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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:30:52 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)



One Christian Perspective on Hell

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:50:16 +0000

Many non-Christians attack Christianity on the doctrine of hell, arguing for the most part that consigning anyone to an eternity of suffering for sins committed during their lives is somehow wrong and, in the context of Jesus’ unlimited love, somehow ‘unchristian’. While many Christians struggle with the idea of eternal torment, let alone a place where billions of people must suffer without end, the doctrine is an essential part of Christian faith, and however difficult we find it to accept the doctrine, we must come to grips with fact of hell. I am writing this post because I originally rebutted(image)



What a Bunch of Bull

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:00:56 +0000

Do the rights of artists extend beyond the physical spaces that their creations take up? A court of law might have to answer that question in an odd case taking place in New York City. From USA Today, April 12, 2017: “”Charging Bull” is ready to rumble with “Fearless Girl.” The sculptor who created the iconic “Charging Bull” statue in New York City’s financial district says the city and an investment company violated his rights by installing the newly popular “Fearless Girl” statue near his creation without permission for what amounts to a commercial ad campaign. . . . .(image)



Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Week of April 14 2017

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 02:16:58 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ featured a great actor and a good sport who is able to even make SNL funny when he shows up! We have double winners per place even though it was a holiday weekend. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (fustian24) – “Hey Christopher, let’s see your “Weapon of Choice”!” (Brian Brandt) – “WE’RE UNITED AIRLINES. FUCK YOU.” 2) (Retired military) – “If you think the searches are bad wait till you see the guy we have in charge of seating” (Mike) – ““Christopher Walken, thinking(image)



Arrogance as a Social Norm

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:23:53 +0000

A couple days ago, I read Ryan McLaughlin’s poorly-argued post against the existence of Hell on Intellectual Takeout, http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/if-hell-exists-what-does-it-mean-god and posted a detailed rebuttal. Within hours, Dr. McLaughlin deleted my rebuttal, as well as other comments pointing out errors in his argument. It seems Dr. McLaughlin was arrogant enough to think that censorship was an appropriate tactic in a group dedicated to reasoned discourse. I thought about reposting my rebuttal, but for this post I think it more intriguing to consider how arrogance has become a common social norm. Consider the continuing fallout over United Flight 3411. The incident has(image)



“He is not here: for he is risen…”

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:32:07 +0000

Mat 28:1  In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. Mat 28:2  And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. Mat 28:3  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: Mat 28:4  And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. Mat 28:5  And the angel answered and said(image)



Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:34:12 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)



Saber Rattling with North Korea and OPEN THREAD

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:03:21 +0000

From Yahoo! PYONGYANG, April 11 (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of U.S. aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed towards the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbour, said in a Tweet North Korea was “looking for trouble” and the United States would “solve the problem” with or without China’s help. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its(image)



Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Week of April 7, 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:28:21 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ made me wonder when Madame Tassaud’s started delivering to other venues. We had over 200 captions so we have double winners per position. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (David Robertson) – “If Bill Clinton were the one sitting in that chair, then he would be doing this:” (914) – “Thank God the obamas are gone! Sorry , all I could come up with?” 2) (Mary Gehman) – ““We both have PMS and are armed…any questions, Donald?”” (Rock ThisTown) – “Why so Syria-ous?” 3) (Olsoljer)(image)



Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:13:49 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)



President Trump’s Brilliant Move in Syria

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:00:07 +0000

President Donald Trump made a brilliant move when he ordered the U.S. military to make a missile attack on the Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs province. First, in his explanation of his order, President Trump highlights Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s latest victims: “Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of god should ever suffer such horror.” Second, in his explanation of his order, President Trump takes an indirect(image)



Dear Democrats: What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:24:30 +0000

Dear Democrats: What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. That is the lesson to be learned from the decision by Senate Republicans to “go nuclear” when it comes to the confirmation of nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. From CBS News: “Senate Republicans successfully invoked the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday, eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. This clears the way for President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to be confirmed as an associate justice to the high court.” Regarding the GOP use of the nuclear option, The Hill quotes Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer as saying,(image)



Unmasking Susan Rice and OPEN THREAD

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:17:31 +0000

From FoxNews: As Susan Rice faces growing calls to testify under oath, the former Obama administration official now accused of ordering the unmasking of Trump officials under surveillance is suggesting that she never did so for political purposes, and that it is sometimes “necessary” for investigative purposes. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of both the Senate Judiciary and Select Committee on Intelligence, suggested in a tweet earlier Tuesday that Rice “needs to testify under oath.” He included a link to a Wall Street Journal piece “Susan Rice Unmasked,” a report that suggests Rice had sought the name of at(image)



Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Week of March 31, 2017

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:20:07 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ reminded me what a bullet we dodged last November. How many outfits like the one pictured here could we take day in and day out? The usual over 200/double winners per place applies. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (Brian Brandt) – “Purple Prada jacket – $1,800 Jimmy Buffett shirt – $29.95 New hair style – $200 Not being President – Priceless” (guido81_MA) – “Barry Manilow has really let himself go.” 2) (Retired military) – “A more realistic picture” (Porkopolis) – “The Devil Wears Pleather”(image)



Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:00:44 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)