States’ rights aren’t really about the states. They’re about the individual.

One of the biggest misconceptions about states' rights is that their purpose is to protect the states from overreach by the federal government. On the surface, this is correct, but we have to dig just a little deeper to understand why they're so important to every American. The states do not need direct protection. It's … Continue reading States’ rights aren’t really about the states. They’re about the individual.

Deep Corruption: Hiring scandal reveals stench of Illinois government

By John Ruberry You've heard of "Deep State," right? If you haven't, it's the powerful yet anonymous cadre of senior bureaucrats within the federal government who are toiling to undermine President Donald J. Trump. They are "the swamp" Trump wants to drain. In Illinois, where I live, we have Deep Corruption. Last week in my own … Continue reading Deep Corruption: Hiring scandal reveals stench of Illinois government

“We are not fake News” 10 one liners Under the Fedora

A few one sentence thoughts Was there anything more boring than the white House Correspondents dinner, particularly compared to the Trump Rally last night? Can someone explain to me why the MSM having to public declare "we are not fake news" at the Correspondent's Dinner is not a laugh line while Christine O'Donnell saying: "I … Continue reading “We are not fake News” 10 one liners Under the Fedora

Musicians for Life Plus Fr Stephen Imbarrato and Linda Santo in Fitchburg

During the 2nd day of Fr Stephen Imbarrato's visit to Massachusetts after celebrating a mass and attending a breakfast in Medford he traveled to Fitchburg. We covered his Eucharistic Procession here but there were several other items of interest both before and after that event. He said Saturday morning mass at St Camillus church at … Continue reading Musicians for Life Plus Fr Stephen Imbarrato and Linda Santo in Fitchburg

Forgot Not to Forget

by baldilocks I’m sorry that I missed Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, April 24th. It’s usually very difficult for me to miss it, since I spend a lot of time in Glendale, CA—a city which has a high percentage of citizens who are of Armenian descent. But I was at home most of the day, caught … Continue reading Forgot Not to Forget

But are you happy?

"How do you even function?" I get asked that question a lot these days.  After I got back from a week long work trip (my first time out since Rebecca died), some people were shocked that I'd even consider leaving home.  To go to work, travel and in general try to function at a previously … Continue reading But are you happy?

Voices of Life in Medford: Fr. Imbarrato, Pro Life Legal Defense League, Linda Santo and more

The Protest Priest Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priest's for life's visit to Massachusetts sponsored by Prayers for Life and WQPH was not all protests and processions at planned parenthood in Boston and Fitchburg, there were other events such as a Pro-life Dinner at Anthony's in Medford where many pro-life folks spoke. There was the pro-life … Continue reading Voices of Life in Medford: Fr. Imbarrato, Pro Life Legal Defense League, Linda Santo and more

Planned Parenthood and Antifa Join for May Day in Poughkeepsie

If  you are in New York's Hudson Valley and you like your abortions with a side of communist activism, then you are in for a real treat on Monday as Antifa and Planned Parenthood join forces to defend illegal foreign invaders, smash capitalism, support public indoctrination of non-aborted children, and snarl traffic for the May … Continue reading Planned Parenthood and Antifa Join for May Day in Poughkeepsie

“Free tuition, free health care, and a $30,000 stipend.”

The excellent Roger Kimball emailed this morning a link to his post, Annals of Academic Fatuousness, Yale Edition, Part 9876. Roger, who completed two Masters' degrees there, knows Yale University well. As it turns out, eight departments of Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences belong to Local 33, a subgroup of the international labor … Continue reading “Free tuition, free health care, and a $30,000 stipend.”

Apparently Berkeley Police are allowed to enforce the law if ANTIFA Thugs are in danger

Rock: You are the survivors. The others have run off. It would seem that evil retreats when forcibly confronted. Star Trek: The Savage Curtain 1969 On April 19th in response to the Battle of Berkeley I asked this question: So it’s time for administrators to decide, are they going to continue to sit back watch … Continue reading Apparently Berkeley Police are allowed to enforce the law if ANTIFA Thugs are in danger

Don’t Quit Asking Why

This weekend, two of my favorite veteran Christian bands (The Choir and Sweet Comfort Band) are playing some of their rare concert dates in Southern California. Great, awesome, and wonderful ... for those able to attend. Due to family work commitments, namely an annual inventory, this will be the one weekend of the year I … Continue reading Don’t Quit Asking Why

The only right answer is to end the Department of Education

Here's a pop quiz for all you students at every level. It doesn't matter whether you're in school today or if you're simply a student of life (as we all should be until we die). Since Jimmy Carter brought us the Department of Education, what has been the positive impact it's had on our students, … Continue reading The only right answer is to end the Department of Education

I’m Old Enough to Remember When the left Loved Darwin

But apparently the whole idea of the propagation of the species is highly overrated. Trans-activist Riley J. Dennis says having ‘genital preferences’ in dating is transphobic. Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re a man who wants your woman to have a vagina you’re a bigot. Dennis released a video at Everydayfeminist.com about his theory … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember When the left Loved Darwin

Prosperity by the Numbers: the Family Prosperity Index

For the most part, I endorse Thomas Carlyle's description of economics as the dismal science. I have to add the "most part" qualifier after meeting and working with an economist who with her husband - also an economist - has developed the Family Prosperity Index. Measures like gross domestic product have value, but fail in … Continue reading Prosperity by the Numbers: the Family Prosperity Index

China’s Long Game

Xi’an, the former capital of mainland China, may be the best example of the country’s heart, power, history and future of the country. Emperor Qin [pronounced chin] Shi Huang unified China in the Third Century B.C, making Xi’an [pronounced she-ON], the country’s most important city for roughly 1,500 years. During his reign, his generals greatly … Continue reading China’s Long Game