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Posts by Señor Zorro

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  • Geraldo: Time to Take God Out of St. Patrick's Day

    03/24/2013 2:57:19 PM PDT · 45 of 52
    Señor Zorro to chessplayer

    There isn’t a lot of context provided in the original post, but what was pointed out by Geraldo is accurate for the vast majority of the population. Most Americans do not venerate St. Patrick or God in any fashion on St. Patrick’s day and instead wear green, think about a few artifacts of Irish culture, and get smashed—a wholly secular pursuit if ever there was one.

    For St. Patrick’s day this year, however, my family and I listened to a little more Irish music than usual, ate corned beef and cabbage and read the Confessions of St. Patrick at family devotions. So, like Christmas, the subject of the celebration is in the heart of the celebrator.

  • Hot dog! Friday abstinence may be back, and this ‘old Catholic’ is ready to embrace it

    11/18/2012 7:02:58 PM PST · 71 of 102
    Señor Zorro to NYer

    Yeah, but eating fish is eating meat. It isn’t like fish are some sort of swimming, aquatic vegetables.

  • FR fights on for God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Liberty!! FReepathon XXXVIII

    11/13/2012 11:53:29 AM PST · 24 of 304
    Señor Zorro to Jim Robinson

    Amen. One of the worst offenders was Ann Coulter. After seeing her post-election article, the last shreds of respect for her died. She makes me sick.

  • Mitt Romney as Thurston Howell? Not quite

    09/18/2012 7:24:02 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Señor Zorro to ClearCase_guy

    I think I’d take Steve Urkel over Obama.

  • EDITORIAL: Obama: Pay my wife, please

    08/11/2012 7:48:23 AM PDT · 56 of 56
    Señor Zorro to Colorado Cowgirl; ridesthemiles
    http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/the-obamas-law-licenses/

    Thanks for the link. FactCheck does, in fact, confirm that their law licenses are inactive (or, in Barack's case, retired), but it goes on to say:

    "But the claim that the Obamas “surrendered” their licenses to avoid ethics charges has no basis in fact. Neither of the Obamas has any public record of discipline or pending proceedings against them, according to the online public registration records of the ARDC. We also confirmed that with Grogan, who said that the Obamas were "never the subject of any public disciplinary proceedings."

    Which is directly opposed to one some others have said on this thread, that the Obamas gave up their licenses to prevent some sort of charges or ethics complaints from being pursued.

  • EDITORIAL: Obama: Pay my wife, please

    08/09/2012 8:24:07 PM PDT · 25 of 56
    Señor Zorro to ridesthemiles
    Neither of them can legally practice law.

    I hadn't heard that...do you have a source?

  • Vanity: Might get a job in Arkansas -- what's Arkansas like politically?

    06/17/2012 3:53:28 PM PDT · 47 of 84
    Señor Zorro to HiTech RedNeck

    Yep. There is, however, a measure on the ballot in November to make Benton county a wet county. Hopefully, it passes and puts an end to all the nonsense.

  • 'Your' Car Won't Be After 2015

    04/30/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT · 19 of 60
    Señor Zorro to Trod Upon
    I predict lots of broken sensors, and increased used car resale value.

    After which regulation will force the car insurance companies to mandate the black box for coverage.

  • ‘Atlas Shrugged’: The First Tea Party Movie?

    04/10/2011 10:57:35 AM PDT · 40 of 41
    Señor Zorro to maine-iac7
    Have you read her "Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal"?Not a novel. Valuable book.

    As a matter of fact, the only book of her's I've read is Atlas Shrugged. Is it along the lines of Friedman's "Capitalism and Freedom"? (possibly my favorite treatment of the subject).

  • ‘Atlas Shrugged’: The First Tea Party Movie?

    04/08/2011 6:47:05 PM PDT · 21 of 41
    Señor Zorro to PROCON
    Dumb question...a definate conservative book?

