Out and About on an (Ash) Wednesday Morning

Some thoughts on Ash Wednesday here.

A good quote from G K Chesterton on those who would have us worship Mother Nature:

The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism, and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother. Unfortunately, if you regard Nature as a mother, you discover that she is a stepmother. The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.

That in response to the absurd view that becoming “green” should be part of our Lenten efforts.

Boiled down, about 1/3 of all wages are paid by government in the form of welfare and other transfer payments. Liberals like this; conservatives realize that as government doesn’t actually produce anything of value, it is really can’t work…as our impending national bankruptcy shows.

Mish has an update on the Eurozone financial crisis. Trust me, folks, it ain’t over…in fact, the very worst is yet to come.

Poll: Maine Republicans are tired of the Snowe job they’ve been getting…bet that Sen. Snowe draws a primary challenger but I’m not sure if she’ll pull an Arlen on us. You see, even if she did and won, she’d just wind up in the minority party come 2013…Arlen did his flip so that, in his hopes, he’d stay in the majority party. For Snowe, it is very tricky but I bet she stays GOP. Whether or not she’ll win the primary is another matter…

A women’s rights demonstration in Egypt comes out just as we should expect – Moslem men going bonkers and abusing the women.

How to make an Obama appearance more appealing to high schoolers.