to neutralize her biggest vulnerabilities: (1) a lifetime of corruption highlighted by Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash, and (2) the risk that some person or entity (like Wikileaks) not under her control would release embarrassing correspondence or incriminating evidence either obtained from her unsecured, compromised email server or from some other long forgotten trove of secrets in her past. They would lay the groundwork to implicate the eventual Republican nominee as a conspirator with a foreign adversary in the theft of her emails, so that she could inoculate herself from the fallout of any damaging revelations contained therein. “Pay no attention to the pay-offs and scandals about which you’re reading; what’s important is that the Republicans have committed Watergate-level political theft in digital form.” That was always the plan.

While the Clinton campaign and the Democrat party (whose finances Hillary contractually controlled) used Perkins Coie as a cut-out to hire Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS to begin seeding disinformation that would evolve into the Steele Dossier and be used against the eventual Republican nominee, Obama’s government was conducting a parallel counterintelligence operation. Their goal was to use confidential sources and spies (like Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, and Alexander Downer) to entice and coax low-level and naive Trump campaign associates (first, George Papadopoulos and then, Carter Page) into painting Donald Trump as a witting or unwitting agent of a hostile foreign power (eventually settling on Russia) and triggering a full-blown counterintelligence operation and broad FISA Section 702 warrantless surveillance of his campaign, so that either (1) the Republican nominee would be caught up in some to-be-determined criminality or so tarnished with the appearance of impropriety that he was permanently damaged and unelectable before voting ever commenced; or that, at the very least, (2) Hillary’s liabilities could be blunted by recasting any unexpected revelations from her past as part of a campaign of foreign espionage against her candidacy. That was always the plan.

The shared goals of Clinton’s campaign and Obama’s intelligence agencies were to (1) create compelling disinformation against Donald Trump, (2) utilize political surveillance to their advantage, and (3) create plausible counterintelligence pretenses as part of the cover up of their illicit operations. In this way, the mainstream press has always told the story backwards, that it was never Russia using disinformation to interfere in America’s 2016 election.

It was Hillary’s campaign and Obama’s CIA and FBI that fabricated a Russian conspiracy theory in order to justify their political spying and eventually cover their tracks. This is why Robert Mueller spent two years and over thirty million dollars investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and never once scrutinized whether the Steele Dossier was explicitly based on Russian disinformation. That was always the plan.

Christopher Steele and Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS all worked for Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and likely used his phony “kompromat” in return for working to weaken or overturn the Magnitsky Act’s sanctions against wealthy Russian nationals and the freezing of their substantial assets. This is the same Deripaska that McCabe solicited for incriminating information on Paul Manafort and candidate Trump. And this made-up kompromat is what Brennan fed to his assets in Europe (Mifsud, Halper, and Downer) to dangle repeatedly before Papadopoulos and Page.

In fact, it is entirely likely that we will one day learn that Brennan, Lynch, and Comey used similar operations to ensnare General Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, too. If we still lived in a country with due process and without secret Star Chambers, we would probably discover that far from Carter Page alone being caught up in FISA Court abuses, Flynn, Manafort, Papadopoulos, and others were also illegally targeted. Since the feds couldn’t find anything with which to criminally indict these men except for an odious and bogus Section 1001 “making false statements” charge (in the cases of Flynn and Papadopoulos) and a decade-old tax-dodging complaint (for Manafort), it’s safe to bet that Brennan and Fusion GPS-created propaganda, and not blind, disinterested application of the law, led the Department of Justice to pursue Americans for purely political purposes.

In the end, this American-made “Russian disinformation” has caught almost everyone in its web. Consider just how much of DC ended up taking part in the lie.

