Donald R. McClarey

True

A sense of humor in trying times also helps.  I recall that when my paternal grandparents, who had it pretty rough during the Great Depression, talked about it they tended to recall the funny bits.  May we ever appreciate God’s

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

One Life = ??? Lost Jobs;
What’s the Equation?

“Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.”—Hilaire Belloc In recent articles and comments on TAC there has been a tension between values, best illustrated by the following.  

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Computer Models and Reality

  Doctor Birx: I’m sure you have seen the recent report out of the U.K. about them adjusting completely their needs. This is really quite important. If you remember, that was the report that says there would be 500,000 deaths

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Sixtus III

HE was a priest among the Roman clergy in 418, when Pope Zozimus condemned the Pelagian heretics. Sixtus was the first, after this sentence, who pronounced publicly anathema against them, to stop their slander in Africa that he favoured their

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Appease Gaia

The Vatican announced today that a ceremony to appease Mother Earth will be held in Rome on April 1.  The Pope will be joined by shamen, new age enthusiasts of all sorts, Pachamama worshipers, representatives of Green Peace and PETA,

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Donald R. McClarey

Rosanna

  Something for the weekend.  Rosanna (1982) by the rock band Toto.  With all the grim current news, time for something light and fun.  I think the best cover of the song is by Perpetuum Jazzile, a Slovenian group.  I

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Donald R. McClarey

March 28, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Well Boys, Bats Are Back off the Menu

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   ATLANTA, GA—In an effort to help curb the spread of Coronavirus, Chick-fil-a has announced that it will temporarily be changing its advertising slogan from “Eat Mor Chikin” to “Eat Fewer

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Donald R. McClarey

Sue ’em!

  Law blogger Viva Frei explains the class action law suit against China.  Lots of assets of the Chinese government throughout the West that could be seized to satisfy any eventual judgment.  Cry havoc and let loose the law dogs

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Rupert

St. Rupert, or Robert, Bishop of Saltzbourg, Confessor HE was, by birth, a Frenchman, and of royal blood; but still more illustrious for his learning, and the extraordinary virtues he practised from his youth. He exercised himself in austere fasting,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: To the Catacombs

China, one way or another, is succeeding in shutting Catholicism down in China: The Holy See must reconsider pastoral guidelines it issued last year encouraging Chinese clergy to join the country’s official state-run church and urgently make its secret 2018

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Donald R. McClarey

March 27, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Cui Bono?

Well, this is interesting: Reade was a staff assistant for Joe Biden in 1993, when she claims he digitally raped her. She told part of her story in 2019, when Lucy Flores wrote in The Cut about the inappropriate way

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Donald R. McClarey

“And Mexico Will Pay For It”

If we lived in Old Testament times, Trump might be in the process of being acclaimed a prophet: Two weeks ago, Jazz wrote about Mexican health officials who were concerned the border with the U.S. needed to be closed to

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Donald R. McClarey

Some Country This America

That was said to me by a Russian-Jewish immigrant many years ago who fought as a Marine at Belleau Wood.  I think what he said still applies.  From Instapundit: SOMETHING THAT INSTAPUNDIT COMMENTER BART HALL POSTED ON FACEBOOK: Truckers are

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Donald R. McClarey

The Real Crisis

Wrecking a nation’s economy in order to fight a nasty flu bug is madness, plain and simple.

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Ben Butera

Above My Paygrade

Since I’m not working as much or as hard these days, I thought I’d apply some of the problem solving & decision making concepts we use where I work on the Coronavirus situation. At work, a crisis would be when

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ludger

From his life, written by Altfrid, one of his successors, and another compiled by a monk of Werden, about sixty years after the death of St. Ludger, of inferior authority to the former, both extant in Mabillon, Act. Bened. t.

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Donald R. McClarey

Most Positive Portrayal of Viruses on Film

My candidate:     For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of humanity since the beginning of

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Donald R. McClarey

Quarantine Tips

And we have all our electronic gizmos to keep us amused and we do not have to worry about German bombers, or a loved one dying in the War!  Of course even a humorous comparison of the present situation to

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Donald R. McClarey

Made in China

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: BEIJING—In a PR disaster for the Communist government of China, President Xi Jinping suddenly realized he forgot to take off the “Made in China” tags from all copies of the

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Donald R. McClarey

March 26, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

The Wages of Hysteria

A comment at National Review Online:   As a Paramedic I see what is going on. It’s chaos. Much driven by the media and partisan politics. Not that there isn’t a chance our medical system won’t get overwhelmed….it likely will.

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Donald R. McClarey

So Say We All

  39 Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” 40 The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject

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Donald R. McClarey

Annunciation

Salvation to all that will is nigh; That All, which always is all everywhere, Which cannot sin, and yet all sins must bear, Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die, Lo, faithful virgin, yields Himself to lie In prison,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed James Bird

BORN at Winchester of a gentleman’s family and brought up a Protestant, he became a Catholic and went to study at Rheims. On his return he was apprehended and charged with being reconciled to the Roman Church, and maintaining the

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