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This is What’s Wrong with US Politics

I’ve just watch the first segment of today’s episode of Fox New’s The Five (5pm Monday EST, 10am Tuesday NZT). The segment was about the operation where US soldiers helped in the rescue of DAESH hostages, who, intelligence suggested, were about to be executed. During the operation, a US soldier was injured and later died of his wounds. Here are some excerpts from the Mail Online‘s... read more

Exorcism for the Masses

I wrote about the increased demand for exorcisms since the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy back in June – what many are calling the “Pope Francis Effect”. In June 2014, Pope Francis formally recognized the statutes of the International Association of Exorcists (IAE). This recognition gave them a validity they hadn’t had before and has led to a huge demand in the... read more

Worry of the Week – 25 October 2015: Ben Carson Chosen by God

The success of so-called “outsider” candidates has been a feature of the GOP presidential nominee race. So far, Donald Trump has won almost every poll since he entered the race. That changed this week. Until now, it was possible to put the success of complete f**kwits like Trump, Mike Huckabee, and Ted Cruz down to name recognition. When someone like Carly Fiorina was noticed in the debates... read more

Winner of the Week – 25 October 2015: Hillary Clinton and The Back-Flipping Hamster

I was just going to do this post about the hamster (below), but Hillary Clinton is such an obvious candidate for Winner of the Week this week, I couldn’t really ignore her. After a tough few months, it’s all looking pretty good for both her and the Democratic Party: The polls all say she performed best in the debate. In the latest CNN/ORC poll (see page 12 of poll results) for example, 62%... read more

Worry of the Week – 18 October 2015: The Democratic Party

My actual biggest worry this week is what’s going on between the Israelis and Palestinians and their supporters and proxies. However, I just don’t know where to start. I don’t even know how to finish this paragraph with a suitably wise comment about the situation. I guess I’ll just try thinking about it some more, and educating myself some more, and maybe I’ll come up with... read more

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