As I was thinking about what to write today it occurred to me there is one thing I left out concerning social media that hit me when I remembered this passage from the Scewtape letters: Music and silence—how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell … … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Friday of Lent Social Media #3 The Kingdom of Noise
There are very, very, very few retailers these days above the mom and pop level, be they brick and mortar or online (or combination thereof) that do not feature, be it via shiny brochures at the cash registers or blazing advertisements on their website, some form of branded credit card. Said credit cards invariably offer … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Retail (Part Three)
Almost immediately after the news of the terrorist attack against the Christchurch Mosque broke, the media, along with elected officials in several nations, labeled the shooter a right-winger. A careful examination of the shooter’s manifesto will prove this claim to be completely inaccurate. Mostly the media bases this claim on the mistaken belief that Fascism … Continue reading Sorry Media-The New Zealand Mosque shooter is no Right-Winger
I was amused by this headline from the UK guardian about Chicago: Chicago's Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city's politics Six Democratic socialists may join city council this year, reflecting the progressive momentum in national politics The body of the story I found equally puzzling But the Chicago educator and community activist may be poised to … Continue reading How Will Electing Socialists Transform Chicago?
Yesterday we talked about remembering that the person you are arguing with on social media is a child of God. Let's go one step further. You're a good Catholic, you understand abortion is murder, you know the difference between what a man and a woman is and you're not about to compromise your beliefs online, … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Thursday of Lent Social Media #2
I've been pretty hard on Justice Roberts aka "Old Yellowstain" as he has thrown his supposedly conservative principles to the wind on issues like Obamacare so it's only fair that I complement him when he reminds us that he is capable of being the conservative that he claims to be: From the beginning, the decision … Continue reading Wednesday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Score one for Roberts, No Incentive needed, The Slaves of “Freeattle”, Beating Depression and Unsettled Science
PM James Hacker: Surely we should use the debate to promote peace, harmony, goodwill.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 Today let's talk social media, or more accurately what's become anti-social media. Social media … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Wednesday of Lent Social Media #1
by baldilocks Roger L. Simon: Amidst the welter of good and bad news we are assaulted with every day, by far the most dangerous long-term are the new polls showing America's youth tilting significantly toward socialism. Not surprisingly, these same young people haven't the slightest idea of what socialism really is, its history or what it … Continue reading The Brains of Your Children on Socialism
...then this is the least surprising story in the world: At Stanford, she said, she saw students rely on their parents to set up play dates with people in their dorm or complain to their child’s employers when an internship didn’t lead to a job. The root cause, she said, was parents who had never … Continue reading If you’re read or watched any Evan Sayet…
After the New Zealand massacre, the media need to consider a serious problem about how journalism encourages mass murderers. It’s interesting that a voice from left, investigative reporter Mark Follman of Mother Jones wrote in DaTimes that journalism is part of the problem—a stance I’ve taken for years. “There is a growing body of forensic … Continue reading Mass Shootings: Journalists Are Accessories After the Fact
This is something I touched on earlier but it's worth explaining in a little more detail. As we've already talked about God is our father in fact the best father. Jesus is our brother in fact the best brother there is and Mary though not equal to God in any way shape or form, is … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Tuesday of Lent: Why Obey?
With the revelation that Reuters has not only been sitting on the Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke hacker story for two year but made it a point to agree not to release it until after election 2018 it's worth making the obvious point. It is highly likely that there are dozens if not more such stories … Continue reading How Many Other “Beto” Stories about Democrats Are Reuters & Co Sitting On?
By: Pat Austin BREAUX BRIDGE, LA: Spring is one of the best times to be in Louisiana. We are in Breaux Bridge this week in the heart of Cajun country eating our fill of hot, spicy crawfish and other local specialties, and admiring the azaleas which are bursting into bloom about two weeks ahead of … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: On the road in Cajun country
I've argued for a lot of years that the only reason to be a Christian in general and a Catholic in particular is because it is true, yesterday's readings talk about the evidence of same. One of the best logical arguments of the truth of the Gospel is the fact that a few weeks after … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Monday of Lent Eye Witness News
The breaking news about the lifestyles of the rich and brainless buying their way into colleges really explains why the hashtag #learntocode triggers so many people. "Learn to code" implies the ability to learn how to do something currently outside of one's current knowledge base, which is what the whole idea of a college education … Continue reading The College Scandal Shows Why the Left is so upset by #LearntoCode