Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10: 39       Eighty years ago the Spanish Civil War ended in victory for the Nationalist Forces under Francisco

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Donald R. McClarey

Year Zero Again

  Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.

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Donald R. McClarey

September 22, 1776: Nathan Hale’s Only Regret

How beautiful is death, when earn’d by virtue! Who would not be that youth? What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country. Joseph Addison, Cato (1712)   Death at 21 is always a tragedy,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Matthew

  9] And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him. Matthew 9: 9

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Experimental

From the only reliable source of news on the net, The Onion:   VATICAN CITY—Saying that he wouldn’t recommend such an invasive course of action unless the situation was dire, Pope Francis told a sinner Thursday that a risky experimental

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Donald R. McClarey

100 Things Every Man Should Know

  For the weekend.  100 Things to Remember (1999) by the late great Tim Wilson.  My bride has described it as The Gods of the Copybook Headings for hillbillies.

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

    If the rulers feel neither loyalty nor empathy toward the ruled, the ruled can be expected to return the favor. Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Agatha Kim

“It is true you believe in the Catholic Church?” “I don’t know anything but Jesus and Mary.” “If you could save your life by rejecting Jesus and Mary, wouldn’t you reject them?” “I would rather die than reject them.” From

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Donald R. McClarey

Some Blackfaces Are More Equal Than Others

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:     RICHMOND, VA—As Justin Trudeau found himself embroiled in a scandal over painting his face dark for ethnic costumes in the past, he began to despair. “How will I

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Make the Punishment Fit the Crime

Ed Feser at The Catholic World Reports that the Pope is against the death penalty, life sentences and lengthy sentences:   In a March 20, 2015 letter, Pope Francis said: Life imprisonment, as well as those sentences which, due to

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Preaching to the Choir:
The Futility of Arguing on the Internet

“Non in dialectica placuit Deo salvum facere populum suum (It is not by ar­guing that God chose to save His people”). —St. Ambrose   “troll, noun [ C ] (COMPUTING) › someone who leaves an intentionally annoying message on the internet,

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Donald R. McClarey

Rambo 5: Last Blood

Rambo: First Blood Sheriff Will Teasle: “Colonel Trautman I see you are here to save your boy, well it’s too late” Col. Trautman: “I don’t think you understand. I didn’t come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to

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Donald R. McClarey

What Did Christmas Ever Do To Him?

  “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of

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Donald R. McClarey

Shea v. Shea

“He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a

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Donald R. McClarey

Thank You Lord

I confess that of all politicians to be caught in a black face scandal, the politician who likely deserves it most is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that unctuous standing insult to empty suits everywhere: Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister,

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Donald R. McClarey

September 19, 2019: Talk Like a Pirate Day

To all pirates I have but one thing to say:  amateurs. Donald R. McClarey, Lawyer     Aye Maties, today tis Speak Like a Pirate Day again!         Pirate Preamble to the Constitution   We th’ Scallywags

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Emily de Rodat

Put all your trust in God, and preserve a holy cheer. Saint Emily de Rodat

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Of Cowards and Courage

Well, the Lord hates a coward. David Mamet, Untouchables Screenplay The well-known Catholic Italian writer Vittorio Messori has said he and “many Catholics are concerned, some are even desperate” about the current state of the Church, but that he is

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

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Surprise

I am truly surprised by this:   The Arizona Democratic Party is planning to hold a vote this week to determine whether Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) should be censured. The Arizona Republic reports the censure vote is due to the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph of Cupertino

  I like not scruples nor melancholy: let your intention be right and fear not. Saint Joseph of Cupertino     There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8)

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Marxist Schism

  Don’t look now but the schism has begun in Germany:   Munich, Germany, Sep 16, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- The head of the German bishops’ conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing controversial theological topics during the

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Donald R. McClarey

Midwest Conservative Journal

I am very happy to see that Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal is once again enlightening the Internet with some of the most incisive commentary to be found online: Since it was not all that long ago that the

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Donald R. McClarey

Hypocrisy

    “All the Fake News That’s Fit to Print.“ Slogan of The New York Times     News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Many on the right have reacted with outrage to The New York

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Donald R. McClarey

No Mas, No Mas!

Please Democrats, I’m begging you, nominate Joe Biden.

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Donald R. McClarey

September 17, 1787: A Republic Madam, If You Can Keep It

  A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it. Doctor James McHenry, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Maryland.  The quote

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Donald R. McClarey

America in History

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hildegarde

O venerable father Bernard, I lay my claim before you, for, highly honored by God, you bring fear to the immoral foolishness of this world and, in your intense zeal and burning love for the Son of God, gather men

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Donald R. McClarey

The New York Times Has the Goods on Kavanaugh Now!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: NEW YORK, NY—Many people criticized the New York Times’ recent piece bringing to light new and recycled Brett Kavanaugh allegations, especially after the website issued a disclaimer admitting basically nobody

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hong Kong and China

Our Pope works hand in glove with the gangsters ruling China and will not say a word against them.  Sandro Magister gives us the details:   Silence on everything that could irritate the Beijing authorities is certainly one of the

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Fr. Matthew Mary, EWTN, tells it like it is.

When I don’t go to daily Mass, I try to watch the daily EWTN Mass.  I did so today :  amazing, wonderful homily by Fr. Matthew Mary.   Briefly, he discussed Pope Francis’s airplane call for schism, put that into

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Donald R. McClarey

The PC Police Come For Indiana Jones

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the details:   So one Angelo Delos Trinos wrote over at Screen Rant why Raiders of the Lost Ark has not aged well.  Not because of quality or directing or effects.  In a

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Donald R. McClarey

The Day the World Wept

The things you find on Youtube! First broadcast on February 9, 1960, the above is an episode of One Step Beyond entitled The Day the World Wept.  The Twilight Zone before the Twilight Zone, One Step Beoynd ran on ABC

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