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    Archive for June, 2015

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

    Dosoyevsky, Brownson’s junior by eighteen years, would write on a theme similar to Brownson’s concerns about humanitarian democracy. Just as Brownson worried that North American progressives would sacrifice men on the altar of the abstractions known as “Man” and “The Rights of Man,” Dostoyevsky feared that the European progressive’s equivalent idealism, “Reason,” would demand bloodshed […]

    Everybody Out!

    Monday, June 29th, 2015

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    Monday

    Monday, June 29th, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling Strange days indeed: Detroit casino sponsors garden to produce seedlings for Detroiters to replant throughout the city. * * * * * * * I’m stunned at the growth of urban gardening. Last week while driving home from northern Michigan, I saw a billboard for a “rural urban agriculture” tradeshow. It’s a great […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, June 28th, 2015

    Free Lunches Related to yesterday’s rant: “Children are creating their own black markets to trade and sell salt due to First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules.” Link. It’s a good article, highlighting the folly that is the free lunch (which reminds me of something I should’ve mention yesterday: even the time-honored cliche “There’s no […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, June 27th, 2015

    A Rant “The whole world groaned,” wrote Jerome, “and marvelled to find itself Arian.” I returned from vacation and marvelled to find the world gay. And found the Supreme Court, led by conservative John Roberts, had again judiciously bent over backwards to save the Affordable Care Act. Let’s face it: The Left has won. Socialism […]

    Friday

    Friday, June 26th, 2015

    BYCU Whenever I think of Australian beer, I think of Foster Lager. Because it was my Dad’s beer of choice back in the 1980s, it was my beer of choice (“If it’s free, it’s me”). I loved those big oil cans. When my friends came over during college summers, my Dad would ask them if […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, June 25th, 2015

    On vacation this week, so I’m using some old stuff. It’s not half-bad! Orestes 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 from free thought and […]

    Kimmel

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

    The world’s oldest person has died. Again. Third time this year. Someone is killing the world’s oldest people and we do nothing about it. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Fallon

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

    The Obama administration announced that a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill starting in 2020. I want to be the first person to congratulate Caitlyn Hamilton. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Meyers

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

    President Obama this weekend used the N-word when speaking about race relations in America. Which explains why everyone at Fox News today kept shouting, “And I quote …” A Pennsylvania brewery said that it is introducing a new beer to honor the late Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno. And if you give some to […]

    Kimmel

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

    I hope everyone who deserved it had a good Father’s Day. Kids will buy cards and T-shirts and even little trophies that say their father is the best dad in the world. But the fact of the matter is that simple math tells us the vast majority of these kids are lying. Bookmark it: del.icio.us […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

    Chesterton Short(s) This isn’t really GKC, but the current issue of Gilbert features an interview between Dale Ahlquist and Thomas Cook, a psychiatrist. This exchange cracked me up: Dale: You have worked as a forensic psychiatrist in a state hospital. That sounds crazy. Tell us what you have experienced. TC: I recently spoke with a […]

     


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