Donald R. McClarey

The I Words

(Originally posted on November 28, 2018.)     With the conclusion of the Mississippi Senate Special Election yesterday, and the predictable victory of the Republican,  notwithstanding the attempts of the Left and much of the media to depict this as

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Donald R. McClarey

Obama? Never Mind!

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: CLAREMONT, CA—A nativity scene has been gaining much publicity in the media for its depiction of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph getting detained in cages at the border. But media

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Donald R. McClarey

Christmas 1776: Washington Refuses to be Beaten

    Each year, as Christmas is approaching, I think of a Christmas long ago in 1776.  The year in which we declared our independence from Great Britain was a year of military disaster for the United States.  Washington and

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Melchior of Saint Augustine

Missionary to Japan.  Burned to death, along with his companion, Blessed Martin of Saint Nicholas, on December 11, 1632 at Nagasaki.  The Augustinian Order keep their memories ever green.

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PopeWatch: Christless

Sandro Magister takes a look at the political vision of Pope Francis.  This section sums it up:   The second event is scheduled for May 14 2020 at the Vatican, and will be open to “all public figures” who “are

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism Kills

  Chilling story by José Cordeiro at Reason:   I was working in Silicon Valley when my mother called me from back home in Caracas with some alarming news: My father had experienced sudden kidney failure. I immediately flew from

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Medal of Honor

He deserves it:   For now, I want to salute the contribution of Joshua Watson, 23 years old, who was one of Alshamrani’s three victims. Watson graduated from the Naval Academy in June and was stationed at Pensacola because he

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Donald R. McClarey

The History of Christmas

  A good video on the history of Christmas.  Go here to read an excellent article at New Advent on the history of Christmas.    

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Gregory III

Our affliction moves us to write to you once again, trusting that you are a loving son of St. Peter and of us, and that, from respect for him, you will come and defend the Church of God and His

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PopeWatch: Gangsters

The closer you look at Vatican finances, the worse it gets: A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money

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Best Political Ad of the Year

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IG Report Bottom Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JobE05AF87k   That so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked teams on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations that was briefed to the highest levels within the FBI, and that FBI officials expected would

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Donald R. McClarey

Reaching Out to Hep Cats

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: MANHATTAN—In a move tailor-made for his target demographic, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Monday he will appear on an upcoming episode of television’s The Ed Sullivan Show. “I think booking

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Donald R. McClarey

Requiescat in Pace: Rene Auberjonois

Sad news.  Rene Auberjonois, a descendant of Napoleon’s Marshal Murat on his mother’s side, has died at age 79.  A consummate professional, during his acting career he had an infinite number of roles.  Doubtless he will be best remembered for

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Donald R. McClarey

A Very Special Star Wars Christmas

The sad thing is, I found this, back in 1978, immensely more entertaining than I have any of the movies since the end of the first trilogy.  

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Donald R. McClarey

Biden v. Trump

I don’t know if President Trump says daily prayers.  I doubt it.  But if Biden gets the nomination, which I also doubt, a very big prayer of his will be granted.  I assumed that he would fall by the way

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Donald R. McClarey

Did Ambassador Marie Yovanovich Commit Perjury?

From One American News.  Detractors of course will argue that One American News is a conservative news outlet with an ax to grind.  My response:  unlike CNN which is a neutral fact finder?  The simple truth is that the Ukraine

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Your Peter’s Pence Contributions at Work

Our Babylon Bee pontificate continues apace: The Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported that Vatican prosecutors are investigating how funds from Peter’s Pence have been allegedly invested in loss-making enterprises as well as a movie censored in some

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Juan Diego

Señor Governor, think about what the sign you ask for will be, because then I will go to ask for it of the Queen of Heaven who sent me. Saint Juan Diego

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Donald R. McClarey

Messianic Prophecies: Nahum 1: 15

  Continuing our Advent look at Messianic prophecies, a series which we began in Advent 2011 and continued in 2102, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

  Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Woman! above all women glorified, Our tainted nature’s solitary boast; Purer than foam on central ocean tost; Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn

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Advent and the Second Coming: Part II

Normally talk of the Second Coming of Christ is relegated to the end of the Liturgical Year when the readings focus our attention on the End Times.  Yet Advent, when our attention is riveted on the First Coming of Christ,

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Donald R. McClarey

Christmas With the Kents

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Malachi

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come,

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Wrecking Experts

During my 37 years at the bar I have seen quite a few cases lost due to a poor choice in experts.  Rule one about experts is that they should act like experts: knowledgeable, dispassionate and objective.  If they seem

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Terror at Pensacola

  As usual, the best coverage comes from the Brit papers:   The Air Force trainee who killed three and injured eight when he opened fire at a naval base in Florida assailed the United States as ‘a nation of

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Star Trek Christmas References

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Star Trek.

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Remember Pearl Harbor

“Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ambrose

  What could I do? Should I not hear? But I could not clog my ears with wax, as old fables tell. Should I then speak about what I heard? But I was obliged to avoid precisely what I feared

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PopeWatch: Not Surprised

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis again eluded his security detail Monday, this time quickly releasing statements which seem to cast doubt on the Catholic Church’s longstanding positions on polygamy and Unitarianism before he

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Saint Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, Decker of Heretics, Giver of Gifts

After the king seated himself on the throne, one hundred and fifty nine fathers seated themselves at either side of him, both they and Arius arguing with much unease.  Saint Nicholas, noticing that Arius was about to quash all the

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Donald R. McClarey

It’s a Wonderful Life and the FBI

Hard to believe, but there was an FBI report in 1947 that deemed It’s a Wonderful Life as Communist propaganda: To: The Director   D.M. Ladd  COMMUNIST INFILTRATION OF THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY   (RUNNING MEMORANDUM) There is submitted herewith the running

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Donald R. McClarey

Yes, That is the Way Impeachment is Turning Out for the Democrats

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