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In his predictions for 2014 (on National Review Online), Jonah Goldberg “predicted” that he will get a new dog this year, and that he will love it.  But what kind of dog will it be?  If I may be so bold, allow me to make a suggestion.   I can’t think of a better family […]

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Yeah, you read that right. No joke. A Supreme Court justice has blocked the carrying out of portions of President Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control coverage. Preview Open

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Entry #82 in this morning’s parade will feature a gay couple getting married. The float itself is themed on reducing indiscriminate sex among gays with the theme LOVE IS THE BEST PROTECTION.  I can’t imagine what the next cultural bulwark to the transgressive sexual agenda will fall next. Any ideas? Preview Open

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I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I was in Las Vegas visiting my mother for the past week and did not want to take the time to respond while there. I got home this morning, so I will take some time to reply now. I appreciate the charitable remarks at the end of […]

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Being a parent is extremely rewarding, often challenging, and never without surprises. Tonight, while discussing duct tape of all things, my oldest daughter very matter-of-factly declared, “most of my friends are not straight.” A little inquiry revealed about a 75% declaration rate of homo/bisexuality among my high school freshman daughter’s immediate peer group. While I […]

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Victor Borge did a marvelous routine years ago featuring a mock Mozart opera.  After a perfunctory piano piece, he announced, “That was the overture, — and when the ture is over, that’s all there is to it.”  Later, after much hilarity, he described the opera’s conclusion by saying, “The curtain falls, but not hard enough,” which, come to think of it, sums up my sentiments upon seeing 2013 enter the history books.

I began 2013 by refusing to make any New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I rung in the year by running in to a deer near the New York / Pennsylvania state line, after which I spent the better part of a week and a half in Carlisle, PA while craftsmen at a local body shop restored the Ride of Pride to her full glory.  Perhaps I should have resolved something.

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Today, our Federal Bureau of Prisons asked a judge to release a convicted supporter of terrorism from prison.  Lynn Stewart helped Omar Abdel-Rahman, “The Blind Sheikh,” send messages to bad guys in Egypt because as she told a reporter “my own political sense tells me that the only hope for change in Egypt is the […]

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I recently picked up Milton Himmelfarb’s collection, The Jews of Modernity.  In one essay from 1971, he quotes the great Rabbinic commentator, Rashi, “They do not write a marriage contract between males: for though the pagans are assumed to practice homosexuality, and in fact, do practice it, they are not so far gone in derision […]

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In Sunday’s Right Turn blog Jennifer Rubin had this advice for Pres. Obama; ”Less is more. The president is overexposed and increasingly disliked. The two are not unrelated. Fewer appearances and a lower profile may actually help his standing and give his critics less material to use against him. His fans like to say he […]

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My favorite Uncommon Knowledge moment came in an interview with Thomas Sowell. The illustrious Mr. Robinson was grilling Tom on his assertion that the Federal Reserve should be abolished. Peter continually peppered him with the question “What do you replace it with?” Doctor Sowell answered “When you remove a cancerous growth, what do you replace […]

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Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,I commend you for your success in helping start Facebook, and making it the 600-pound gorilla of social media, used by millions of people all over the world. This has made you a multi-millionaire (billionaire?), who can afford just about anything you want. Last week, I was reading the Wall Street Journal about your upcoming sale […]

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