A #Meaculpa (and Question) for Jake Tapper and a Touch of Irony

Lionel: Yeah man just once I’d like for you to talk to me like I’m Lionel Jefferson and not a representative of the whole black race. Mike: Oh C’mon Lionel I don’t do that. Lionel: Sure man what’s the first thing you say whenever I see you, something about the “black” problem right? Mike: C’mon … Continue reading A #Meaculpa (and Question) for Jake Tapper and a Touch of Irony

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

Where’s my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?

This week will be full of debate on who has the advantage in this week's Superbowl.  The relative strengths and weakness of the teams involved.  The defensive and offensive matchups, the coaching styles, the various player comments etc etc etc. While all of these things are very debatable matters there is a question that I … Continue reading Where’s my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?

Christmas, what’s Christmas says Catholic Parishes?

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea, write this: " 'The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God's creation, says this: "I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot.  I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, … Continue reading Christmas, what’s Christmas says Catholic Parishes?

Oh NOW the left cares for the vets?

Thursday I went to the Twin City Mall pay my Comcast bill (I never pay a bill online that I can pay in person) and I noticed a poster on the wall advertising a new Showtime series, Homeland! The catch line is "They see a hero, she sees a threat". I instantly thought of the … Continue reading Oh NOW the left cares for the vets?

A Republican Coward is as bad as a democratic one

John Dickerson: "Mr Jefferson are you seriously suggesting we publish a paper declaring to all the world that an illegal rebellion is in reality a legal one?" Ben Franklin: "Mr. Dickerson I'm surprised at you. You should know rebellion is always legal in the first person such as: "Our rebellion" It's only in the 3rd … Continue reading A Republican Coward is as bad as a democratic one

Someone else finally notices the Clinton/Weiner double standard

Anyone who follows me on twitter (@datechguyblog btw) knows I've been pounding this theme a bit, but it's nice to see someone MSMish finally bring it up If you maintain that the 42nd president defended the Constitution by waging a righteous, ultimately successful battle against partisan witch hunters during the impeachment crisis, on what rational … Continue reading Someone else finally notices the Clinton/Weiner double standard

The demographcs of Protestant Catholic dissent

Via the Curt Jester I see these stats about the Catholic dissenters conference in Detroit all emphasis mine: We are currently at a gathering of dissident Catholics in Detroit listening and watching. About 1,000 in attendance tonight. By their own stats in the program: 65% are women 94% are Caucasian 97% are over 45 years … Continue reading The demographcs of Protestant Catholic dissent

You wouldn’t know by my shape…

...but I prefer to play basketball rather than watch it. That being said These multi player trades always struck me as odd. The Post, citing a league source, said the Knicks would send Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Nuggets, who would get additional picks … Continue reading You wouldn’t know by my shape…

If only Mr. Feng, if ONLY

Powerline does such a great job dismantling the "arguments" of Lee Feng that there is little to add but there is something I want to say concerning this: There is definitely some dream-fulfillment going on here, but it isn't Harry Bradley's. What is the sum and substance of Think Progress's expose? Governor Walker's position is … Continue reading If only Mr. Feng, if ONLY

Texas Sparkle hits it out of the park on the black family

As Jessie Jackson and our first (or is it second?) black president speak up in support of predominately white protesters in Wisconsin (and the 100k+ a year crowd) Texas Sparkle talks about a pet peeve of mine that is often ignored With 70% of black babies born into unwed homes, and with more black men … Continue reading Texas Sparkle hits it out of the park on the black family

Three Cheers for Market Basket

For having this picture in their window. Market Basket is handling this exactly the right way. By putting a sign that explicitly says Merry Christmas they are eschewing the political correctness that has frightened and intimidated the multitudes. What many business don't understand is that by trying to placate a vocal and angry minority they … Continue reading Three Cheers for Market Basket

It’s not an “investment” its “spending”

Investment 1. In finance, the purchase of a financial product or other item of value with an expectation of favorable future returns. In general terms, investment means the use money in the hope of making more money. 2. In business, the purchase by a producer of a physical good, such as durable equipment or inventory, … Continue reading It’s not an “investment” its “spending”

The value of a reminder

For reasons I won't go into I've been feeling low for quite a while. Oh I've managed to have fun and enjoy people's company but for quite a few weeks I've been kinda down and some issues that have come up lately haven't helped. I put up a post and wrote a review but was … Continue reading The value of a reminder

“In my era, equality is a given, so we can hit anyone!”

One of my pet peeves is politics is the idea that you can't be tough on a woman in a debate or candidate forum. I've seen questions and commentary for years where people go after men for being too tough on a woman during a debate, in an attack ad etc etc etc. This just … Continue reading “In my era, equality is a given, so we can hit anyone!”

Cathoics being Catholic the Horror!

The only thing that annoys the media more than Catholics being Catholic, is when the leaders of the Catholic church demand that political figures who call themselves Catholic live up to the name: Arbp. Burke said that the culture today pushes a “cafeteria Catholicism,” whereby some Catholics pick and choose “what part of the deposit … Continue reading Cathoics being Catholic the Horror!

An interesting coincidence Catholic Tea Party?

This story at hot air: Nearly half (47%) also say they are part of the religious right or conservative Christian movement. Among the more than 8-in-10 (81%) who identify as Christian within the Tea Party movement, 57% also consider themselves part of the Christian conservative movement. Now it not a big secret that a lot … Continue reading An interesting coincidence Catholic Tea Party?

I’m sorry I have no patience for this

This post is not going to make me any friends. I wasn't going to blog on this subject but I read the first paragraph of this nonsense and I'm not going to let it stand: What made Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jump off of a bridge to his death? With all due respect to … Continue reading I’m sorry I have no patience for this

Another “Can we call it a Tallywacker” moment?

As "Global Warming"/"Climate Change" crowd decides to go the full acorn and play naming games: An administration that goes out of its way to make terrorism sound less dangerous than it really is (i.e. “man-caused disaster”) makes the push to sell “global warming” as more dangerous than it really is. Sounds like somebody’s starting to … Continue reading Another “Can we call it a Tallywacker” moment?

Speaking of Governer Deval Patrick…

...apparently he has decided that if the majority of voters in an election carried out according to law vote a particularly way and the results are certified as correct he will not commit to honor them. I think it's rather odd, after all if the voters elect him of course he should consider himself legally … Continue reading Speaking of Governer Deval Patrick…