Donald R. McClarey

Requiescat In Pace: Peter Mayhew

Sad that even wookies must die.  Peter Mayhew was the giant behind the mask.  Unlike most Hollywood figures, he lived a quiet life with his one and only wife, and their three kids.  Born a Brit he became a naturalized

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Donald R. McClarey

Have It Your Way Blast It!

  Perhaps they would be a wee bit happier if they weren’t eating crappy fast food.  It is impossible for satirists to keep up with the insanity loose in these bizarre times.

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Donald R. McClarey

Après Nous, Le Déluge

Joel Kotkin shares my belief that wealthy liberal elites are dancing on the precipice of a volcano:   The French nobility, observed Tocqueville in The Ancien Regime and The Revolution, supported many of the writers whose essays and observations ended

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Donald R. McClarey

Sam Davis-Nathan Hale of the Confederacy

The Civil War seems colorful to many of us in retrospect, grey against the blue, all the romance that has built up about the War, etc.  To those who lived through it, I suspect the War seemed more like a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Athanasius

  For example, if a bishop or presbyter-who are the eyes of the Church-conduct themselves in an evil manner and scandalize the people, they must be plucked out. For it is more profitable to gather without them in a house

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Politicized Canonizations

Christopher Ferrara at The Remnant has a barn burner of a post looking at the canonization of Archbishop Enrique Angelelli:   In June of 2018, Pope Bergoglio approved the “martyrdom” of the leftwing radical Argentine prelate Enrique Angelelli, Bishop of

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