Donald R. McClarey

Democrat Party as Cult

Left wing movements tend to continually move to the Left until a Thermidor reaction occurs.  The Thermidor reaction may occur for the Democrats if Trump crushes them next year at the polls.  Or not.  McGovern’s debacle in 1972 did little

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Eric Swalwell Ends Presidential Bid

    Let me anticipate the question, Who the heck is Eric Swalwell?  A Democrat Congressman from California, a tad stupider and more obnoxious than the average Congress Critter.  From my post on him last November:   The bozo above

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July 9, 1896: Cross of Gold

  The greatest of acceptance speeches for president was doubtless the Cross of Gold speech delivered on July 9, 1896.  Strictly speaking it was not an acceptance speech, but it might as well have been.  It catapulted dark horse candidate

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Saint of the Day Quote: Martyrs of Gorkum

  Fornicator I always was; heretic I never was. Saint Andreas Wouters     When July 9 rolls around each year I am always reminded of my personal belief that before our end, perhaps especially for those of us sunk deep

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PopeWatch: China

The Pope continues his ongoing betrayal of the Faithful in China.  Bree Dail at Lifesite News gives us the details:   The Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong has spoken out forcefully against the Vatican’s newest “pastoral document” for the Chinese

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Antifa v. Isis

Communism and Fascism remind me of the North Pole and the South Pole. They are at opposite ends of the earth, but if you woke up at either Pole tomorrow morning you could not tell which one it was. Perhaps

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No, Next Question

One of the more important, and overlooked, passages in the Bible:   [13] And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me. [14] But he said to him: Man,

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Bishop Sheen on Lincoln

  I have been reading quite a bit about Lincoln over the weekend, which is not very unusual for me when I am not laboring in the law mines.   In that regard,  Bishop Sheen retold the life of Abraham Lincoln

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Marie Adolphine Dierks

To suffer for the Lord. The response of future martyr Saint Marie Adolphine Dierks when asked why she wished to join the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

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PopeWatch: Delusional

An example of how some people view the world through fact altering goggles: In a fascinating exercise in fact-flipping, Times writer Mattia Ferraresi made the assertion Thursday that, unlike his predecessors, Pope Francis has refrained from pronouncing on political issues,

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Smart Woman

  Interesting: First lady Melania Trump warned her husband that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was not being truthful when she accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, according to a new book. “You know that woman

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Ralph Milner

Layman and martyr, born at Flacsted, Hants, England, early in the sixteenth century; suffered at Winchester, 7 July, 1591. The greater part of his life was probably passed in his native village, where, being practically illiterate, he supported his wife

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Springfield Book Haul

I took advantage of the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year and closed the law mines down on Friday.  My family and I on the 5th took our annual pilgrimage to the Lincoln sites in Springfield.  The

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1775: War in the Lunar Colonies

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In his July 4 address to the nation, President Trump took a moment to praise the American soldiers in the Revolutionary War for “kicking the crap out of the

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Hurrah!

  The Peoria diocese wins its fight to have the body of Bishop Sheen buried in his home turf and this is announced:   Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified after the Vatican announced today that Pope Francis

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Donald R. McClarey

Clueless Leftist is a Tautology

This made my day:   Just like D-Day. There’s a BBQ Joint in D.C. that opened under President Bush called Hill Country BBQ. Having eaten there many times, I’ll give it the Bonchie seal of approval. It lives up to

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Maria Goretti

  It is Jesus, whom I shall soon see in heaven. Saint Maria Goretti Anyone who doubts the power of Christian love and forgiveness, need only become familiar with the brief life of Saint Maria Goretti.  Let the testimony of

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Donald R. McClarey

Battle Hymn of the Republic

  Something for the weekend.  Battle Hymn of the Republic in the ending sequence of Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), John Ford’s look at Lincoln as a young lawyer.  Lincoln is shown walking into a thunder storm, a foreshadowing of the

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July 4, 1861: Lincoln Message to Congress

  I doubt if there has been a gloomier Fourth of July for the nation than the one in 1861 with the nation divided and a civil war underway.  Lincoln in his message to Congress on that day, explained his

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Trump Fourth of July Speech

I assume that critics of the President will accuse him of hijacking patriotism for partisan ends.  In truth, it is the Democrats that are seeking to make American patriotism a partisan issue.  For the sake of identity politics they are

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Go Betsy!

A skilled seamstress, Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross was noted for her beauty and her patriotism.  Twenty-three at the start of the Revolution, she would lose two husbands during the War, the second a mariner who died in a British jail.  It

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

Unfurl your flags for Jesus Crucified is about to send you to proclaim everywhere the vital energy of the Spirit. Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

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Declaration of Independence

          IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Catherine Jarrige

During the French Revolution, Blessed Catherine Jarrige saved many priests.  She only lost one, Servant of God Francois, Francois Filiol.  After his execution, she took some of his blood and smeared it on the face of a blind child, who

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Lincoln on the Declaration of Independence

    I am filled with deep emotion at finding myself standing here in the place where were collected together the wisdom, the patriotism, the devotion to principle, from which sprang the institutions under which we live. You have kindly

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Iowahawk Strikes Again

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Richard Rorty

But there is a problem with this left: it is unpatriotic. In the name of “the politics of difference,” it refuses to rejoice in the country it inhabits. It repudiates the idea of a national identity, and the emotion of

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Lighthouses in a Foggy World

    LOSE SHOT: JOHN and CONNELL. CONNELL looks around guardedly, to make certain he is not overhead. CONNELL (confidentially) Yessir. I’m a sucker for this country. (gets a little sore about it) I’m a sucker for the Star Spangled

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas

[24] Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see

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Lee’s Charge

  It is the third day. The morning wears with a stubborn fight at Culp’s Hill That ends at last in Confederate repulse And that barb-end of the fish-hook cleared of the grey. Lee has tried his strokes on the

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Through a Glass Darkly

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: PORTLAND, OR—A member of Antifa, Dustin Day, injured himself over the weekend while attempting to punch a nazi he spotted. “So I had my mask on and was ready to fight

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Yeah, It Was Never About the Confederacy

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute.

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Brothers Under the Hood

    David French at National Review Online recalls the anti-masking laws that were used to fight a prior group that served as a terrorist arm of the Democrat party:     I’d urge everyone to read my colleague Jim

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