Donald R. McClarey

Just When You Think the New York Times Can’t Go Any Lower

Yep, all equal as slaves of the State.

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Donald R. McClarey

No Comment Needed

Hattip to commenter Nate Winchester.

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Donald R. McClarey

July 18, 1969: Entering the Gravity of the Moon

Fifty years ago Apollo 11 entered the gravity well of the Moon from the gravity well of the Earth.  Three-quarters of the way to the Moon, the speed of Columbia had slowed to 2000 miles per hour.  An expected course

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Donald R. McClarey

Fifty Years of Mary Jo Kopechne Being Unavailable for Comment

Half a century with no Earthly justice done.  Here is Ted Kennedy’s non-mea culpa, notable for how little of the details of the incident he could recall, and an example of how to appear to take responsibility while not taking

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Frederick

HE was descended of a most illustrious family among the Frisons, and according to the author of his life, was great grandson to Radbod, king of that country, before it was conquered by the French. He was trained up in

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PopeWatch: Krautler

The Argentinian-German axis spins along:   Bishop Erwin Kräutler – a member of the preparatory council of the upcoming Amazon synod and a key author of the synod’s controversial working document – said he has “hope” the synod will approve

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Donald R. McClarey

Charity at Gunpoint

News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   HILLSIDE, OR—A lot of Christians are criticized for not being very compassionate to the poor. But you can’t say that about Larry DeManson, a local believer who is so committed

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Donald R. McClarey

Vacation Book Haul

  Today I was technically on vacation from the law mines.  I say technically because there was a brief Bankruptcy hearing in Urbana, Illinois that I had to cover.  However, that allowed me to have Pepperoni Pizza at Poppa Del’s

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Most Racist

Historian Jon Meacham considers President Trump the most racist president since Democrat Andrew Johnson.  Really?   Well, first we have the Presidents who owned slaves:  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison,  James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry

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Donald R. McClarey

The Devil Has His Own Problems

Sometimes we forget that the bad guys have their troubles too:   I was going to finish off here with something about how a nonprofit should have absolute control of its own (governing) body, but no, no. Enough. Let’s move

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Saint of the Day Quote: Martyrs of Compiègne

  Courage, my sister, the yoke of a Carmelite is necessarily very light or very heavy in proportion as one’s courage bears it or one’s cowardice drags it. St. Teresa of St. Augustine (Martyr of Compiegne)   Choir Nuns Mother

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PopeWatch: Jesuit Talk

Sandro Magister looks at comments that the Pope has recently made to his fellow Jesuits:   The account of the conversation between Francis and the Jesuits of Romania, which took place on the evening of May 31 at the nunciature

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Me Neither

  What’s the difference between Salem witchhunters and almost all of the contemporary Left?  In Salem some repented.  

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Pretty Much

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Trump campaign has unveiled its 2020 campaign strategy of airing unedited footage of speeches and press conferences by far-left Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and

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Donald R. McClarey

July 17, 1969: Halfway to the Moon

Fifty years ago Apollo XI was traveling 5000 miles per hour on its journey to the Moon, the gravity of the Earth gradually slowing the velocity of the spacecraft from the initial 25,000 miles per hour.  The total distance of

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Donald R. McClarey

Bumfuzzled

  Hatttip to commenter Nate Winchester. I guess this was inevitable, Shea is tangling with Father Z: Mark Shea is sad because seminarians are Catholic Posted on 15 July 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf I was amused by this, which

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Helier

IN the isle of Jersey and on the coast of Normandy the name of this servant of God has been in singular veneration from the time of his happy death. He was converted to the faith by St. Marcon, a

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Omerta

The code of Omerta is alive and well in the Church:   Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- More than one year after the announcement of allegations of sexual abuse against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Archdiocese of

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Donald R. McClarey

Mellow Like Jesus

For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. Matthew 24: 5     News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   Christians these days are just the worst. They are

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Donald R. McClarey

Apollo 11 Launches

Fifty years ago Apollo 11 launched.  The culmination of the American effort to make a manned landing on the moon by the end of the Sixties of the last century, Apollo 11 was an immensely expensive, approximately two hundred billion

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Donald R. McClarey

Real America

From Instapundit: THE REAL AMERICA: Once again, the press and media are emphasizing division. But I took the weekend semi-off for a family reunion in the mountains, and driving back I came on an awful multiple-fatality accident just after it

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Antifa “Martyr”

  An Antifa head case was killed over the weekend:   Willem Van Spronsen was an anarchist and anti-fascist from Washington who was fatally shot by police on July 13 while trying to set a fire with incendiary devices during

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Donald R. McClarey

May 25, 1961: Man on the Moon Speech

One of more spectacular kept promises of an American President since World War II.  Tragically JFK would not be alive to see a Americans set foot on the moon in 1969, but with this speech he set the process in

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Anne Jahouvey

Let us love truth, straightforwardness. The truth may hurt sometimes, but never does harm.     Blessed Anne Jahouvey

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PopeWatch: Peron

Rorate Caeli reminds us that one of the keys to understanding Pope Francis is to look at Argentinian Dictator Juan Peron:   In 2014, we said the following on the Francis Pontificate: The current situation of ecclesiastical politics might perhaps

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Donald R. McClarey

Area 51

  Hmmm:   Just yesterday we were discussing what I’m still holding out hope turns out to be one of the most widespread pranks in history. Nearly 400,000 people have signed on to a crackpot scheme on Facebook to “storm”

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

“Jesus I love you” Saint Kateri Tekakwitha       Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon near present day Auriesville, New York .  Her father was a Mohawk Chieftain and her mother was an Algonquin Catholic convert, initially

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Donald R. McClarey

Bastille Day 1919

  A century ago American troops participated in the Bastille Day parade in Paris which also served as victory parade for the Allies.  A correspondent noted the presence of the Americans:   As Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces, Foch leads

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Donald R. McClarey

The Congresswoman Will Pick Up the Tab

The Babylon Bee explains Democratic Socialism:   You can’t go into a Whole Foods or indie record store without hearing somebody talk about it: democratic socialism. Is it a radical new idea that we should try out in our nation,

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Donald R. McClarey

Who Are The Fascists?

  The Washington Post, but of course, has published a piece claiming that The Lion King is all about Fascism and White Nationalism:   Hassler-Forest continues to draw comparisons between the fictional animals and real world politics, claiming that the

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Donald R. McClarey

Buckley and Thatcher

Broadcast on July 25, 1977 prior to Thatcher becoming Prime Minister in 1979.   This is one of over 375 episodes of Firing Line now made available on YouTube by the Hoover Institute at Stanford.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Teresa of the Andes

I am the happiest creature in the world. God is infinite joy. Saint Teresa of the Andes

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PopeWatch: Honest Mistake

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Much to its embarrassment, it was discovered this week that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints had an open file on United States Supreme

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