Foaming hand soap-

hack.

If you buy one of those foaming hand soap things from Bath and Body Works, you can refill it with normal scented soap at a maybe-two-second-squeeze rate and then fill the rest with water, put on the lid and shake.

The amazing good smell effect carries over.

Harry’s razor’s fig scented soap is very similar to their mahogany, too, kind of a variant of Old Spice but not quite so good.  Haven’t tried using Old Spice body wash, yet.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Says Christian ‘Salvation’ Is About Being ‘Useful’

This is a comment I made on Instapundit and thought should be posted more broadly.

 

More on point, he didn’t say that salvation depends on being ‘useful’.

What he actually said is much worse– a charitable* reading of the ‘useful’ thing is that he’s promoting following the quote famously (and falsely–and ironically, but not a bad point) attributed to Saint Francis about “preach always, when needed, use words.”

It’s the thing that he thinks needs to be preached that’s the issue.
“I care about this because my faith teaches me that salvation has to do with how I make myself useful to those who have been excluded, marginalized, and cast aside and oppressed in society.”

This is a frank perversion of Christianity, although in line with the Christian heresy of socialism.

I can see how it would be offensive to him, though– Leviticus 19. DO NOT PEVERT JUSTICE.

Here’s a big chunk of context.

11 “‘Do not steal.
“‘Do not lie.
“‘Do not deceive one another.
12 “‘Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
13 “‘Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.
“‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.
14 “‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord.
15 “‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
16 “‘Do not go about spreading slander among your people.
“‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.
17 “‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.
18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

Online Bible

Theology geekery, a lot of the other stuff in 19 that don’t make sense in modern terms had meaning beyond the obvious. It’s very rewarding to dig into, for those who get curious.

Still, this point is repeated elsewhere:
Exodus 23:
1“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.
4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it. 5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.
6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

Online Bible

* Gosh, charitas in discussing Christianity, what will they think of next….

via Mayor Pete Buttigieg Says Christian ‘Salvation’ Is About Being ‘Useful’

After Another Mass Shooting, California Must Recognize Its Gun Control Laws May Actually Be Part of the Problem

The yearly average number of people who died between 2001 and 2008 versus 2009 and 2018 has doubled (regardless of whether one excludes gang fights and suicides).This increase has occurred entirely among schools that don’t let teachers carry guns. Outside of suicides or gang violence in the wee hours of the morning, there has yet to be a single case of someone being wounded or killed from a shooting at a school that allows teachers and staff to carry guns during school hours. Indeed, the one shooting occurred at 2:20 AM in a parking lot when no armed teachers would have been around.

via After Another Mass Shooting, California Must Recognize Its Gun Control Laws May Actually Be Part of the Problem

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And – despite the provable fact that we all do better long term for these things being conserved and nurtured… there is always some dim-witted idiot who thinks their personal immediate short-term advantage is best served by abusing these. They think that because it serves their interest NOW, that it’ll never come around to them, and bite them the ass.

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Biiiiiiiiingo!

Seriously, Judeo-Christian morality is so objectively superior based just on the results that most other cultures will do almost anything to get those advantages….except for follow the morality.  Because there are serious short term disadvantages to not being able to, say, beat people up and take their stuff.

Quick List for Linking-

-because over at Sarah’s someone mentioned political violence, and I’m trying to keep a list of left-wing violence based on the target’s politics, and I don’t want to trigger a filter.

Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

Cory Gardner’s Family Members Doxxed, Wife Sent Graphic Video Of Beheading

Two GOP Candidates Assaulted in Minnesota

Vandals hit NYC GOP headquarters: ‘Attack is merely a beginning’

Arson at GOP office in Wyoming

‘Stop Hurting Me!’: Soros-Funded Male Democratic Operative Arrested For Assaulting Female Campaign Manager, Leaving Bruises

Eric Swalwell’s Republican Challenger Narrowly Escapes Stabbing Attempt — Suspect In Custody

BREAKING: Shots Fired At Congressional Baseball Practice, Member Hit

Woman attempts to drive GOP congressman off road over health-care vote, police say

Plus, of course, the freaking every month or so “Trump protesters attack people leaving Trump rally” news, and the physical assaults on folks wearing red hats, even when the hats don’t even say America.

“You voted Trump” yelled at man while he’s beaten in Chicago streets

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