Rooted in Folly

by baldilocks I watched the 1977 version of Roots during its originally showing, having read Alex Haley’s “autobiography” beforehand. I was 16 years old when the original came out. Viewing the series was a family gathering in my home, as was so for many black families, I’m told. It was a celebration of sorts. I … Continue reading Rooted in Folly

Always look on the Bright Side of Trump: Media Mea Culpa

I love that Question. What a good guy. Who are you? Donald Trump to DaTechGuy Aug 19th 2016 Part of an occasional election series on the things Trump does that conservatives should celebrate: Apparently Donald Trump held a press conference while I was asleep and it was everything a conservative could dream of: “I”m going … Continue reading Always look on the Bright Side of Trump: Media Mea Culpa

The left wants Sanctuary Cities let’s make some for the Right

As I was leaving mass today I noticed in passing  a front page headline at the Catholic Free Press available as you leave the church which decried increased raids on illegal immigration. This reaction is not uncommon in religious circles. It's actually reached a point where in Philly hotlines have been set up to "deal" with … Continue reading The left wants Sanctuary Cities let’s make some for the Right

Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago

Here is the headline from the Chicago Sun Times: 4 dead, 53 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings And some details: The total number of people shot during Memorial Day weekend this year has surpassed 2015, when 55 people were shot, 12 fatally, over the holiday weekend. The really Sad thing?  We've reached the point where this is … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago

State Representative Objects to the Declaration of Independence

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I was travelling last week visiting family in Iowa when State Representative Barbara Norton (D-SHV) made national news.  There I was, enjoying my hearty Midwest breakfast at the Sale Barn Café in Lamoni, Iowa, when Rep. Barbara Norton pops up on my Facebook feed declaring the Declaration of Independence a … Continue reading State Representative Objects to the Declaration of Independence

The #unexpectedly Chronicles: What About the Syrian Right of Return?

There is one thing about the Syrian refugee crisis that makes no sense. We are hearing the left demand that the west to all it can to accept and resettle Syrians displaced by the current war. What about the right to return? I mean after all, these Syrians lived in Syria just four years ago. … Continue reading The #unexpectedly Chronicles: What About the Syrian Right of Return?

Totalitarianism on the rise and free speech under attack at DePaul

By John Ruberry "Hey there," I said to a co-worker who is a DePaul student a couple of days ago, "a friend of mine was arrested at your college for videotaping a protest." That friend was Jeremy Segal, also known as Rebel Pundit, and he was briefly jailed by the Chicago Police for his alleged crimes. … Continue reading Totalitarianism on the rise and free speech under attack at DePaul

The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Doug Mataconis Still Defending Hillary after all these years

Back in 2013 I got into a Twitter exchange with Doug Mataconis which started when I pointed out that Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state is an argument against her presidency: seriously #hillary2016 @morning_joe ? #egypt & #syria are burning & the sec of state that gave us both should be president? #tcot #p2— … Continue reading The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Doug Mataconis Still Defending Hillary after all these years

The New Normal

by baldilocks Let’s talk about sex. Don’t get your hopes or anything else up. Yesterday, Drudge linked to a Telegraph article entitled “Have we forgotten how to have normal sex?” The author goes on about all the types of things which were once considered abnormal and are now “normal.” And you, know what? Reading about … Continue reading The New Normal

Obama regrets these 36 (x 100,000) Americans are alive

In Aug 1945 a 23 year old carpenter was sitting on board a ship in the Pacific when he discovered to his delight that there would be no invasion of the Japanese Mainland and neither he nor his fellows would have to risk their lives to support an invasion. Despite the lure of a promised … Continue reading Obama regrets these 36 (x 100,000) Americans are alive

What Is The Value of Reading Old Literature?

In a beautifully written article entitled, "On The Reading Of Old Books" [Lewis, C.S., GOD in the Dock, Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1970.] C.S. Lewis puts forth the argument that modern men and women too often forsake the classics of the past. Why is this so? Mr. Lewis offers some compelling insights. First, and … Continue reading What Is The Value of Reading Old Literature?

You Can Leave Your Hat On, and all of your clothes, too

Baby take off your coat Real slow And take off your shoes I'll take off your shoes Baby take off your dress Stop it right here. Don't take off your dress. Nobody outside of your doctor and your most intimate meaningful other wants to know what you look like underneath your dress. Or  underneath your … Continue reading You Can Leave Your Hat On, and all of your clothes, too

NCR unclear on the “Because it’s True” Concept

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes. Psalm 118:22-23 There is a long essay at the National Catholic Reporter (or as Father Z calls it the national schismatic reporter) on the success of EWTN: What could work, and what Mother … Continue reading NCR unclear on the “Because it’s True” Concept

If I followed Islam and saw this, I wouldn’t assimilate either

When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything. G.K. Chesterton Can Somebody ANYBODY tell the western world that Monty Python was comedy program, not a guide to life. I mean COME ON! It’s easy to laugh at a grown man in a … Continue reading If I followed Islam and saw this, I wouldn’t assimilate either