Believe it or not, in 2014 there are still people out there who are obsessed with the idea that Barack Obama is a secret foreigner who from the date of his birth has been swept up in a conspiracy to bring a non-American into the presidency so he could… well, generally disappoint? The conspiracy theories […]
For half a decade now, the self-proclaimed prophet Linda Newkirk has been sending us her lamentations and predictions for the future. In 2009, Newkirk declared that the Messiah had been in training to set goat-people free for 42 months and would soon be revealed. In April of 2012, she declared that a massive earthquake and […]
After a few days of hard rain, these fungal fruiting bodies appeared in my garden this morning, with bright red stalks and slick grey tops. Does anyone know what species this is?
Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects.
To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages:
The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious assemblage of trees was blacker than the blackening sky. Of […]
Have you heard The Hum?
The World Hum Map and Database isn’t a directory of people who like to repeat catchy tunes they’ve heard, but in a low key way.
It’s a web site that is attempting to document the perception, among a very small portion of any given human population, that there is a […]
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative James Himes gave an important speech in which he called for his colleagues to oppose a renewal of U.S. military involvement in civil war in Iraq. “Colleagues,” he said, “let us not expend one more dollar or one more life on military activity that is not in the clear […]
Visiting Twitter earlier today, I was stopped in my tracks by a quotation attributed to Pastor John Hagee:
God is too wise to make a mistake and too loving to be unkind. – John Hagee
— Ervin Tagoe (@SirErv) June 10, 2014
What an odd thing for John Hagee of all people to say, I […]
I’m looking for an answer to a campaign finance oddity. Yesterday, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee declared to the FEC that it had spent $110,000.00 for radio advertisements supporting Patrick Hope, one of many Democrats competing for their party’s nomination to Virginia’s 8th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Like the Rev. Irwin Baxter, Pastor John Hagee just can’t stay away from the Christian End Times. In 1999, Hagee was quoted in the Washington Times (“End-times believers hedge apocalypse bets; Dramatic forecasts now hard to find,” Larry Witham, 12/9/99) as saying that “we are obviously in the last days.” In his high-selling 1999 book […]
Back in 1991, Rev. Irvin Baxter started publishing EndTime magazine. That was 23 years ago. In 1997, Rev. Irvin Baxter started publishing his EndTime Magazine online at endtime.com, spreading the news of “his soon return.” That was 17 years ago, when he wrote:
Every 2,000 years there is a major event in the plan […]