• Brennan and the CIA constructed fake Russian spy rings throughout Europe;
• Nellie Ohr passed this same imaginary Russian intel to her husband, Bruce, and the FBI;
• Lynch, Comey, and McCabe used this elaborate but fake Russian conspiracy to file fraudulent FISA applications and pursue Section 702 bulk surveillance on anyone and everyone who ever worked near or for Donald Trump;
• Robert Mueller used all this American-made kompromat to bully Trump campaign associates into accepting unethical plea deals, while hiding real Russian collusion by the Clinton campaign;
• Senator Feinstein repeatedly covered for Fusion GPS’s perjury by leaking confidential transcripts, while her former intelligence staffer, Daniel Jones, worked to raise funds for Fusion GPS’s defense and continued counterintelligence operations against President Trump;
• Richard Burr joined Mark Warner on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to give our intelligence agencies cover by justifying their illegal spying on a domestic political campaign;
• Adam Schiff spent the last four years doing the Russians’ bidding by further dividing the country with reckless and wholesale lies that the sitting president is a Russian agent; and
• the whole apparatus of the American press spun this fantastic tail of Russian collusion, while giving each other First Amendment prizes for their bravery, acumen, and Jayson Blair-like persistence.

Only in Obama’s America could a hoax as fraudulent and unsubstantial as this one come to fruition.

And after everything, we are left with only one final damning question: were Donald Trump and his associates the only people in Washington not to engage in Russian collusion?

News of the Times;
Taking a poll.

Which sold out faster this month?

Bernie Sanders or Toilet Paper


Vermont prohibits sale of clothes as non-essential.

It's official: PANTS. OPTIONAL.


Son: "Daddy, I fell in love and want to date this awesome girl!"

Father: "That's great, son! Who is she?"

Son: "It's Sandra, the neighbor's daughter."

Father: "Ohhh, I wish you hadn't said that. I have to tell you something, son, but you must promise not to tell your mother. Sandra is

actually your sister."

The boy is naturally bummed out, but a couple of months later:

Son: "Daddy, I fell in love again and she is even hotter!"

Father: "That's great, son! Who is she?"

Son: "It's Angela, the other neighbor's daughter."

Father: "Ohhh, I wish you hadn't said that. Angela is also your sister."

This went on a few more times, and finally the son was so mad, he went straight to his mother crying.

Son: "Mom, I am so mad at dad! I fell in love with six girls and I can't date any of them because dad is their father!"

The mother hugs him affectionately and says, "You can date whoever you want. He isn't your father!"


Two women were having lunch together, and discussing the merits of cosmetic surgery. The first woman says, "I need to be honest with you, I'm getting a boob job."

The second woman says "Oh that's nothing, I'm thinking of having my asshole bleached!"

To which the first replies, "I just can't picture your husband as a blonde!"


A tiny but dignified old lady was among a group looking at an art exhibition in a newly opened gallery. Suddenly one contemporary painting caught her eye.

"What on earth," she inquired of the artist standing nearby, "is that?"

He smiled condescendingly. "That, my dear lady, is supposed to be a mother and her child."

"Well, then," snapped the little old lady, "why isn't it?"

Quote of the Times;
"Um, you know, there's a uh, during World War... Two, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing that uh, you know, was totally different than a, than the, the, it's called, he's called it a, you know, the World War Two, he had the World, the War Production Board.” - Biden

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
Man’s Greatest Invention

The great British biologist J.B.S Haldane said that fanaticism was one of mankind’s greatest inventions. By “fanaticism” he meant the burning desire to save mankind from some imagined evil. The fanatic is not just trying to help his fellow man. He feels as if it is his purpose, his reason to exist. Therefore, he will die in his effort to reach his goal, as to give up on his quest or accept defeat would be no different than denying the reason for his existence. To die trying fulfills his purpose.

Haldane credited this to monotheism. If there is one god, then no people could be favored by one god over another. All men were the creation of one god and therefore of equal importance. This leads to the great battle to decide who has the correct understanding of God’s desire for mankind. The only way to know this is to do whatever is necessary in order to bring your understanding of god’s will into being. Fanaticism therefore was the great molder of human history for the last 5,000 years.

Of course, Haldane was a fanatic himself. He was a foaming at the mouth atheist, as they tend to be, so blaming the belief in God, especially Christianity, was a natural instinct for him. A central tenet of atheism is that if man drops the superstition about invisible men in the sky, they will stop trying to impose their beliefs on one another and thus a new post-God era can begin. Mankind will be driven by reason and the underlying facts of natural reality. Logic will be the religion of man.

