Donald R. McClarey

The Face of Nike

    Colin Kaepernick has been hired by Nike, the seller of vastly overpriced sneakers to impoverished Black kids, to be its public face.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts tells us about it: Nike to conservative Americans Screw you!   Yep.

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Donald R. McClarey

Patheos the Pathetic

Dave Griffey, a Patheos survivor, at Daffey Thoughts, describes why Patheos is the platform where rational thought goes to die: I am done with Patheos.  I will no longer go there – and that includes that train wreck of barking

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Donald R. McClarey

America the Great and Those Who Hate Her

And he began with the simple things that everybody’s known and felt—the freshness of a fine morning when you’re young, and the taste of food when you’re hungry, and the new day that’s every day when you’re a child. He

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Mark Shea?

The core sin of American conservatives–and above all American conservative, “prolife” Christianists–is Pride. They cannot accept the fact that they were simply flat-out wrong. They have told themselves for twenty years that they are the *Real* Christians, the *Real* Americans,

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Donald R. McClarey

Politics as Religion

Perhaps the most popular heresy today among many Catholics is the substitution of Leftism for the Faith.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts, courtesy Mark Shea, gives us an example of this.  He begins by pondering what the Founding Fathers had

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Donald R. McClarey

Grace in the Face of Death

As faithful readers of this blog know, I am a great admirer of the virtue of courage.  Nowhere does this virtue shine brighter than when someone meets death with grace and hope:   Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us

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The New Pro-life Movement and the Irish Vote

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts reminds us that the New Pro-life Movement is a sham of a sham:   Yes, it’s true.  The primary job of the Christian New Prolife Movement is to run right tackle for the Left’s vaunted

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Donald R. McClarey

Cops and Traffic Stops

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts explains to Mark Shea why my advice on traffic stops to clients is almost always the best procedure to follow:  be polite, be business-like and do not argue with the cop.  If there is something

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Donald R. McClarey

The New Pro Life Movement and Alfie Evans

Unsurprisingly, the fake New Pro Life Movement is missing in action in regard to Alfie Evans.  Go here to read their non-statement  statement.  Now all of this makes sense when one understands why the fake New Pro-life Movement exists.  First,

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Donald R. McClarey

Requiescat In Pace: Harry Anderson

Dan: How did you get appointed to the bench? Harry: You know Dan, that’s a funny story. It was the mayor’s last day in office and it was a Sunday and my name was at the bottom of the list

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Donald R. McClarey

Jordan Peterson, Bishop Barron and Mark Shea

In the video below Jordan Peterson speaks on the threat to free speech in Canada.  The constant attempts by Red Fascists to interrupt his speech of course underlined what he was saying.     Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts notes

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Donald R. McClarey

Shea v. Shea: George Soros

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the latest installment of the ongoing debate between Mark Shea and Mark Shea:   Mark Shea defends and praises George Soros Declaring criticisms of Soros by conservatives the stuff of lies and evil which,

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Donald R. McClarey

A Warning From 2008

        Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us an on-target warning from 2008: Why the Democrats should not be trusted By Mark Shea, c. 2008.  Tell me what has changed for Mark to have become one of

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Donald R. McClarey

Ghouls, the Slaying of Innocents and Prayer

If your first impulse upon hearing that 17 kids have been murdered is to seek to make political capital of it, you are a ghoul.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the details: When Christians mock prayer   A

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Donald R. McClarey

Sorondo and Shea: No Enemies On The Left!

An interesting feature of the Francis pontificate is the attempt by some Catholics to play games of good guys and bad guys, with the good guys on the left and the bad guys on the right.  Dave Griffey at Daffey

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Donald R. McClarey

Fearsome to the Enemies of Truth

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts recalls the SJW trolls who swarmed over his blog, alarmed at this conservative intruder into their happy hunting ground, when it was at Patheos:       This time, a post-battle review.  He nails Ms.

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Donald R. McClarey

Catholic Useful Idiots of the Pro-aborts

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at Lefty Catholics who are useful idiots, or worse, for the pro-aborts: Another Catholic attack on the March for Life   Over at Steel Magnificat, a liberal feminist Catholic blog at Patheos,

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Donald R. McClarey

Patriotism, Mark Shea and Ezra Klein

Then none was for a party— Then all were for the state; Then the great man helped the poor, And the poor man loved the great; Then lands were fairly portioned! Then spoils were fairly sold: The Romans were like

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Donald R. McClarey

Keep Christ in Christmas

So said Pope Francis:   “In our times, especially in Europe, we’re seeing a ‘distortion’ of Christmas,” the pope said in his final General Audience of 2017. “In the name of a false respect for non-Christians, which often hides a

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Donald R. McClarey

No Truce With Kings

The history of the Catholic Church is dominated by the struggle of the Faith against competing faiths.  Currently the Church is engaged in a struggle with a relatively new religion that has managed to infect the highest reaches of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Mark Shea and the Christianists

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at Mark Shea’s response to the sexual harassment avalanche:   Off the rails lunacy   Over at Catholic and Enjoying It.  Like many, Mark jumped on the Roy Moore accusations, not just

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Donald R. McClarey

Lies, Mark Shea and Cardinal Newman

      Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts joins Mark Shea’s noble anti-lying crusade:   It’s time the Church take a bold stand against illegal immigration.  After all, what is one major way people here illegally are able to carry

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Donald R. McClarey

With Terror and Slaughter Return

But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome. Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings    

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Donald R. McClarey

The Golden Thread

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us Mark Shea’s predictable take on the Roy Moore controversy:       Both in and out of the courts.  A case study, by Mark Shea.  Knowing Mark’s own political loyalties, is wasn’t difficult

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Donald R. McClarey

A Century of Blood

But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother. George Orwell, 1984       In the Julian Calendar which the Russians used in 1917

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Donald R. McClarey

Daffey Thoughts is Back

Dave Griffey is back at his old digs after leaving the Egyptian Captivity known as Patheos.  He starts off with a bang:   When Hillary Clinton makes excuses for losing the election I think of nothing so much as this:

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Gettysburg the Film

  At Daffey Thoughts Dave Griffey celebrates the film Gettysburg, the only film that  my bride and I ever hired a babysitter for in order to see, all the way back in 1993, which is now almost a quarter of

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Caesar Signals Thumbs Down on Charlie Gard

    For deluded Catholics who believe that Moses carried down an eleventh commandment stating “Caesar picks up the tab for Healthcare!”, Dave Griffey gives some food for thought at Daffey Thoughts:   God bless these parents and this beautiful

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History and Leftist Inconoclasm

He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression; and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a

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