If Your Big Issue to Fight Racism is Kate Smith singing God Bless America…

...then we must conclude that actual racism in the United States of the sort that prevents people from living one's life and bettering one's position is practically non-existent. Those who were freed from cruel slavery in the 1860's subject to the violence of the Klan in the 1880's, held back by Jim Crow in the … Continue reading If Your Big Issue to Fight Racism is Kate Smith singing God Bless America…

Embrace the Power of NO!

There is actually a very easy way to deal with the insanity of the world today. A way that my parents and their parents understood. A way that leaders like Churchill and Washington and Lincoln understood, a way that is so simple that people once they discover it are amazed at the power it holds. … Continue reading Embrace the Power of NO!

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh’s “Oh The Horror” is anything but

I’ve written before about Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, the very hard rocking trio of sisters who make the Sunshine State sizzle with searing hot muscular metal and lyrics that tackle real life issues head on, guided by hearts and minds dedicated to serving Christ. They have a new six-song EP out titled Oh, The Horror, … Continue reading Gold Frankincense and Myrrh’s “Oh The Horror” is anything but

In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band

By John Ruberry One pleasant advantage of music in the streaming era is that with little expense I can tap into my favorite artists from my youth. If you are a recording artist, unfortunately, the big money isn't there for you. For $9.99 a month I enjoy unlimited downloads from Apple Music. However, if I … Continue reading In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band

Lenten Reflections Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) The Fickle World

Palm Sunday is in many ways the oddest day in Lent. We open the mass with the celebration of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the blessing of the palms and then quickly pivot to the Lord's Passion and Crucifixion. It's quite a contrast but it's a great example of the fickle nature of the world. … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) The Fickle World

Of Ecclesiastes And Weezer

A fundamental of Scripture is there’s something somewhere in it guaranteed to make anyone and everyone squirm uncomfortably. A prime example of this is Ecclesiastes, a book soundly ignored by feel good faith fans for its dour, bleak overview of life as something of a cruel cosmic joke in which very little, save finding contentment … Continue reading Of Ecclesiastes And Weezer

muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

I've written very little about politics lately as I've been concentrating on my Lenten Reflections and my interviews from the Catholic Men's Conference so here are a few thoughts on what's going on. I'm completely amazed at the left's inability to abandon the Mueller Report. The longer it keeps going on the more likely the … Continue reading muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

Unplanned Movie Featuring Abby Johnson as Saul

The movie unplanned is a movie full of emotion that generates many feelings among those who view it. For myself two things came instantly to mind. The first I've already written about, namely the movie being a modern version of the China Syndrome except based on fact rather than fiction. The second is more profound … Continue reading Unplanned Movie Featuring Abby Johnson as Saul

We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill

By John Ruberry As we are in the Lenten season it is natural to look at Christ's life and teachings--even if you are not a person of faith or you are a believer of a non-Christian religion. In these reflections, however, what is often overlooked is that Jesus faced three temptations. I was reminded of … Continue reading We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill

Unplanned Abortion’s “The China Syndrome”

There has been a lot of effort by a lot of people to keep you from seeing the movie "Unplanned". Networks have refused ads, celebs have attacked the film, there have been twitter shenanigans and to the surprise of nobody the mainstream media's reviews of the movie "Unplanned" are full of dismissive critique with the … Continue reading Unplanned Abortion’s “The China Syndrome”

Remember Redefining Marriage will not affect you…

...except maybe for the cops going after you for "misgendering" someone: Caroline Farrow said Surrey Police wants to “conduct a taped interview under caution” because of tweets posted in October.They were made after she appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain with Susie Green, whose daughter Jackie is transgender…Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, Ms … Continue reading Remember Redefining Marriage will not affect you…

#muellermaddness What Would Trump Have paid to put the MSM/Hollywood/Left in this Light?

Think of where we're been for decades. For as long as I can remember Newspapers and Television and have been about electing Democrats. When Cable News became a thing it was the same and when internet journalism became a thing it did as well. To be sure there was the occasional exception and one could … Continue reading #muellermaddness What Would Trump Have paid to put the MSM/Hollywood/Left in this Light?

Wednesday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Score one for Roberts, No Incentive needed, The Slaves of “Freeattle”, Beating Depression and Unsettled Science

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

If you’re read or watched any Evan Sayet…

...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…

“The Long Winter” by Bill Walden and Allie Hammond brings genuine warmth to hurting souls

Last October, early one morning I was walking to BART as part of my mornin’ truckin’ to work. Minding my own business, not bothering anyone. Everything was fine. For a while. Now, the portion of the San Francisco Bay Area where I am located, or as I prefer to think in the Bay Area but … Continue reading “The Long Winter” by Bill Walden and Allie Hammond brings genuine warmth to hurting souls