This is nonsense, of course, but Haldane was not wrong about fanaticism. It is a great mover of history. Where he got things wrong was in thinking monotheism was the root of human desire to save mankind. Instead it was egalitarianism, the idea that all men are naturally equal and therefore naturally worthy. This did not require the belief in one god, as we see today with our humanistic fanatics. The modern intellectual is as indifferent to God as he is committed to belief that all men are equal.

An example of this comes from the legacy site National Review. This piece ( argues that the coronavirus is the great leveler. Mother nature is reminding the world that all men are equal in her eyes. Because, in theory, rich people can get the virus and die, it proves the fundamental equality of mankind. Time will tell on that score, but most likely the smart and rich will do better in this than the poor and stupid. That’s because Mother Nature does not distribute her gifts equally.

Of course, if this virus turns out to be the scourge of the poor or the great killer of the stupid, the egalitarians will have an answer for that as well. As the author of the piece says, it will be due to the rich and smart taking precautions to insulate themselves from the virus. For the egalitarian fanatic, there is always some behavioral reason to explain why one group does better than another. The equality of man is the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, of their thinking.

A great driver of history is the belief that if only everyone would do things the way they should do them, then the human condition can be overcome. It is not the only driver, for sure, as not everyone has bought into egalitarianism. In fact, egalitarianism was, for the longest time, an exclusive belief. The tribe, nation or people knew they were equal before god, but those other people, well, not so much. Conquering them and taking their stuff was fine, as it was good for your people.

In recent years, this thirst for universal equality has turned into a weird cargo cult, where simply making people appear equal will cause universal equality to spring forth. You see a bit of that in the National Review post. The author seems to be hoping the virus is a great plague that hits the elites as hard as everyone. In the midst of the suffering, so the thinking goes, everyone will suddenly embrace the equality of man. Only a fanatic can believe that he not so subtly hopes for a plague.

In fact, disaster, man-made or natural, is proof that egalitarianism is rooted in our biology, or at least in the biology of some. The great destruction of man’s creation, the bodies stacked upon one another, a scene seen in every age by every generation, has not purged this instinct from our being. There’s no reasoning with a fanatic and there is not reasoning with an egalitarian. They are immune to reality. They see only that which confirms their belief that all men are created equal.

It is why, by the way, Africa is getting a good leaving alone in the pandemic chatter. They were all revved up a month ago to display their sorrow for the poor Africans, who would surely suffer the worst from this virus. This has not happened, so the egalitarians are busy editing on-line maps to remove the whole continent from our vision. Any discussion of why some groups have done better or worse is prohibited, even by the human bio-diversity crowd. Egalitarianism is powerful magic.

It is a good reminder that whatever comes out of the other side of this pandemic, the egalitarian will still be with us. No amount of reality can dissuade him. If he can see a man in a sundress as just another one of the gals, not even the complete failure of the system built on the dream of equality will dissuade him. He will be right back at it, picking through the rubble for signs that all men are equal. Egalitarianism is man’s greatest invention, a doomsday device we cannot disarm.

News of the Times;
19 days into the lockdown and I'm starting to question whether the Donner party was even hungry.


The economy has gotten so bad...

My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.


At the urging of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Yoko Ono has agreed to sing, to keep residents off of city streets.

Governor Cuomo stated “Yoko will be used strategically wherever and whenever a crowd forms. Just today we deployed Ms. Ono to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where a wedding was taking place. There were 300 guests congregating and within 3 minutes, the streets were completely empty. It was a sight to see, those people were running through the streets and jumping out of windows to escape the horrific screeching.”

No one will know where or when Yoko will pop up and begin her screaming and caterwauling. For extreme cases, Yoko will perform her latest single, “Ear Splitter”. “I call that song the ‘H’ bomb”, said Cuomo. “It’s actually a little cruel, but extreme times call for extreme measures.”

Get Inside Or Listen to Yoko!

Yoko Ono music was used on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay until Amnesty International declared it to be a form of war crimes and it was outlawed.

Yoko said she got her sound inspiration when she was a little girl. “I saw a cat get run over by a car once and I just thought it was the most beautiful sound. I have been trying to emulate it ever since.”

