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Thursday July 12, 2007

Environment: Russell Moore has posted a must-read article entitled “Blood, Gore, and Global Warming.” The last lines are brilliant. “Let’s take care of the earth, protect the natural order. But let’s remember that the world is not ultimately rescued by politicians or musicians or filmmakers or scientists. The world is saved by blood, not Gore.”

Music: Ted wants to know why whites do not like black music.

Television: Hamas TV has a made a martyr of a mouse. “A Mickey Mouse lookalike who preached Islamic domination on a Hamas-affiliated children’s television program was beaten to death in the show’s final episode Friday.”

Du Jour: Joe Carter has a good article dealing with “Larry Flynt vs. David Vitter: Examining the Difference Between Hypocrisy and Moral Inconsistency.”


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