February 28, 2017: Trump Address to Congress

  It has been fascinating watching Trump develop as an orator.  A year ago I thought the only positive thing to say about him as a public speaker was his raw energy.  Tonight he delivered the best address to Congress

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Father Dan and the Three Days of Darkness

      Father Z gives us further evidence, if any were needed, that leftist clerics are flourishing under this pontificate: The priest involved is one Daniel P Horan, OFM whom the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) coos over: “Daniel

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PopeWatch: Malta

      Tolerance for me but not for thee seems to be the order of the day for the heterodox in the Church who now think they hold the whiphand.  Malta is a prime example according to Edward Pentin

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Quick! Someone Get Warren Beatty Up Here!

  LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy gives us a timely lesson in alternate Church history: ” title=” (AoftheANews) – CARTHAGE, 397 AD – Confusion reigned for several moments last night during the closing ceremonies of the Council of Carthage, as

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More on Sweden

    The outrage over Trump telling the truth over Sweden continues to reverberate:       A Swedish detective who has triggered a row by blaming violent crime on migrants has gone one step further and accused politicians of

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Hollywood In Action

  For an institution which constantly harps on how the rest of us should vote, live and think, Hollywood often demonstrates shocking incompetence in its own business.  A minor point is last night when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced

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PopeWatch: Justice

        The Pope’s emphasis on mercy uber alles is coming back to bite him:     Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to

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Collision Course

  The things that you find on the internet.  I recently found on You Tube a television movie from 1976, Collision Course, which deals with the conflict between Douglas MacArthur and Harry Truman over Korean War policy.  I had seen

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Requiescat In Pace: Judge Joseph Wapner

    Judge Joseph Wapner, the frequently testy judge of The People’s Court, has died at age 97.  A trial judge for 20 years in California, after his retirement he became the first television judge.  Unlike many of the “judges”

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Fulton Sheen on the Signs of Our Time

    Lent is a good time for confronting evil, both inside of ourselves and the evil of the World.  In 1947 then Monsignor Fulton Sheen gave a very important radio address.  He could discern that humanity was at a turning

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PopeWatch: Que?

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:     Claiming that she was almost certain she had comprehend a word the new visiting Nigerian priest used during the homily, longtime parishioner

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Rumadum Dum

  Something for the weekend, Rumadum Dum, the campaign song for the Zachary Taylor campaign in 1848.

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Now That Everyone Cares About Pederasty …

From Crisis Magazine, Mr. Ruse makes a point I’ve been trying to make– but, of course, does it better: In the current controversy, it is important to make a distinction that even Milo failed to make, a distinction that homosexuals

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Potty Wars-2017

  Last year the Obama administration attempted to coerce public schools into allowing mentally ill people who believe they are, or should be, the opposite sex from what their DNA says that they are, to use the bathrooms of the

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PopeWatch: Image

  An interesting communique from the Vatican:   The Secretariat of State includes among its responsibilities the protection of the image of the Holy Father, so that his message may reach the faithful intact, and so that his person is

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Bitter Harvest

      On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bodies often swollen from lack of food; on the other, soldiers, members of the GPU carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of the proletariat. They had gone over

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Historical Rubbish

    I used to belong to the Society for Military History.  I withdrew my membership yesterday when I was informed by the Society that it had signed on to the following resolution by the American Historical Association.  Below is

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Zachary Taylor and His Son-in-Law

Jefferson Davis was the son-in-law of Zachary Taylor.  Marrying the daughter, Sarah Knox Taylor, of General Zachary Taylor, who opposed the marriage, he resigned his commission in the Army in 1835.  Tragically the new bride died three months after her

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PopeWatch: Jesuits

  PopeWatch has long thought that much that afflicts the Church can be summed up in one word:  Jesuits.  Sandro Magister gives us a case in point:   Incredible but true. In the eighth chapter of “Amoris Laetitia,” the most

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Was Zachary Taylor Murdered?

  I find it comforting that conspiracy theorists have always been with us, and that they are not only a feature of our times.  On July 4, 1850 Taylor had a busy day attending several Independence Day celebrations and a

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PopeWatch: And Stay off my Lawn!

    It will be interesting to see how the younger fans of the Pope react to this:   Pope Francis wants youngsters to BRB from their cellphones at the dinner table, warning that the lack of face-to-face communication with

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Sweden and Trump

  Oh this is too hilarious. Just twenty-four hours after Trump was ripped by the left in this country and the Swedish government for clumsily pointing out the problems that mass Islamic immigration has caused to Sweden, this happens:    

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PopeWatch: Pontiff as Party Leader

    The Pope in a letter has given a  gathering of leftist groups in California their marching orders:   The following is the message sent by Pope Francis to the participants in the Meeting of Popular Movements taking place

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Comments on Lincoln’s Eulogy of Zachary Taylor

Yesterday I ran a post containing Abraham Lincoln’s eulogy on Zachary Taylor.  Go here to read it.  It is an interesting eulogy and deserves some comment.  It should be noted that Lincoln was disappointed that the Taylor administration did not

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PopeWatch: LarryD

  LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy has given the benefit of every possible doubt to Pope Francis through this purgatory of a Pontificate.  PopeWatch was thus struck by this post:   I’ve read some reviews, synopses, and commentaries of Cardinal Francesco

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Lincoln on Taylor

I have never liked Presidents’ Day.  Why celebrate all presidents when only a select few of them, like Washington and Lincoln, deserve to be celebrated?   Officially the date is still the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday, which actually won’t occur until February 22. 

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Melania Trump Opens Trump Rally With Pater Noster

Fate has a way of picking unlikely material, Greasy-haired second lieutenants of French artillery, And bald-headed, dubious, Roman rake-politicians. Stephen Vincent Benet, John Brown’s Body And thrice married billionaires and their nude model wives?  I have long thought that God

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Problem Solved

    The Pope has solved the problem of Islamic terrorism by defining it out of existence:   “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said

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Resquiescat in Pace: Michael Novak

    A giant of our Faith has passed: Michael Novak, a Catholic philosopher who helped carve a space for religion in modern politics, diplomacy and economics, arguing that capitalism is the economic system most likely to achieve the spiritual

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