For the record…

We’re beginning the last year of a decade now, not starting a new one. While we’re at it, I might as well revisit an oldie… the third millennium began on January 1st, 2001. Sigh.¬† ūüôā Blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother

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Obama Greater Than Jesus

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Cult, what cult?  The Danish paper Politiken assures us that the South Side Messiah is greater than the real Messiah. He is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see

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Auld Lang Syne and Dune

Auld Lang Syne from the Scottish Parliament, proving once again that most politicians cannot sing to save their souls.  At least it was done on the tax dime of the Scots and not us!  At any rate, have the happiest of

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What Virtue In False Promises?

One of the things that strikes me repeatedly watching the global warming debate (especially in the lead-up to and in the wake of the Copenhagen conference) is the incredible amount of excitement people have about trying to get countries to

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Did Little Susie Like Her Present?

From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  Ah, the perennial problem of shopping for relatives you have met maybe once or twice, and trying to remember that the cute niece who just last year it

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Predictions for 2010

Here are my predictions for 2010.  I hope I have a better track record than I did for my predictions for 2009. 1.   The Republicans will take back the House in November, either outright on election day, or through party switches

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A Leftist Who Gets It

Some people on the Left are beginning to understand just what a disaster Obama is turning out to be for them.  Go here to read this interesting column by a fellow who can clearly see the electoral iceberg to which

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Predictions Old

Last year some of the contributors for The American Catholic made predictions for 2009 here.  Here is how I did: 1.  Bailout mania will continue, with the federal government adding 1.5-2 trillion dollars to the national debt in 2009. Close.  The

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Protests Turn Violent in Iran

(Updates at the bottom of this posting below) Peaceful protests turned violent as Iranian authorities have authorized deadly force.  Thus far there are fifteen (15) reportedly killed in Tehran and four (4) in Tabriz.  More details have filtered in that

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Of Geese and God

I had a pleasant surprise yesterday morning as my family and I were readying ourselves to go out of town to see a movie.  Flights of several hundred geese in their V formations flew over the town of Dwight, Illinois, heading south

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Pope Benedict Assaulted, Doing Fine

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was pulled down by a woman during the Christmas vigil Mass on Christmas Eve.  In the video you can see the woman jump the barrier and instantly you see Vatican security react but the distance

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Christmas Wishes from Hugo Chavez

Surely every parent has moments when he or she think that the toy obsession at Christmas has got far out of control. Some turn to religion, seeking to “put the Christ back in Christmas”, but that big, cuddly man of

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Good King Wenceslas

Something for the weekend and the feast of Saint Stephen, the first of the glorious line of martyrs for Christ.  Good King Wenceslas has always been one of my favorite Christmas Hymns.  We see in this hymn how the love

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A Merry Christmas To Those Who Guard Us While We Sleep

Hattip to Big Hollywood.  A film clip from Battleground (1949), a rousing tribute to the heroic stand of the 101st Airborne at Bastogne at Christmas 1944, which helped turn the tide of the Battle of the Bulge.  We should always

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The Nativity

The thatch on the roof was as golden, Though dusty the straw was and old, The wind had a peal as of trumpets, Though blowing and barren and cold, The mother’s hair was a glory Though loosened and torn, For

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Pope Benedict XVI Wishes Us All a Merry Christmas!

Here is the text of Pope Benedict’s Christmas Eve Homily: Dear Brothers and Sisters! “A child is born for us, a son is given to us” (Is 9:5). What Isaiah prophesied as he gazed into the future from afar, consoling

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Celtic Woman Singing Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time and I surprisingly stumbled across the Celtic Woman version of this song.  Celtic Woman is an all-female musical ensemble which I came across on YouTube earlier this

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Something for a Christmas Eve.¬† Hark the Herald Angels Sing combined with Renaissance Masters praising in paint Madonna and Child. Hark the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled”

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A Daley Sees Disaster Looming For the Democrats

As an Illinois Republican I have little love for the Daley clan of Chicago.¬† However, I have always respected their political acumen.¬†¬†William Daley, Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s campaign chairman in 2000, where he was much too

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To Be Pitied More Than All Men

“17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19If only for this life we have hope in Christ,

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Marriage Improvement

It seems to me that marriage and family are probably the area in which different sub-cultures of our country have diverged most radically. Reading this New York Times feature about the author’s attempts to improve her marriage is in some

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Mao On White House Tree

Now what would Christmas be without a Mao ornament on the White House tree?  Call me provincial, but somehow an ornament of a Communist dictator responsible for the deaths of approximately 60 million Chinese strikes me as a tad out of place.

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It's a Wonderful Life-Updated Version

In the above video we have George Bailey, brilliantly played by Jimmy Stewart, attempting to stem a bank run during the Great Depression.  Just in time for Christmas the indispensable Iowahawk updates this story.  We join Senator George Bailey attempting to explain his support

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Santa Files For Chapter 11

I knew times were tough, but this is getting ridiculous!  Santa files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  Read about it here.  I suspect this is just one of those fake Santas however, and not the true Santa as depicted in this

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Bought

It seems like one thing that nearly anyone on any side of the political spectrum should be able to agree on is that Senator Nelson extracting a provision for the federal government to foot the entire unfunded liability for Medicaid

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60-40: The Party of Jackson Creates A Jacksonian Moment

By a vote of 60-40 early this morning in the Senate, the Democrats, with not a Republican vote, voted to cede power to the Republicans in 2010.  The Democrats thought they were voting to invoke cloture on the ObamaCare bill, but the consequences of

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Star Trek Blooper Video

Hattip to Ace of Spades.  I have to refresh my credentials as Chief Geek on this blog and so I post this blooper compilation video from the original Star Trek series.  Much to my disappointment they did not include some of

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Advent and Anti-Christ, Part IV

The fourth and final part of my presentation of the four sermons on the Anti-Christ delivered by John Henry Cardinal Newman before his conversion during Advent in 1835.  Part I is here, part II is here and Part III is

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