Donald R. McClarey

Bravo Your Honor!

“Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion, but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential, but selling goods

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Donald R. McClarey

May 26, 1865: Kirby Smith Surrenders

In charge of the last major Confederate force to surrender, General Edmund Kirby Smith, the commander of the sprawling Trans-Mississippi Department, signed the articles of surrender on May 26, 1865 in Galveston, Texas.  Consisting of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, the

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Donald R. McClarey

Rules Are Only For Peasants

Interesting, and unsurprising, that the lockdown rules seemingly do not apply to the ruling elites: A Michigan dock company is claiming Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s husband dropped name-dropped her when he asked to have his boat placed in the water off

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Donald R. McClarey

Rules For Thee But Not For Me

Dave Griiffey at Daffey Thoughts keeps an eye on Mark Shea so we don’t have to:   Is to reject that behaviors and attitudes taught by the modern Left.  Case in point: This was brought to my attention over at

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Donald R. McClarey

Verbatim is Best

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: The Bible tells us to work smarter, not harder. Or, better yet, don’t work at all if you can help it. You can look it up. It’s in the Proverbs

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Donald R. McClarey

Lest We Forget

Hattip to Dale Price.  Memorial Day should always remind us that our freedom is a precious thing and purchased at a very high price indeed with the blood of good men.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Mary

Well, no doubt the Blessed Virgin will be of much greater aid to Chinese Catholics than the Pope has been:     Vatican City, May 24, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed

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Donald R. McClarey

Familiar Name, Usual Suspect

CNN trotted out a pet priest, Father Edward L. Beck, to denounce President Trump asking Governors to respect freedom of religion.  I thought the name sounded familiar.  Back in 2010 he was calling for a Vatican III to give the

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Donald R. McClarey

May 26, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Something to Look Forward To

I’ll take the plague Alex: Mass was not at all what we expected. They made it so obnoxious with all the Covid rules. We had to register in advance and then check in and swear that we were only with

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Donald R. McClarey

For Your Memorial Day Viewing

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither

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Donald R. McClarey

Memorial Day: A Debt to Repay

When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today Inscription on the Memorial to the dead of the British Second Division at Kohima (I was going to write something new for Memorial

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Donald R. McClarey

May 25, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Memorial Day Thoughts

      Are you afraid of death? Well, I can’t say that I have any great affection for it. Look below you, my friend. For 70 years, I’ve watched the seasons change. I’ve seen the vibrant life of summer,

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Donald R. McClarey

Judge Sullivan Lawyers Up

Judge Sullivan goes full Bozo: U.S. District Court Judge Emmett G. Sullivan has taken the unusual step of hiring an attorney to represent him as an appeals court reviews his decision not to immediately grant the Justice Department’s (DOJ’s) request to dismiss its

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joanna

[1] And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared. [2] And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre. [3] And going

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Donald R. McClarey

May 24, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Minnesota Governor Caves

On Saturday, Gov. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) announced that churches and other houses of worship would finally be allowed to host services with more than ten people. His announcement came after Catholic and Lutheran churches warned the governor that they would

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Donald R. McClarey

Nothing to Sniff About

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a recent interview with a female representative of the segment of the human species identifying as female, Biden made a strong case for why all women everywhere

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint William of Rochester

Murdered by his adopted son in 1201 he is, improbably, a patron saint of adopted children.  Miracles occurred at his grave, and the shrine in which he was buried at Rochester Cathedral became a popular pilgrimage site throughout the Middle

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Now We Are Really In Trouble

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Known by many in Asia as the “buzzing angel of death,” the Gun-Toting, Covid-19 Infected Murder Hornet has officially made its way into the

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Donald R. McClarey

Eternal Father

Something for the weekend.  Eternal Father (1861) seems very appropriate for a Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we cherish.  Written in 1860 as a poem by William Whiting in England,

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Donald R. McClarey

May 23, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Churches Are Essential

The President has proclaimed that churches are essential:   “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right,” Trump said from the White House podium.

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Donald R. McClarey

Top Ten Civil War Movies For Memorial Day

    Any understanding of this nation has to be based, and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War. I believe that firmly. It defined us. The Revolution did what it did. Our involvement in European

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