Today’s non-tweets Under my Fedora 12-9-18

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Today's non-tweets Under my Fedora 12-9-18

I tease twit­ter a lot but occa­sion­ally you can the good civil debate it was sold as a plat­form for. I had one such exchange with You can read the exchange on the sub­ject of the Church’s role in civ­i­liza­tion here by view­ing the entire conversation.

It’s a shame this is the excep­tion and not the rule.


An exam­ple of the worst of twit­ter took place yes­ter­day when the account of the USS Ari­zona on of all days Decem­ber 7th. Nor­mally one would be pretty safe is assum­ing idiocy in such a mis­take but given twitter’s record lately mal­ice is a nat­ural assumption.


There are many small plea­sures in life that we often miss but there is noth­ing like two days off in a row when you’ve worked 14 straight.


I’m old enough to remem­ber when say­ing some­thing like this:

If you par­tic­i­pate in a drive-​by shoot­ing, get caught by police and take off run­ning, what do you expect to happen?

was sim­ple com­mon sense.

To quote JD. Cahill as played by John Wayne:

You call the tune and you pay the piper. Mean­ing… you don’t like the treat­ment, don’t rob the banks.

But appar­ently that warn­ing doesn’t come into play if there is polit­i­cal gain to be had.


finally I’ve been watch­ing the Brother Cad­fael mys­ter­ies which takes place in 12th cen­tury Eng­land. While the series is good the prob­lem with such his­tor­i­cal dra­mas is when I see peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly church­men of the 12th cen­tury mod­ify their val­ues to con­form to the 20th and 21st.

Such things always make his­tor­i­cal pieces a lit­tle less fun for me.

I tease twitter a lot but occasionally you can the good civil debate it was sold as a platform for.  I had one such exchange with  You can read the exchange on the subject of the Church’s role in civilization here by viewing the entire conversation.

It’s a shame this is the exception and not the rule.


An example of the worst of twitter took place yesterday when the account of the USS Arizona on of all days December 7th. Normally one would be pretty safe is assuming idiocy in such a mistake but given twitter’s record lately malice is a natural assumption.


There are many small pleasures in life that we often miss but there is nothing like two days off in a row when you’ve worked 14 straight.


I’m old enough to remember when saying something like this:

If you participate in a drive-by shooting, get caught by police and take off running, what do you expect to happen?

was simple common sense.

To quote JD. Cahill as played by John Wayne:

You call the tune and you pay the piper. Meaning… you don’t like the treatment, don’t rob the banks.

But apparently that warning doesn’t come into play if there is political gain to be had.


finally I’ve been watching the Brother Cadfael mysteries which takes place in 12th century England. While the series is good the problem with such historical dramas is when I see people, particularly churchmen of the 12th century modify their values to conform to the 20th and 21st.

Such things always make historical pieces a little less fun for me.