Army Values

  There is an old saying in the military:  once is an accident;  twice is carelessness;  third time is enemy action.  Faithful readers of this blog will recall this post here about an Army briefing which labeled Christians, including Catholics, as

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Who is the Terrorist?

The second video in Live Action’s expose on late term abortions.  Go here to view the first video.  Here is the Live Action press release: During the breaking “Inhuman” investigation, Live Action investigated the Washington Surgi-Clinic where Cesare Santangelo performs

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Life of Julius

My first job was doing dishes, scrubbing pots and pans and scrubbing floors at a country club in my hometown. I was paid less than minimum wage at the time, the princely sum of $1.55 per hour.  I loved the

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Kermit Gosnell and the Abortion Industry

Abortion, all abortion, is violence and violence is an impermissible alternative in a world of reason. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Eclipse of Reason   One of the myths of the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell is that he is not

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort

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Why the Episcopal Church is on Life Support

      Christopher Johnson, the non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently in defense of the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, demonstrates in the following post at Midwest Conservative Journal why the Episcopal Church

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Before They Go

And there’s one thing you’ll be able to say when you get home. When you’re sitting around your fireside, with your brat on your knee, and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you won’t

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Mister Here’s Your Mule!

Something for the weekend.  Mister Here’s Your Mule!  The Civil War had a great many comic songs and one of the best was Mister Here’s Your Mule which was popular with soldiers on both side.  Written in 1862 by C.D.

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Obama, Abortion, the 1950s and Race

The most pro-abortion president in our history, Barack Obama, once again displayed his fealty today to Worse Than Murder, Inc, a\k\a Planned Parenthood: WASHINGTON     (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said

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The Battle of San Pietro

Probably the most realistic depiction of World War II combat put to film, The Battle of San Pietro, in the public domain, is now considered a minor masterpiece.  At the time of its release in 1945 it was intensely controversial. 

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Civil War History and Inevitability

I’ve been on a bit of a history kicker lately, particularly Civil War history, even if by chance. On successive occasions I read Tony Horowitz’s Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War, followed by April

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Anti-Bullying=Gay Trojan Horse

    The whole anti-bullying campaign is basically a means by which gay activists can gain access to kids and indoctrinate them.  That is not an opinion but a simple statement of fact as demonstrated by this story: Parents say

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A Video You Won’t Be Seeing Much Of

On the other hand if the shooter had been a deranged conservative shooting up a Leftist office, this video would be running non-stop for months, with learned commenters pontificating about the inherent violence of conservative ideology. Family Research Council (FRC)

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Congress Seeking to Exempt Itself From ObamaCare

Yep, ObamaCare is probably worse than its harshest critics contended:   Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential  talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance  exchanges they are mandated to join as part

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April 25, 1943: ANZAC Day and Easter

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Laurence Binyon In 1943

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Feeling Mulish

Sometimes com threads take on a delightfully daffy life of their own, and so it was on my other blog, Almost Chosen People, in regard to my post on Streight’s mule raid.  Such threads I cherish. The kind of things

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April 24, 1863: Promulgation of the Lieber Code

Art. 43. Therefore, in a war between the United States and a belligerent which admits of slavery, if a person held in bondage by that belligerent be captured by or come as a fugitive under the protection of the military

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But That Would Mean the End of Blogging!!!: Open Thread

   Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker’s game because they almost always turn out to be — or to be indistinguishable from — self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time. Neil Stephenson We haven’ t

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An instructive lesson: What makes a university “Catholic”…

  Academic administrators at the University of San Diego (USD) have offered what they believe is an instructive lesson—actually the second act in the drama titled “Inclusion and Diversity in U.S. Catholic Higher Education”—for knuckle-headed and knuckle-dragging Catholic Neanderthals who

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A Matter of Seconds to Determine the Sanctity of Life

Three murder charges against Kermit Gosnell have been tossed out by the Judge. After hearing impassioned arguments from attorneys on both sides of the Kermit Gosnell capital-murder trial Tuesday, a Philadelphia judge threw out three of the seven first-degree murder

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Happy Birthday to the Bard! Glad He Isn’t Here!

Today is the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare.  The above video is from the hilarious The Bard episode of The Twilight Zone broadcast in 1963.  William Shakespeare is brought by magic into modern times and works as a script writer

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Fisker Automotive: Obama’s Bad Karma

    Hattip to Mary Katherine Ham at Hot Air.  Back in 2008 Obama stated that if elected he would create five million green jobs over the next decade.  At this stage it becomes monotonous to bring up the fact

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: George Washington

A contemplation of the compleat attainment (at a period earlier than could have been expected) of the object for which we contended against so formidable a power cannot but inspire us with astonishment and gratitude. The disadvantageous circumstances on our

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Google Worships Their God

Faithful readers will recall the post, here, where I noted that Google observed the birthday of Cesar Chavez on Easter.  Today Google is observing Earth Day.  I find Earth Day to be a banal, politicized event, redolent of the fuzziest

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John Gielgud as the Grand Inquisitor

The things you can find on the internet!  Here is the late John Gielgud giving a riveting performance in 1975 as The Grand Inquisitor from the fable in The Brothers Karamazov.  I have always thought of this story by Dostoevsky as

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Hypocritical Prudes

  Horace Walpole once famously observed that the world is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel.  The times in which we live certainly gives support to the sometime accuracy of that maxim.  My favorite living historian,

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On Ricochet: Modern Media and Benedict the Humble

Our modern media, driven by image, loves outward signs of humility. The incongruity of a Pope riding the bus and moving out of the palace creates a spectacle that viewers can instantly digest as “good,” even though these are only

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April 21, 1863: Streight’s Mule Raid Begins

In reviewing the history of this ill-fated expedition, I am convinced that had we been furnished at Nashville with 800 good horses, instead of poor, young mules, we would have been successful, in spite of all other drawbacks; or if

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The Star Spangled Banner-Boston Style

Something for the weekend.  The most stirring rendition of our national anthem I have ever heard, at a Boston Bruins game in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

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Roe and Back Alley Abortions

    The prosecution is ready to rest in the murder trial of the abortionist Kermit Gosnell.  Yesterday was the last day of testimony for the prosecution, and they ended with a tale that plumbs the absolute bottom of the sad chronicle

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Got Two!

      From the Boston Globe: WATERTOWN — One suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation. Another appears to remain on the loose in Watertown after a firefight

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Galloping Historical Illiteracy

Remember Laura Curry, the Adjunct Professor, who went berserk at a pro-life display at the University of Buffalo?  Go here to read all about it.  Six of her colleagues, two professors of history, one associate professor of history, one assistant professor of

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