#NYCatholic: St. Peter’s Church

Please do not be misled by the dishonest anti-Christian media or by urban legends about New Yorkers and New York's Catholics; see for yourself who these people really are and what they do... The Roman Catholic Parish of St Peter has a history of nearly a quarter of a millennium in Lower Manhattan and is home to … Continue reading #NYCatholic: St. Peter’s Church

Another 9/11 another day of empowering our enemies

Sept 11 is here again and once again America is going to spent it with solemn remembrance of our dead of that day, listing names, ringing bells and generally being sober. In other words once again we are doing it wrong. If the war on terror was over. If the states that sponsored terror were … Continue reading Another 9/11 another day of empowering our enemies

Why I Hate Them

by baldilocks Originally posted on September 11, 2006. Two men [original link unavailable]. Based on the accounts of witnesses and loved ones' knowledge of the two men's characters, a devastating picture emerges of that tragic morning. [SNIP] When the first plane hit the building, [Abe] Zelmanowitz, 55, and [Edward] Beyea, 42, both systems analysts for … Continue reading Why I Hate Them

9/11/2001: It is altogether fitting and proper

"It is altogether fitting and proper," a phrase from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, comes to mind on this day. Three thousand died on September 11, 2001, among them a father and a son, Joseph Angelini and Joe Angelini, Jr., both Firefighters. I never met them, but, for as long as I am able to blog, … Continue reading 9/11/2001: It is altogether fitting and proper

The Greatest Generation Remembered Pearl Harbor by Destroying those Who Attacked it

In fact they didn't just destroy them, they occupied them with a military force that remains to this day which not only forced cultural changes to prevent them from being a threat to the civilized world but led them to become on of the richest , most technologically advanced and civilized places in the entire … Continue reading The Greatest Generation Remembered Pearl Harbor by Destroying those Who Attacked it

The Age of Islamic Terror–1991 to present

By John Ruberry "See it For the same reason no one ever Pointed a telescope at the sun" The Clash, Red Angel Dragnet. The last 100 years can safely be placed into the following eras. World War I (1914-1918), Interwar (1918-1939), World War II (1939-1945), the Cold War (1945-1991), and the present epoch, the Age … Continue reading The Age of Islamic Terror–1991 to present

Islam’s wars betray a deadly problem

By John Ruberry Five days ago free expression was attacked in Paris when Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said, who were trained by Al Qaeda in Yemen, screamed "Allahu Akbar" (God is great!) while killing 12 people with AK-47s, most of them journalists employed by satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. The terrorists were killed by French police … Continue reading Islam’s wars betray a deadly problem

The Concession

by baldilocks Nearly all major news agencies have been reporting on the recent Islamic terror attacks in Paris: the ambush of Charlie Hebdo journalists and responding police officers and the hostage-murders at a Kosher grocery store. But those of us who pay closer attention to what’s going on in the world know about this also. Hundreds of … Continue reading The Concession

Farming Fear

by baldilocks Report: ISIS eyeing Mexican border to infiltrate America and execute terrorist attacks Islamist militants tweet gruesome images of dead American soldiers and vow to blow up embassies Saudi King warns that the west jihadis' next target The weeds of fear are the favored crop of any terrorist. Two years after that bit of … Continue reading Farming Fear

The New World

by baldilocks When Malaysia Flight 370 went missing and no wreckage could be found, most normal people had quickly figured this out: At a press conference today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed what many, including Slate, had already inferred about the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: that it had not succumbed to an … Continue reading The New World

Obama manages to give Radical Islamists ANOTHER 9/11 victory

Raj: Incredible. You managed to screw up the screw-up. The Big Bang Theory The Tangerine Factor 2008 Eula Goodnight:  Will you take Ruben's word for it or mine? Judge Parker:  Rubin? Rooster Cogburn:  <Loud sigh > Judge Parker:  Well given past experience with Rubin I'm afraid I'm going to have to take yours Rooster Cogburn … Continue reading Obama manages to give Radical Islamists ANOTHER 9/11 victory

Can we PLEASE stop this counterproductive 9/11 breast beating in wartime?

Except for the year I was at Blogcon when I had current events to touch on. I have had the same attitude toward Sept 11th each year on this blog and it hasn't changed: Our enemies are not going to get the satisfaction. When we constantly mourn we give our foes a victory once every … Continue reading Can we PLEASE stop this counterproductive 9/11 breast beating in wartime?

Paul Krugman would not have approved of the sermon at mass today

Because although like today's readings it talked about forgiveness and the obligation of same: Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. The vengeful will suffer the LORD'S vengeance, for he remembers their sins in detail. Forgive your neighbor's injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. Should … Continue reading Paul Krugman would not have approved of the sermon at mass today

Count Me Out of the 9/11 Perspectives, Thank You

Cross posted at the Conservatory: This Sunday will be the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. All over your TV, all over the newspapers, and all over the web, people will be talking about how much the day means, remembering the dead, and holding themselves in general mourning. Not me. Is it because I don’t … Continue reading Count Me Out of the 9/11 Perspectives, Thank You

America’s Celebrates two great victories today

That first saved the country in 1814 when Thomas MacDonough defeated the British fleet on Lake Champlain in the Battle of Plattsburgh. Control of the lake was vital to move supplies through what was the wilderness of New York MacDonough's defeat of a superior fleet with a history of victory over all sorts of odds … Continue reading America’s Celebrates two great victories today