    It depends what you mean by "conservative", I suppose. The book is an ode to capitalism and a trumpet of Rand's own "objectivism" philosophy. The degree to which you will agree with it depends on the degree to which you can agree with capitalism and objectivism.

    As a free market capitalist, I love the first half of the equation. As a Christian, I find a lot to take issue with in the second.

    Overall, I enjoyed the book. There was enough common ground to relish it (and enough creepy truth to be disturbed by it). The plot was good, the characters well written. There were a few points at which the book sort of plodded, but a fine read in the end.

  • Michael Reagan on the 2012 contenders

    11/11/2010 7:36:38 PM PST · 19 of 112
    Señor Zorro to pissant
    Truly the passion. Right now a lot of those who would like to be President don't have passion in their voice.

    No passion, but plenty of lust.

  • Did the Catholic Church Give Us the Bible?

    11/04/2010 9:11:38 PM PDT · 168 of 170
    Señor Zorro to Natural Law
    No, its what they leave out that will. Salvation requires works and faith.

    Works flow from faith and salvation is of faith alone.

    "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-9.

    Note that works are not disregarded, but that salvation comes only by faith.

    "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:1-2.

    Note that we are justified by faith, not by faith and works. For more detail, see Romans 4 and the discussion of how Abraham was saved by faith, not works.

    "This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." Romans 3:22-24.

    And what did Paul say to the jailer, when asked about salvation? "They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house." Acts 16:31. Not a mention of works--just faith.

    "Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”" John 6:28-29.

    It is this very teaching Roman Catholic Church that has put so very many souls in danger of damnation. It convinces the hearer that faith is not enough to save (for that is what it preaches), and that one's works must make up the difference. But the sensitive soul will reach the right conclusion, that their works are far too puny to contribute and it undermines their faith and salvation.If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

    It will not go well for him that teaches salvation, even in part, by works. As Jesus said: "If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." Matthew 18:6.

  • Did the Catholic Church Give Us the Bible?

    11/04/2010 8:02:47 PM PDT · 166 of 170
    Señor Zorro to Natural Law
    O sola mio, soylent green, so long Salvation................

    Let me get this straight: you actually believe that those five tenants will damn someone?

  • 50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

    10/28/2010 6:22:41 PM PDT · 60 of 60
    Señor Zorro to ShadowAce
    So an answer could be to boot up a Linux Live CD, mount the Windows drive, and the perform the instructions zeugma listed.

    Or just use Cygwin.

  • HDCP 'master key' supposedly released, unlocks HDTV copy protection permanently

    09/15/2010 6:59:51 PM PDT · 26 of 35
    Señor Zorro to JerseyHighlander

    You missed the last stage: once their attempts to pass ever more intrusive copyright protection laws fails to keep them afloat, they will have the federal government subsidize big media.

  • If Obama Goes … [If he's found ineligible]

    08/15/2010 9:10:06 PM PDT · 99 of 325
    Señor Zorro to Bubba Ho-Tep; 2ndDivisionVet
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/94-431.ZO.html

    Interesting--and disturbing. This is the first I've heard of it. It is almost certainly what Obama and his allies would try to claim if, hypothetically, he were ruled ineligible.

    Also of note in that link: "The de facto doctrine springs from the fear of the chaos that would result from multiple and repetitious suits challenging every action taken by every official whose claim to office could be open to question, and seeks to protect the public by insuring the orderly functioning of the government despite technical defects in title to office."

    A counter-argument that comes to mind based on this explanation is that the de facto doctrine protects officials whose Is may not all have been dotted and whose Ts may not have been crossed and who otherwise acted in good faith--but not a fraud, which Obama would be, if he were found ineligible. After working so hard to bury his past, he cannot be said to have been ignorant of his lack of qualification.

    It would get ugly, that's for sure.

  • Unrestrained Sex and the Celibate Witness

    08/15/2010 6:41:25 AM PDT · 32 of 60
    Señor Zorro to markomalley

    I went ahead and copied them over.

