At the Register: Speaking of Empty Promises

I don't trust you to save me from sin if you can't even bring yourself to say "sin." … [Read more...]

Was there some widespread misapprehension that this WAS about the unh, ba-bling?


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At the Register: I’m Making a List

I'm a giver of gifts today. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Ten Splendid Sequels You Can Expect to See

This is relevant for a Catholic publication because I fleetingly mock Life Teen. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Do You Got Awful?

Look, it's a post!  About things!  A full hour and one minute before midnight on the day it's supposed to go up!  And even better, this story saved me from having to write about Putin again.  (Even though, seriously -- the Pope is going to meet with him in a few weeks.  Wouldn't you like to be a fly on that wall?  Word is, he's going to tie a rock around Putin's neck and toss him in the Trevi Fountain.) … [Read more...]

It’s gummint. Why can’t it be both?


I'm only about half sucker; so I knew it wasn't really true that Obama contracted helicopters to hover over Mount Rushmore with a big curtain.But I assumed it was true that the Amber Alert system was shut down.  Turns out Amber Alert, as a way of quickly notifying the public that a child has been abducted and is in immediate danger, is still functioning; it's just the website that's shut down because, if the website (not the program itself) is unmanned while the admins are furloughed, … [Read more...]

Let’s All Panic Over Franciscogenic Papal Change!!!!!!!

This morning, I read Dolan confirms error in Scalfari interview in the National Catholic Reporter.  It confirms that there was at least one factual error in Scalfari's interview:  he suggests that Francis, upon hearing of his election, left the Sistine Chapel, panicked, wanted to decline, then got his head together, felt better, and went out to get dressed.  But As veteran Italian Vatican writer Andrea Tornielli has pointed out, however, there is no room next to the balcony overlooking St. Pete … [Read more...]