A few Catholic Stories worth a read

This week is the 65th Anniversary of the ordination of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and somehow that made three Catholic stories jumped out a me. A very interesting interview with Archbishop Gänswein on Pope Benedict: Later on, he also says he would sum up Benedict’s papacy with the word Veritas. He says: “It is about … Continue reading A few Catholic Stories worth a read

Bill, Hillary, Loretta, Huma: When Corruption is a Given

PM Jim Hacker: Who knows foreign office secrets besides the Foreign Office? Bernard Woosley: That's easy, only the Kremlin. Yes Prime Minister A victory for Democracy 1987 Given the reports of everyone and their mother hacking the wide open Hillary Clinton Servers I found this headline via Memeorandum really funny: AIDE SAID CLINTON DIDN'T WANT … Continue reading Bill, Hillary, Loretta, Huma: When Corruption is a Given

St. Peter & Paul the Perfect Imperfect Catholic Examples

Today is the feast of Sts Peter and Paul and it's very fitting that they share a feast day because the two men illustrate so well two specific natures of Christianity in General and the Catholic Church in Particular. First look at the contrast, Peter the uneducated fisherman, the hothead, the loudmouth yet for all … Continue reading St. Peter & Paul the Perfect Imperfect Catholic Examples

Senate Dems: Zero funds for Zika

Zika virus is ravaging in South America. It has been linked to thousands of cases of microcephaly in Brazil, and now it's emerging in Colombia, since, for Zika-infected pregnancies, microcephaly risk may be as high as 13 percent. While the virus is mostly transmitted by mosquitos, a man with Zika can transmit the virus to … Continue reading Senate Dems: Zero funds for Zika

Benghazi explains why the Culture War Mattered

The House finally came out with their Benghazi report and the reaction to it should surprise nobody that has been paying attention during the Obama years. Facts notwithstanding the media and the left reflexly defended Hillary Clinton just as they immediately blamed Mitt Romney's rhetoric (as comically noted here) as soon as the attack took … Continue reading Benghazi explains why the Culture War Mattered

Istanbul and Our Perceptions

by baldilocks I was going to write about my progress with my second novel and my two books—one about Kenya. But this happened today in Istanbul. A gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed at least 28 people and injured up to 60. Up to three attackers were involved, with … Continue reading Istanbul and Our Perceptions

Da Magnificent Roundup

An occasional series highlighting posts at the sites of my Magnificent Seven Writers (former and present) Pat Austin at So it goes in Shreveport says the civil war is still being fought You may recall that Mr. Epperson is attempting to have the Confederate Monument removed that stands in front of the courthouse on land … Continue reading Da Magnificent Roundup

Some Satanic Traps for Christians post Orlando

One of the things that is axiomatic about Christianity is the ability of God to create good in the aftermath of great evil in that such an act moves people to acts of kindness, repentance and mercy. A great example of this comes via Stephen Green at Instapundit came from Instapundit yesterday linking to this … Continue reading Some Satanic Traps for Christians post Orlando

Ah the Glories of the Past

In this age of Google there are many people alive today who don't realize that there was once a day when the only way to access the sum of Human knowledge was to purchase a set of Encyclopedias While you can still buy the printed version most people just google information, but for my money … Continue reading Ah the Glories of the Past

Confederate Monuments and Unintended Consequences

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Indulge me this week.  I’m so sick of national politics I just can’t bang out one more post on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or the uninformed masses who continue to believe that raising the minimum wage is the answer to our problems (sorry about that last one – someone on … Continue reading Confederate Monuments and Unintended Consequences

The Map of our failing culure

Yesterday I talked about a wedding I attended Saturday night and the British expats I spoke to next door, there was a 2nd conversation that took place that evening that was worth repeating. AT our table was a couple that included a woman who had just retired after 38 years of teaching middle school.  I … Continue reading The Map of our failing culure

The Wisdom of David Ortiz

Intern: Wonderful thing, pain. Without pain, no race could survive. 4th Doctor: I'm well aware of that. Intern: Autonomic defence mechanism. Doctor Who, The Hand of Fear 1976 Although the Red Sox have been on a rough patch lately there has been one constant factor this season.  David Ortiz is the reason they are in … Continue reading The Wisdom of David Ortiz

Britain’s Reagan and Trump moment

By John Ruberry "This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing, … Continue reading Britain’s Reagan and Trump moment

Brexit and The Wisdom of the Aged

Yesterday I found myself at the wedding of one of my wife's co-workers that took place in a backyard. As I sat there I noticed two doors down a Union Jack flying in the wind. As the neighborhood was curiously devoid of fences I walked over and asked permission to take a photo of the … Continue reading Brexit and The Wisdom of the Aged

Focus on The Donald

by baldilocks Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family fame reports that the presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has “accepted” Jesus the Christ. I believe he really made a commitment," said the highly influential evangelical leader. "But he’s a baby Christian. We all need to be praying for him, especially if there’s a possibility of … Continue reading Focus on The Donald