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Political thoughts are unprovocative, but then they pretty much have to be, if anything political is to be accomplished. You can’t have ideas that hardly anybody has had, you must have ideas that quite a lot of people have had, and agree with. I hardly ever do. Thus it was a gratifying surprise to find […]

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In the wake of New York’s evil legislation, not just enacted but celebrated, a reminder is merited that abortion — baby killing — is not something Americans can accept on a state-by-state basis. As with legal slavery, legal abortion is a sin that stains us all. The core issue is the same as slavery: the […]

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…in her call for “Medicare for All”. Ask her if “all” includes members of Congress. Read More View Post

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I’ve come to the conclusion that Dr. Pulaski is a far more interesting and enjoyable character than Dr. Crusher.  Read More View Post

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“National Catholic Schools Week 2019, will be observed in dioceses around the country January 27–February 2. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the Truth of the Gospel.” http://www.usccb.org/news/2019/19-009.cfm Read More View Post

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Now that it is obvious that the only thing saving America is the Mueller investigation and his shock troops, I have a proposal for “better government”: Pass a law that the Department of Justice shall appoint a Special Counsel at the beginning of each and every presidential term to ensure that the resident of the […]

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I was promised flying cars. A robot butler. Vacations on the moon. Living in the 21st century, I do have access to all kinds of technology I never would have dreamed of as a kid. Still, one of my most common interactions with robots is waving my hands back and forth hoping that the machine will grant me access to a piece of paper towel so I can dry my hands. And it could get worse…

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Let me start by stating that the FBI arrest of Roger Stone could have been a total debacle. The more guns you bring to a white collar arrest the greater the risk that something can go horribly wrong. It is like sympathetic vomiting, one accidental discharge can lead to multiple rounds being fired when no […]

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I recently read the book “Decision Making and the Will of God (25th Anniversary Edition)” by Garry Friesen. I enjoyed this book very much and I think that it is an important book that all Christians should read. Here is a summary of a few of the major points made in the book, and my thoughts […]

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is considering a new location in the West Wing. On Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” the lifelong Democrat outlined a potential run as a “centrist independent” in 2020.

“We’re living at a most fragile time,” Schultz told CBS’s Scott Pelley. “Not only the fact that this President is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged every single day in revenge politics.”

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A portal to Hell has opened in New York State. It was opened by elected members of the state legislature and by its governor, who was baptized in the Catholic faith and vowed at the sacrament of Confirmation to be a soldier of Christ. However, through his advocacy and promotion and the joy that he expressed when he signed the deceptively named Reproductive Health Act, Andrew Cuomo has switched allegiances and is now a soldier of Satan and his soul now is closer to eternal damnation and torment.

The name of this new satanic law is a lie and something we should expect from the Lord of Lies and those who have done his bidding. It does nothing to promote human reproduction but instead authorizes abortionists to inject fully-formed children in the womb with lethal poisons and to be brutally and horrifically killed up until the moment of live birth on the pretext that a mother’s ensuing life after the birth of her child might be stressful and emotionally challenging.

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As I understand it, one of the core focuses of Wokism is the emphasis on accepting people as they are so long as they aren’t harming others. Due to that acceptance they will face fewer internal conflicts and will feel embraced and ultimately happier. It is a natural extension of the positive-feedback-only method of child-raising. If there is only good, then negativity and struggle will be kept at bay.

Opponents of Wokism tend to focus on the breakdown of social/moral values as a response. This ends up making them looking uncaring, or stuck in the past. A favorite talking point is that not going out of one’s way to include transexual or non-binary people (e.g. using their preferred pronouns) will only contribute to a reality in which 20% commit/attempt suicide. In other words, if you’re not with the program then you’re being mean and driving the most fragile among us to self-harm.

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A crisis may be a terrible thing to waste, but the unfortunate truth — unfortunate, that is, for those in need of a crisis — is that crises aren’t all that common. Sure, each individual life has its complexity and challenges, its microcosmic crises. But the nation as a whole chugs along pretty well, with people and businesses managing to adapt to changing circumstances, and most of us getting along without major conflict.

That’s not a convenient truth if you want to galvanize the masses, to drag them out into the street and into the polling places, where they can vent their righteous fury by electing your candidate. For that, you really do need a crisis, something that will make their blood boil.

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https://twitter.com/joey_maga/status/1089757138535309312 When I think of great thinkers, I think of Aquinas, Locke, Stuart Mill, Lincoln, Churchill…and…well, never mind.  Read More View Post

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A small team in London is using experimental psychology to cook up the next great meal. Oxford professor Charles Spence and chef Jozef Youssef are exploring the role all our senses play when we taste food, given the importance of our brains in how we perceive flavor. Read More View Post

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