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    Archive for February, 2017

    Conan

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

    At last night’s Oscars, a film producer who appeared in the “In Memoriam” montage, turns out she’s alive. Even worse, she’s scratching loudly at the roof of her coffin. New research finds that people who have ADHD literally have different brains. When told this, people with ADHD said, “I like pancakes.” This was the first […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

    More Miscellaneous Rambling My daughter went to high school with a Mexican girl who gave up food for Lent. True story. I gotta believe she drank a lot of smoothies and such, but heck if I know. Does anybody know of any good, balanced books on the GMO food debate? I read about it online, […]

    Monday

    Monday, February 27th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling Lent nears. I’ve never been a big fan of Mardi Gras, though. Excess on the eve of fast makes the fast much harder. Oh sure, I do a bit of it, but I’m not a big fan. Every year, the Mardi Gras coverage makes me want to read some Walker Percy. Interesting blog […]

    Sunday, February 26th, 2017

    Expect the New Left to show up with pepper spray and monodrone chants to drown him out: “As Christians, we're offering a salvific message in a therapeutic culture. It's a tough sale.” https://t.co/7BqEZPDei0 — Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) February 26, 2017 Heck, I shouldn’t even give the imbeciles any ideas. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, February 25th, 2017

    Ikea releases free design for a garden sphere that sustainably feeds a neighborhood https://t.co/0IpjOud7Xi # — The Daily Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) February 21, 2017 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

    I just learned about this: The Museum of the American Cocktail. I’ve long wanted to get to New Orleans. This Museum just increased the chances I’ll make the trip. Of course, even something as cool as a museum about drinking can’t escape the PC police: “The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the […]

    Three Archetypes

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    From Garet Garrett’s The American Story (1955): George Washington was unanimously elected President. John Adams was Vice-President. Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence but had nothing to do with writing the Constitution because he was then in Paris, was Secretary of State. Washington was conservative. Adams was the self-contained middle class principle. Jefferson, […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

    Yet More Miscellaneous Rambling Digging this warm weather? Putting your garden in early? Don’t get too confident. A TDE reader sends this along from an Illinois weather site: “We set a bunch of record temperatures in February 1930 (the records we are breaking now). The following March 1930 there were significant snow falls with up […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

    More Miscellaneous Rambling Man, I haven’t laughed so hard at a headline in a long time. From Eye of the Tiber (the Catholic version of The Onion): Burke Named Head of Vatican’s Congregation of Janitorial Services. The article itself wasn’t that good, but boy, that headline had me in tears. I’m glad all our Muslim […]

    Monday

    Monday, February 20th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling I sent this question to a well-placed and knowledgeable Catholic: “Has the primacy of conscience over doctrine always been a contention of the Catholic left (say, since Vatican II), or is it a new attempt by the Catholic left to implement their liberal agenda?” I’ll let you know what he says, unless he […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, February 19th, 2017

    Listverse has a decidedly anti-Catholic, Whig historical perspective, but it’s a pretty good site. This recent article is one of their better offerings. I can identify five of the sects as Gnostic, and my hunch is, all ten of them are, but a heresy is a heresy. The craziness reflected in this piece is a […]

    Saturday: Ramblings

    Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    Wow, what weather. My apologies for not posting any BYCU yesterday. I had a small crisis at the office that hit me first thing in the morning. I kept running through noon, then broke early to plant spinach, harvest spinach, prune blackberry canes, and put up another low tunnel (giving me four in all). I […]

     


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