Lenten Reflections 5th Tuesday in Lent: Unhidden Treasures

Yesterday we talked about hidden treasures in the faith today I'd like to talk about some treasures that are not hidden but might not be recognized for what they are. At mass this week there was an inordinate amount of background noise from a plethora of young children under five all making noise at once … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 5th Tuesday in Lent: Unhidden Treasures

Women ARE having Children, just not the Right ones

The future belongs to those who show up Mark Steyn He was fruitless and subtracting Mel Brooks You might recall a bit back the shock when in 2011 a republican won a special election for congress in ny-9 a seat once held by Anthony Weiner & Chuck Schumer now lost since the last census. One … Continue reading Women ARE having Children, just not the Right ones

They don’t want citizens they want Serfs

That's what I take away from this line via Glenn from the Wall street Journal: "What I find reprehensible beyond belief is that the people pushing [high-density housing] themselves live in single-family homes and often drive very fancy cars, but want everyone else to live like my grandmother did in Brownsville in Brooklyn in the … Continue reading They don’t want citizens they want Serfs

The side effect of majority/minority

Representative Andre Carson gives outburst and his decision to stand behind it reminded me so something I had read from Cynthia Tucker in the AJC: Unfortunately — like so many measures designed to provide redress for historic wrongs — those racially gerrymandered districts also come with a significant downside: They discourage moderation. Politicians seeking office … Continue reading The side effect of majority/minority

It depends on what your defination of “overwhelmingly” is

Remember Adam Weinstein's assertion concerning the military: demographics? Commentator "Proud to Serve" managed to find this chart after a whole two seconds of searching. Here are some relevant pieces from it: Compare these charts to the actual demographics of the united states from the last census and what do we see: We see that: Ethnic … Continue reading It depends on what your defination of “overwhelmingly” is

If only NY and Mass. had ended celibacy they would not have lost seats in redistricting

A few weeks ago a column by Bonnie Erbe to nobody's surprise who is paying attention (PBS on their online site actually refers to her as "non-partisan" which says more about PBS than it does about her) noted church closing in the East and painted it as a result of the old church orthodoxy: Dogmatic, … Continue reading If only NY and Mass. had ended celibacy they would not have lost seats in redistricting

Israel’s Demographic problems and biblical solution

Via Josh Trevino (to whom I still owe a drink) we have this story out of Israel: “If people ask when Jews will lose their majority, then it’s already happened,” DellaPergola said. “If one combines the Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, includes foreign workers and refugees, whose numbers have grown rapidly … Continue reading Israel’s Demographic problems and biblical solution