I Vote For the Zombies

    Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults believe the federal government would do a better job than zombies running the country today. But the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Americans don’t share that view, with

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Obama Lied, Your Insurance Died

Well, the Congress Critters with Ds after their names are beginning to scurry for political cover: Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday she would propose legislation to ensure all  Americans could keep their existing insurance coverage under Obamacare, a fresh  sign

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Exhibit A That Some Lawyers Do Have a Sense of Humor

    The prosecution in a case in Tennessee was stupid enough to file a motion in limine to stop the defense counsel from referring to it as the government.  The response of the defense counsel in that case, the

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PopeWatch: NSA

  PopeWatch this morning is not about Pope Francis but rather about allegations that the NSA spied on the Vatican during the recent conclave: An Italian magazine is reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on internal communications at

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Incubus

Well that was odd.  Last night my bride and I watched the film Incubus.  Released in 1966, it is notable today as being one of the very few feature films made entirely in the made up language Esperanto and for starring a pre-Star

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No Snickering While You Read This!

    Well, maybe a little. “I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because

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PopeWatch: Untier of Knots

  Sandro Magister on his blog Chiesa notes that Pope Francis has a special devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots:     In Augsburg, in the church of the Jesuits, dedicated to Saint Peter, there is a venerated Marian image:

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Rational Evil

Dennis Prager , in this episode of his Prager University series of videos, takes on an ever popular heresy:  evil is irrational.  This heresy is popular for any number of reasons but doubtless it all boils down to the belief, completely

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The War on Us

      Back in the Eighties, when the Time-Life series on the Civil War was coming out, there was a dramatic ad with a Civil War soldier pointing a musket at the reader.  The ad said:  “If the battle

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PopeWatch: Twitter Pope

    Pope Francis reached a milestone of sorts yesterday:   A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday , a milestone in the Vatican’s drive to spread the gospel through social media.

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October 29, 1863: The Charge of the Mule Brigade

The battle of Wauhatchie, featured in a post yesterday which may be read here, is primarily remembered in Civil War lore for a minor incident that occurred during the fight.  The Confederate Hampton Legion, led by General Wade Hampton, of Longstreet’s Corps, apparently was disordered

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ObamaCare and the Big Lie

One of the many, many lies that Obama told when he was selling ObamaCare was that if you liked your policy you would get to keep it. Obama knew that this was a lie when he said it.  ObamaCare was

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Kathleen Sebelius Explains It All

You know that you are living in surreal times when the Saturday Night Live Kathleen Sebelius is less funny at defending the ObamaCare roll out than the real Kathleen Sebelius was when facing tough grilling from–Jon Stewart.  Go here to watch that

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PopeWatch: Liberal Christianity

Dale Price at Dyspeptic mutterings has an interesting series in which he discusses the problems he has with Pope Francis.  The problems PopeWatch believes boil down to a concern that Pope Francis may turn out to be an advocate of

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Benghazi Betrayal

  Well, it took over a year, but 60 Minutes last night ran a feature on the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012 that is absolutely damning for the Obama administration.  With Lara Logan as the lead reporter,  it revealed

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The Many Faces of Abe

One of the many things that I find fascinating about Lincoln is how different he looked in most of his photographs.  All but one of the Lincoln photographs were taken during the last eleven years of his life, and they

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Don’s Latest Book Haul

    My wife and I were out and about yesterday and hit two book stores:  Babbitt’s Books in Normal, a fantastic used book store with thousands of fairly off beat volumes and a black cat as a charming guard cat

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Obama’s Commissars

    In the old Soviet Union the regular officers and troops of the Red Army tended to despise the political officers, commissars, who enforced political orthodoxy, interfered with military operations, and who would inform on them in a heartbeat if

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Who Needs Fake Horror?

Hattip to Instapundit.  It is deeply ironic that young people, one of the main constituencies that helped elect Obama, will be the ones trying to dig this country out from the effects of this administration long after I am dead

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Victory at Sea

Something for the weekend.  The main theme from The Victory at Sea documentary series.  Originally broadcast from 1952-1953 on NBC, the documentary series on World War II at sea was endlessly shown in reruns as I was growing up, and

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Paul Krugman Political Hack

      Once upon a time Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman actually had some interesting thoughts about economics.  That was before he became a political hack.  Here is Krugman on the deficit in 2004:       PROFESSOR

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Technical Glitch

We were down yesterday and into the evening.  WordPress had an automatic update which didn’t agree with a line of our code and knocked us colder than a Congress critter’s moral compass.  Tito, our resident tech master, got us back

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598 Years Since Agincourt

We are in God’s hand, brother, not in theirs. King Henry V The anniversary of the long ago battle of Saint Crispin’s Day gives us yet another opportunity to recall the immortal “Band of Borthers Speech” that Shakespeare put into the

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PopeWatch: Obsessions

Father Z has this quote from Father George Rutler: Blessed John Paul II once submitted to an interview with the respected journalist Vittorio Messori, who asked him if he was perhaps “obsessive” in his preaching against abortion. The Holy Father

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Girlie Hats for Marines

That sound you hear are Gunnery Sergeants whirling in their graves:   A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street. Thanks to a plan

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Poverty and abortion on an equal footing?

Way back in 2005, then-Msgr. Robert W. McElroy wrote an article published in America in which he argued that Catholic public officials who endorse the legalization of abortion should not be denied communion. The then-Monsignor’s fear? He wrote: The imposition of eucharistic

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Democrats in Panic Mode

  A few Democrats are beginning to understand that ObamaCare is beginning to turn into a political nightmare for them. Democrats facing difficult reelection campaigns in 2014 — Sens. Mark Pryor of  Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina

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PopeWatch: Bling Bishop Gets Hook

One of the problems within the Church that rarely gets attention is the gross incompetence, and occasional corruption, with which Church funds not infrequently are handled.  Pope Francis has chosen to make an example:   A senior member of the

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A politically uncorrect Miss World 2013…

  In an interview on the Filipino news show ANC Headstart, the recently crowned Miss World 2013, Megan Lynn Young, responded to questions about human sexuality. Concerning a controversial anti-life law making its way through the Philippine courts, Miss Young stated:

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