Donald R. McClarey

Negative Interest Rates: Economics Becomes the Satirical Science

I am no financial genius, Heaven knows, but one thing I have learned is that when I am looking at a piece of economic news, and I have to double check to make sure that it was not produced by

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope Francis and Those Terrible Americans Over There

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts nails it: So he really said it.  I started to post on this when I saw the first story, but then I thought charity demands I wait to verify.  After all, something so arrogant

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John Duckett

I fear not death, nor I contemn not life. If life were my lot, I would endure it patiently; but if death, I shall receive it joyfully, for that Christ is my life, and death is my gain. Never since

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Maltese Falcon

Kasper Gutman the Fat Man (Sydney Greenstreet):That’s an attitude, sir, that calls for the most delicate judgement on both sides. Because, as you know, sir, in the heat of action men are likely to forget where their best interests lie

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Donald R. McClarey

Don’t Fear the Reaper

  Something for the weekend.  Don’t Fear the Reaper (1976) by Blue Oyster Cult.  Ever find a song so catchy that you like it even if you find the lyrics appalling?  That is me and this paean to suicide that

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