Who Exactly Is Standing on the Oxygen Hose?

Our local Chamber of Commerce sent out some funeral invitations that we received in the mail today, an example of which you can see posted to the right. Instead of a cheery Christmas card, or anything that might resemble a cheery Christmas card, they sent a picture of downtown Moscow, shrouded in black, and emblazoned …

Our Incident at City Hall

Introduction: So this is what happened. I will explain later on below why I think it happened. Gabe Rench is running for county commissioner.This was an unscheduled campaign stop. Yesterday Christ Church sponsored a flash psalm sing at city hall. We were going to appear there at quarter to five, sing three psalms or hymns, …

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My Role As Evil Genius

Okay. I guess I need to say something. For those readers from out of town we have a small local dust-up going, having to do with some irrelevant bigotries from the ebbing world of print journalism. What happened was this. Our town has a locally-owned food co-op, and a number of our church members get …

The Code-Mongers Dilemma

Okay, here is a ripe one. Those who have been following the lefti-capades here in Moscow should remember that this last November, a strident hard-left Moscow City Council was voted out and replaced by some grown-ups. In a fit of pique, before the old council left, they extended benefits to domestic partners of city workers. …

Good-Humored Berserker Bagpiper

Around the time of our city election a week or so ago, you may recall that the news broke that a list of Christ Church businesses was being circulated for purposes of boycotting them. There has been some fallout from all that which you might be interested in. This is not everything that happened, but …

What a Marvelous Thought

The Moscow City Council election is now over, and the results are in. Congratulations to Tom Lamar, the top vote getter, as well as to the other victors — Steed, Krauss, and Carscallen. Lamar is a genuine liberal, but he showed a lot of class in this election. In the aftermath of the bigotry kerfluffle, …

Bigotry on Stilts

One of the drills that we go through here in our local controversies is this: our adversaries quote some outrageous thing from us, we say in reply that that’s “out of context,” and they say, “Yeah, right. You guys always complain that ‘it’s out of context.’ You just don’t like getting caught.” And so that …