A Future President of these United States

 Our national motto, “in God we  trust”, reminding us that faith in our creator is the most important  American value of them all. Marco Rubio Three predictions from this convention.  Mitt Romney will be President of the United States, Paul Ryan

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Workmanlike, Heartfelt and Sufficient

But this president cannot tell us that YOU are better off today than when he took office. Mitt Romney     Yesterday, in response to an inquiry, I offered these observations about how Romney needed to come across in his

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Clint Eastwood Interrogates Empty Chair!

I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we — we own this country. Clint Eastwood Truly one of the most bizarre, and entertaining, moments I have

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Romney’s Speech: Likes & Dislikes

Likes: Romney did a fine job undermining the hysterical “war on women” propaganda being shoved down our throats 24/7 by the DNC. Undecided voters in the battleground states will be less likely to accept the notion that Romney is a

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Hope, Change and an Old Poster

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Paul Ryan

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Ryan’s Speech at the GOP Convention

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Paul Ryan       I have been

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The Dark Side of Ideological Inconsistency

A couple of days ago I was listening to a radio show on Sirius. The hosts were playing audio of a woman who had spent six hours waiting in line at the welfare office. The woman did not sound particularly

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Mia Love

Keep your eye on Mia Love, the Republican candidate in Utah’s 4th Congressional District.  Pro-life and endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List, she is a passionate conservative and gives a great stump speech.  Bright and articulate, she is a

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Stay Absurd, My Friends

  Details here. I’m not calling for Democrats to be as hysterically anti-Muslim as they are hysterically anti-Christian at the moment, but their willingness to suppress cognitive dissonance rivals if not surpasses that of the sheep from Animal Farm. 

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Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth

  Pro-lifers in the past two years have made immense gains as CBS ruefully noted yesterday: While the national GOP is trying to tamp down the abortion issue after Mo. Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comments, it’s growing on the local

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Josephus on the Beheading of John the Baptist

Today is the feast of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist, an event which is mentioned in a source other than the Gospels.  Here is the Jewish historian Josephus who wrote circa 93-94 AD  regarding the death of the Baptist in

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Miles From Bristol

Attention sports fans: there is a brand spanking new sports blog titled Miles from Bristol. We’re just getting started, but head on over for some scintillating discussion about all things sports (and even sports entertainment). As you can tell from

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How Not To Be A Racist

    I wish I could say  the above video is an exaggeration, but it really isn’t.  Timothy Noah demonstrates this in The New Republic in a charming article entitled, Romney Cribs from the GOP’s Willie Horton Playbook.  In the

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Intolerant Jackwagons!

I know that the Marine Corps will be here forever; this administration won’t. Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey One of my favorite character actors is R. Lee Ermey.  A gunnery sergeant and drill instructor in the Marine Corps, he was

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The New York Times and the Hive Mind

        Arthur Brisbane was the Public Editor (ombudsman) for The New York Times.  In his last column he made this observation:   I also noted two years ago that I had taken up the public editor duties believing

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High Flight

This seemed appropriate on a weekend when Neil Armstrong died.  The poem was written by 19 year old John Gillespie Magee, Jr. an American serving as a pilot with the RCAF in World War II in England, prior to the entry

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The Party of Death in Convention Assembled

    Playing up the War on Women meme and the Todd Akin gaffe, the Democrats are going to be celebrating their most sacred rite right at their Convention in September: Democrats said that they will feature Cecile Richards, president

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Neil Armstrong: Requiescat in Pace

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon

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Latter Day Leftist Secessionist

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently in defense of the Faith that I have named him Defender of the Faith, has an unforgettable look at a book written by splenetic Leftist, Chuck Thompson, who wishes that the

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North Dixie

Something for the weekend.  A Union version of Dixie sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford.  Here is the regular version also sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford:

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“Don, There’s A Nut On The Phone.”

  I was working at my desk in the law mines Wednesday afternoon, when I heard one of my secretaries say loudly “Mr. McClarey never speaks to anyone who will not give their name!” followed by a phone being slammed down. 

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In Defense of Mother Russia

I haven’t heard much about the ongoing dispute between the Russian government and the Western media over the fate of the faux “punk rock band” ***** Riot in the American Catholic media. But this is a dispute in which I

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Solidarity and the Welfare State

An interesting look at Paul Ryan by Father Barron based upon the twin poles of Catholic social teaching:  subsidiarity and solidarity.  It is easy to see how the welfare state, consolidating ever more power in the central government, is destructive of subsidiarity. 

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Father John Ireland and the Fifth Minnesota

    One of the titans of the Catholic Church in the Nineteenth Century in the United States was Archbishop John Ireland, the first Archbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Future blog posts will cover his career as Archbishop.  This blog

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Hope and Change Shattered

Trailer of an anti-Obama documentary The Hope and the Change detailing why 40 Obama voters from 2008 are not voting for him in 2012.  The Romney campaign has been running ads like his featuring former disillusioned Obama voters.  Obama ran in

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Has Ryan “Softened” His Pro-Life Views?

Brace yourself for the latest meme to hit the politosphere: the word is now that Paul Ryan has “softened” his views on abortion. Ryan has long opposed abortion in all cases save in a few cases where he believes it

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At His Execution

    The twelfth in my ongoing series examining the poetry of Rudyard Kipling.   The other posts in the series may be read here, here , here , here,  here , here, here, here, here , here and here.  Kipling was not conventionally

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