Category Archives: Politics

The GOP Giveth and the GOP Taketh Away

I remember following the abortion issue in the early 70s. In Catholic schools in upstate New York we wrote letters decrying our Republican governor’s support of and signing into law one of the most permissive bits of abortion legislation in … Continue reading

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Post Mortem

I see from BBC News that a DoJ investigation is forthcoming. I also noticed a heap of criticism on social media: worried parents assaulted outside the school as they urged action, one politician offering a caution against jumping to judgment … Continue reading

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Cartoon

As a Christian, I welcome this illustration too. Over and over again, the US gun cult has proved itself willing to engage in lies, detraction, political obfuscation, bribery, and such all while sacrificing American children at the altar of the gun. … Continue reading

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Membership Privileges Revoked

While no one objects that a bishop has the power to excommunicate, or even in some cases put a parish or community under interdict, the question a lot of people are asking is this: is it a prudent move? I … Continue reading

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The New Four-Letter Words

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 In the olden days, the euphemism was “four-letter-word,” something you didn’t want your mom catch you using. Now we have something new. I didn’t catch this switch yesterday on Wordle, but apparently, the original answer in the game was … Continue reading

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This Weekend’s Protests?

If I were more plugged into the mainstream media, maybe I would have heard more about this supposed mobilization to turn to Catholic churches this weekend for protesting now that the Supreme Court building has been fenced off. A social … Continue reading

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Fraud

So, this is the face of alleged voter fraud: This is pretty much how it happens these days. Individuals trying to manipulate the system for themselves. Not thousands or millions of meaningless votes in non-swing states. Not stolen elections.

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Bombs, Gas Prices, and Gaslighting

With US inflation afoot, I’ve seen a surprising number of sentiments on social media along the lines of … Americans paying more at the pump isn’t nearly as bad as bad Russians pumping bombs into residential neighborhoods in Ukraine, so … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early To Start Talking About Reparations?

I’ve seen many suggestions for praying Psalm 31 for those suffering in Ukraine. Verses not to lose in our age of fake news, lies, and detraction: Do not let me be put to shame, for I have called to you, … Continue reading

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Antivax March

In Washington DC this week a procession of marches. The latest looks anti-mandate or antivax or something, but maybe they need to turn pro to make it look good. Like the last one. The link lists seven speakers, of which … Continue reading

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Self-Sacrificing vs Self-Serving

A few thoughts on an anniversary. I had friends who participated in civil disobedience in the 1980s. The issues were nuclear weapons, abortion, sanctuary for Central American refugees, and racism. The general approach to people who committed objectively illegal acts … Continue reading

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Working Through

They wonder why people are quitting jobs and from what I hear, starting their own businesses. I heard about the Kentucky factory bosses keeping people on the job with tornadoes approaching. And this, the threat of being fired just before … Continue reading

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Decoration Scrooge

Everywhere you turn, you find another item to blow up a Catholic ex-senator’s intemperate and ignorant comment from some months ago: We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans … Continue reading

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A Season of Hope

I had heard the election results reported on NPR on my drive home this afternoon. I was curious to see what my friend John had to say, and it’s here. Once I had a plan for a cultural exchange, suggested … Continue reading

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War On Christmas: HOA Theater

The annual War on Christmas seems to be especially muted this year. Or that could be because the fam has switched off cable for good with our recent move, and we don’t even have a newsprint subscription any longer. I suppose … Continue reading

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