  • Unrestrained Sex and the Celibate Witness

    08/14/2010 11:06:13 AM PDT · 8 of 60
    Señor Zorro to markomalley

    This article is a real mixed bag. On the one hand, he makes some good points against the culture of the day, but he then turns around and lauds the Catholic church for the very things they have been wrong about for centuries.

    For example, the author writes: “ Many evangelicals consider sex for married people to be like food – it’s inappropriate, unhealthy, and even wrong to expect or encourage married couples to abstain from sex for any period of time.”

    His characterization of the evangelical position is wrong—quite wrong. Here is what the scriptures say:

    “The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.” 1 Corinthians 7:4-7.

    You will note that married celibacy is all but forbidden to the married. That it is only allowed for a limited time, “for prayer” (i.e. not for “family planning”).

    Celibacy for the kingdom is encouraged, but only to those have it as a special gift of God. It is NOT a requirement to dedicate one’s life to the church:

    “This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me. Don’t we have the right to food and drink? Don’t we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Cephas? Or is it only I and Barnabas who must work for a living?” 1 Corinthians 9:3-6.

    Of note here is the fact that Paul had, not only permission, but a right to take a wife with him in his work—a direct contradiction of the Roman Catholic’s position regarding clerical celibacy, when the passage above is also taken into account.

    Indeed, I find such authors has this to be troubling to the sensitive consciences in the church because of his error. From the article again:

    “So it is now more than ever that our world needs the celibate witness. Celibate priests, monks, and nuns, even lay people who are living the single life – we need you to stand as witnesses to the world and to our separated brethren, and as a constant reminder to married couples within the Church, that we do not need sex, that sex does not lead to happiness.”

    Of interest is that, here, celibacy is praised in and of itself, running down the value of sex. Biblical sex is not merely permitted, but beautiful and natural, ordained by God and as natural an aspect of the human condition (fallen or unfallen, in this case) as food.

    “”For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:31

    As with food and the other pleasurable gifts of God, it has been warped and perverted by a warped and perverted world—it is this that we ought to stand tall and firm against (Ephesians 5:3-7), not sex itself. Celibacy is valued in scripture only to the extent that for the given individual it further advances the kingdom of Christ.

    “I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:32-34.

  • Why Linux Is More Secure Than Windows

    08/06/2010 9:52:33 AM PDT · 59 of 68
    Señor Zorro to NVDave

    I agree with the basics of what you are saying (Unix is not really user friendly, but is really programmer-friendly), but the example of tar is not demonstrative because Aunt Tillie won’t be using tar.

    She’ll be using whatever the GUI version is that comes packaged in Gnome/Java Desktop (gnome)/KDE/etc. Even in the UI impoverished world of Unix, there are plenty of UI apps to handle compressed files of many kinds.

  • Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

    07/25/2010 10:45:35 AM PDT · 57 of 58
    Señor Zorro to Willie Green

    I find the .NET reason almost pathetic. Don’t get me wrong, I like Linux, Mono, C# & .NET—but the fact remains that Mono is a clone of .NET and as such, it will always be a step behind. Consequently, it will never be quite the platform that native .NET is.

  • Yankee or Dixie Quiz

    07/09/2010 7:54:38 PM PDT · 43 of 131
    Señor Zorro to navysealdad

    I got: “34% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.”

  • Are Guns Medical Devices?

    07/09/2010 6:50:58 AM PDT · 5 of 24
    Señor Zorro to marktwain

    Why do we need the FDA, again?

  • Obama says U.S. will dig itself out of economic hole (Not if all his policy changes take place)

    07/09/2010 6:50:18 AM PDT · 54 of 61
    Señor Zorro to RayChuang88
    the fact they totally ignored voter demands during the raucous town hall meetings in the summer of 2009 speaks lots of volumes on the arrogance of the Democratic Party.

    The Republicans are no better. They have an impeccable record of getting into office and then not doing what the voters wanted.

