Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Distinctions

Would that the same could be said about the Pope: ROME – Pope Francis closed a marathon of activities and messages over the weekend Sunday with a livestreamed Mass on the feast of Pentecost, insisting the Holy Spirit is a

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Donald R. McClarey

June 2, 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

Sullivan Files His Response

  Go here to read it.  The Government has filed its brief in support of Flynn’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus.  Go here to read it.  Color me extremely unimpressed by Sullivan’s submission.  At bottom his response comes down to

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Donald R. McClarey

Clever Christians

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: LOS ANGELES, CA—Religious people in Southern California have found a bold, creative solution for in-person meetings in spite of the continuing lockdown. This past weekend, several area churches attended church

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump Promises to Crush Riots

President Trump drew a clear distinction between lawful peaceful protest and illegal riots.  He blamed the riots largely on Antifa and other Left Wing groups.  He promised to use the US military to restore order if state governments proved ineffective

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Donald R. McClarey

Antifa and the GIs

I have no doubt that the GIs who won World War II fighting real Nazi “supermen” would be regarded as Nazis, due to their overall opinions on politics, race, any number of issues, by the Red Fascists of Antifa.  Leave

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Donald R. McClarey

Biden on Riot Control

Or if confronted with an armed assailant, cops could be trained to simply shoot the gun out of their hands, just like young Joe Biden watched the Lone Ranger do on television lots of times many, many moons ago.  Thanks

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wistan

WITLAS, king of Mercia in England, from the year 826 to 839, had a son named Wimund, whom he survived. Both were buried in the abbey of Rependon, called Repton, in Derbyshire. Wimund left a son named Wistan; but on

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Raphael

The Vatican is unveiling the two last paintings of Raphael, lost for almost 500 years: The allegories of Justice (Latin: Iustitia) and Friendship (Comitas) likely represent the last work of Raphael before his death in 1520. These two figures were

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Donald R. McClarey

June 1, 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

Riots Continue Over Night

Around the nation riots continued overnight.  What is striking to me is how small some of the communities are where these riots are taking place.  Aurora is about 200,000 people and is about fifty miles north from me: Clashes tonight

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Donald R. McClarey

Pentecost Refutes the Tower of Babel

  [1] And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech. [2] And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it. [3] And each one said

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Donald R. McClarey

And a Good Time Was Had By Some

    What madness! How could they allow that rabble to enter? Why do they not sweep away four or five hundred of them with the cannon? The rest would take themselves off very quickly. Napoleon’s reaction after viewing a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hermias

I am the soldier of the heavenly and immortal Christ Emperor, whose kingdom shall have no end , I will therefore not execute an order from the mortal and impious emperor, who reigns for a short time, while the reign

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Donald R. McClarey

May 31, 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

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joan of Arc

Joan was a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years. The records of her trial present us with facts alive today through all the mists of time. Out of

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Donald R. McClarey

Casablanca and Operation Torch

Something for the weekend.  Ah, the things you can find on YouTube!  An orchestral performance of the scene from Casablanca (1942) where a group of German officers are singing Die Wacht am Rhien, only to be ultimately drowned out by

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Let’s Try Ten Feet

    From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: With Masses resuming in the next couple of weeks, many Catholics are now eagerly anticipating their first non-virtual interaction with the distant, unwelcoming

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Donald R. McClarey

May 30, 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

Riot Failure

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Colin Kaepernick arrived at the Minneapolis riots last night, saying he was excited to be a part of the looting and violence. Kaepernick tried out for the riots

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Donald R. McClarey

8 Values Test

Hattip to Dale Price.  The above are my  results.  Fairly accurate except where it says that I am a civic statist.  Actually, on most domestic issues, I am very much live and let live.  Of course the survey focused on

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Donald R. McClarey

May 29, 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

PopeWatch: China

That Vatican-China deal keeps looking better and better:   The Diocese of Mindong in the southeastern province of Fujian has been suffering severe persecution at the hands of the CCP because most of its priests refused to join the Chinese

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Donald R. McClarey

Judge Sullivan and a Load of Bricks

Law blogger Viva Frei interviews Robert Barnes, a noted Federal trial attorney, who comes up with two possible explanations for the bizarre behavior of Judge Sullivan in the Flynn case:  low intelligence and high arrogance.  Could be.

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Donald R. McClarey

That Didn’t Take Long

Ban on the Eucharist reversed: Howard County, Maryland, has reversed a policy that banned consumption of any food or drink during religious services, effectively preventing the licit celebration of Mass. A county spokesman told CNA May 28 the prohibition will

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