Top Ten Reasons Why Obama is Not the Anti-Christ

At a recent event, President Obama was called the anti-Christ by a heckler.   This is so unfair!  Here are the top ten reasons why Obama is not the anti-Christ.   10. Obama can’t be the anti-Christ because he is a

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Harry Reid: Liar

Washington is a town filled with liars, but even with all of that competition Senator Harry Reid (D.NV.) can be considered to be in a class all of his own when it comes to lies.  He lies constantly and with brazen

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February 28, 1864: Beginning of the Kirkpatrick-Dahlgren Raid

  One of the more hare-brained schemes of the Civil War, a cavalry raid towards Richmond with 4,000 Union troopers under Brigadier General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, a reckless blustering officer fully deserving of his nickname “Kill-Cavalry”, began on February 28, 1864.  Colonel

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PopeWatch: Pope Emeritus

John Allen, from his new perch as a Boston Globe columnist, notes recent actions taken in support of Pope Francis by the Pope Emeritus:   First, his closest aide and confidante, German Archbishop Georg Gänswein, gave an interview to the

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Freedom and the Left

    John C. Wright, Catholic convert and science fiction author, has a brilliant post at his blog, John Wright’s Journal, in which he examines the threat to freedom posed by the contemporary left:   It is darker than you

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Private Discrimination Is As American As Apple Pie

    Ben Domenech at The Federalist actually understands what the law is regarding homosexuals and private vendors: Let’s get a few things straight. Jim Crow for gays was not prevented by Jan Brewer’s veto of their religious liberty bill last

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Don Speaks!

    Over the years I have often referred to my work in the law mines.  Yesterday I argued a case before the Third District Appellate Court in Illinois, Coal City Redi-Mix, et al, v. Pontiac Exchange.  The dispute was

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PopeWatch: Pope of Silence?

Sandro Magister has some riveting commentary at his blog Chiesa: But one morning, on November 18, instead of the devil he  took aim at the “single form of thinking that is the fruit of worldliness,” that wants to subject everything

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Priest of Andersonville

  I normally take great pride in being an American, but there are passages in our history which all Americans should be ashamed of.  During our Civil War in many prison camps, both North and South, POWs were treated wretchedly

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AZ “Anti-Gay” Bill Vetoed

As I expected, Arizona governor Jan Brewer has vetoed SB 1062. Though it has been described in the media as a bill that establishes a “right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers”, this is quite false. The aim

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PopeWatch: Mammon

Ah, the Church and money.  That has been a problem area since Judas was treasurer and helped himself to the contents of the purse.  Most popes, all of them over the past two centuries, have announced initiatives to reform this vexing area. 

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How Will They Manage Without Their Cheap Serfs?

Democrat Alex Sink, champion of the working man and woman, let slip one of the main motivating factors behind immigration “reform”:  access to cheap labor. Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate

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Pat Archbold’s Controversial Call for Unity

Pat Archbold has written an intriguing post arguing that the Pontificate of Pope Francis is the best opportunity to bring the SSPX back into the fold. I have great concern that without the all the generosity that faith allows by

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Rubio on Harkin, Cuba and Venezuela

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Marco Rubio (R.Fla.) had been listening to Tom Harkin (D.Ia.), pro-abort “Catholic”, give a speech about his trip to Cuba in which he managed to completely ignore Communist oppression, and Rubio decided to reply.  It

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PopeWatch: Burke on the Francis Effect

      This is interesting.  Raymond Cardinal Burke has an article in  L’Osservatore Romano on The Francis Effect.  Father Z provides the commentary: During a recent visit to the United States, I was repeatedly impressed by how deeply Pope Francis has

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John Trumbull and Bunker Hill

“These fellows say we won’t fight! By Heaven, I hope I shall die up to my knees in blood!” Major General Joseph Warren to his men prior to the battle of Bunker’s Hill   A lecture by John Walsh, emeritus

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Current Reading

    When it comes to reading for amusement I am a plodder, taking my time on each page as if I am dining on a very good meal.  As a result perhaps, I have always read quite a few

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PopeWatch: No Gossip

  Pope Francis had some advice yesterday for his 19 new Cardinals: Pope Francis on Sunday gave his new cardinals what amounted to a code of conduct : “no intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism.” Francis also urged the 19 men

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The Answer

We are in God’s hand, brother, not in theirs. Henry V to his brother prior to Agincourt, Henry V, Act III, Scene 6 The thirtieth in my ongoing series examining the poetry of Rudyard Kipling. The other posts in the

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And Down Goes Lenin!

Lenin statues are being toppled all over the Ukraine.  As Iowahawk tweeted, if you are wondering who the good guys are in the Ukraine popular uprising, they are the ones toppling the Lenin statutes. Of course the question is whether Putin

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February 22, 1864: Battle of Okolona

It is quite easy to assume that of the many victories won by General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Civil War, the saddest for him was that of Okolona where his brother Colonel Jeffrey Forrest was killed leading a charge

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Beyond Parody

Hattip to Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  If you want a short description of the current feeble state of the Church Mushy in this country, this video is matchless. Update:  Well what do you know!  The powers that be at

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Washington: The Greatest American Part II

Nor, perchance did the fact which We now recall take place without some design of divine Providence. Precisely at the epoch when the American colonies, having, with Catholic aid, achieved liberty and independence, coalesced into a constitutional Republic the ecclesiastical

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PopeWatch: No Gold for the Vatican

One loss is good for the soul.  Too many losses is not good for the coach. Knute Rockne From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: SOCHI, Russia––For only the third time in

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George Washington Variations

Something for the weekend.  George Washington Variations by Ernst Krenek.  A refugee from Austria in 1938 after the Anschluss, composer Ernst Krenek became a naturalized American citizen and an ardent American patriot.  His George Washington Variations (1950) are a fitting tribute

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PopeWatch: Pressure

  One of the biggest mistakes thus far of the current pontificate is those idiotic questionnaires which were ordered in preparation for the synod on the family in October, at least, judging from what Sandro Magister at Chiesa is reporting,

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An Apology

(I originally wrote this about five years ago when the blog readership was much smaller.  I thought that current readers might wish to know why I refer to Planned Parenthood as Worse Than Murder, Inc.) Lately, in several posts, I

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PopeWatch: Impatient Lefties

Some of the Pope’s fans on the left are beginning to get impatient: Spanish revolutionary, Harvard-educated public health specialist, abortion rights advocate and Roman Catholic nun. These four labels seldom apply to the same person, but Sister Teresa Forcades, a

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How Corrupt is Illinois? This Corrupt

    Ah, my home state.  Just when you think it has hit rock bottom it sinks lower.  Paul Mirengoff of the Powerline blog gives us the details of the latest outrage in the Land of Lincoln:   Arthur Bishop,

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PopeWatch: Theophany

Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa brings us some comments made by Pope Francis on the liturgy: But on Monday, February 10, with no forewarning Jorge Mario Bergoglio broke the silence and dedicated to the liturgy the entire homily of

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