Monthly Archives: January 2009

Vaal, Part I

I just read a three part series in the DC Comics version of Star Trek. See here. It’s numbers 43-45, dated October-December 1987. Basically, it’s a continuation of the Star Trek episode “The Apple,” but it also alludes to “Return … Continue reading

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Roe vs. Wade Anniversary 2009

On this 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, I could lament President Obama’s latest decisions on abortion, or long for the days when we had a pro-life President in George W. Bush. Instead, I want to tell some of the … Continue reading

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Will Obama Cut It?

The AP has an article today: Analysis: Seven reasons for skepticism about Obama’s tasks. I agree and disagree with it. Here’s what I agree with: 1. Having smart people in government doesn’t necessarily mean we get good decisions. That resonates … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day 2009

I didn’t get to watch President Obama’s inaugural address while it was going on, but I got to see Bush leaving in his helicopter while I was eating a sub at Jersey Mike’s. One of the workers waved to the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day 2009

Here are some items for Martin Luther King Day: 1. Patrick J. Buchanan, Right from the Beginning (New York: Regnery, 1990) 303: “No one was unmoved [by King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech]. I knew I had just heard from … Continue reading

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The Bush Presidency

Why I Like Bush I did not vote for George W. Bush in the 2000 election. I voted for Pat Buchanan instead. “How could you do that, James, in such a close election?” Well, I lived in Massachusetts at the … Continue reading

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This Coming Week

I need to get my papers done this month, so I won’t be writing about my comps reading this coming week. I really need to step on it! But I will still be blogging in the evenings. What are some … Continue reading

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The Obama Transition

I haven’t commented much on the Obama transition, so I’ll post a comment I made on Felix’s blog, under Special Open Thread Friday. Felix said, “Another prayer for President-elect Obama is that he’d eventually take a ‘moderate’ pro-life position (like … Continue reading

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Ricardo Montalban

Ricardo Montalban has passed away. He was 88. I know him as Khan from the Wrath of Khan, and also I saw him on the third and fourth Planet of the Apes movies. In his memory, I’m going to post … Continue reading

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Handmaid, Know-It-All, Temporary Law

1. Yehoshua Amir, “Authority and Interpretation of Scripture in the Writings of Philo,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 439. “…it is possible … Continue reading

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