Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wednesday

Top Bishops If you missed it last week (it was flying around the Catholic blogosphere), there is now a American Catholic Hall of Fame. I’m not clear on when the Hall started, but they inducted their first bishops earlier this … Continue reading

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Tuesday

QE3 v. Wine Stocks surged yesterday on news that Bernanke was ready to unleash Quantitative Easing Part 3 (parts 4, 5, and 28 are presumably also on the runway). But at least one indicator says stocks are ready to plunge … Continue reading

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Decorating Christmas Tree

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Foster those noble thoughts, those incipient holy desires . . . A single spark can start a conflagration.” Escriva Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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From the Notebooks

“[T]here are no institutions on earth that enable each separate person to have a hand in the exercise of Power, for Power is command, and everyone cannot command. Sovereignty of the people is, therefore, nothing but a fiction, and one … Continue reading

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Grosse Pointe Parade

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Parade

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From the Notebooks

From the Notebooks Brownson didn’t hesitate to be offensive. If he disliked something, he said so, and usually in uncompromising terms. A sample offering: Satan was the first Protestant; abolitionist Charles Sumner has “nigger on the brain,” “He, who shrinks … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

What a good year it’s been. Plenty to be thankful for, little to be upset about. Here’s the plate of quotes I like to present every year on this day: “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Special Black Wednesday BYCU Edition It’s the biggest drinking nights of the year and possibly my favorite evening. Last year’s festivities were squelched when I ran over a fire hydrant about two blocks from my house, on my way to … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Pit Bulls Thoughts in response to stories like these: Three pit bulls that slaughtered 42 goats captured. Can someone help me understand the pit bull debate? From my (admittedly-limited) perspective, pit bulls are inherently aggressive and dangerous animals. Nature has … Continue reading

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