  • Fed judge: [Federal] Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    07/08/2010 8:38:32 PM PDT · 84 of 117
    Señor Zorro to Pyro7480

    An out and out ban would require a constitutional amendment—so I have to go with the justices on this one. Remember, we had an amendment for Prohibition.

    Of course, it would be a lot less hypocritical if they were as punctilious with regard to all of the other illegal things the government is doing...

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/04/2010 5:27:48 PM PDT · 73 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea

    No I am not—because I am not getting any answers to my theses. So, I think we are done—your thinking is far too muddled.

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/03/2010 3:56:36 PM PDT · 71 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea

    I stepped in nothing—you have gotten to the point where you seriously believe that one is not entitled to record one’s own conversations. Your limited view of the word “meeting” is your own error. FreeDictionary gives the first definition for “meeting” as:

    1. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.

    Somehow, that just doesn’t preclude an intimate setting.

    I find the act of recording and publicizing intimate, romantic moments to be morally reprehensible—but we do not outlaw everything that is immoral (or else the whole of the populace would be in jail). Attempting to clamp down on this particular issue would, I think, have chilling ramifications much broader than you are thinking of.

    Incidentally, this seems to be quite a bur under your saddle. Did someone pull a stunt like this on you?

    The distribution of legally obtained material is protected by the first amendment. Do you or do you not agree with that statement?

    A person should be allowed to record their own conversations. Do you or do you not agree with that statement?

  • Who Should - or Shouldn't - Use Linux?

    07/03/2010 6:42:36 AM PDT · 4 of 46
    Señor Zorro to Willie Green

    What a rambling, insipid article.

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/03/2010 6:41:04 AM PDT · 69 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea

    I fail to see any difference—I did not say what kind of meeting, merely that the two parties met. That could be anything from a formal business engagement to an intimate rendezvous.

    So: do you or do you not have the right to tape your own conversations?

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 11:46:05 AM PDT · 65 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea
    You clearly think that is ok. Thank you for answering my question.

    What I said was:

    1. The distribution of legally acquired material should be unrestricted
    2. I would not like it if someone revealed intimate moments to the world.
    3. That my personal feelings/preferences did not determine policy.
    I have not heard the tape, so I do not know whether or not this policy applies, but I think anyone should be able to tape their own conversations without permission and that anything I tape thus, I should be able to do with as I please. This is freedom and people sometimes do bad things with freedom. The only other solution is slavery.

    I have a little (only semi-fictional, though not personal) example to consider:

    1. You attend a meeting, secretly taping it. In the process you tape some embarassing statements by someone else, but not yourself.
    2. The other attendee lies about said meeting, claiming you did something damaging, embarrassing, or illegal.
    You have evidence to exonerate yourself, which would not be legal under your own terms. Are you allowed to publicize it to set the matter straight? Why or why not? Recording aside, can one publicize intimate or embarrassing details about someone else? What if someone merely said that Gibson said these horrible things about his wife? Would you restrict that? Why or why not?
  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 10:57:43 AM PDT · 62 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea
    I had thought it clear. Oh, well.

    You didn’t answer me. Do you think it is ok if someone (your lover, your wife, whoever) records an intimate moment and then broadcasts it to the world?

    No. I do not. I find such a thing morally and ethically reprehensible.

    That does not make it illegal, nor should it.

    The publication of legally obtained material is, indeed, a first amendment issue. How could it not be?

    Finally, I do not know whether the material mentioned in this article is legally obtained. If not, then whoever acquired it ought to be punished to the full extent of the law.

    Now: what would you have changed? What policy do you want to see enacted to get things "under control"?

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 9:45:20 AM PDT · 58 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea
    What ARE you talking about then? She recorded him. That is what I’m talking about.

    The disclosure. If the recording was made in accordance with the laws of the state (I do not see that the Feds have any constitutional mandate in this--though an amendment establishing the privacy rights of Americans would probably be a good idea), then what is done with the tape is the business of the owner. Even if that includes disclosing distasteful remarks.

    If the recording was against the law, then we deal with that and not hand-wring about the rest.

