30 April 2011
To my knowledge, no US chief executive but Obombast has ever appeared on daytime-television talk shows while in office. I hope that this isn't a new trend; indeed, I also hope that his presidency doesn't set a trend in any other way.
28 April 2011
26 April 2011
In Uncommon Commentary #152 I used the word "brownshirts" for the labor-union dragoons who fought in the "Battle of Wisconsin," aided and abetted by both the White House and the Democratic Party. Now, I learn that: 1) the corrupt and bullying Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has decided that the mob-rule tactics used this year in Madison are the key to left-wing electoral prosperity; 2) their uniform includes a purple shirt. Consequently, I've added a new coinage to the list of domanisms, below.
25 April 2011
21 April 2011
In Book I, Chapter 33 of The City of God, Saint Augustine stated that "He [Scipio Nasica, a Roman with a reputation for wisdom] did not consider that republic flourishing whose walls stand, but whose morals are in ruins." In Chapter 16 of Book II, he wrote of "… moral evils, evils of life and conduct—evils which are so mighty, that, according to the wisest pagans, by them states are ruined while their cities stand uninjured …." If this doctor of the church was right, as I believe he was, then the USA is just as truly a "failed state" as Pakistan or Somalia.
16 April 2011
A smaller percentage of US citizens claim Christianity as their faith now than ever before, but the situation is really even worse than that statistic shows, since the number of ostensible followers of Christ includes such heretics as Unitarians (who get their name from the fact that they deny the Trinity), Mormons (who hold that God the Father and God the Son were extraterrestrials who attained the status of divinities), and believers in Black Liberation Theology (like the congregation of the "church" in Chicago formerly attended by Emperor Nerobama; if you've ever heard about how its "worship services" are conducted, you know that this point requires no elaboration).
06 April 2011
The U. Conn. Huskies (which team represents the university where I got my M.A.) have now won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament thrice, yet on none of those occasions were they really the best team in the country. I'm sorry, Connecticut boosters, but this isn't the way that basketball (or any other sport) ought to be.