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    Archive for April, 2017

    Sunday

    Sunday, April 30th, 2017

    Happy birthday to oldest son, Alex, my only kid who works harder than me. If you need a home loan, give him a call at QuickenLoans. (You’re surprised I would shill like that for a mortgage lender? He’s going to be even more surprised to learn that’s the only present I’m giving him this year.) […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, April 29th, 2017

    A 1,000-pack of beer. Finland. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, April 28th, 2017

    BYCU Thursday evening, 6:45. I’m sitting down with my first gin and tonic tonic and gin after a miserable day. I started at the dentist office, where I had an implant put in. I was told it’s “easy peasy,” but man, I’ve seen easier vestal virgins. Sixty minutes of wrenching my face all over hades. […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    Bullets *Add “white nationalist” to the list of insults that have no meaning. “Racist” lost meaning long ago, as did “bigot” and “Fascist.” All words to connote someone who simply disagrees with the Left. So broad, they’re no longer reliable. *I’m afraid North Korea has to be taken out. I hate war, but I fear […]

    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

    Bibliophiles' jewel of the Highlands: Leakey's Book Shop, Inverness. Simply stunning stock over two floors of a converted church. pic.twitter.com/aGumCTYjGq — Lyppard Books (@LyppardBooks) April 22, 2017 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling I listened to a Tom Woods podcast last night, in which he said he had an excellent debate night at Yale recently. At a time when colleges and universities condemn free speech and open debate, he said Yale upholds it in the highest degree every Tuesday night. I never thought I’d say this, […]

    Monday

    Monday, April 24th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling Happy birthday to my mom. She’s a wonderful woman. They say a mother’s love is unconditional. My mom proves they are right. I took Michael and Meg out to eat Saturday night, and one of the big screens was showing the NFL draft. I was puzzled because I didn’t think it started until […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

    Divine Mercy film airing today on EWTN at 5:00. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Happy St. George Day

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

    I am obliged to re-produce Chesterton’s great poem, “The Englishman”: St George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon He drank a pint of English ale Out of an English flagon. For though he fast right readily In hair-shirt or in mail, It isn’t safe to give him cakes Unless you give […]

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

    Manent is great. A 2016 interview with him: On the eve of the French election, it’s worth asking again whether French culture has a future:https://t.co/IJeLU0kZDm — First Things (@firstthingsmag) April 22, 2017 “We invite catastrophe by sincerely believing that the religious affiliation of a citizen has no political bearing or effect. . . We invite […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

    The "white working class family is today more fragile than the black family was at the time" of the Moynihan Report https://t.co/xmwwjhG2kf — W Bradford Wilcox (@WilcoxNMP) April 18, 2017 "The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites." — Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) April […]

    Friday

    Friday, April 21st, 2017

    Brews You Can Use The warm weather, combined with kids sports tonight, drove me to the gin and tonic last night. I even made a return trip to the drinking club, so I could sit on its back deck and overlook the lake while discussing plans for the urban “farm” that I’m going to start […]

     


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