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 9:36:48 AM PDT · 55 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea

    Slurs aside, no—but that’s not what we’re talking about, so far as I can tell.

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 9:35:34 AM PDT · 54 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea
    Recording someone? I think you are mistaken about what free speech is.

    Recording someone is not speech, free or otherwise.

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 9:04:52 AM PDT · 47 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea
    First ammendment right to invade privacy and broadcast what someone says in private to the world? Yeah.....right....

    Invade privacy? If the person is repeating what is said to them, they have not "invaded privacy". Betrayed a trust, maybe--but you cannot lock up (or pillage the belongings of) anyone who betrays a trust.

    As soon as you start distinguishing between "acceptable" speech and "not covered" speech, you have already tossed out the 1st amendment--the only question left is how strict a censor you are.

  • Mel Gibson caught using racist, sexist slurs on tape, reports say

    07/02/2010 8:43:37 AM PDT · 39 of 74
    Señor Zorro to brytlea
    I’m starting to think that perhaps one should be able to counter sue someone who publicizes something they recorded that was said in private. This is getting crazy. Where do we draw the line?

    We do not draw the line anywhere--we treasure our 1st Amendment rights while we still have them.

  • Israel Planning Attacks On Iran

    06/30/2010 7:41:50 AM PDT · 30 of 65
    Señor Zorro to arthurus
    Will they remain inert or will they participate or will they shoot down the Israeli planes as has been obliquely threatened?

    Inert--I don't think Obama has the guts to use lethal force on anyone except United States citizens. What is more interesting, is whether he will attempt to cut off aid to Israel because of any military action against Iran.

  • How to Book of Mormon is Not Like the Bible

    06/29/2010 9:07:04 AM PDT · 25 of 718
    Señor Zorro to Saundra Duffy

    Ah, but who or what do you say Jesus Christ is?

  • Goldman: A Slowdown Now Would Be Deadly, Given That Governments Are Out Of Ammo

    06/11/2010 8:02:38 PM PDT · 8 of 27
    Señor Zorro to mike_9958
    This is how revolution may work.... consumers and business shutdown and starve the governments of needed funds....cool.

    In response, the government prints the money it needs to meet its requirements. This results in hyperinflation, which wipes out the middle class, and sends the country even deeper into depression. Let's face it, this is a no-win. The only way out is to step away from the ledge.

    The problem is that the ideas that led us to this point (Keynesian economics, the welfare state, government run education, etc.) are so deeply ingrained in the populace's mind that most are simply unwilling to take the necessary steps. In all likelihood, things will get a lot worse before and if they get better.

  • A Tale of Two Countries: Why is the U.S. Drowning in its own Blood while China Prospers?

    06/11/2010 11:04:47 AM PDT · 28 of 49
    Señor Zorro to AEMILIUS PAULUS
    Answer: We are in the process of being sacked by Third World conquerors.

    By our own volition, no less.

  • Former Memphis cop confessed to killing girlfriend, jury told (said she was pregnant)

    06/11/2010 11:03:59 AM PDT · 13 of 17
    Señor Zorro to markomalley

    What’s the problem? Abortion on demand. The government should have paid for a high-quality hitman. Abortion is a universal human right. No one should have to shoot their girlfriend in a seedy gas station.

    /SARCASM (if you couldn’t tell).

  • Texas doctors opting out of Medicare at alarming rate

    05/18/2010 10:53:07 AM PDT · 52 of 61
    Señor Zorro to K-oneTexas

    Well, you mentioned instituting nationwide high-risk pools—presumably, this is something the government would be starting, since I really don’t see insurance companies of their own volition doing it.

    Tax benefits should not exist for anyone (I suppose that is equalizing them in the sense that it is wiping them out).

    All federal regulations on healthcare should be abolished.

    The natural outcome of the above would be to “make healthcare individual centric not business centric”. I assumed, since you listed it separately, that you wanted the government to make this so.

