Theological Francis versus Theological Tyson – Part 1

…and why Francis doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance.

Mike Tyson, as a boxer, has been called The Baddest Man on the Planet, one of the greatest punchers of all time, the hardest hitter in the history of heavyweight boxing, the scariest boxer ever, and perhaps the most ferocious fighter to step into a professional ring.  He……


The Long, Slow March Towards Idiocy, Part 2

You know who I’m talking about.  Every family has at least one…

There you are…at the latest family get-together, minding your own business when suddenly and for no good reason, you find yourself being verbally beaten about the head and shoulders by your sister-in-law…again.  Suspiciously butch yet avowedly hetero-, politically Left-leaning, and Bernie Sanders loving Rhonda……


The Other Side of the Baby Budget

There Are Still Perfectly Good Forty Dollar Babies.

Speaking of babies, I was interested in the article in a recent number of The Century reciting the high cost (in terms of money) of bringing them into the world. The figures quoted were accurate enough as regards the conditions stated, but……


The Long, Slow March Towards Idiocy, part 1.

Or…why sentimental anti-colonialism actually means reverting back to form.

At any given time in history and in any given place, there is a climate of opinion. Climate of opinion is loosely defined as the ideas swirling about in the public sphere contributing to the debate about current events. What people see on TV news programs or……


Naval Bombardments and Mr. Trump

The strike conducted by the US Military in the pre-dawn hours Friday morning on a Syrian Air Base was a classic naval bombardment using new style weapons.  The weapons employed were 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles which travel at sub-sonic speeds, are terrain hugging, and can carry payloads of different types.  The payloads employed last week were……


Arrival – No. Not yet. Not at all.

From The Editor:  Don’t expect much. Expect very little, in fact. Do, however, expect computer generated imagery; wooden characters; emotional set-ups without the resolution expected from well conceived plots; a muddled, irresolute ending; and the occasional political jab. The Elegant Miss Pritchard is tempted to use a non-linear critique in this non-linear film to give……


Ryancare. The Swamp-thing wins. You lose.

It’s a mentality. It’s a culture. It’s a way of doing business. And it is what Mr. Trump promised to fix. It is The Swamp. Now The Swamp beckons Mr. Trump to become part of it, too. He should resist this impulse at all costs. If he doesn’t, The Swamp wins and everybody else loses…….


A Certain Kind of Desperation

It has been almost two months since the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. With his election we feel compelled to express our desires for his next four and possibly eight years.  Towards that end, we have constructed a Mount Rushmore, of sorts, included as the image below.  With the composited picture……


Megyn Kelly – not so clever

Demimondaine Commentariat … all the while sporting a Hairdo and Lip Gloss.

The economist F.A. Hayek defined an intellectual as a “professional secondhand dealer in ideas” with secondhand meaning second in the order of the transmission of ideas.  Experts – academics, scholars, or other original thinkers – are the source……


Social Justice – Wall Street Style

How a family-owned newspaper became a mouthpiece for the world’s oligarchs.

Remember when The Wall Street Journal used to stand for something?  It used to stand for laissez-faire, Adam Smith Capitalism.  Free and open markets.  A lightly regulated economy.  A small but efficient Federal government.  Original constitutionalism.  Separation of Church and State.  Balanced budgets.  That was……