10 Quick Thoughts Under my Fedora for the 4th Day of Christmas

Given the last two months It's easy to forget that: 1. Donald Trump is: still not president yet 2. We still don't know if he will be a good, bad or average president. However If the election of Donald Trump does nothing else, it has completely unmasked the left as the group of self centered, … Continue reading 10 Quick Thoughts Under my Fedora for the 4th Day of Christmas

Religious Extremism and You

Repost from my blog. by baldilocks I try not to scream in frustration in response to some usage of the word 'extremism.' People use it without even thinking about what it actually means. And it almost always has the word 'Christian' is front of it, and, less often, 'Muslim.' According to the ignorant, extremism is … Continue reading Religious Extremism and You

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

A former student of mine decided he needed to send a thank you letter to a man who fired him. The purpose was to tell the supervisor that the dismissal was an important experience that made him reflect on what he was doing wrong and how he could improve himself. I decided to eliminate the … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Prime Minister Jim Hacker: We should use the debate [in the UN] to promote peace, harmony, good will. Sir Humphrey Appleby: well it would be most unusual. The UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred. Yes Prime Minister, A Victory for Democracy 1986 Yesterday the Hill highlighted a pair of tweets … Continue reading Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Donald Trump, Gunga Din and the return of Manliness as a virtue

A few weeks ago we reprinted the first of what will be three pieces on movies and the culture wars on the picture Gunga Din. When getting permission to reprint these pieces I stated that with the election of Trump the cultural significance of these pieces and these movies had increased. Why? Consider this passage … Continue reading Donald Trump, Gunga Din and the return of Manliness as a virtue

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Solution to 172 Murders: Equity Circles

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I have it on fairly good authority that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has their decision on the New Orleans Confederate monuments issue, however that decision has not yet been announced for various reasons. The Court received the case in September and some have speculated that the court is … Continue reading Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Solution to 172 Murders: Equity Circles

7 political lessons from 2016 conservatives need to apply in 2017

As many Republicans finish basking in their victory over their Democratic relatives they only see at Christmastime, we're looking at the final week of 2016. More importantly, we're looking at the final four weeks of the Obama administration with new information that needs to be applied going further, particularly for conservatives. For some of us, the … Continue reading 7 political lessons from 2016 conservatives need to apply in 2017

A Trump Christmas

By John Ruberry For as long as I can remember the words "Merry Christmas" have been pushed away from public life, in the both the political and business world. I get it. No one wants to offend people who aren't Christian, or those few Christians, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, who shun Christmas. However, 83 … Continue reading A Trump Christmas

The Actual Reason for the Season complete

If you want to know why you are having a holiday or earning time and a half today, this is it: In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.  Both … Continue reading The Actual Reason for the Season complete

Reading Remains Fundamental

Talking about the nature of God is always good by baldilocks The Shack, a novel by William P. Young, is being made into a movie and it isn’t surprising that many Christians are up in arms about it. I read the book a few years back and found it fascinating, but I missed out on … Continue reading Reading Remains Fundamental

Maybe now we’ll see some F-35 reform

The F-35 upon takeoff...those are 100 dollar bills Trump recently came out against the high cost of the F-35 (as well as the replacement for his soon-to-be Presidential jet).  Critics were quick to dismiss his complaints, saying that ship has sailed already.  While Trump can't fix the years of program mismanagement, he can certainly set … Continue reading Maybe now we’ll see some F-35 reform

One Decade a Day for “Stacy McCain’s Women”

“Almost all the great saints were great sinners or, like Saint Therese, knew that it was by sheer grace that they were not,” Pope Francis In his spectacular piece at Medium titled The Lesbian and Her Trophy Wife Stacy McCain talks about the Hustle and the grift that professional lesbianism and feminism have become. Circa … Continue reading One Decade a Day for “Stacy McCain’s Women”

The Dems mindset, in one sentence

This good morning, after breakfast and a shower, I was browsing the Memeorandum trends looking for topics to write about, when this one popped up: Why the white working class votes against itself When you see a headline like that, you know it's either at the New York Times or at the Washington Post; sure … Continue reading The Dems mindset, in one sentence

The: No Video no Hate Crime Rule

The proliferation of fake hate crimes propagated by the left should be a warning sign to places like the MSM and Facebook that claim to be weeding out fake news but seem incapable of questioning anything that affirms their biases. So I suggest a simple rule driven by the fact that with the exception of … Continue reading The: No Video no Hate Crime Rule

Science and faith hand in hand on the Assumption

I can't believe I missed this piece by Elizabeth Scalia on a bit of science that completely explains a dogma of the Church All of that changed for me when I took a class in anatomy and physiology. As marvelous as it was to learn about how “wonderfully and fearfully” we are made — what … Continue reading Science and faith hand in hand on the Assumption