Donald R. McClarey

The True Revolution

M0st so-called revolutions in this vale of tears have been mere rearranging of deck chairs, with new elites exercising the power of the State.  What was truly revolutionary about our Revolution was its ideas, and how those championed by the

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Donald R. McClarey

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democratic lawmakers are blocking the stimulus bill proposed in Congress, slamming their Republican colleagues for refusing to include reparations for transgender Native Americans affected by climate change. “If we

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Donald R. McClarey

March 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

Biden Pretends to be President

“And uh, and, and in addition to that, uh, and in addition to that, we have to, uh, make sure that we, uh, we are in a position that we are, well, lemme, lemme go a second thing. I’ve spoken

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Donald R. McClarey

China Peril

  Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge.  Maura Moynihan, the daughter of Senator Pat Moynihan, sounds the alarm about Red China.

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Donald R. McClarey

Well, That Was Different Because Shut Up

  The (H1N1)pdm09 virus was very different from H1N1 viruses that were circulating at the time of the pandemic. Few young people had any existing immunity (as detected by antibody response) to the (H1N1)pdm09 virus, but nearly one-third of people

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

This is all nonsense.  Get America back to work yesterday, and we should all remember this debacle the next time “experts” tell us that the sky is going to fall, unless we wreck our economy.

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Donald R. McClarey

March 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

PopeWatch: Mirrors

From medievalist Danièle Cybulskie:   As news of outbreaks of disease continues to swirl around the world, I keep being reminded of the bravery of the caregivers who bring comfort and aid to the sick and the dying. In the

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Donald R. McClarey

Spartacus Speeches

In schools in the nineteenth century dramatic monologues were often given by students.  The monologue below, forgotten now, was written in 1842, and was quite popular among male students.  It makes an interesting contrast to the speeches put into the

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Donald R. McClarey

Harvey Weinstein Has the Wuhan Flu

I love it when big news stories unexpectedly come together: Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, now one of New York’s most notorious prison inmates after being sentenced for sexual assault, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to officials

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Donald R. McClarey

Of Unicorns, Courts and Emergencies

Quoted without comment: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION (Plaintiff Name Omitted) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) THE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS, ) LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES, ) PARTNERSHIPS AND ) UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS )

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Donald R. McClarey

The Great Influenza

  In recalling US involvement in World War I, one statistic is startling.  Combat deaths for the US totaled 53,402.  US military deaths from what was called Spanish flu totaled around 45,000.  In 1918 some 675,000 Americans died from the

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Donald R. McClarey

March 22, 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 Basil of Ancyra

MARCELLUS, bishop of Ancyra, distinguished himself by his zeal against the Arians, on which account he was banished by Constantius in 336. 1 Basil, a ringleader of the Semi-Arians, was introduced into that see, but was himself deposed by the

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Donald R. McClarey

Fifth Penitential Psalm: Domine, exaudi.

A prayer for one in affliction: the fifth penitential psalm. [1] The prayer of the poor man, when he was anxious, and poured out his supplication before the Lord. [2] Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come

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Donald R. McClarey

Sounds Legit

      From the law mines round file: Greeting Dear Beneficiary, I am Barrister Joe Agi Esq, a solicitor at law,legal practitioner and personal Attorney to Mr. Richard Blanchard who died in air crash with her wife Mrs. Lilla

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Donald R. McClarey

If This Be Heresy, Make the Most of It!

Hattip to my sistren at the bar, and commenter, Kathleen Casey.  Dr. Jeff Mirus at Catholic Culture speaks for me.  He will speak for a lot more of us before this idiocy on stilts has run its course: Economies are

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Donald R. McClarey

US Death Toll

Beginning a new feature.  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 will publish the corona virus total

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Jesuit Masses

It was announced today at the Vatican that the Pope understands that in many parts of the globe Catholics are deprived of the Mass.  To help solve this problem the Vatican will be streaming Masses said by Jesuits.  Vatican spokesperson

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Donald R. McClarey

Folsom Prison Blues

Something for the weekend.  Folsom Prison Blues (1953) by the incomparable Johnny Cash, since Illinois is a lockdown state now.  Cash was inspired to write the song after seeing the movie Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) which he

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Donald R. McClarey

Jstor

Since many of us will likely have a fair amount of unexpected free time on our hands in the near future, I thought that I would pass along that JSTOR (Journal Storage), the main online depository for academic journals, allows

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Donald R. McClarey

Lockdown Nation

California and New York are now on lockdown which means that 20 percent of the nation’s population is sitting at home, unable to go to work, unless their work is deemed essential.  I fear that the world’s dumbest billionaire, a/k/a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Josef Bilczewski

“Totally sacrifice oneself for the Holy Church”. Motto  of Saint Josef Bilczewski as Bishop.  He extended such care to the homeless and poor in the turbulent times in which he lived that he was popularly, and affectionately, known as “Patron

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Donald R. McClarey

Hollywood to the Rescue

  This demonstration of completely clueless Hollywood virtue signaling is getting ferocious comments online.  Go here to read some of them.  Dealing with something serious boys and girls.  When we want your input—well, we will probably never want your input

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Donald R. McClarey

Of Tin Pot Dictators and Two Trillion Dollars

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—According to sources, Trump is just kicking himself after promising $1000 to every American. According to a new study, 50% of conservatives would give up freedom and fiscal responsibility for much

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