Other states will begin using Yoko impersonators or play her recorded music to scare citizens off the streets and back into their houses where they belong.



A nude woman posed for pictures on the Charging Bull statue on Wall Street last Thursday. Police were called... eventually...

Heard on ESPN: It'll be interesting to see in 9 months; which is greater-the birth rate or the divorce rate.

I do have to point out that my daffodils are not practicing floral distancing.

Remember, the key is to stick together while staying apart.

A guy in the Seattle area was pulled over by police after allegedly going over 100 mph. When the officer walked up to the door, the guy claimed he was trying to teach his pitbull how to drive. Everyone knows pit bulls are lousy drivers. It's just that no one has the courage to tell them.

In case you've lost track, today is March 44th.

Breaking; if you keep a glass of wine in each hand, you can't accidentally touch your face.

Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift are having a war of words. Remember back when we cared?

For those who've been cooped up at home for a while and aren't sure, today is Monday. For those really struggling, the year is 2020.

You thought dogs were hard to train. Look at all the humans that can't sit and stay.

Remember last year when the worst thing in the world was the Game of Thrones finale?


Alexa, homeschool the children.

Quote of the Times;
Viruses come from China like shortstops come from the DR. This isn't about vilifying a culture, it's about facts. If they sell nuclear suitcases at these wet markets, would we be so non-judgmental? – Maher

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Is the Most Important Event In History by Tyler O’Neil

This Sunday the world over, Christians will celebrate the holiday of Easter, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But the Resurrection is more than just a holiday - Christians believe it was a unique historical event, and some historians argue that it was the turning point in the history of the world, enabling the modern world's prosperity and freedom.

Without the Resurrection, "we would still be in a world of mystery and probably in a world of repressive empires," Rodney Stark, a social sciences professor at Baylor University and author of many books including The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success, told PJ Media in an interview.

"Remember, at the dawn of history, people didn't live in really tiny countries — they lived under huge, huge empires, nasty ones," the professor added. He argued that Christianity historically has been the driving force behind limited government, science, capitalism, the abolition of slavery, medicine, organized charities, and more - and that Christianity would have been impossible without the belief in the Resurrection.

"Without the Resurrection, you don't have Christianity, and without Christianity, you don't have any of this," Stark declared.

Indeed, the New Testament says as much. In I Corinthians 15:17, Paul wrote, "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins." The gospels all agree on one count — that Jesus's disciples scattered, and Peter rejected him, around Jesus' crucifixion. That manner of death, besides being the most painful, was also the most disgraceful, and it stands to reason that Christianity would have died were it not for belief in the Resurrection.

But how exactly did Christianity change the world? Stark considered many aspects of Western civilization, and traced their roots back to a Christian inspiration.

1. Science.

"Science is unique to the West, and it is not only a major factor in producing modernity, but it is an example of it," the sociologist argued. "Why do we have science in the West? It's generally understood that only in the West did we think it was possible."

Here's what Stark means: "In the rest of the world it's thought that the universe is far too mystical to be worth thinking about," much less experimenting on. But "in the West, the universe was created by a rational God, and consequently it runs by rules and therefore it makes sense to try to understand and discover the rules."

It wasn't so much that Westerners or Christians just happened to be smarter than everyone else — they just believed that the universe could be rationally understood, that it was created by a rational God, and that humans being made in God's image could understand His order behind things.

Western medicine and the Western university are also unique contributions of Christianity that tie in with this notion of science, Stark argued.

2. Capitalism.

Capitalism often gets a bad reputation, but Stark has defined it in terms of market complexity — the exact kind of banking and investment that unleashed unprecedented prosperity and technological innovation in recent centuries. While many have argued it came from the "Protestant work ethic," this professor actually traced the phenomenon back to Catholic monasteries in the Middle Ages.

Many things had to happen to make capitalism possible. "One was the notion that commerce itself was legitimate, that it was not indecent," Stark explained. "In almost all known societies at that time commerce was degraded — it was thought to be nothing a gentleman would have any connection to."