    Of course, it would also cut deeply into the health insurance business because you would not use health insurance for anything but the truly catastrophic. You wouldn’t use health insurance for a general practitioner any more than you use auto insurance for an oil change.

    You version sounded like a less-restricted, but not free-market. Sorry if I misunderstood.

  • Texas doctors opting out of Medicare at alarming rate

    05/18/2010 6:15:24 AM PDT · 18 of 61
    Señor Zorro to K-oneTexas

    An even better idea: let’s try capitalism.

  • Elite Media vs. Tim Tebow, Christian

    05/13/2010 9:11:26 AM PDT · 30 of 37
    Señor Zorro to SnakeDoctor
    if they LOVED Tebow, they could’ve taken him in round 3 and still gotten him.

    I really, really doubt that.

    Whatever his shortcomings, he was a marquee player and was going to to in the first round or possibly the early second.

    Still, am I the only one who really wasn't the least bit surprised that he was picked in the 1st round?

  • Is music piracy worse than bank robbery? (songwriters want FBI focused on internet piracy)

    05/04/2010 2:10:21 PM PDT · 14 of 26
    Señor Zorro to Raymann
    but two things I avoid like the plague are Apple and DRM.

    Me too--which is why I like Amazon MP3. DRM-free with very reasonable licensing.

  • Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card

    04/30/2010 7:08:36 PM PDT · 83 of 144
    Señor Zorro to logician2u
    I Am Not A Number

    ...I am a free man!

    My favorite show, ever.

  • Huge Risks of Arizona Immigration Law (It's The Feds Job To Regulate Immigration?)

    04/27/2010 7:47:31 PM PDT · 19 of 23
    Señor Zorro to CyberAnt
    But .. the Nazi remarks are way off the charts - and what people don’t seem to realize is that the Jewish people were GERMAN CITIZENS .. while the ILLEGALS are NOT AMERICAN CITIZENS .. so the premise is all wrong.

    Well, there's that and the fact that kicking someone out of the country does not compare to putting them in ovens.

  • Obama Orders DOJ To Challenge Ariz. Immigration Law

    04/26/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT · 1 of 81
    Señor Zorro
    The man who would be king strikes again.

    This wouldn't have anything to do with cutting into the Democratic Party's base, now would it?

  • 'Birther' Soldier Faces Charges

    04/24/2010 6:30:42 AM PDT · 7 of 150
    Señor Zorro to Smokeyblue
    Obama campaign released a copy of his Hawaiian birth certificate during the 2008 presidential campaign.

    The only thing that Obama released publicly was a COLB, which proves nothing.

    A wide array of public officials from Hawaii—including its Republican governor—have attested that Mr. Obama was born in the state,

    Well, then Constitution be hanged. Someone says they saw the document!

    At this point, the Constitution has been trampled even if Obama is fully eligible because of the staunch refusal on the part of our government to verify that the Constitutional requirements are met.

    The only intellectually honest answer to the question of whether or not Obama is eligible, is "I don't know"--because you can't know. No one can, unless and until the documentation is released.

  • Washington governor signs package of tax hikes

    04/23/2010 6:17:45 PM PDT · 8 of 20
    Señor Zorro to mdittmar
    "I believe in the people of the state of Washington. I'm asking them to stand up and do what's right on a temporary basis to see us through this worst time," she said.

    "I felt like humming the Battle Hymn of the Jerk."--Murray L. Slaughter.

  • Does archaeology support the Bible?

    04/23/2010 6:12:00 AM PDT · 74 of 77
    Señor Zorro to restornu
    Disclosure: I believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God.

    If, time after time, archaeology substantiates statements the Bible makes about the past, it would be logical to conclude that because the Bible is reliable historically, it must be reliable when it speaks of salvation, the coming of Christ, the Judgment, and everlasting life.

    This is the problem with a great many apologists--they base their arguments on false dichotomies. One could say that the Bible is correct in the particulars of history because the people who wrote it lived through those times, but that their views on God and Salvation were misguided. I do not believe this to be the case, but it is a third option.