Donald R. McClarey

Fearsome to the Enemies of Truth

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts recalls the SJW trolls who swarmed over his blog, alarmed at this conservative intruder into their happy hunting ground, when it was at Patheos:       This time, a post-battle review.  He nails Ms.

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Donald R. McClarey

Top Ten Posts of All Time on Almost Chosen People

    I get in a stats mood every now and then.  Here are the top ten most viewed posts on Almost Chosen People, the American history blog I write with Paul Zummo:  Edmund Burke and the American Revolution is

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Donald R. McClarey

Cardinal Newman’s Rules for Blogging

  (I first published this on January 18, 2015.  Time to remind myself again as to how blogging should be conducted.)   Blogging can be rough amusement.  I will attempt to keep the Definition of a Gentleman written by Cardinal

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Donald R. McClarey

Banning and Moderation Policy

(In light of the banning of Phil, I thought I would dust off, and update, this post from 2012.) TAC is a group blog and each contributor normally makes moderation and banning decisions in regard to their own threads.  When

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Best Catholic Blogs

  Leave The American Catholic out of the mix.  This is not an attempt to fish for compliments.  I am curious which other Catholic blogs our readers like.  Name them in the comboxes.

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Bear Growls: Lawyers as Bloggers

  Alas, I must part company with our bruin friend in his most recent tongue-in-bear-cheek post at Saint Corbinian’s Bear: Blogs are essential to the well-informed and motivated Catholic. Therefore, it is important to know which blogs are edifying, while avoiding

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Rosica Retreats

      Well, well, well, Father Thomas Rosica has decided not to sue blogger Vox Cantoris after all.  Go here to read all about the original suit threat.  Here is Rosica’s graceless announcement that he is not going to

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Cardinal Newman’s Rules for Blogging

Blogging can be rough amusement.  I will attempt to keep the Definition of a Gentleman written by Cardinal Newman in 1852 in mind as much as I can and still keep the readers of TAC informed and amused.  It is

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Nutcase Comment of the Month

  One of the services your humble servant performs for readers of this blog is to send to the trash the insane comments which we receive before you have to be exposed to them.  However, for your amusement I will

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Rebecca Frech Schools Mark Shea on Guns

Mark Shea has a habit of saying that unless people do x, x always being a policy he endorses, they really are not pro-life.  This of course is simply an attempt, at least among pro-lifers, to stop debate on x

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Blogging and Calumny

  Lifesite News has responded to the assault on Hilary White of Lifesite News orchestrated by some Catholic bloggers.  Go here to read Paul Zummo’s post on the controversy, and go here to read mine.  Here is the post of Steve

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Satan and Blogging

    I have always been fairly indifferent to the hits my blog posts receive, possibly since blogging makes up 0.00000 % of my  income.  However, over the years I have noticed that certain topics usually do draw massive amounts of

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My Humble Thanks

    I can’t thank enough all of you who extended your kind wishes and prayers for the repose of the soul of my son Larry after his passing.  Last week was the hardest week of my life and in

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Seven More Deadly Sins of Catholic Blogging

  Pat Archbold has a great post here at National Catholic Register about the seven deadly sins of Catholic blogging.  Saint Blogs is a wild and woolly place and there are blogs on a vast range of subjects and for all temperaments. 

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Dyspeptic Mutterings

  I am happy to see that Dale Price has resumed blogging regularly at his Dyspeptic Mutterings.  I stop by every day to read some of the wittiest blog writing on the internet.  Here is a recent sample: I am

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Why I Am Friends With “Moderation” and “Ban”

Walter Russell Meade at Via Meadia, a blog I frequently read, is ending comments and here is his explanation why:   We apologize to the readers who participated in or valued the comments section on the blog, and especially to

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Dyspeptic Mutterings

My friend Dale Price is posting again regularly at his blog Dyspeptic Mutterings after something of a hiatus.  Go here to have a gander at his blog.  Dale has long written some of the sharpest commentary on Saint Blog’s.   I

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How to Lose Blog Readership

There are plenty of tips on the internet on how to build a blog audience.  Here are some tips on how to lose a blog audience: 10.  Be nitpicky-If someone deigns to leave a comment on your blog, make certain to correct

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How To Argue Online

One of Megan McArdle’s readers provides a guest post on useful tactics for “winning” online arguments. If you spend much time fighting on the internets, many of the items here will sound familiar. Indeed, I think I’ve seen all of

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Licensing Bloggers

The inaptly named City of Brotherly Love is attempting to license bloggers.  If bloggers make any money from their blogs, they will have to pay a $300.00 “business privilege tax” to obtain a business privilege license.  (I rather like the Orwellian term “business

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Why Satirical Catholic Blogs Fail

I finally returned to internet connectivity this week, which has meant catching up on news & blogs I have neglected. Part of this “reconnecting” included denying a facebook friend request from someone I never heard of-only to find out that

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Almost Chosen People

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate of the State of New-Jersey: I am very grateful to you for the honorable reception of which I have been the object. I cannot but remember the place that New-Jersey holds in our

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First Things-First Thoughts

I have been a First Things subscriber for years and therefore I was quite interested when I noticed their First Thoughts section where they have assembled some of best bloggers from Saint Blogs in a group blog.  Our own Christopher

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Outing Bloggers

Considerable controversy erupted over the weekend in the blogosphere as to the outing of bloggers who blog using a pseudonym.  The details of what initiated this controversy are discussed in detail here at Southern Appeal, Ed Morrissey at Hot Air

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