Donald R. McClarey

Rebel Inc

  Colonel Bella: Look. I was always on the side of the insurgents. I have no experience in these matters. But it would seem necessary to win the support of the people. As our opponents used to say in Vietnam:

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Just Because

  Deputy: Yeah, in Dallas they do it in a barn outside town. Judge Roy Bean:  ln a barn?  Like they was ashamed of it?  Why, l’d rather give up hanging.  No, sir.  The law says that the guilty shall

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Terminated in its First Trimester

  Well what do you know, saluting abortions and being a total left wing shill didn’t draw even the minuscule audience required to keep a show on Netflix.  Cancelled after three months of virtually no one watching.  My heart bleeds

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Death of a Nation: A Review

    I saw Death of a Nation, the latest film of Dinesh  D’Souza, on Saturday with my bride and son.  Overall I was disappointed by it.  The review is below the fold and the caveat as to spoilers is

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Aretha Franklin: Requiescat in Pace

  Something for the weekend.  I Say A Little Prayer, sung by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  She died this week at age 76, leaving behind a body of work that will give joy to generations to come, and

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

The President on the Duke

The things you find on the internet! President Reagan being interviewed in 1988 about John Wayne:   Wayne was ever a friend and supporter of Reagan:  

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Murder and Redemption

  (The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from May 3, 2015.) When I was a kid I watched way too much TV. 

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Groucho Marx Interviewing Rod Serling

The things you find on the internet: Broadcast on Tell it To Groucho, the short-lived successor to You Bet Your Life, on April 2, 1962.  Marx was a born interviewer.  A seventh grade drop out, not unusual at all in

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Our Obscene Age

In regard to President Trump, as faithful readers of this blog know, when he ran in 2016 I long refused to support him.  It was only in September of 2016 that I reluctantly supported him after his pledge to pro-life

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Goat Yoga

You can always depend on TAC for cutting edge coverage of the latest trend.  Frankly, baby goats prancing around is the only way I would ever do yoga!    

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Lost in Space

Something for the weekend.  Theme songs from Lost in Space.  As a kid I loved the show, even though even at the age of eight I realized the show was science fantasy rather than science fiction.  The 1998 Lost in

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Why We Fight

  Time to refresh my Chief Geek of the blog creds.  The Axanar film project has produced huge fan interest, and well it should.  The Prelude to Axanar video below is the best Trek I have ever seen.   Jonathan

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Incredibles 2

Well, fourteen years is a long time to wait, but Incredibles 2 is coming out on June 15.       The original Incredibles was the most conservative movie to come out of the entertainment industry in many a moon.  Don’t

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Karma Can Be Enjoyable to Observe From a Safe Distance

“It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence.” Jimmy Kimmel   On Thursday, Kimmel crashed his BMW into another car near the Chateau Marmont Hotel in

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Mort Walker: Requiescat in Pace

    Mort Walker has passed away at 94.  The creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey, for 68 years he poked gentle fun at the absurdities of the US Army.  Walker served as an Army officer during World War

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Orson Welles on Churchill

  Ah, for the halcyon days of my youth when talk shows did not always consist of mindless chatter about sex, bleeped F-Bombs from some non-educated “celebrity” or stale, politicized tripe.  I have always been somewhat skeptical about evolution, but

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Of Rainy Days and Mondays

    Something for the weekend.  Rainy Days and Mondays (1971).  Lots of rain here in Central Illinois this week as October comes in quite wet.  The Carpenters, siblings Richard and Karen, recorded this song in 1971, and it was

Read More »