"The fact that Christian theologians, who had taken vows of poverty, nevertheless worked out that commerce was legitimate, that it was okay that you could earn interest on money" is fascinating, the sociologist explained. He cited the Catholic Saint Thomas Aquinas as a key example.

3. Limited government.

"The fact is that the church declared itself superior to the state, that God was above the king, and so throughout this whole era of Christendom you have this situation where in a moral sense the king always had this limit of power," Stark explained. In contrast to most kingdoms and empires throughout history, there was a tension between the religious and secular authorities, and the church's claim to be above the state actually helped weaken state control.

Interestingly, the Crusades themselves demonstrate the power of the church over the state. The First Crusade was launched in response to the mistreatment of pilgrims to the Holy Land. But the very reason such pilgrims existed was that members of "the aristocracy of Europe who had done something bad were told by the church, 'Unless you're going to the Holy Land, I won't absolve you.'"

Stark also noted that as democracies developed in the Italian city states, "the bishop was always on the side of freedom."

Contrary to popular belief, "the Catholic Church did not believe in the divine right of kings — that was a Protestant notion in the mid-seventeenth century." Indeed, "St. Augustine went on and on about the fact that the kings were pretty suspect people, pretty close to the moral margin."

While Jesus famously told his disciples to pay taxes to the government, he also drew an enormously important line. "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's" (Mark 12:17) didn't just mean "pay your taxes." It also meant that Christians — who are made in God's image as coins are made in Caesar's image — owe their ultimate loyalty to God, not to the state.

4. Slavery.

"It was only in the West that a society has ever overcame slavery, except when it's forced by outside forces," Stark explained. Christianity inspired the "only civilization that has ever discovered within itself that slavery is immoral and gotten rid of it."

Indeed, the West abolished slavery twice — once in the Middle Ages and again more famously under the influence of William Wilberforce in the British Empire and many abolitionists in America.

Indeed, the very idea of universal human rights can be traced back to the Spanish Scholastics, late medieval scholars who argued against enslaving Native Americans under Spanish rule.

5. Individualism.

"There is this immense notion of the value of the individual that ultimately seems to me to be extremely Christian" and "the basis of Western civilization," Stark argued. He claimed that the emphasis on individuals is "an extremely Christian notion," because it traces from morality that individuals "are personally responsible for our own salvation and for sin."

While many Christian denominations emphasize the importance of community, the sociologist argued that "ultimately they really all come down to the fact that salvation is individual and salvation depends on the individual's actions" or faith. "The group may sin, but it doesn't matter — your sins are what count in your fate."

6. Organized charities.

Other scholars, like Alvin J. Schmidt in his How Christianity Changed the World, have emphasized Christianity's unique rejection of abortion, and the faith's unique creation of organizations to care for orphans and the sick. Modern orphanages and hospitals would be unthinkable without Christianity's unique emphasis on the value of all human life.

Acts of charity are not unique to Christianity, of course, but Stark argued that the organization of these charities is unique.

"Christianity lent itself to religious organization in important ways," the sociologist explained. "In the pagan world, people patronized temples, they didn't belong to them. When you belong to an organization, that organization is able to have a tremendous amount of energy and create things like hospitals and be able to sustain them."

"It's been enormous how many of our institutions" came from Christian callings, Stark added. "The notion of caring for abandoned infants was certainly a Christian vocation."

Why not the Jews?

The Jewish people have made tremendous contributions to the modern world in science, commerce, and many other endeavors. Their faith is very similar to the Christian faith — after all, Christianity came from Judaism. So why didn't the Jews spearhead these innovations?

"Until modern times, the Jews were a tiny little oppressed minority that could play no role in the rise of science," Stark lamented. He praised their enormous contributions — especially to science — as "astounding," but noted that they "were never in a position to influence history that much" due to their small population.

At the same time, "there are some important parts of Christianity that are not derivative of Judaism," Stark added, like "belief in salvation in the normal Christian sense."

News of the Times;
Coronavirus isn't Trumps Fault. Ebola wasn't Obama's Fault. SARS wasn't Bush's fault.

And only a handful of cases of herpes were Clinton's fault.


Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"

"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques, like visualization, association, and so on. It was great. I haven't had a problem since."

"Sounds like something I could use. What was the name of the clinic?"

Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember.

Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?"

"You mean a rose?"

"Yes, that's it!"

He turned to his wife, "Hey Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?"


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joe Biden has committed to wearing a mask in public to be a good example and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Aides were disappointed and a little frightened, however, when Biden immediately cut a large hole in the middle of the mask so he could continue to invade people's personal space and sniff their hair, necks, and faces.

Staffers usually don't let Biden play with sharp objects, but he managed to find some safety scissors stashed behind the Metamucil in his campaign bus. Using the purple plastic scissors, he cut a large hole and then fitted the mask to his face, confident that he was protecting himself and others from the virus.

"That's better," he said as he cut a big hole for his schnoz. "Now I'm protecting against infection and I'm still able to give the ladies a good sniff. You know, in my day, I wore a mask just like this, as was the fashion at the time. All the kids at the pool would ask to play with the mask, and they'd run their fingers through it. In fact, one time, a gangster named CornPop was about to go cause some trouble at the sock hop, and I put some rocks in my mask and started swinging it around like a sling. You know, real Daniel and Goliath type stuff. He looked at me, tears in his eyes, and promised never again to go out and cause a ruckus."

"Anyway, that's why I'm your best choice for senator of the Roman Empire. Vote for Joe!" Biden said suddenly coming to and realized he was standing in a Walmart parking lot talking to a hobo.


What do Green Eggs and Ham and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common?

They both encourage people who can barely read to try new things.


My grandfather’s last wish was that we convert his ashes into a diamond.

That’s a lot of pressure.

Quote of the Times;
The debate over immigration is over: restriction wins. The debate over borders is over: they are needed. The debate over globalization is over: the era of autarky begins. The debate over Europe is over: it is a geographic expression, not a polity. The debate over global warming is over: it is irrelevant. The debate over international institutions is over: only nations matter. The debate over the People’s Republic of China is over: it is a menace to the community of nations, not a member in good standing. Crisis is clarity. This has been an era of clarification.

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
Team Trump to Jim Acosta: Here’s Your Examples of Mail-In Voter Fraud by Charlie Spierling

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday responded to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who demanded evidence of the president’s claims of voter fraud.

“You’ve been talking about voter fraud since the beginning of this administration and where is the evidence of it?” Acosta asked during the White House press briefing, insisting that “all the experts say voter fraud is rare.”

Trump replied, “I think there’s a lot of evidence, but we’ll provide you with some, okay?”

The president’s re-election campaign responded quickly to Acosta’s request, noting there were nine people charged in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas with “vote harvesting” and mail ballots, a political operative in New York stealing and submitting absentee ballots, and a resident in Pennsylvania receiving seven separate ballots in the mail.

The campaign also shared a Heritage Foundation document of over 1,000 proven cases of vote fraud.

“Democrats and the mainstream media always scoff at claims of voter fraud, but then completely ignore evidence from across the country,” Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. “The obvious reason is that Democrats are just fine with the possibility of voter fraud. And many in the media just see the world their way.”

The Trump campaign also quoted an election expert in the New York Times who said although election fraud was rare, “the most common type of such fraud in the United States involves absentee ballots” through the mail.

President Trump cited ongoing legal action from Judicial Watch forcing states to clear millions of ineligible voter registrations within 90 days as proof of voter fraud.

The White House also shared details of 2005 commission led by President Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush’s secretary of state James A. Baker III that concluded mail-in ballots “remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.”

“Outside those in the establishment media who are more interested in attacking the President than the facts, there’s a clear consensus that universal mail-in voting would be vulnerable to fraud,” a White House source told Breitbart News in a statement.

News of the Times;
Older Newer
Several animals were savagely beaten in the making of this page, including but not limited to; kittens, rabbits, zebu, skunks, puppies, and platypus. Also several monkeys where force fed crack to improve their typing skills.

And someone shot a duck.

An Images & Ideas, Inc. Service.

No Vegans were harmed in the making of this site. We're looking for a new provider.