Daily Archives: October 5, 2008

Paper on IV Maccabees: Looking for Diodorus

Diodorus of Sicily was a Greek historian who lived in the first century B.C.E. In his Bibliotheca Historica, Book 40, he discusses the Jews. Martin Hengel cites him to say that some Jews believed the Hasmoneans were violating their ancestral … Continue reading

Posted in History, I Maccabees, Papers, Politeia Paper, Religion, School

Troopergate Info

Here are a few links I want to share with my readers. They concern Troopergate, the accusation that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by firing Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan–because he refused to remove Palin’s ex-brother-in-law, Mike Wooten, as … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Politics, Sarah Palin | 2 Comments

A Good NYT Article (For Once)

Here’s a good New York Times article on Fannie and Freddie. One reason I’m posting the link is so I’ll have easy access to it. It’s basically the same one that Looney Fundamentalist posted on his site, only it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Politics, Sarah Palin

Dealing with Life’s Unfairness

I read Susanna yesterday for my daily quiet time. Susanna is a part of various Greek texts of the Book of Daniel. Susanna is a beautiful woman who happens to be married. There are two wicked elders who want her … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Daniel, Religion, Susanna

Ann Coulter on Couric, Palin, Biden

Here’s a quote from Ann Coulter’s latest column (see here). I loved it! I should read Ann more often. “While Gov. Sarah Palin is being grilled on her position on mark-to-market accounting rules, the press can’t bother to ask Joe … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Politics, Sarah Palin | 17 Comments

Looks

I was watching an episode of Smallville last night, “Facade,” which is from its fourth season. It’s about a girl with scabs all over her face, “Scabby Abby,” who tries to fit in at high school. She even plays the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Candidates, Church, Daily Quiet Time, Dating, Life, Movies, Politics, Religion, Sarah Palin, Smallville, Television | 2 Comments

Bob Herbert Makes Me Mad!

I’m going to respond point-by-point to Bob Herbert’s article, Palin’s Alternate Universe . Bob Herbert is an Op-Ed columnist for the exalted New York Times. And he makes me mad! Here we go! 1. Herbert: “Sarah Palin is the perfect … Continue reading

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