To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people

By John Ruberry "As I watch a great number of my fellow Americans and virtually all of the mainstream media descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria -- regularly calling the president of the United States and all of his supporters Nazis, white supremacists and the like; harassing Republicans where they eat, shop … Continue reading To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people

Johnny Appleseed Interviews Geoff Diehl for Senate Elmer Eubanks Archabald for State Rep

There was a lot going on at the Johnny Appleseed festival last week including some politics. After all what would a local festival be if candidates didn't turn up. I had a chance to talk to two of them. Geoff Diehl won the GOP primary and will be facing Elizabeth Warren in the fall. Diehl … Continue reading Johnny Appleseed Interviews Geoff Diehl for Senate Elmer Eubanks Archabald for State Rep

True Nature of the War on Men

by baldilocks During my recent Road Trip, I visited my parents in New Mexico twice -- once on the way out and once on the way back to LA. ( Side note: many who follow me on social media are aghast that I returned to CA, but I specifically said that I would return, though … Continue reading True Nature of the War on Men

A Novena for China

Chinese Catholics are in a terrible situation. They can't practice their faith openly, and they don't have the support of the Vatican, who recently sold out and allowed the Chinese government to pull all the strings and appoint bishops. Even though the Vatican will ultimately have the last word, in reality, if you pick the … Continue reading A Novena for China

Interviews With Immigrants Lucy from Vietnam (and EWTN’s Daily Mass)

The Latest in my series of Interviews with Immigrants is the incredible story of Lucy from Vietnam which I conducted during my trip to EWTN studios in Alabama at the beginning of the month. If you are a person who regularly watches the Daily mass on EWTN you have seen Lucy in her white alb … Continue reading Interviews With Immigrants Lucy from Vietnam (and EWTN’s Daily Mass)

Ashamed

I've been away from politics for several months while recovering from appendicitis, peritonitis and ileus, a horrible experience. I have grown bored of Latin America’s permanent, ongoing dumpster fires (Mexico, Venezuela, etc.) and loathe the current political atmosphere here in the USA. While I was recovering I simply could not be bothered to pay attention, … Continue reading Ashamed

Ford vs Kavanaugh The Making of a Justice and the Unmaking of the Left

The media and their fellow partisan activists have no idea what they've unleashed. Mollie Hemingway Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of people, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and … Continue reading Ford vs Kavanaugh The Making of a Justice and the Unmaking of the Left

Why the Crime Fits the Time

And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth. - Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean" If Judge Kavanaugh's last name were a single syllable, I have no doubt that the sleazy tactics being deployed against him would become their own term, a la "Borking" from Ted Kennedy and others slandering judge Robert … Continue reading Why the Crime Fits the Time

And the Award for the Most Libertarian Fiction Author Goes to…

After very much deliberation I could not decide between the two that stand out the most in my mind so it is a tie.  The first is a veritable heavyweight based on name recognition and percentage of those on the political right that have read at least one of her books.  The other is much … Continue reading And the Award for the Most Libertarian Fiction Author Goes to…

Claire McCaskill and Kavanaugh Still willy as a Fox

A few days ago Claire McCaskill one of those red State Democrats who is facing re-election came out publicly that she would vote against Brett Kavanaugh. This was very early in the Christine Ford business, however she was adamant that her decision wasn't based on Ford at all but on other issues. At the time … Continue reading Claire McCaskill and Kavanaugh Still willy as a Fox

Un-packing the Court, Etc.

Happy autumn! Herewith a few odds and ends from my notebook. Un-packing the Court As I write this, the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is still up in the air. Whatever my preferences and my views of the current uproar, I have my doubts about the ability of 51 Republicans to agree … Continue reading Un-packing the Court, Etc.

Voices of CMN 2018 Fr Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

I spoke to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA You can get his book Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary here You can find Priest's for life site here I saved Fr. Pavone's interview for last because not only … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Fr Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

A Conversation in the Kavanaugh Home Circa January 2018

Mrs. Kavanaugh: Brett I'm getting sick and tired of all this clutter, you've been promising me you'd get this stuff cleaned out for ages. Brett Kavanaugh: I know dear but these are all mementos of my school days. Mrs. Kavanaugh: Mementos? It's just a bunch of papers. You don't need them for anything Brett Kavanaugh: … Continue reading A Conversation in the Kavanaugh Home Circa January 2018

Will Ford cut and Run? (I’m betting yes)

Frank Pentangeli: Ten to one shot, you said. Ten to one shot in my favor, and I lose. Godfather 2 1974 Jedediah Tucker Ward: It’s not hypothetical to Dr. Pavel, he wrote it Michael Grazier: So he says. Jedediah Tucker Ward: So he says under oath Class Action 1991 Two days ago Rush Limbaugh said … Continue reading Will Ford cut and Run? (I’m betting yes)

Tripped

by baldilocks Well the danger on the rocks is surely past  Still I remain tied to the mast  Could it be that I have found my home at last  Home at last -- Steely Dan, "Home at Last." Aja, W. Becker, D. Fagan. 1977. Only hours ago, I returned to Los Angeles from my truncated Road Trip. … Continue reading Tripped

Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings Contributing Author: Amazing Grace For Mothers

I speak to Catholic Author and Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings about the Book Amazing Grace for Mothers at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network in Lancaster PA Her Own blog Seasons of the Heart and Home is here. She also writes for Catholic Mom.com You can buy Amazing Grace for Mothers Here. I saved Kathleen's story … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings Contributing Author: Amazing Grace For Mothers

The Ivory Tower and Truth

Over the past two weeks, I have seen first-hand how academia continues to slide into the leftist abyss. A panel discussion on 9/11 and a debate about Brett Kavanaugh underlined how the ivory tower can negatively affect young minds. The Department of Journalism at Temple University organized the session on 9/11, which was attended by … Continue reading The Ivory Tower and Truth

Kavanaugh as Will Cane In Washington Town

Helen: Kane will be a dead man in half an hour and nobody's gonna do anything about it. And when he dies, this town dies too. I can feel it. Woman in Church: I can't listen to anymore of this. What's the matter with you people? Don't you remember when a decent women couldn't walk … Continue reading Kavanaugh as Will Cane In Washington Town

Voices of CMN 2018 Alan Napleton of Viva Guadalupe and Head of the Catholic Marketing Network

I Spoke to Alan Napleton the head of the Catholic Marketing Network at the end of the 2018 Trade Show in Lancaster PA The web site of the Catholic Marketing Network is here Only two more videos to go! The 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Interview Bloglist (so far) Sept 24rd Voices of CMN 2018 Alan … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Alan Napleton of Viva Guadalupe and Head of the Catholic Marketing Network

Report from Louisiana: What Fiscal Cliff? There Was a Fiscal Cliff?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Normally, news of a $300 million surplus at the end of the State’s fiscal year would be good news, but here in Louisiana it is prompting questions and accusations amongst the political talking heads. All summer long Louisiana residents were pummeled with news that our budget was facing a terrible … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: What Fiscal Cliff? There Was a Fiscal Cliff?