May God grant mercy and peace to the Wellstone family. [Read more...]

Lotsa Shea chatter over at HMS blog Blogger was down today (grrrrrr) so I posted a bunch of stuff over there. [Read more...]

And now a question for y’all to argue about so I can do other work for a while: Should you pray for Hitler’s or Osama bin Laden’s soul? I say, “Yes, of course.” Discuss. [Read more...]

A reader sez… Here’s another doctrine accepted by all Protestants that can’t be found in the Bible: Jesus wasn’t married. There is no doctrine in the world accepted by all Protestants, except perhaps, “God exists.” The basic Protestant reply to your comment is “It doesn’t say Jesus *was* married in Scripture, so saying he was [Read More...]

A reader notices… A headline on the Dallas Morning News website reads “Two men arrested in sniper case” Evidently, for the DMN, a 17-year-old is a “man” when he murders people in cold blood, but a “child” when a priest has sexual contact with him. Language is a funny thing. Indeed. (Though, of course, the [Read More...]

Ummmm. Okay. Now the troubling question is… What if, the next time, it’s not an angry psychotic with delusions of Godhood dropping tons of clues and practically taking the cops by the hand to help them find him, but an al-Quaeda operative who doesn’t want to be caught? [Read more...]

Viking Oatmeal My son Sean (5) is on a Viking kick. We got “The Vikings” (starring Kirk Douglas and Tony “Yonda is my Fadduh’s castle” Curtis in this late 50s potboiler). It was a baaaaad film, but Sean was transported. It had swords and long boats with dragon’s heads, and battles, and great roaring feasts [Read More...]

Just took a walk Have I mentioned how much I love October? The dry leaves underfoot, the crisp air on your skin. Bright sun and cool breeze and just plain exhilaration. I love October. Just love it! Oh, and the smell of wood smoke on the air. And coming home at the end. That’s sweet [Read More...]

Hey! Here’s some double good news! Check this out on Doug Sirman’s blog! It’s a letter to Doug from one of the Detroit 4 (scroll down). Turns out a) the paper apparently chopped up the Detroit 4′s statement (trust a writer, it happens) and b) Cardinal Maida has responded to the problem. According to the [Read More...]

Contemplate this story for a minute Report: Clergyman Helped Police Crack Sniper Case ( – WUSA-TV (Channel 9 in Washington) reports that one of the suspects arrested Thursday by the sniper task force went to a Virginia clergyman, who in turn contacted police with the suspects’ names. The suspect went to the clergyman because he [Read More...]

Memo to NJ Dems Pull Lautenberg and run Elvis Presley’s Coat. Only do the debate on TV. People will be dazzled. [Read more...]

I thought only a fraud would be scared off by a fraud probe Unless the Dems are suggesting that Traditionally-Democratic voters traditionally engage in fraud, I don’t see why a fraud probe would scare them off. Me: I’d go out of my way to vote just to see how fraud probers do their thing. But [Read More...]