Donald R. McClarey

March 6, 1836: Victory in Death

Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none. Thomas Jefferson Green   One hundred and eighty-two years ago the Alamo fell.  The defenders had achieved victory in death, giving thirteen precious days in which Texan independence was declared and

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Donald R. McClarey

January 28, 1861: Sam Houston Stands Alone

But if, through division in the ranks of those opposed to Mr. Lincoln, he should be elected, we have no excuse for dissolving the Union. The Union is worth more than Mr. Lincoln, and if the battle is to be

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Donald R. McClarey

Every Day Heroes

    Natural catastrophes, like wars, bring out the best and worst in Men.  I have been pleased that in Houston thus far there seems to be more of the former than the latter.  Native Houstonian Beldar at Beldar Blog

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March 2, 1836: Texas Declaration of Independence

  Four days before the fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, the people of Texas in Convention assembled proclaimed the independence of the Republic of Texas.  Surely few such proclamations have been issued in more dire straits.  Texas

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Lone Star State v. the UN

Observers  from the UN, allied with Leftist groups in the US, are planning to send observers to monitor our elections to ensure that there is no “voter suppression”: United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at

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Father Galveston

It is ironic that a priest who became so associated with Galveston and Texas was a Yankee!  James Martin Kirwin was born in Circleville, Ohio on July 1, 1872.  Kirwin was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1895.   Incardinated

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Somalia, Libertarian Paradise!

This video is dedicated to Drs. Rand and Ron Paul! (With all due respect to my libertarian colleagues, I couldn’t resist posting this video) Hat Tip: Lisa Graas

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New Blogsite: Gulf Coast Catholic

Gulf Coast Catholic is a blogsite that will be serving the Catholics of the the great Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  A group of writers got together over a year ago and have been working and planning together to get this site

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Sacred and Holy?

And they cried with a loud voice, saying:  How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Apocalypse 6:10 If you listen closely you can hear the

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A Moving Moment Outside The World's Largest Abortion Mill

An inspiring scene of Ramon refusing to cater for the new super abortion mill in Houston. To help eliminate the world’s largest abortion mill in Houston contact the following groups: Life Advocates of Houston Texas Right to Life Houston Coalition

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Texas, Textbooks, the Washington Post and Ann Althouse

The Left in this country has been having a hissy fit over conservatives on the Texas State School Board amending the social studies standards in that state.  For example, California State Senator Leland Yee (D. San Francisco) has introduced a bill

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Mickey Kaus: Democrat With a Difference

Mickey Kaus, blogger and writer, is running against Barbara Boxer in the Senate primary in California.  I have read with enjoyment his KausFiles for years.  Alas, Mr. Kaus is not pro-life.  If he were, I could imagine myself possibly voting

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Sheridan, Hell and Texas

Earlier this week I referred in this thread to General Sheridan’s quip about Hell and Texas.  Here is the background story on Sheridan’s comparison of the Hot Place and the Hot State. Phil Sheridan could be a nasty piece of

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