If the Confederacy was the same as Nazi Germany then Hitler had himself a pope

So I was delayed leaving.  I’ll be heading out shortly.  But before I go, I would like to pose a question.  The buzz across media, among educators, pundits, journalist, activists and Catholics is that the Confederacy was basically Nazi Germany, and the Confederates themselves Nazis.  Hence they must go. How?  What made them the same?  Apart from the fact that the Confederacy embraced racism to justify slavery, and the Nazis peddled in their own brand of racism with their warped… Read more

Best response to the lunacy of ESPN

“It doesn’t matter, but it means a lot.” My resident sports aficionado. Yeah.  It doesn’t matter in itself.  But it’s symptomatic of the lunacy and madness that dominates the disintegrating structures of our nation. Read more

Only fools and Catholics think it will end with Confederate Statues

It has been going on for years.  Entire generations have been raised to believe America was evil and its heritage needs burned to ashes.  Obviously, they’re not going to put up with a nation honoring its Nazi past.  And anyone not up to our current level of righteousness deserves the same contempt. Donald McClarey notices the obvious trend.  Idiots and liars say it won’t continue.  And Catholics.  Catholics, I say, because apparently a growing number of Catholics are joining the… Read more

That is not Virtue Signalling

In this case, Mark Shea is wrong.  I have heard about virtue signaling, and it took me a little while to figure out what it meant.  I had seen the problem, and had called it out, but didn’t know the term Virtual Signaling applied. Virtue signaling is not remaining mum on issues that fly in the face of this or that group or party, as Mark suggests.  I’m sure there is a term for that, but that’s just peer pressure,… Read more

Exploiting racism cheapens racism

So Colin Kaepernick now has the NAACP and civil rights activists joining in his job search.  While I’ve not heard any officials explicitly call it racism, some have certainly implied it. Of course it isn’t about racism at all. Kaepernick is a quarterback who almost – almost, mind you – helped San Francisco win Super Bowl XLVII against Baltimore. Over the years, however, his numbers (those all important stats*) have fluctuated.  At times he posted impressive numbers, at others he was… Read more

Hysteria and lunacy

Courtesy of ESPN.  Yep.  It is not The Onion.  Repeat, it is not The Onion.  It’s real.  Hysteria, lunacy and idiocy. Combined with a fair dose of narcissism.  The recipe for modern discourse.  What could possibly go wrong?  And this is the side that looks upon non-conformists with contempt.  Uh huh. BTW, once again we see that it doesn’t do to be a minority in America, unless being a minority in America is beneficial for the latest cause. Read more

Teddy Roosevelt on Robert E. Lee

Courtesy of Donald McClarey.  A Catholic who demonstrates that hating on the US isn’t the eighth sacrament. There’s not much to add.  Most today, of course, won’t care.  This isn’t how we do history today.  We prefer this. Read more

Charlottesville: A Minority Opinion

Literally, a minority opinion: So there you go.  There is a different approach to the story after all.  Though not exactly a minority view. Meanwhile, those who don’t see it her way are taking the next set of laws into their own hands. It all started last week, when a few people said the cemetery’s memorials need to come down (one wag told the local news that the cemetery itself should be uprooted and moved).  Not happy with the lack of immediate… Read more

Whatever you think of FOX News

You have to admit, Shepard Smith had the most hilarious coverage of the eclipse. I love it. Trevor Noah noticed his enthusiasm, as well as a couple other humorous tidbits.   It was a nice break from the divisions, where Americans experienced a brief feeling of being united, if only for a moment. Read more

Why I’m no fan of modern talk show style punditry

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an eclipse today.  We’re in Ohio, so we’ll see parts.  I chose not to get the glasses, that way good viewing is more likely. I did get my handyman hat on and made a viewer out of an old rice box (it actually works well, the ‘sun’ image is about the size of a dime).  We’ll do that, then just enjoy watching it get dark and imagining what it would have been like during an… Read more


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